Garden and outdoor sheds are a great place for hobbyists and entrepreneurs to practice and sharpen their skills and grow their businesses. Most artists and people, who work from home, need a quiet and comfortable place to dive deep into their creativity and give rise to ideas and end-results that others can only dream about. However, if they can’t find such a place in their home, they might become frustrated and struggle to complete their deadlines. Garden and storage sheds can do a lot more than store only broken and old furniture and tools. You can convert them to unique workshops, where you or the artist in your family can comfortably work on his projects. Below, we mention a few tips that can help you turn your storage shed into a beautiful garden workshop.
Determine Its Purpose
You can practically do anything with your shed to make it as comfortable and as perfect of a workshop as you want. But, to convert it rightly, you will first need to determine its purpose and how you will like to use its space. Are you looking to convert your shed into a workshop where you can do your woodwork or carpentry? Or do you want to turn it into a studio for your painting projects? Or are you simply looking for a garden office to write, freelance, or run a business? Deciding on how you want to use the space according to your needs will help you turn your shed into the perfect workshop.
Add Electricity To Your Shed
That being said, you’ll need power and an electricity supply no matter what you plan to do with your shed. If you are going to be doing wood or metal work, you’ll need the power to run your equipment. Even if you plan to build the most basic garden office, you’ll still need electricity to make it comfortable with heating and lighting. However, one thing to note here is that although you’ll need to run power through your shed in every case, the extent of wiring will depend on your needs and requirements from the workshop. For example, how many light fixtures you’ll need will depend on whether you plan to use your workshop at night or during the day. Similarly, how many sockets you’ll need to install in your shed will depend on the nature of your work. You’ll require fewer sockets if you plan to use portable equipment that occasionally needs charging. You’ll require more power and more sockets if planning to use heavy woodworking equipment such as lathes and bandsaws.
Insulate Your Shed
To ensure your shed is comfortable in all seasons, you must get it insulated. As you probably wouldn’t want your workshop to be uninviting in cold weather and hinder your productivity and performance. Insulation helps control the temperature in your shed and protects it from moisture and extreme weather conditions. However, it is essential to carefully and safely put the insulation in place to avoid any accidents that may have a chance of occurring in a metal or a garden workshop.
Customize Your Workspace
Once you have the basic structure of your workshop ready, with power and insulation in place, you can now turn your focus to customizing the workspace inside your shed. Follow the tips below to make your workshop both attractive and functional.
- Make sure your shed floor is sturdy, and even, so you don’t stumble while working. If the floor is uneven, get termite and fungal resistant fillers and smooth out the surface
- Add high-quality workbenches, pegboards, and shelves in your new workshop, so you have a dedicated space to work, along with options for storage
- Add windows and skylights, so you have access to natural light. Natural light is essential to keep you focused on your work and make a small space look bigger and brighter
- Lastly, be creative with the space you have
About Stahl Storage
Stahl Storage builds aesthetically pleasing, portable, and high-quality garden sheds. Our durable and resilient sheds protect your valuable products from extreme weather and can easily be customized to make beautiful and practical workshops. For more information, visit our website
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