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The days of humble garden sheds sitting at the bottom of the garden, full of muddy tools, dry grass cuttings and clutter need to be consigned to history. In these days of austerity, static property prices and hard to obtain mortgages, the little old garden shed can open up whole new areas of fun and creativity, to anyone with a little imagination. While there will always be a need for the keen gardener to keep their muddy bits and pieces in the shed, for those of us that are not of the green fingered variety, the shed can be much more than a place to dump your clutter.
More and more people are now seeing the garden shed as an extra room belonging to their home. Even better than that, the shed can often be a more secluded and private area than a spare room inside the house itself. Whereas a spare room possibly has people in the next room, next door or walking past the doorway, the shed can be a little oasis of calm, set seductively away from the house and its hustle and bustle.
The uses this new space can be put to are almost endless. A very common use that sheds are being put to these days is the home office. With modern communication technology, the shed can be kitted out with telephone, fax machine, internet connection and anything else that you need to do your office work without the commute.
However, for those that want the shed to be a haven, the new home office can be a place to finally sit down and create that literary masterpiece that you’ve been threatening to write for years. If writing isn’t your thing, have you always had an artistic streak that has been begging you to put brush to canvas and bring your visual imagination to life? Well, your shed would make just as fantastic an artist’s studio, as it would a writer’s office.
If you have a hobby that can be guilty of creating a mess that your other half wouldn’t want in the house, how about turning the shed into a workshop? In your creative workspace, you could have a workbench, vices, power tools, a lathe, a drawing board or anything else that your hobby needs, or space allows. Be it modelling, cabinet making or metalwork, your new workshop could open up endless possibilities for your creative instincts.
Turning back to the artistic needs, a garden shed can be the perfect opportunity to create a home recording or photographic studio. Modern technology makes both of these hobbies much more practical and affordable than they have ever been.
Don’t just think of a wooden shed from the local DIY store either. Many people are now choosing to use part of their empty garden to build a more permanent, brick built structure, with electrics and plumbing. Just think about it, the only things limiting the possibilities are your imagination, budget and possibly the local planning authority.