24 Tips for Turning a Shed into a Tiny Hideaway
If you have a storage shed in your backyard, it can be converted into a usable, livable space where you can work on craft projects, grow things, or create a she-shed, card/cigar room, music room, study area, or just a place to hang out and read. Consider these tips for converting your shed from a place to store garden tools to a place where you'll want to spend all of your free time.
A New Coat of Paint, Inside and Out
Seal Up Cracks
Window to the Sky
Install Better Lighting
Convert Extra Storage Space
Keep the Old Benches, But Freshen Them Up
Turn the Door into a Welcoming Area
Build Some Basic Furniture
Set Up Plants and Decor
Convert the Floor to a Durable, Comfortable Surface
Weather strip doors and windows
- Apply weatherproofing plastic to windows.
- Apply sealing foam tape to the bottom panel of windows.
- Add caulk to any drafty spots in the window as needed.
- Slide a door draft blocker under the shed door.
Brighten Things Up with String Lights
Dealing with the Heat
Warming or Cooling Pad for Your Pet
Foam or Rubber Tile Flooring
Install Shelves to Stay Organized
Get a Retractable Awning
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