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
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Seal Up Cracks
Window to the Sky
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Install Better Lighting
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Convert Extra Storage Space
Plus: How to build shelves
Plus: How to Install a Window
Keep the Old Benches, But Freshen Them Up
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Turn the Door into a Welcoming Area
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Build Some Basic Furniture
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Set Up Plants and Decor
Convert the Floor to a Durable, Comfortable Surface
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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.