The traditional garden shed is a basic wooden structure which is designed for storing tools and materials such as fertilizer and potting compost. But the eight sheds described below take this to a higher level. While all are practical in their own ways they have been designed to do far more than just house garden tools. The sheds are described by Lauren Dunec Hoang in an article which I found on the Houzz website.
With home and garden space at a premium, many homeowners are asking more of their garden sheds. No longer simple structures that only store garden tools, garden sheds and outbuildings are increasingly being transformed into functional outdoor rooms. Whether you?re looking to add a backyard cottage or update an existing shed to better fit your needs, here are eight examples for inspiration.1. Office retreat. Longing for a quiet place to work from home? Take a look at this backyard office in Seattle, nestled against a lush woodland backdrop. The outdoor room includes a workspace, an area to relax in and wall-mounted hooks to store tools and accessories.To make an existing garden shed feel more like an outdoor room or office space, bring elements from the home into the shed, such as artwork, comfortable furniture and soft lighting. Here, a pair of patio chairs on the stoop provides a relaxing spot to take a break from work and enjoy views of the garden.2. Storybook shed. Although this shed is a new addition to a working avocado ranch in Southern California, the building looks as if it?s always been a part of the site. Reclaimed barn wood siding, traditional wood shake roofing and an off-center Dutch door contribute to its rustic character.