Having your own space can be therapeutic, and a garden shed can provide the perfect man cave in which to relax, escape from work or indulge your hobbies. It can also make your life easier by offering valuable extra space, whether you need secure, weatherproof storage for your garden tools, somewhere cool to keep your home brew or a sheltered corner to grow plants all year round.
A Place for Everything
Building a storage shed in the backyard can give you space to store important items you need but have no room for in the house. It’s also the perfect place to keep your garden tools that may otherwise be left lying around the backyard to rust. In making good use of the shed’s capacity by hanging tools on the wall, you will still have plenty of space to securely store the kids’ bikes that are cluttering up your hallway, and a chair in a quiet corner where you can take a break from being a busy dad for a few minutes.
A Place to Escape
With a more homelike design, you can turn your whole shed into a sanctuary to escape to for a bit of peace and quiet. Furnished with a recliner chair and a mini fridge, your shed becomes the perfect man cave, and a place to get away from the stresses of life. By adding a pool table or pinball machine, it turns into a games room. Alternatively, make the space work harder as somewhere to indulge your hobbies, and spread out your tools in a workshop or pound away work stress in a home gym.
A Place to Grow
Choosing a shed with larger windows also gives you the option of using your man cave for some indoor gardening. Cold-hardy herbs such as mint, thyme and oregano will thrive in all seasons in a shed and provide you with herbs all year round. If you have a glut of fruit and vegetables in your garden, a shed is also a great place to store apples over the winter or dry out hops to make beer for your man cave fridge.
The extra space offered by a shed in your garden can make your life easier. Its versatility means you can have room to safely store essential items without cluttering up your home, or you can choose to keep the space free for your own indulgence and relaxation.