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10 Clever Uses For Your Garden Shed If You Have A Small Home

Garden shed exterior in Spring, with woodshed

A garden shed can be more than just a storage facility. When you have a small home, you can use a shed to your advantage, making use of the space to create a playroom for the kids, a spare room for guests, or even a bar. Below we look at 10 clever uses for your garden shed if you have a small home.

Home Office

Working from home can be challenging at times, especially if there are distractions in the house when the kids come home from school, or you have a partner that doesn’t work the same hours you do. Using a shed as a home office is a great little retreat that will allow you to get some much-needed peace and quiet.

It also provides a different environment to work in, which can be nice when working in the same space you live in. When building a home office, you will need a decent-sized shed to fit a desk and other work gear. To view a range of sheds for sale for your garden’s size and budget, check out Shedstore. You can then find the right one and adapt it to fit your unique needs.

Gaming Room

If you and your family are avid gamers, why not use a garden shed to create a unique gaming room? This is a fun way to make space in your home and create a gamer’s paradise. You can add posters on the walls and beanbags for a vintage look. Most sheds are large enough for dartboards or game machines and if you have the room, even a pool table!

Kids Playroom

Let’s be honest, kids’ toys are a nightmare. They are big, take up a lot of space, and can be very messy and loud. Whilst we do not want to stop our children from having fun, it can be difficult when living in a small home.

Turning a shed into a kid’s playroom is a delight for children and means no more dirty floors or worries about getting paint stains or other messy items out of your carpet. This can also get the kids out of your hair, whilst they have endless hours of fun in their own custom playroom. 

Summer House

Spending time outdoors is a luxury that we don’t often get in the UK, so when we do, we want to make the most of it. Turning your shed into a summer house means you can retreat under cover whilst still enjoying the garden space if rain hits. Find some chic outdoor furniture or upcycle your own to create the summer house you’ve always dreamed of.

Home Gym

Investing in a home gym is a much better option than a gym membership, as you can exercise as and when you want. Although you will have to pay more upfront for the machines, you can find second-hand ones for pretty cheap on marketplaces like Shpock.

A shed is a great place to set up a home gym to remove clutter from a small home and create a dedicated workout space for you and your family. If fitness goals are on your mind this year, a shed-turned home gym is a great venture.

Art Studio

Artists often struggle when living in a small home, with little room for art supplies and easels, it can be difficult to get your creative juices flowing. A shed can be made into a calm and tranquil space for artists to get their groove on and create their next masterpiece. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dropping paint or getting messy, as long as you don’t mind your shed getting that way.


For those who are into DIY or woodworking, turning a shed into a workshop gives you plenty of opportunities to work on your next big creation. This also means you can work in peace, away from prying eyes and hands. An outdoor workshop also has less chance of disturbing your family and neighbours with noise. For organisation ideas when creating your workshop shed, check out this article.  


Are you sick and tired of fighting at the bar to order an overpriced drink? Don’t you know that staying in is the new going out, so why not embrace this and create your own bar! This is a fun project that will provide endless hours of entertainment for your family and friends.

Get an outdoor BBQ, purchase some beer kegs, and start crafting your very own bar area. Add some solar-powered fairy lights and you have yourself a cosy and relaxing space to spend every summer evening. A much cheaper alternative than hitting the pub at the weekend, with the added bonus of being able to climb straight into bed without having to wait for a taxi home.

Recording Studio

Whether you are a new band or you like to dabble in a bit of DJ’ing, turning your garden shed into a recording studio is a fantastic way to utilise space. This can also be a wonderful idea if your family are starting to get sick of hearing you play. Start by soundproofing the shed, which can be done yourself, and run some wires through from your home so you can plug in all your gear.  

Spare Room

When you have a small home, having guests stay over can be a logistical nightmare. Often, this means setting up the air bed on the living room floor or having friends sleep on the sofa. If you want to have a more secluded area for guests, why not create a spare room in your shed?

Find a sofa bed that can be kept up during the day, so the shed doesn’t feel too overcrowded. With the right décor and some added wallpaper and carpet, you can turn a shed into a luxury spare room. You may even want to spend some nights in here yourself!

A shed is an inexpensive way to add an extra room to your home. Follow these 10 clever uses for a garden shed that can save space in your small home and provide an extra living or playing space for you and your family.


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