Running out of room in your house? As home becomes more and more a comfy place of refuge, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our property. A backyard shed can be the perfect solution to carve out some space just for you.
Gaining popularity among homeowners, livable backyard sheds or casitas can be used as cozy getaways that create some “me space.” They’re perfect for parents who want some breathing room away from the kids, those looking for a separate home office or anyone needing a space to call all their own for a hobby, reading or unwinding after a long day.
One of the top advantages of transforming a shed into a livable part of your home is that it’s super easy and affordable. Most small sheds don’t need permits and can be easily renovated yourself but stay informed about city permit requirements.
A backyard casita is also fun to decorate and easy to personalize in your style – whether it’s rustic log cabin, farmhouse chic or bold and modern. You can also adapt the interior of your shed quickly to suit your changing needs, seamlessly switching from home office to virtual school hub to craft space.
Make sure your shed is comfortable and cozy, so it’s a place you enjoy spending time in. Before you deck out your shed in your chosen décor, install a quality subfloor to keep out cold and moisture.
Whatever design and materials you choose, be sure to use textures and items that encourage peace, joy and relaxation. Whether you hang photos of a quiet forest path or undulating waves on a serene beach, this is a space just for you, so outfit it with your favourite things. Think souvenirs from your last vacation, materials and supplies for your latest hobby, and blankets and pillows in soothing fabrics.