10 Great Ideas to Turn Existing Shed into Work Shed

You can turn your new, or existing shed into a work shed and today we have 10 great ideas to help you. Having space to *work* helps your creativity, ability to get inspired, and it helps makes those handyman jobs around the house a breeze. For the home hobbyist, you’ll love being able to have your own space.


How to Turn Existing Sheds into New Work Sheds


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Landscaping Around Your Shed – How Can You Make It “Blend” In or An Attractive Feature

The humble garden shed is something that no backyard should go without. The question when getting your shed is whether you’d like it to fit in perfectly with the surrounding garden, or whether you’d like it to be a standout feature in your yard.

Here today, we’ve got some tips on how to landscape around your shed to make it an attractive part of your garden setup – whatever that setup may be.

Garden beds
Many people choose to add cute garden beds around the outer of their sheds to make it look sort of like a little cottage house. You can either …

Why Customised Sheds Are So Popular

No Aussie home worth having is complete without the humble – or sometimes not so humble – backyard shed. Sheds are popular around the country as junk or house overflow storage, garden implements housing, as a tool shed, or even as a refuge man cave for when the house just isn’t the right spot for watching a game of footy or sinking a few tins.

Getting a shed is exciting. But a plain shed, without anything in it, is a little boring. With just a plain shed you’re likely not to utilise space to its fullest, unless you’re only storing large, …

Advantages of having a storage shed

Being able to store your extra belongings at home is a far better alternative than paying out huge monthly fees for a self-storage facility. Today people are turning to the *garden shed* from Col Western Shed as an alternative.

You can be paying a few hundred dollars a month for a self-storage facility, or you could take that money and invest in buying your own storage shed instead and you’ll increase the value of your home as well!

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Do you need council approval for a garden shed?

One of the first questions we get asked at Col Western Shed is – *Do I need council approval for building a shed* and it is a good and valid question to ask. In general, unless you are building a large shed to be used as an occasional or full-time dwelling, most storage and garden sheds don’t require council approval if they pass certain minimum requirements.

General rules for building sheds
Council rules and regulations will vary from council to council and from state to state, but most of these rules apply Australia-wide.

Sheds 10 square meters and smaller probably won’t require …

Start working from home with a customised work shed

It’s the dream of countless workers and a reality for millions of people worldwide- working from home. Avoiding a commute is one part of the appeal, but being able to achieve the work-life balance they want is another. The flexibility that working from home affords makes it desirable for many.

As with all dreams, however, the reality of working from home is rather different from the dream. True, one can theoretically remain in one’s pyjamas all day but logistically once you realise that you have children, pets, parents and others who flutter in and out of the home throughout the day, …

Garden sheds are for women too

The garden shed has a long history as the territory of men, a place to get away from domestic cares – including the wife and children. In the past few years however, that has begun to change, and the She Shed has become part of the cultural landscape. Featured in glossy magazines and pretty picture books, the She Shed has caught the imagination of women everywhere as a place where they can enjoy some quiet time, partake in enjoyable pastimes, operate a work-from-home headquarters and much more.

Man caves are sometimes located in a section of the house, such as in …

Tips for positioning your shed on your property

You’ve decided to add a shed to your property. But before you order one, make sure that you devote some time to determining the ideal spot on your property for the shed. This step requires you to consider the purpose of the shed, your property and any legal requirements.

Let’s say you “just” need the shed to add a storage space and cut down on clutter. Depending on the size of your shed, the structure may be deemed more than a simple outbuilding. Contact your local planning office to obtain details for your particular municipality. On the other end of the …

Tips for selecting the right shed for your needs

You know that you need a shed, but selecting the right one for your property can be overwhelming. To choose the shed that matches your needs, consider the following:

What is the desired purpose?
The first critical factor is the shed’s intended purpose. Will you use the shed to store garden tools, sporting equipment or pool accessories? Will the shed operate as a play house? A home office? Go with a shed size that will grow with your needs, if you want a shed for storage or a playhouse. For a home office, select a size large enough to allow you to …

Signs you need a dog pen

If you’re a dog owner, you may be wondering if you should purchase a dog pen. Unlike kennels, which require a large outdoor area on your property, a dog pen functions as a temporary enclosure that grants your dog space to play and move about. Because of the assembly involved in erecting a kennel, kennels are generally considered a permanent structure on your property. A dog pen, meanwhile, takes seconds to put up and can be used in either an indoor or outdoor space.

Whether or not you need a dog pen depends on a number of factors. Do you …

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