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Why summer is the perfect time to install a garden shed

If you think a garden shed is nothing more than a space for storing old junk, think again. The long and hot summer days make it the best time to install and make great use of your garden shed. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby this summer or a way to get your kids out of the house, there are so many reasons to install a shed this time of year. Read on to find out some helpful suggestions for creative and practical ways to use your garden shed this summer.

Turn your garden into a paradise

Summer is the perfect time to install the garden shed. Take advantage of the sunshine and start planting a beautiful orchard or some native Australian plants to take your garden to the next level. Installing a garden shed is extremely useful as it gives you a handy storage space for the gardening tools that you regularly use. The hot weather means you’ll have to dedicate more time to watering and feeding your plants, so keep your gardening tools to hand to make things easier for yourself. You’ll be rewarded with a colourful landscape of flowers when you sit outdoors enjoying the sunshine.

Kids hangout

If gardening isn’t your thing, why not convert the shed into a chill-out area for the kids? It’s a great use of space where they can get some protection from the hot summer sun without being stuck inside watching TV. A garden shed for kids might contain soft pillows and sofas, a mini-fridge for cold drinks and snacks, a small set of speakers and some board games. Or maybe your children are avid band-players who love to invite their friends over for a jam session? Time to take band practice outside this summer so you can enjoy the music from a distance… A garden shed is a great way to give your children some space this season without being too far away from the house.

Big kids hangout

If you don’t have kids, or if you just need a little “me time”, why not turn your garden shed into your personal chill zone? You could set up the shed as a quiet space for reading, yoga or meditation time. It’s the ideal spot for rolling out your yoga mat or investing in a comfy reading chair by the window. You could even convert the space into an evening entertainment zone – invite your friends over for a glass of wine over candle-light in the summer. You can keep the doors open for a lovely view over the garden or shut them for some much-needed privacy – the perfect man/woman shed!


Turn your garden shed into a place to host your guests – summer is a busy time when it comes to having friends over, so why not invite people to stay the night in your newly renovated space? You can turn a shed into a comfortable living area with a sofa-bed, fairy lights and even install an extra outdoor shower if the resources are available. You have the option of turning your shed into basic low-budget accommodation for your friends to stay over or invest in renovating the space so you can hire it out to strangers and charge rent during the busy summer period.


The hot summer months require a cold beverage in hand at all times – fact. So why not turn your garden shed into a home-brewing station over summer? A garden shed is a perfect workspace to install a small DIY brew kit – it’s a creative experience that will be extremely rewarding when you come up with the ideal brew recipe. Plus, it could save you hundreds of dollars depending on how much beer you and your friends tend to consume over the summer months. Please note: you may notice a sudden increase in invitations to BYO summer BBQs because people have heard about your top-rate brewing skills.

We hope you’re feeling inspired to install your garden shed for the upcoming summer months. The kit form installation makes garden sheds easy to build, so why not make an occasion of it and invite a group of mates over to get things started? You can thank them by sharing a bottle of wine in the shed when it’s complete with sofa, lights and music.

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