Imagine the luxury of having a creative space to escape from the ruckus of daily life. You can achieve this by transforming a garden shed into a purpose-built space where you can engage in any of your preferred creative endeavours.
Escape to a Designated Space
The advantage of setting up a creative space apart from your home is that it is a designated space solely used for your creative activities. It means that you not only physically get away from your day-to-day responsibilities but mentally too. Walking away from the house to your repurposed garden shed allows you to make the mind-shift you need to enter a more creative space where ideas are allowed to flourish.
Multi-Purpose Set up for all Creative Pursuits
A garden shed offers the abundant potential to accommodate all your creative pursuits. You can set it up for pottery, painting, writing, leatherwork, sewing, or whatever takes your fancy. If you have more than one artistic interest, you can divide the garden shed into different areas. When choosing the dimensions of your garden shed, make sure you have worked out how much space you need and what shape would best accommodate your ideal layout.
Decorate it for Inspiration
As a creative space, you have an open book when it comes to decorating it. Approach the interior look and feel as you would one of the creative projects you plan to begin once you have moved into your new space. It should reflect your personality and artistic aspirations, while also including the practical storage, furniture and tools you’ll need to be able to create.
Light it up for 24/7 Activity
Lightening is crucial for a creative space. Whether you are painting, making pottery or lighting, you will need to be able to see what you are doing. Natural lighting is vital for painting so you will need to make sure you position the garden shed to make the most of the light, as well as have enough well-sized windows to allow in the external sunlight. As a writer, you will need light at your desk, so choose a desk lamp that sets you up for success on your writing journey. Think of the desk lamps the great novelists would have decided on so that when you are putting in the long hours crafting your novel or memoir, you can feel motivated and inspired. Many other writers have experienced the same passion and challenges in finishing their books.
Insulate it as an all-weather Retreat
Ideally, you want to be able to use your creative hideaway all-year-round and through all weather conditions. To do so, you will need to insulate the roof and walls and make sure you have the heating and air conditioning you will need to make the space comfortable at all times. If you have the budget, installing an air conditioner that can heat the area too would be ideal, but otherwise, you can make use of portable units. These will take up more space, and thus you will need to factor these into your size requirements for the shed.
Developing your ideal creative space should be a joyful endeavour that stretches your imagination and, ultimately, becomes a place that you will use for many years. As specialists in building custom-made sheds, Col Western Sheds is ideally placed to partner with you in making your dream retreat become a reality.
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