5 Creative Garden Shed Ideas to Maximize Your Space
Do you love gardening? Baby boomers are passionate about their gardens, but did you know that millennials love gardening, too? About 20% of millennials enjoy gardening as a hobby.
Gardening is a great hobby for those living a green and sustainable lifestyle. If you’ve embraced gardening, you know it comes with a lot of tools.
Where you do keep all that stuff? A garden shed is a perfect solution. You can even use it for nurturing seeds before you send them out into the wild.
Read on for 5 creative garden shed ideas for your yard.
Finding the Perfect Shed
There are as many types of sheds as you can imagine, so it’s good to have some steps in mind when making your choice.
Take a look at 5 steps to choosing the perfect garden shed. Then get creative with the design and make the shed your own. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
1. The Charming Cottage Garden Shed
The cottage-style garden shed is so cute, you’ll forget it’s a shed, offering a pretty destination in itself. Make it a comfortable workspace that opens onto a whimsical garden area.
Try bright-yellow siding, light-green trim, and white double-doors that swing outward. Pretty white cabinets inside offer plenty of storage space. Add some comfortable outdoor seating and your functional shed is also an entertaining area.
2. The Greenhouse Garden Shed
An all-glass garden shed doubles as a storage shed and a place for your plants, which really maximizes the space. This is a great option if you live in a place with a harsh winter climate. You can bring the fragile plants inside for the winter but they’ll still get some sunlight.
The greenhouse look is especially nice for showing off the rest of your yard. You can see right through to your gorgeous landscape. White gingerbread trim between glass panels adds the perfect touch.
3. The Rustic Look
How about a sweet little garden shed with a rustic design? An overhanging porch area offers the perfect place for a tete-a-tete. There’s room here for both indoor and outdoor cabinets, giving you lots of storage space.
Use gray board and batten siding with steel-blue trim. Add one pretty window with rustic steel-blue shutters. Don’t forget a flower-filled window box.
A dutch door adds a classic feel.
4. Antique Vintage
If you live in an older, vintage home, try an antique vintage look for your garden shed. Go with gothic arched windows and a stamped-metal roof.
Put a small picket fence along the side and hang planters. A vintage birdbath and boxwood hedges finish off the look, adding both indoor and outdoor space to your garden as well as plenty of storage.
5. Green-Roof Shed
How about a garden shed with a living roof? Try planting succulents on a gently-sloping shed roof.
The succulents soak up rainwater while keeping the shed cool in hot weather. It’s a fun and whimsical look perfect for a garden shed.
Fun and Fancy Garden Shed Ideas
There are so many great garden shed ideas! If charm is your thing, try a traditional cottage shed.
Looking for something more multifunctional? How about the greenhouse garden shed? From antique to rustic to a sustainable roof of succulents, let your imagination run wild.
Whatever style you decide on, enjoy your garden and your garden shed!