Transforming Your Backyard Storage Shed

Oct08 By Uncategorized
Crowded shed full of equipment

If you have a backyard storage shed, have you ever wondered if it could be more? Maybe you’re craving a she-shed, or perhaps you need more space for your guests. On the other hand, you might just want to expand your entertaining space with an outdoor kitchen or bar. There are so many possibilities, it seems like a shame to just leave it as a storage shed.

  • Are you ready to upgrade to a she-shed? This trend is here to stay, so why not embrace it and create a beautiful space to hang out? Decide on its primary use, whether that’s as a reading nook, an art studio, or just a place to catch your breath when gardening. Then clean out the shed and paint the outside to match your aesthetic sensibilities. Decorate it with unique pieces, create an eye-catching entrance, and get ready to enjoy your she-shed. Don’t forget to put in a bathroom, though, because whether it’s used by one person or many, it’s not going to be as relaxing if it’s necessary to run to the main house for bathroom breaks.
  • What does your storage shed need to make it a livable space? If you’re interested in changing your storage shed into a guest house, you may discover that it’s the perfect space to house your overnight guests. Check with the local authorities to find out what permits you need, and then browse tiny house designs to determine precisely what you want to do before you get started. The next step will be to incorporate electrical wiring into the shed, making sure there are several electrical outlets. While you’re doing this, install at least one window and determine whether the shed will need a window unit air conditioner. You’ll want to insulate it, and you’ll also need to run your plumbing pipes before you install the insulation. Once you’ve got the pipes, wiring, and insulation handled, you’re ready to put in paneling or drywall. Remember, whether you’re just installing a bathroom or you’d also like your guests to have a kitchenette, you need to make sure there’s a way to discharge into the sewage or septic system. When all the basics are in place, you can decorate your little guest house and make it cozy.
  • If outdoor entertaining is your thing, your own outdoor pub is an excellent addition to your living space. Create a fun place for people to hang out, with barstools, a bar, and good lighting, and then consider the essentials you need to make the bar functional. Most of the time this will include a sink, storage areas for beverages and glassware, and maybe a drink chiller and ice storage. A stainless steel sink offers easy cleaning with a classic look, and a mini-refrigerator or wine chiller is a great addition, especially if you’re going to entertain often. Because your bar will need electricity and plumbing, it’s smart to call out professionals who can help you do the job the right way.

To what new heights will you take your backyard shed? When you’re ready to make it amazing, you’ll need a plumber who knows how to help you realize your vision.  At Puget Sound Plumbing and Heating, we’ve been taking care of business owners and homeowners in Seattle for over 20 years, and we can meet all your heating, cooling and plumbing needs. Our team is well equipped to repair and service every part of your plumbing, including sewer lines, water heaters, leaky faucets, clogged sinks, and more. Family owned and operated, we provide superior service at affordable prices because our customers are our top priority. For help with your plumbing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (206) 350-0079 or contact us through our website.


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