How to Revive a Tired Garden Shed
For many homeowners, the garden shed is something of an afterthought. It’s a place to store tools, paint, miscellaneous garden clutter … and little else. However, with a touch of imagination and know-how, a garden shed can be so much more. In fact, the possibilities are practically limitless.
If your shed is starting to look dreary and tired, why not do something about it? You don’t need to break the bank. With just a few well-placed improvements, you can turn back the clock and get your once stale-shed looking like new again. So, what are you waiting for?
After all, by smartening up your shed, you can also increase the value and saleability of your home. If you’re smart about it, you can easily recover your initial investment - and of course, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful, renewed shed.
Now, the only question is: how do you transform your humdrum shed into something more desirable? To help you figure this out, we’ve put together a list of transformative projects to help you elevate your shed to the next level. Ready to create a shed to be proud of? Time to roll your sleeves up and get to it …
Add a Protective Coat of Black Bitumen Paint
When you think about it, your shed puts up with rather a lot. For one thing, it faces wind, rain and sleet on a daily basis. This can certainly take its toll. Fortunately, giving it a protective coat of black bitumen paint prior to repainting it can increase its durability and overall lifespan.
A good quality black bitumen paint can help to protect your shed against inclement weather and keep it looking its best for many years to come.
And a New Coat of Colourful Paint
Black bitumen paint works well as a primer and forms a protective coat. Now, you need to consider what colour you would like to re-paint your shed. Some of the contemporary shades you might consider include duck-egg blue, black blue … or, if you’re feeling bold, bright pink!
You may also wish to paint the door in a contrasting colour to add yet more visual appeal.
Time for a Clearout
This next project requires a pair of rubber gloves, bin bags and a good deal of elbow-grease. That’s right, it’s time for a proper cleanout. Throw away any junk or clutter that is no longer of use.
Now, it’s time to break out the cleaning supplies and treat your shed to a deep clean, inside and out. This may take a couple of hours, or a full day, depending on the size (and state) of your shed.
Modernise with a Set of uPVC Windows and Doors
Adding a set of modern uPVC windows and doors to your shed does more than simply updating its looks. These thermal-efficient windows and doors can also make your garden shed more comfortable, keeping it cool during the hot summer and warm during the colder months.
What’s more, if you do run electricity to your shed, having uPVC windows and doors can help you to save on running costs. The benefits don’t end there, either. uPVC fittings are more durable than standard shed windows and doors, which can help to deter any would-be intruders!
Complete the Look with a Carpet and Furniture
The addition of a tasteful carpet can make your shed feel that much more homely … and less like, well, a shed! A traditional, modern or rustic carpet can be used to define the unique character of your shed.
However, before purchasing a carpet you should also factor in whether this will be a suitable option for your shed. If it’s used for storing mowers, tools, oils and other garden equipment, it may not be practical to add a carpet. Cleaning out grease and oil stains on a regular basis is simply too much of a hassle for many busy homeowners.
When it comes to furniture, you can make even a modest shed very comfortable with just a few good quality pieces. If you’re working with a budget, you should be able to source upcycled tables, chairs and sofas at favourable prices. Just think, your shed may soon be competing with the living room for your favourite place to unwind!
Best of Luck - Happy Remodelling!
Many thanks for reading our latest article. We hope you now have plenty of ideas for how to remodel your shed and wish you the best of luck with your project.