If your garden shed is large enough, you can convert it into office space with proper planning. If the shed’s roof leaks, you’ll need to fix it, of course. You need to transform a garden shed into a practical work space. Adding insulation will help keep the shed warm in the winter and cool in the summer. You don’t want a bare concrete floor, so lay a chipboard floor over a layer of insulation. Use a 3D apartment plan tool to explore different layouts for inside the shed, paying particular attention to lighting. When finished, your garden shed will be transformed into a functional office, studio or sewing room.
- The key to converting a garden shed into a usable space is planning.
- When determining how to furnish your new work space, consider the natural lighting, especially if there is a window.
- If you have a wood shed, you may want to insulate it so you can use your space year round.
“You can check how to build an insulated shed in your DIY manual, but basically you need to add four inches of insulation to the internal batten framework of ceiling and walls to keep your environment warm in winter and cool in summer.”