Top ConsiderationsOkay, before we get into the top shed conversion ideas, let’s look into the future. No, we don’t need a crystal ball, just a little historical data and some common sense. One trap some people fall into is getting carried away with all the possibilities. Sure, you can have a great space but don’t go too far. The reason is simple. If you over customize or spend too much, it could very well hurt your resale efforts.
Whether you’re upgrading to a bigger building or find you no longer need your backyard shed to store lawn and garden tools, consider giving your old shed new life as a hobby room, guesthouse, or backyard retreat. With an ample budget, you can transform the space into a supplemental living area that rivals your own house, complete with electricity and luxe amenities. Yet even with a more modest budget, as some of these sheds show, you can cleverly transform an outbuilding into something beautiful and useful. If you crave more space in your house but an addition isn’t an option, a backyard shed with a few bells and whistles may provide what you need. —Bob VilaIn other words, if you all-out, you are in real danger of losing all the money you put into it. Of course, the entire point of adding any amenity is that it’s a desirable one. And, one that’s attractive to potential buyers. Do make the mistake of over doing it or you’ll pay for it in more ways than one.
Shed Makeover in Punta GordaNow, let’s get to the most advantageous shed makeover ideas. There are three choices which can easily be a great return-on-investment. Here’s the top shed makeover ideas you can choose from for your property:
- Workshop. Let’s start with the most obvious shed conversion — a storage shed to workshop conversion. It’s something that doesn’t take a lot of skill and one that’s very budget friendly. Just empty it out, give a good cleaning, add some shelving and table space, hang and store tools, add lighting and ventilation, and you’re ready to go. If you want it to be more comfortable, insulate it and equip it with heat and air.
- Guest room. Here’s one shed conversion idea that truly transforms the space into a wonderful living space and that’s a guest room (if there’s sufficient room). By stripping it down, installing wiring, plumbing, insulation, walls, and drywall, you’ll have a blank slate to turn into a guest room. A small shower with a kitchenette, bed, and some sparse furniture will do the trick nicely and serve as a cozy guest room.
- Home office. If you don’t have enough room in your house for a home office, you might consider transforming your shed into an office. Here again, you’ll need wiring and climatization, and you’re on your way to having a great home office space that doesn’t take away a room in your house.