With 2018 just around the corner, homeowners begin to consider different upgrades for the indoor and outdoor spaces of their homes. Most people have some type of shed structure in their yards; not only does this add to the functionality of the space but it improves the aesthetics and increases the value of your home as well. There were a lot of shed design trends that emerged towards the end of 2017 that look like they will be strong in 2018 as well. Let’s take a look at some of the notable ones:
A shed that’s a home-gathering hub
Gone are the days when sheds were built for the sole purpose of storing gardening tools and equipment like mowers, hoes etc. Today, homeowners look for solutions that provide them a good return on investment and give them the chance to make optimum use of the available space. And this is where the concepts such as a shed as a home gathering hub have emerged. Here are some of the features of this type of shed:
- Larger rectangular shed with bigger shed windows.
- Small decking area leading out from the shed doors.
- Add some indoor and outdoor seating.
- Install elements such as a mini fridge, a small food prep counter, some storage space for glassware, thoughtfully-chosen lighting inside and outside the shed.
The sky is the limit when it comes to designing a home-gathering shed and you can make it as retro, eclectic, traditional, fun or quirky as you like.
You can also get a shed built as a home office and turn it into a quiet work spot that’s accessible from your house but far enough to allow you to work peacefully. It’s a great way to maintain work-life balance. You are able to maintain your privacy and get some uninterrupted work time too. While you should get professionals to design the actual shed structure for you, it’s also important to get a professional electrician to handle the wiring installations as you would be keeping electrical devices and equipment like computers and other peripherals there.
You can also get a shed designed just as a girls-only getaway zone for various hobbies such as gardening, crafting, reading, and exercising or even for relaxing. When it comes to designing this casual space there are no set rules that you need to follow and you can furnish it with comfortable couches and lush rugs and put up complementing curtains and drapes on the shed windows. You can also extend the indoor space by adding a pergola or porch just outside the shed doors and turn it into an area perfect for entertaining your friends.
Backyard bar shed
This is one more trend that is set to be big in 2018. You can create a custom-designed backyard bar shed. Get a rectangular shed built and incorporate outdoor seating spaces and bar-style shed windows. Build a classic hardwood bar ensuring there is sufficient room for the bartender to move around. Choose the seating with care and make sure it’s proportionate to the available space in the shed. Install a mini fridge, swivel stools and a rug or two. Add elaborate lighting, a few choice wall decorations and you are set to entertain your buddies!
There are various models of sheds, ask for advice from professionals to get one that suits your needs and budget.