Is that old shed just wasted space these days? How about turning it into a hang out spot or hobby space? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Check Your Space - Think about what you want your shed to become and decide if you have enough space to make it work. Measure the walls and area to see what can fit in there and what can't. Then you can start to plan!
Make it Like Home - The more normal function, the more you will enjoy your new space. Maybe add a window or two, a quality door handle and maybe some shingles on the roof. Practical features pay off in comfort and convenience.
Functional Floor - Use treated engineered flooring because it will resist termites, water and rot. If you are painting the flooring, use a primer-sealer and a paint for floors and porches.
Durable Decor - Remember, sheds aren't as protected like the inside of your home, so treat the inside of your shed like it is OUTSIDE. Use exterior paint for the inside, sturdy, water resistant furniture and work space equipment. Even wall decor needs to be able to withstand the elements. This doesn't mean it can't look nice, just think about the materials you are using. There are outdoor fabrics you can use on seat and chair covers or for window treatments as well. And, don't forget to decorate the outside! Maybe landscape around the shed, or add some nice pavers for a small patio or walk way. A nice paint update outside will make it look fresh and new as well!
The things you can do with an old shed are limitless. Just use your imagination and by summer you can have a neat outdoor getaway right in your own backyard!