Have you got a posh shed in your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford garden? If not why not? There may be a premium on space in the garden for many in or around London but not so much in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford.
Traditionally a shed might have been simply for storing garden tools or summer playthings for the kid but according to Posh Shed, multi-use sheds are growing in popularity. 'A shed isn't just a place for storing tools anymore,' they say. 'The she-shed has been a big trend in the past few years and we're now seeing people using sheds to serve a more practical functional space. We've had some fantastic projects where we've created half greenhouse/half shed – the green shed if you will – to help people maximise their available space.'
So if you are looking to install a shed or need to revamp your multipurpose shed what should you be aiming for. Nowadays, sheds are more likely to have Wi-Fi access than compost. If the garden shed has been sitting unused or unloved for some time, the first thing to do is repair any issues that the structure might have. Thermal insulation is a great idea to install, especially if it will be used all year round. After the shed has been repaired and is watertight you can paint it to give the structure an updated look. Posh Sheds say painting the exterior of the shed a bright colour will make it stand out and can create a focal point in the garden, painting it a darker colour will make it blend into its surroundings and help the foliage take centre stage.
They also say whatever the purpose of your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford shed; ensure it feels like an extension of your home. Once getting all the practical elements sorted, pay attention to the interior. Treat your shed as you would any other living space; neutral or muted colours are perfect for creating a relaxed environment, while bright and bold colours can help alertness and concentration levels.