The pandemic has changed the way many of us work. Working from home has become the norm for many, whether we like it or not. But even with all the benefits, it can be hard to work from home if there isn’t a place you can call your own.

But if you have an underutilized shed, it can be your solution. You can make a shed into a garden office if you have the space. Remote workers and freelancers have made it a popular idea to work from their home garden offices. Garden offices allow you to work in privacy and not be interrupted by the outside world.

Let’s look at how to convert your backyard shed into an office.

1.Create a plan

Before you start digging in with nails and hammers to transform a storage shed into an office, plan the type of garden shed that will best suit your needs. Do you require light? Do you require a computer? Internet? Internet? Before you move on to the next step, make a list.

2. Decide on furniture and accessories

To complete your job successfully, you will need the right furniture and accessories. If you are a freelance writer, you will likely need a comfortable chair and a desk. An easel is a must for artists.

A refrigerator and microwave would also be useful if you intend to be in your garden office for a long time.

3. Weatherproofing

Which times of year will you be using your shed? You’ll need air conditioning during the summer months to cool your shed. Heating will also be needed during winter.

Both cases will require you to insulate your shed so it is weatherproof. You’ll also need to patch any holes that may be found to prevent rain from getting into your garden office and damaging all your electronic equipment.

4. Assessing the state of your shed

There’s a chance that your shed has been in your yard for some time. Make sure to inspect the area for any leakages and make sure the doors and windows are sealed tightly.

You should also empty your shed from all its contents. This will enable you to spot potential issues like wood rot and mould. This can be done easily on your own. However, if you really want a secure shed you can have someone inspect it for you. Or you can purchase a new one.

5. Decorating and furnishing your gardening office

Your shed should now be fully functional and usable as an office. The only thing left to do is decorate and furnish your office space. You’ll need to furnish your office with a desk, chairs, and maybe a couch. To make your garden office come to life, you’ll need to paint it.

To personalize your office space, you can add rugs, a bulletin board, curtains, and any other items that you can think of. This will be your workspace so make sure you personalize it!

Adding awnings is actually quite a useful idea. They shield from the sun for both in and outdoors, as well as against elements like snow and rain. They can also come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate your needs. Need something to cover bare windows? There’s an awning for that. Want to build a nice entryway but just can’t afford anything fancy? There’s also an awning for that.

Awnings And More can help you with these. Let us help you add some protection to your garden office. For more information, contact us at 587-317-6933 today.