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Top 5 Ideas for Unused Garden Sheds

23 April 2020


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There are roughly around 11.5 million sheds in UK gardens across Britain, and it’s safe to say that most of these are used for nothing more than storage. It doesn’t have to be this way though. When the team at Harrow Fencing see an old garden shed, we see an opportunity for something better, not something to knock down or get rid of!

If you’ve got an old garden shed but you’re just not sure what you want to use it for, take a look at these 5 ideas below.

A Micro Home

If you’ve not heard of this trend before, now’s your chance to learn. In a bid to tackle overpopulation and the constant rise in housing prices, micro homes are being built all over the world, most of them no bigger than 400 square feet. Put simply, they contain all of things you do need and none of the things you don’t.

If you’re looking for a new project to sink your teeth into, a micro home could just well be it! You could rent it out and earn yourself some extra money, use it as a place to unwind, or it could be a place to house a vulnerable relative, it’s up to you.


If you’re looking for something to help bolster your gardening hobby, a greenhouse could well be it. Not only can a greenhouse be an excellent feature piece for your garden, they also come with a host of benefits for your hobby, including: 

  • Fresh vegetables and fruit
  • Fresh cut flowers all year long
  • A warm place to go in the middle of a cold, grey winter
  • The ability to grow things you wouldn’t otherwise be able to grow (exotic flowers, tropical fruit)

Most garden sheds are the perfect size for a greenhouse, all you will need to do is install the appropriate glass.

A Space for Hobbies

Whether your hobby is gardening, DIY, fitness or arts and crafts, having a dedicated space to do it can really enhance the experience. All you need to do is the give the shed a good clean and install the appropriate benches and equipment, then you’re ready to go!

A Small Office

If you work from home, it’s important to make sure that you’re able to separate work time from leisure time, this is essential for your mental health. What better way to do this than create a small office away from your living space? You will have extra privacy too, perfect for knuckling down.

Additional Living Space

If you were considering selling your home and upsizing, you might want to think again. By simply converting that old shed at the bottom of your garden into some extra living space, you could end up adding a great deal of value to your home and solving your space problem in one fell swoop. Easy!

If you’re looking for a new garden shed, playhouse or summer house, we can help. At Harrow Fencing, we can offer a wide selection of high quality sheds in a variety of different styles, sizes and grades of timber. From sturdy tool sheds to charming potting sheds – whatever you’re looking for – we have something within our range to suit your garden. For more information, all you have to do is give us a call and one of our team would be happy to advise you.

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