Convert Your Garden Shed into the Perfect Playroom for the Kids

Summer is almost here and if you are looking for a great way to spend more time outside with the kids then look no further than your garden shed. Converting your shed from a storage shack to a playroom paradise will give the kids their own space to entertain themselves while you have the peace of mind that they are safe within your own garden. So if this sounds like the perfect project for you then read on to find out how to get started and as well as some top tips on transforming the space and adding some finishing touches.

1. Everything can get thrown in the shed, it’s a handy storage space to keep all your so now you have decided to start your project this is the best time to declutter and get rid of some unwanted items. Whether you recycle or upcycle, make sure your unwanted items go to a good home or are disposed of in the right way, garden tools can be passed on to neighbours or sold online. Any broken or old equipment can be taken to the local tip and any items in particularly good condition but are just not needed can be sold to upcycling companies who will turn it into something fabulous.
2.  Now that you cleared out the shed you will have a good item of the amount of space you have to work with and you can inspect it for any structural damage and address any issues you have before you start your plan. Some sheds may not have a window and so this is the time to think about adding one in. It is not a huge investment and is an easy feature to incorporate that provides huge benefits and keeps your kids cool on those hot days. If your shed is particularly old or the damage is beyond repair, now is the time to invest in a new one and with so many options available you are sure to find the right storage solution for you for your needs. If you're not sure where to look for a shed, take a look at the following sheds from Buy Sheds Direct:
3. Structural safety and child-proofing and vital to keeping your kids new play area a secure and accident-free zone. Ensuring the shed is weatherproof and painting and varnishing the outside keep it looking in good condition and free from damp. Now that you have the perfect garden storage space for all of you kids needs you need to consider installing some comfortable flooring, taking care to make sure any sharp edges are sanded down or if you are going to be adding a carpet, making sure it is tacked down securely to avoid falls.
3. Choosing a theme is one of the best parts of this DIY project. Take inspiration from your kid’s favourite TV show, movies and books to create the perfect space for them, somewhere that they will love to go and entertain themselves for hours. Now you know exactly how much space you have to work with and a safe area to begin working it should be easy to take measurements and do some research online. This doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour, the design can be simple and items locally sourced and bought second-hand.
4.  Before you add any furniture to the space, start by painting the walls. Get the kids involved by choosing a colour that matches the theme or simply one that they like ensuring that the interior walls are completely covered. Try doing this on a warm day to, giving the paint plenty time to dry and leaving the door open for ventilation. Several coats may be needed to fully cover the walls, so spread the job over a couple of days leaving plenty time between coats.
5. Once the walls are completely dry, add some shelves for additional storage options. Make sure that they are at an appropriate level and your children and any sharp edges have been covered for maximum safety, edge protection guards can be bought very cheaply and are a great investment.
6. Now you are ready to get creative with the space inside and add the finishing touches that will make this the perfect place for your kids to hang out all summer. Why not add a table and some chairs so they can have their lunch outside? Cushions, beanbags and quilts can be thrown in the corner for extra comfort and storage buckets for all of their toys which can be stacked neatly under the shelves. No matter how you decide to decorate your new space, what is certain is that your kid’s will love it. So get outside and start planning your next summer project, turning that old shed into the perfect playhouse.  

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