There are various ways to improve your shed. For example, you can paint the outside panels, replace the old roof, add solar shed lights, replace the window(s) of the shed, replace the old floor, add new shelves, and so on.
That’s all great, but if you go through with all of that, then know that your bank account needs to be quite solid as the expenditures won’t go easy on it.
On the other hand, there is plenty to be done without spending a small fortune. Of course, that doesn’t mean you will not spend a penny, just not that huge.
Here’s how to renovate a shed while not overspending.
Paint the Shed
By painting the shed, you will be able to achieve two goals. First of all, you will be able to change its appearance. By using bright colors, you will give it a more vibrant appearance. Suddenly, the shed will become the center of your garden and something that lifts your spirits whenever spending time there. On the other hand, neutral colors will make the shed blend with the surrounding greenery there. If you go for black or maybe dark blue, then you will make it more distant.
The second, evenly important thing is that you will protect the wood. That way, you are effectively extending the life span of your shed.
Add a Green Roof
Even though your shed roof is not a massive one, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make a green roof out of it. There is no reason why you should not cover it with some greenery. You need to make a shallow wooden frame, attach it to the roof, and fill it with soil. Then you can plant it with wildflowers, sedums, grasses, or whatever you think will thrive there. A green roof can be a shelter for wildlife, and at the same time, can act as a natural insulant.
Add More Shelves in Your Shed
So, if your shed is like most, then you probably got a few shelves in your shed. You can add even more. Make the most of the shed’s walls and create a vertical garden. You can even attach nails and hooks to hang up the tools you got lying around in your shed and take space. While your hand tools will be hanging from your walls, you can use your newly made shelves to hold fertilizer and plant pots. That’s a cost-effective way to declutter your shed.
Buy a Water Butt
Water is turning into a scarce resource, and that’s a fact. But, with the help of a drainpipe, you can attach your guttering to a water butt. That way, you can collect rainfall and use it to water whatever you planted in your garden.
Install Solar Shed Lights
Nowadays, solar shed lights are very affordable as they are convenient. They can light up your shed from its inside, as well as from the outside. Moreover, they self-charge themselves during the day from the sun. That way, the accumulated energy can be turned into light when the sun goes down. So, no more tripping over things when trying to find something there at night.