If you love your garden, but you find that it’s getting a bit tough to enjoy it in the heat of summer or the chill of winter, you might be thinking that it’s time to build yourself a little oasis in your very own backyard.
You can do this by turning the shed in your garden into a fully functioning garden room bar. Here are the tips for how to do just this!
1. Don’t Forget to Plan Ahead!
If you’re going to go all-in on this project, you’ve got to be realistic about what kind of space you need to work with-and how much work it will take to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Ensure your shed is an appropriate size and has enough counter space and storage space for everything you need.
2. Make Sure You Have a Strong Foundation
If you want to take your lawnmower and weed whacker out of your shed and turn it into something as functional as a bar, you will need to make sure that it has a strong foundation. If there’s any chance of the bar tipping over, not only could someone get hurt, but all the alcohol in your bar could spill everywhere. This would be tragic! The best thing to do is contact professionals like those at [company name] who can provide you with foundation options and flooring options for your shed to know that it’s solid and secure.
3. Position the Shed Correctly
Trees and large shrubs (such as rhododendrons or hydrangeas) can provide shade on a hot summer day, but they also create a windbreak to keep things cosy when it’s a little chilly. If you’re planning to add electricity, consider how you’ll run it to the shed and what outlets will be useful.
4. Insulate, and Then Insulate Some More
Most people want to use their garden sheds as much as possible throughout the year, so make sure you insulate your walls (and roof) well. This will help keep things cool in the summer and warm in the winter, which means you can potentially use your garden shed for nine months out of the year.
5. Add Plants!
The best part of having a garden room bar is that it allows for plants without taking up too much space in your house. Add plants with bright flowers that attract butterflies, such as buddleia or marigolds, or herbs like sage and rosemary. Don’t forget about vegetables too-you can grow tomatoes, lettuces or peppers all year round!
6. Compost with an Eye for Sustainability
You don’t need to be an expert composter to know that if you throw all your compost in one place, you’ll end up with a mess. Throw out some mulch and lay down some fencing or separators to keep different types of compost separate. This will help enrich the quality of each kind of compost, which will make them more effective when it comes time to use them. It’ll also help keep your garden bar clean and organized, which leads us straight into our next tip.
7. Consider the Traffic Flow!
You don’t want people having to walk around each other every time they need a refill or an appetizer. You also don’t want people catching their elbows on your tools every time they reach for a glass. When planning out where everything will go in your bar-how much space it’ll take up and how it will be arranged-make sure the flow is smooth and easy so that everyone can move around easily.
8. Get Creative with Lighting
The right lighting can make or break a party, and there’s no reason why this shouldn’t apply to your garden bar. Look at different options-fairy lights, spotlights, even tiki torches-and see what works best for the vibe you’re trying to create.
9. Get Rid of Your Garden Tools
You’ll not need any of those pesky gardening tools once you’ve converted this space into a fun hangout spot. Consider donating them to a local charity or community garden project, or simply throw them in the trash.
10. Install Seating
Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, it’s time for an interior makeover. Install comfortable seating and decorate with the colours of your choice (just don’t forget your new theme is a bar!)
A garden shed is like a blank canvas, waiting to be filled with tools, junk, or anything else you can cram. But consider the possibility of a shed that doesn’t just protect your lawnmower and house your ornaments-and instead becomes a place of recreation, leisure, and entertainment. Here are some tips for turning your garden tool shed into a garden bar.