Top 10 Uses for A Garden Shed

When is a Shed not a Shed?

For the uninitiated amongst you, the garden shed is a truly remarkable structure. In fact, sometimes, even the most devout shed worshippers fail to realise its true potential. The shed can be a home within a home and a place to contemplate, tackle (and escape) life’s many challenges. It is an outdoor hub for work, rest and play. So, whether you’re about to purchase your first wooden shed or are a seasoned ‘sheddie’, without further ado, let’s run through the top ten uses for a garden shed.

Traditional Pent Security Shed1. Storage

This is what sheds were originally designed for, isn’t it? Sheds are the perfect place to house lawnmowers, garden tools and bicycles, protected from the elements, safe from unwanted attention, and ready for immediate use.

Forest Champion Heavy Duty Combination Shed2. Workshop

What better place is there to get those potentially messy jobs done? Whether you’re filing wood, lathing metal, or cleaning tools, the shed provides a sheltered, tranquil environment, without the worry of making a mess on the kitchen worktop or living room carpet.

Shire Sun Pent Potting Shed3. Potting Plants

Here at Shedstore, we sell a fantastic range of premium potting sheds at highly-competitive prices. They’re places to give your plants a great start in life and where you can gather your eagerly anticipated harvest. They also have plenty of storage room, so you can keep your gardening tools and paraphernalia close to hand.

Palmako Britta 40mm Log Cabin at Shedstore

4. Home Office

Working from home is all the rage, isn’t it? Whether you’re a blue-collar or white-collar worker, a garden shed can easily be modified to accommodate your business needs. Many world-famous companies started their lives in sheds (and some are still run from them). Take a look at this blog on this very subject to find out more.

5. Guest Accomodation

When you've got guests coming to stay, why not give them a space of their own? Clear out your tools and those bin bags full of leaves and cuttings; give the inside a thorough clean. Add a spare bed, bedside table, heater, mirror, and other finishing touches into the shed, to perfectly accommodate your welcome visitors.

Forest Strawberry Playhouse at Shedstore6. Playhouse

Move the noise and toys from the house into the garden by converting your wooden shed into a children’s playhouse? Make sure any damaged wood is replaced and any protruding nails are hammered down, give it a good clean and let your imagination and DIY skills get to work. If you'd rather purchase one ready-made, we've got a fantastic range of children's playhouses.

Berkshire Witney Summerhouse7. Hideaway

Sometimes we just need to stop the world and get off. The shed is a place of sanctuary, away from screaming kids, demanding pets and ringing phones. It’s somewhere to sit and think, to be close to nature, and forget life’s competing demands…and, what’s more, it’s right outside your back door.

8. Home Gym

Can you think of a better place to work out? There’s no need to waste time travelling to the local sports centre or paying expensive membership fees, and don’t worry about lugging that heavy equipment up the stairs, either. Offering a naturally cool temperature, conducive to rigorous exercise, the garden shed is the perfect place to attain your beach body.

Windsor Overlap Summerhouse9. Man Cave / She Shed

This one’s for the bigger kids amongst you. Imagine a cosy shelter at the bottom of the garden, which you can furnish entirely to your own tastes, without any input from the other-half. Erect some shelves, so you can save those old football programmes from the tip, ease on your tatty, old slippers (which you promised the wife you’d throw in the bin), tune into Test Match Special and put the kettle on. Ladies, I’m sure you have your own equally desirable scenario.

10. Garden Bar

*FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ONLY (PLEASE CHECK LICENSING LAWS) * - What a great place to keep beer and white wine cool and at the optimum temperature to drink…think how much you could store too! And then, of course, it’s nice and handy for your forthcoming garden parties and outdoor soirees.


If you didn’t already, we hope that you now hold the not-so-humble garden shed in the highest possible esteem. So, why not take a moment to browse through Shedstore’s fantastic range of garden sheds for sale? If you have any shed ideas of your own, please don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments section below.