10 New Ideas For Custom Sheds Why Custom Sheds Are So Popular

March 27, 2020      Shed Blog


What is a custom shed?

What is a custom shed? Well, it’s hard to give it a definition. Realistically it can be anything you wanted it to be. Sheds have become very popular because they are no longer just used for storage. People nowadays are getting very creative with their sheds turning them into She-Sheds, Offices, Man-Caves, Game Rooms, Fitness Studios, and much more.

The goal of this blog is to inspire your creativity and think of how you could potentially benefit from our list of custom shed ideas. Whether you own a shed or are in the market for one, this blog can help you create your ultimate space.

Custom Shed Uses

As mentioned above, sheds are being used for more than just storage. People around the world have inspired us to share some of the most creative ways they have used their storage building. 

Sheds can be an economic solution to owning an office space, workshop or a guest house. If you always wanted to have space to call yours and do with it what you pleased, you might want to read on. Here are our top 10 ideas for custom shed uses…


1. Tiny Home

Tiny homes are a cost-effective solution to your own residential space. It has become a trend for people to buy a large custom shed or cabin and finish the interior with all things essential in a home. Why are tiny homes so popular? Well, they are different and they are way cheaper than owning a home. For people who are sick of monthly payments, a tiny home might just be the solution.


2. Custom Fitness Shed

Is the gym too far? Is membership too expensive? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, you might want to consider your own private fitness studio. Yes, we understand it might cost a bit up front, but think long term.

A gym membership at LA Fitness starts at $29.99 a month with a $99 initiation fee and a $39 annual fee. In your first year, you would spend $500 ($497.88 to be exact) on the membership, and on top of that, you have to pay for gas to get you there and back. A fitness shed in your backyard is a great investment for people living an active lifestyle, who don’t want to bring the sweat into their homes. Add a treadmill, a bench rack, and some free weights and bands and you are good to go.


3. Shed Shed

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your space to read, to knit or just simply relax? A she-shed can provide just that. We have seen a large number of women turn their shed into a space reserved specifically to pursue their interests.


4. Man Cave

Commonly known as a “He Shed”, a man cave is a great solution for the boys of the house and their friends to kick back and enjoy some Sunday Night Football. Add a TV, a couch and create a space for you and your buddies to bond over sports and food.


5. Art Studio

Calling all our Artsy people! Whether you draw, paint, sing, photograph or sew, a custom shed might be your cost-effective solution to turning your hobbies into a money-making machine. Or, they could just stay as hobbies but you will have your own private studio to focus and work in peace. We found stories of artists online, who use their shed as their creative space and produce some of their best work in a custom-shed.


6. Storage

Yes we know, obviously a lofted barn shed or a utility building can be used for storage. We don’t need to tell you that a storage shed can help declutter your home and keep the football gear after a rainy game away from the house. Besides storing your gardening supplies, a storage shed can keep your patio furniture safe during the winter months. Larger size sheds can even keep your car and motorcycle safe too.


7. Playhouse

Parents, we know you love your kids and the company they bring home, but wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your weekends in peace. Take your storage shed, add electricity, add video games and some toys and furniture for kids to sit on and TADDDAAA you’ve got a playhouse. Keep your kids safe and within eyesight in a playhouse custom shed, where they can have fun and you can have peace in mind. No more noise in the house and no more holes in the walls.


8. Airbnb

Do you have acres of land and are you located in a prime tourist location? Take advantage of your land. Add a custom shed to your property for people to use as a vacation rental and have your structure pay for itself and make you money on top of that.


9. Marketing Studio

Did you know our marketing company, E-Impact Marketing, was started in a shed? That’s right. E-Impact Marketing was started in a 5×12 (60 square feet) shed behind a row of houses in Lancaster, PA. If you are an SEO expert, a custom shed might be a good place to start your business. Finish the interior of your shed, add an electrical package, some computers, few chairs, and a table and you are ready to market.


10. Guest House

Are you that relative that everyone always enjoys visiting? Or a parent whose kid is married and constantly visits with their partner? It might not be a bad idea to turn your shed into a guest house and give your guests some privacy. Don’t believe that’s possible, check out this video below and see the couple who turned their custom shed into a guest house.


Buy A Custom Shed

Owning a custom shed can seem like a costly job, but we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. In fact, being a custom shed owner can be very cheap and hassle-free. If you already own a shed or are thinking of purchasing one, this custom shed ideas guide is perfect for you to get creative with your building. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we would be happy to help!


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