FUNCTION + AESTHETICS
I am completely enamored with the idea of combining function and beauty...and sheds are the perfect way to combine both. We can use a shed to simply store things, or we can use it as a storage unit, plus make it an integral part of the garden design aesthetics. Below are some ways to use the shed beyond its storage function:
As a focal point. Make your shed beautiful (whatever that means to you!), then place it strategically to draw someone into your garden or allow it to be eye-candy as you relax on your patio. At our previous house, we painted our shed bright orange and it served as a focal point at the end of our main walk between the house and garage to draw guests into the backyard.
Use it as a garden wall. Landscape design is about creating outdoor rooms composed of walls, floors and ceilings. If you are lucky enough to have a shed, you can use it to create at least one wall of a garden room. Paint it a fun color, add window boxes, or hang some antique garden tools...and now you have an awesome garden wall.
Use it as a hideaway. A fun trend the last few years is to use a shed as a special place to get away to read, work, and create. You can still store garden tools, but add a cozy chair, table and workspace so you can have alone time in the garden.