Sheds and summerhouses

Sheds and summerhouses – combining both in a single garden building.

Choosing between a shed that’s used for storage and a summerhouse that’s used for relaxation is a dilemma that people often face when choosing a new wooden garden building. The reason for this usually lies in the fact that the owner’s wishes are clashing with their needs when it comes to the intended function of their garden building. To be more precise, what they want is a nice-looking summerhouse in which to spend their free time (and who can blame them?), but they actually desperately need some extra storage space, as their house is running out of it. And most people only have enough space for one building in their garden, so constructing both a shed and a summerhouse isn’t usually an option.

One might think that the rational solution for this problem would be to take care of the storage needs, putting their wishes for a leisure area aside. However, there’s no need to do this, because there are quite a few garden building designs that combine a shed and a summerhouse in a single structure, meaning that this problem can be solved with ease. In this article, we describe some of the most popular combined shed and summerhouse  design options, to help you avoid having to choose between a storage space and a leisure space.

Sheds and summerhouses – combining both in a single garden building.

Choosing between a shed that’s used for storage and a summerhouse that’s used for relaxation is a dilemma that people often face when choosing a new wooden garden building. The reason for this usually lies in the fact that the owner’s wishes are clashing with their needs when it comes to the intended function of their garden building. To be more precise, what they want is a nice-looking summerhouse in which to spend their free time (and who can blame them?), but they actually desperately need some extra storage space, as their house is running out of it. And most people only have enough space for one building in their garden, so constructing both a shed and a summerhouse isn’t usually an option.

One might think that the rational solution for this problem would be to take care of the storage needs, putting their wishes for a leisure area aside. However, there’s no need to do this, because there are quite a few garden building designs that combine a shed and a summerhouse in a single structure, meaning that this problem can be solved with ease. In this article, we describe some of the most popular combined shed and summerhouse  design options, to help you avoid having to choose between a storage space and a leisure space.

Combined Shed and Summerhouse with several separate rooms

If the look of your garden building’s interior is important to you, the idea of combining a storage shed and a leisure area in a one-room summerhouse probably won’t work for you. It’s easy to understand why, as it will be nearly impossible to keep the room clean and tidy if it’s full of stuff. In order to keep the interior presentable, it should be free of any unnecessary items; therefore, simultaneously using it for both leisure and storage can lead to a situation where you’re hesitant to invite guests into your summerhouse as it’s drowning in piles of stuff.

If you want to avoid such a situation, but still need to combine a storage shed and a summerhouse, pick a design with several rooms. That way you’ll be able to designate part of it as the shed-cum-storage area and the other part as the leisure-focused summerhouse area. This will allow you to put the things that you’d like to store away from yours and everyone else’s eyes, which will also make it easier to find things as they’ll be in a designated storage area instead of just scattered around your living space. And, speaking of your living space, it will be improved as well, as you’ll have less stuff in it.

A large shed and a summerhouse canopy

If you’re not desperate to have an indoor space for leisure and relaxation but would be perfectly content with just a nice outdoor area, another solution is to pick a design that combines a storage shed and a summerhouse canopy. This is similar to the previous option in a way, as it also divides your garden building into storage space and leisure space; the difference is that the leisure area will usually be only outdoors. Of course, you could also decide to use the indoor area for both storage and leisure, but that has its downsides, as we have already discussed. The best thing about this combination of shed and summerhouse is that it makes it possible to have a large shed which still looks visually stunning thanks to the canopy.

Another reason why this shed and summerhouse combination is a great idea is that it allows you to combine a large shed with a large leisure area, giving you the best of both worlds. The canopy will enable you to host large gatherings in your garden, while the storage shed will be large enough for you to store all of your belongings. And it shouldn’t matter that the leisure area is located outdoors, as canopies can be furnished and designed in different ways, providing both comfort and an attractive appearance. In addition, a canopy lets you enjoy the outdoors, while also being sheltered from the rain or intense sunlight.

Creating a bespoke shed and summerhouse combination design to perfectly fit the unused corners of your garden

It’s possible that neither of the options mentioned above is right for you because none of the existing designs provides the exact functionality you’re looking for or fits the unusual shape of your garden. This doesn’t mean that a combination of a shed and a summerhouse isn’t possible though, as there is always the option to create a bespoke design. Contrary to a popular belief, bespoke designs aren’t actually any more expensive than an off-the-shelf garden building, as the best manufacturers offer this option at no additional cost.

In addition, you can also create bespoke designs online, for example, using the 3D-Configurator offered here at Woodpro, which allows you to see how your bespoke design would look like in real life. This makes it even easier to create a bespoke design, as it can be done just with a few clicks of the mouse, instead of having to have complicated plans drawn up. What’s more, you can modify any of our existing designs to achieve the perfect combination of shed and summerhouse for your needs or to create a design that perfectly fits the shape of your garden, filling its unused corners. This is especially important if your garden doesn’t have a lot of space, as you’ll be able to use it in an efficient way.

Are you ready to find the shed and summerhouse combination that’s perfect for your garden? Then take a look at the range of garden buildings offered by Woodpro or create your own bespoke design with our unique 3D-Configurator!

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