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Practical Uses For Your Garden Shed



People have been building garden sheds for thousands of years, and although the materials we use have evolved greatly throughout history, garden sheds have remained a practical and functional addition to any Australian garden. When we think of a garden shed, we tend to imagine a construction where we store gardening tools, fertilizers and other gardening equipment, but the truth is that garden sheds can be used for many other things. With a bit of imagination and a touch of creativity, you can maximise the use of your garden shed. Here you will find six alternative yet very practical uses for it: 

1. You Can Turn It Into A Kids’ Playhouse During Summer 

If you have children and you are concerned about their safety, then one of the best things you can do with your garden shed during spring and summer is turn it into playhouse. Why spend extra money on creating a safe haven where your little ones can play when you can easily do that with your shed –  and as it is in your garden you can easily keep an eye on your children as well.

2. The Shed Can Double As A Pool House

If you have a pool in your garden and you always have friends coming over to use it on hot summer days, then your garden shed can easily double as a pool house or a changing room. Your garden shed is also the perfect place to store various pool and jacuzzi supplies in.  

3. Make It Your Personal Workout Room 

If you love working out and staying fit, then why spend money on your monthly gym membership when you can train in your garden? You can buy a treadmill or a stationary bike and install it in your garden shed for easy access whenever you feel like a workout. 

4. Your Garden Shed Can Serve As An Animal Shelter During The Winter 

If you have farm animals or dogs, then why not use your garden shed as a temporary animal shelter? Animals feel the chilly winter months just the way we do, and your garden shed can shield them from harsh winter conditions. 

5. Use It To Store Your Chemicals 

Chemical storage is a highly controversial topic – not once did it happen for children to find chemicals and to accidentally swallow them. If you wish to “child proof” your home, then there is no better way to do that than by removing chemicals and other dangerous substances from your home and locking them up in your shed.

6. It Can Be A Great Games Room!

Everybody loves a good game every now and then and if you want to let off some steam after a hard day at work wouldn't it be nice to have a games room where you can relax? All you need is a waterproof and windproof garden shed and you have the perfect space to put a pool table or dart board! 

If this list has inspired you to upgrade your garden shed then contact Riverlea Group Australia, Australia's leading garden shed supplier. We supply a range of garden sheds throughout the country, from Melbourne and beyond. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can advise you on the best garden shed to meet your requirements...whatever you may want to use it for!

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