Convert your a humble garden shed into a fully-equipped studio ready for you to indulge your crafts and creative hobbies.
From planning to decoration, lighting, and storage, our free, downloadable guide gives you a step-by-step process to follow to turn your shed into the studio of your dreams.
Arts & crafts studio shed conversion guide:
- Start planning your ideal studio by making two lists: one to outline what you will use your studio for (‘uses’), and one to detail what those uses mean you’ll need (‘requirements’).
- Plan the layout of your studio, experimenting with the location of furniture and equipment, as well as doors and windows.
- Check your existing shed for any damage and examine its location in your garden, checking for current (and the potential for future) issues.
- Make a job list, detailing each task that will need to be done, as well as what and who will be needed to get it done.
- Start the conversion by damp-proofing your shed.
- Insulate the shed’s walls, ceiling and floor.
- Get an electrician to wire your studio for mains electricity. Or install an alternative, such as wind or solar power.
- Fit the studio with your choice of artificial lighting (e.g. fluorescent overheads or bulbs, LEDs, halogen or lamps).
- Install the heating (via electric heaters, under floor systems, or a wood stove).
- Connect your shed to the internet through access to your home WiFi, tethering, or a powerline adapter.
- Supply the studio with water either through access to the mains supply or a simple guttering and water butt system.
- Secure your shed with reinforced doors, locks, and hinges, as well as strong glass in the windows and motion-sensitive lights.
- Move your storage and furniture into the studio.
- Finish the conversion by decorating your studio according to your own tastes.
Download the guide now, and bring your creative space to life.
Lead image by kind permission of cinnamonjewellery.co.uk