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DIY Backyard Shed Ideas For Some “Me Space”

Running out of room in your house? As home becomes more and more a comfy place of refuge, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our property. A backyard shed can be the perfect solution to carve out some space just for you.


Gaining popularity among homeowners, livable backyard sheds or casitas (meaning “small houses” in Spanish) can be used as cozy getaways that create some “me space.” They’re perfect for parents who want some breathing room away from the kids, those looking for a separate home office or anyone needing a space to call their own for a hobby, reading or unwinding after a long day.


One of the top advantages of transforming a shed into a livable part of your home is that it’s super easy and affordable. Most small sheds don’t need permits and can be easily renovated yourself, but stay informed about local permit requirements.


A backyard casita is also fun to decorate and easy to personalize in your style – whether you’re looking for log cabin-rustic, farmhouse chic or bold and modern. You can also adapt the interior of your shed quickly to suit your changing needs, seamlessly switching from home office to virtual school hub to craft space.


Make sure your shed is comfortable and cozy so it’s a place you enjoy spending time in even when the weather gets colder. Before you deck out your shed in your chosen décor, install a quality subfloor to keep out cold and moisture. Premium subflooring from DRICORE is a great option, as it will keep your floors soft, warm and comfortable. Quick and easy to install, you can lay out the panels for your shed in less than an hour.


Another great product that will help make your backyard shed super cozy is DRICORE Smartwall. The high-performance, prefabricated wall panel is designed with an integrated moisture barrier. The all-in-one drywall paneling system has everything you need, including framing, insulation, drywall and a tongue-and-groove system for faster install.


Whatever design and materials you choose, be sure to use elements that encourage peace, joy and relaxation. If you want to recreate the vibes of your last beach vacation, hang photos of undulating waves on a serene beach, freshen up well-loved furniture with paint in coastal hues like blues and whites and decorate with glass jars filled with sand and seashells.


If you’re more interested in the cottagecore and cabincore aesthetic, hang a painting of a quiet forest path, add plaid blankets and pillows and DIY some décor made with reclaimed wood logs.


Remember, this is a space just for you, so outfit it with your favourite things. Think souvenirs from your last vacation, materials and supplies for your latest hobby and fabrics in soothing textures.

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