10 Unique Uses for Your Storage Shed or Barn in 2020

Storage sheds don’t always have to stay true to their namesake. They are incredibly versatile buildings that can be used in countless ways. These small, enclosed spaces can be a wonderful place for you to enjoy your hobbies or do work. If you think your storage shed would be better utilized in ways not related to storage, go for it! Here are a few fun ways you can transform your storage shed.

Man-Cave/She Shed

Having your own personal space to escape after a long day or to enjoy a quiet evening can be helpful in giving yourself much-needed alone time. A storage shed can easily be converted to a man-cave or she shed. When it comes to these personalized rooms, fill the space with whatever makes you happy; that’s the best way to make the most of your space.


For those that find themselves using their free time to tackle various projects around the house, a workshop might be the best way to maximize the potential of your storage shed. You can bring in a workbench and all of your tools so everything you could possibly need will be right in front of you.

Recording Studio/Practice Room

If you’re a musician, finding a place to practice in your house can be a challenge. Loud instruments can be disruptive to your family members and it’s important to keep them in mind when you choose a time to practice. However, there’s a solution to this. You can turn your storage shed into your own personal music room where you can play your instruments to your heart’s content.

You’ll likely have to pad the interior of your shed to prevent noise from escaping, but if your shed is far enough away from your house, you might not get many complaints from your family.

A Playhouse for the Kids

If you have kids, giving them a place of their own to play is a creative way to make the most out of your storage shed. You can turn the shed into a tiny house that you can fill with books and their favorite toys.

You can furnish it with a small table and chair set and a couch to make it really feel like a house. Kids will love being able to play and let their imagination run wild in their “house.”

Game Room

Basements are a great place to have a game room due to the abundance of space and limited foot traffic. If you don’t have a basement or simply don’t have space in your home to include a game room, a storage shed is a great alternative.

Depending on the side of your shed, you might be able to include something as big as a pool table or ping pong table. You could also hang a dartboard on one wall and put a couch against another so you have a place to rest after an exhausting ping pong match.

Personal Gym

Getting in a good workout doesn't have to mean going to the gym. If you have your own equipment and machines, you can take your storage shed and turn it into a gym of your own.

You can give yourself a space to lift weights and do push-ups while also giving yourself enough room for an elliptical or treadmill.

Home Office 

Your house can be full of distractions, making getting work done a difficult task. It might sound extreme, but taking your office out of your home and putting it somewhere with limited distractions might be a worthwhile project.

You’ll most likely need to run electricity through your shed in order to power a computer and any lighting you have but if it improves your productivity, turning your shed into a home office will be well worth the time and effort.

A Relaxation Room

Sometimes you need a place to unwind and relax outside of the confines of your house. You can make that oasis only a few steps away by turning your storage shed into a relaxation room.

If you like to read, you can bring in a comfortable chair and a small bookshelf. If you enjoy plants and find that their presence heightens your relaxation, including a variety of indoor plants will go a long way in creating the perfect atmosphere for your room.

Pool House

Having a pool in the convenience of your backyard is truly a blessing during the summer months. Converting your shed into a pool house located only a few steps from your pool is a great way to store towels, bathing suits, and pool toys.

Artist’s Studio

Stock your shed full of all of the materials you could possibly need to let your creativity shine. It can also double as your own personal art gallery where you can display some of your favorite pieces.

If you don’t already have a storage shed and are interested in one for storage purposes and beyond, Shed Solutions has a wide variety of high-quality storage sheds and barns to meet your needs.