Looking for a solution to solve that problem I resorted to the Internet and came across the WeWork website, a co-working company that offers memberships to rent beautifully curated offices in major US and some European cities. Some memberships start as low a $45/month and give you the luxury of on-demand office and conference room space.
Seeing some office spaces featured on the We-Work website got me thinking and the idea was born to turn my garden shed into an inspirational outdoor work and hangout space for myself. It can sadly only be usable in the Summer time, but it will offer the convenience of separating work from family life. The shed is powered and has an amazing wi-fi connection so its potential wouldn't have been used to its fullest had this transformation not taken place. Once the work is done, the space can be easily transformed into an evening hang-out space.
Check out the info and images below on how this transformation evolved and what the end result is.
In retrospect, the entire process was labour intensive, yet so rewarding that I would do it a million times over.
Please drop me a line if you find this inspiring or would like some tips and help with your own space. I have a ton of ideas but sadly only one shed. And don't forget to check out the We-Work website as they are what got all of this started.
|This was my starting point at the beginning of April. BBQ, garden tools, last year's yard waste and some random furniture pieces all crammed in a 10ft x 10ft space.|
|I stripped an old scalloped lamp shade and sprayed it orange to serve as a chandelier.|
|I have had this yellow bench for a while and it comes from a local antiques market. It normally lives underneath the window in the dining room as a catch all for books and papers, but for the summer it will provide additional seating in my office.|
|The tall cabinet is another thrift store find and offers extra storage for office supplies but also some small garden tools.|
|The grey and pink door is strategically positioned to hide the power plugs. Postcards were included in a copy of Frankie Magazine.|
|Washi tape, litte ferns and silly pencil holders make life better.|
|View from the desk is is that of the back yard which, in a couple of weeks, will be in full bloom.|