Porch/ Shed Renovation Ideas

2 years ago
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If you are one of those homeowners who are interested in revamping the porch or if you think that the shed area is useless, think again. Because if you follow the below-mentioned tips, you will be able to reassess your view and it would facilitate you to turn your porch/shed into a useful space.

Most of the houses have shed that are often overlooked by the homeowners and renovators due to the lack of use and presentation of the space, however, if proper attention is paid in terms of turning the shed into a porch or other productive spaces of the house, it could save you money spent on creating extra space or changes in the house over the time.

Small Changes

As the shed of the houses is commonly used as the storage space for stuff, the maintenance of the shed becomes hard due to the piling of the storage in the manner that renders it a useless space or space for dumping the things.  However, if shelves are added or other small adjustments are made in an organized manner, it can save you from making the above-mentioned mistake or disaster. Furthermore, if you are one of those who is interested in increasing the living space, the shed can also be turned into an extension of the living room.

Enhance the Rustic Look

This option is suitable for those who are interested in spending as less as they can. The idea is to work on the old or worn out walls of the shed and with the help of spray paint in the rustic shades can make your shed seem like an antique space. Similarly, old pieces of furniture or art can be added to enhance the rustic theme and make your shed seem presentable. Nevertheless, if you are someone who would like to upgrade the shabby looking shed of the house, the door and floor of the shed could be replaced with new ones.

Screened Porch

If the ceiling of the shed in your house is good and if it has painted walls, these are the signs that will tell you if it can be turned into a screened porch. Though the ceiling of the shed can be upgraded by installing wooden finishing or support for the ceiling, however, if it does not need the revamping, the walls of the shed could be repainted to add exuberance to the dull setting. Moreover, the role of good furniture pieces will also help to give the feeling of a comfortable space. If you want the porch or shed to be multifunctional for you, it could also be used as a lounging area. In addition, small cooling and heating systems can be installed to maintain the temperature in all seasons.

Faux Brick Wall

As the shed of the house is relatively more exposed to the moist in the changing seasons, it is, therefore, important to add an element in your shed to prevent the dampening of the sheds/porch and to preserve the functions of renovation. This means that going for the faux brick wall is probably one of the smart choices, as the faux walls have the density to not only absorb the moist, but it also adds an interesting texture to the overall look. Some of the experts prefer the warm feeling that is created by installing a faux wall in a limited budget range.

Curtains

Traditionally, curtains are used in the rooms of the house; however, if the very same idea is applied to your shed or porch, it could play a significant role in making your space seem warmer than usual. Before getting the curtains for the shed or porch space, it is important to make sure that you are buying the right color, fabric and the design of the curtain. For example, if you have a theme in mind, the curtains are supposed to match the theme or the different colors of the curtain can help to create a completely contrasting look. In the same way, if you buy thin layered curtains, it would facilitate the beams of the sun to enter your newly upgraded space of the house to make it cozier. Lastly, the designs in bold colors or patterns would make space seem brighter.

Tiles for the Floor

In addition to safeguarding the floor of the shed or porch from water, the tiles will help to create an even and tidy base for the room you are trying to renovate. Tiles are in different sizes and designs, this means if you opt for the appropriate or most suitable one, it will definitely change the outlook of the entire space. For instance, small size and light tones are recommended for the bold colored shed or porch. However, if the wallpapers or the overall décor of the space is light or less attention grabbing, the tile designs could be chosen in the strong patterns or colors to create a well-balanced appeal.

Maintaining an Order

Though this may seem obvious to most of the homeowners, however, when it comes to the shed or porch of the house, this basic step is ignored or missed by the people, in general. This means that it is necessary to not only renovate the space, but once you are done with the renovation, the space requires you to keep things and new changes in order. And in order to improve the organization of the space, storage shelves or cabinets can be added to keep the place tidy. Moreover, customized storages spaces can also be added to store the stuff in accordance with your needs and overall size of the space.

A Small Library

If you are an avid reader or a guilty hoarder who wants to increase the-cluttered space used up by the collection of your books inside the house or you simply want to store books, the shed or porch of the house can be turned into a small library, especially if you are not interested in making the space a living area for the house. Likewise, a small library would require you to work on the shelves, however, if it is done in a proper manner, it could serve as an option better than an actual library of your house.

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