When the word shed comes into someone’s mind, they might think of a shed in someone’s backyard filled with lawn equipment or something used for storage. Would one ever think of living in a shed? Believe it or not many people do and more people are jumping on this trend. A quick search on the internet can showcase a bunch of unique livable shed homes. There are so many possibilities that one can do with this concept. Let us look into some of those benefits.
One benefit could be cost-effectiveness. Everyone has a dream house uniquely fit for them. The reality of building a house from scratch can cost a family thousands of dollars and more. With a livable shed as an option, it is an excellent way to create a unique home with less cost. A livable shed can be as simple or as extravagant as one wishes. With the extra money, one could save from building a traditional house one could use those savings into the fine details inside or outside. Maybe it’s not a home you are looking for but maybe a guest house for the people that host gatherings often. Is there a family member that works from home every day and maybe needs an office outside of the house? The possibilities are endless whether you are looking for a home to design for your family or even a simple office to work in. Also in line with the topic of cost-effectiveness is quick to move in. This is an excellent choice for first-time homeowners who are on a strict budget or deadline to move in. Both of those things are possible with a livable shed. If you are the type to worry about how big of your carbon footprint you are leaving on the planet then this is something that may need to be looked into as a choice for you.
Let us take a side step away from home. Do you have property filled with animals and need shelter like a barn? That is an option as well as a storage shed for maybe a boat or a personal plane. your livable shed could be your business if you are a mechanic or need a workshop. The word livable is not solely based on living in something but on how you live your life and the things you surround yourself with. Everyone has a vision when it comes to how they live and what they need in their life. Everyone has different needs but with a livable shed, those needs are being focused on to satisfy them.
Now, it might be hard at first to imagine a livable shed when we all grew up thinking sheds were used as storage. It is all in the details, and just like everything else that comes with a liveable shed, the possibilities are endless when it comes to details. Want a house with a tone of windows? Or is it a custom front door? How about a front porch or a back porch? One could even go as far as having a wrap-around veranda. Those are wonderful details that can be added to any livable shed. They are designed for you. Add a little flare to the outside or maybe make it a modern design. Want to paint the outside? Go right ahead. the outside of your livable shed will always look just as good, and in some cases maybe even better, than a traditional home no matter what style you choose.
Let us imagine walking to your livable shed, office, guest house, whatever you decide to make. Remember to erase the imagine of the storage shed and replace it with walking into a home. Is there a chandelier or are we walking into a great living space? Small kitchen, small tiny house, or the complete opposite. Just the same way you designed the outside to be custom-made to you the inside can be made the same way. What style do you want to decorate your new livable shed? Farmhouse, modern, dark the decision is all up to you. Go wild and let your creative thinking take over. Go back to thinking about the tiny square shed that we all had for storage at one time. It was probably one layout. Square. With a livable shed, the layout is completely customed as well. The number of rooms or no rooms. High ceilings or modern eight-foot ceilings. The finished product is in the details and you the customer are in control of those details.
With all these possibilities laid out in front of you, a person might be overwhelmed. Let us put those uncomfortable feelings aside. There is so much help at every step. From the first step of researching and getting a better understanding of what a livable shed actually is all the way to the finished product that is custom-made to you and you specifically. One might even be sold on just the aspect alone of being in control and creating something unique. Along with all the help, there are endless inspirational stories of real people who made this choice in their lives. The experience you can have by just choosing a livable shed can be less stressful compared to a traditional home.
Take a step back now and really think about everything that has been laid out in front of you. Cost-effectiveness, carbon footprint, the custom-made product to you starting from the outside to the inside. Whether you are looking for a home, office, guest home, storage, or garage. Everyone’s needs are different but all those needs can be met with a livable shed. The first step is easy. All it takes is an open mind.