Backyard Workspace

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I have this shed in my backyard. It’s shaped like a barn and there may or may not be (happily co-existing) families of raccoons and skunks living underneath. I’m lucky enough to have a basement with direct outdoor access that houses all of the things that a shed would hold, so my wheels have been turning. I don’t want to tear the thing down when nothing is wrong with it, so what are my options?

I’ve fallen in love with the daydream of having a little backyard workspace oasis. Because I live in Pennsylvania and I’m not about to install any sort of heating/cooling system I’d only be able to use it successfully for about half of the year, but I’m already sort of sold on the idea. It would be nothing to paint the interior, add a desk, floor rug, and some other accessories and enjoy! The dogs would get to spend extra time outside (which is totally okay by them, we’ve already talked it out) and so would I, which falls right into my plan of getting the most out of the leafy green oasis I plan on creating.

Would you add a backyard workspace to your home?


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  • Claire

    March 4, 2015 at 12:05 am Reply

    that would be the coolest little backyard escape away from the distractions of the house! you would be able to make it look so cute!

  • Julie

    March 4, 2015 at 11:02 am Reply

    YES! And I have a regular 9-5 job so I don’t even need an extra workspace. But I like the idea of having a place at home that feels “exotic”. The fact that it could only be used half the year would make it even more special.

  • emily

    March 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm Reply

    i dream of a space like this…I think it would be lovely to have a place to go, outside of my house, to work on projects…maybe i could focus better? all lovely inspiration photos!

  • Design

    April 1, 2015 at 7:08 am Reply

    I definitely want a backyard workspace like that. My cousin works as a tax accountant and actually built one from a shed in his backyard. I envy that cozy and peaceful little nook!

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