Have you thought about heating your garden shed?
We all use our sheds for different reasons. While your garden shed is a safe place to store tools and holiday decorations, it can also be utilised for a wide variety of uses. If you plan to use your shed as an office, classroom, home gym, or recreation room, there are plenty of small hacks and changes you can put into effect. Before you know it, you’ll have an extra ‘room’ in which you can work, train, learn, or just relax.
However, the first thing you need to think about is heating. Without heat, you won’t be able to enjoy your extra space in the cooler months. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy and affordable to heat your shed with low-cost, DIY options.
There are plenty of different ways that you can heat your shed. Here are the most popular, affordable, and practical options.
You need to think carefully about insulation. Most sheds aren’t built with the same kind of insulation and infrastructure as houses, and they can leak heat. You could end up spending a fortune as you pay to heat the garden, not the shed! Insulation will also prevent damp, cold, mould, and leaks.
Here are some tips to help you keep your shed well-insulated, saving you money and keeping it toasty warm inside. For effective insulation, you’ll need to think about the windows, walls, doors, and floor.
Of course, the right heating option for your shed will depend on your intended use, your power sources, the size of the structure, and your budget. You can take your cosy warm shed to the next level by adding rugs and curtains to further protect from drafts and keep the cold air outside where it belongs. Remember, there’s not much point in heating your shed if you don’t ensure that it is properly insulated first.
As you can see, there are plenty of different methods for keeping your shed warm this winter. Which will you choose?
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