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While Bringing the Comfort of Home to Your Personal Escape

Many of us dream of having a comfy home away from home. Whether that’s a vacation property miles away or a personal escape in our own backyard, there are plenty of options to help bring that vision to life.

Designing a shed that looks like a house or simply feels like an extension of your house can help bring those comforts of home to an oasis that’s all your own. Here are some tips on how to make your shed feel less like storage space and more like an extension of your lifestyle.

Add a Porch to Your Shed

One of the most defining features of a cozy country home is a front porch. It’s a welcoming spot to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and greet friends and family. Adding a porch to your shed is an easy way to give it some extra backyard curb appeal and make it feel more welcoming.

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Include House-Quality  Windows and Doors

Another way to make your shed look and feel more like your house is by adding some quality home-building-grade windows and doors. Large, insulated windows will let in plenty of natural light, make the space feel bright and airy, and keep out drafts.

As for the doors, consider choosing ones that fit with the overall look of your house and property. For more character and extra flair, consider adding wide, French-style double doors with 15-Lite panels for more natural light and an elegance boost. 

Choose Shingles and Siding That Match Your House

When designing the exterior of your shed, choose shingles and siding that match or complement those used on your house. This will help create a cohesive aesthetic for your backyard and give your shed the appearance of being a true extension of your home.

Design a Comfy Interior

Once you’ve taken care of the exterior, it’s time to focus on making the interior of your shed as comfy as possible. After all, this is your place to relax, unwind, and feel at home!

Here are some interior tips for creating a comfy indoor space in your new custom shed:

Insulate the Interior Walls

If you’re planning to use your shed year-round, it’s important to insulate the interior walls. This will help keep the space warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Add Electricity

Another way to make your shed more comfortable is by adding electricity. This will allow you to add lamps, ceiling fans, a small fridge, and other amenities to make spending time in your shed more enjoyable. Once you have an electrical connection, almost anything is possible! 

Don’t Forget the Air Conditioning!

For the hot summer months, you may choose to include air conditioning in your shed design. This will help keep the space cool and comfortable when temperatures soar.

Include Living Room Furniture

One of the best ways to make your shed feel like a true extension of your home is by including some living room furniture. A comfortable couch or armchair, along with a coffee table or side table, will help make the space feel cozy and inviting, especially with guests!

Extend the Comforts of Home with Porch Seating

Porch seating is another great way to make your shed feel like a home. This will give you a place to enjoy the outdoors while still being able to relax in cool comfort. Popular choices like Adirondack chairs and small end tables are perfect for visiting with your loved ones and enjoying a nice, cold drink while enjoying New England’s beautiful scenery.

Use Colorful Rugs and Curtains

Rugs and curtains can add some unique, homelike color and personality to your shed. Choose patterns and colors that reflect your personal style to make the space truly your own.

Add Wall Decor

Another way to add some unique personality to your shed is by hanging wall decor. This could be anything from family photos to artwork that reflects your interests and personality.

Install a TV and WiFi

For ultimate relaxation in your personal escape, consider adding a TV and WiFi to your space. This will allow you to watch your favorite shows and movies in peace, without having to worry about streaming issues.

Start Designing Your Own Cozy House Shed Today 

For 60 years, our team at Post Woodworking has helped homeowners in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and southern Maine create beautiful custom sheds.  If you are looking to design a shed that feels like a true extension of your home, we would love to help you to bring your vision to life. 

To start brainstorming your own ideas, check out our shed styles, design your own shed with our Shedview tool, or contact us online or call and speak with us today.

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