The days are getting longer and warmer and we are spending more time outside in the garden now that summer is well on it's way. Turning your garden shed into a kids play room or having a separate playhouse shed for them to play in is a great way to get them out of the sun and into the shade during the hottest time of the day. A kids play shed is also great for any time of the year, so don't think they are only good for the warmer weather.
I have been wanting to create Amelia her own outdoor play space for some time now however, I just haven't had the time. I may wait until she is a bit older or has a sibling to share the fun with and that way I can design it to meet both of their needs. I'd love to have her little table and chair set in there along with a wall book shelf and a chalkboard wall. Our garden at our new house isn't the biggest so it would be taking up a bit of space, so I'm debating whether to wait until we move again and have a big enough garden with plenty of space.
If you have older children, they will be at home a lot during the summer holidays, a garden play room is a great investment for you to get some peace and quiet indoors and also make your house less cluttered with all of their toys. Just think, you can have your back door wide open and your children can play in their lovely new space, as you relax, work or clean the house.
Here are some tips to transform your shed into a kids play room:
1. Paint - Make the shed bright by painting it white or a similar shade. Shed's don't tend to have many windows if any at all, so by making it bright it will feel more homely and welcoming. You'll want to use a paint which protects wood no matter the weather, to make it last.
2. Flooring - You may need to insert new flooring especially if you are renovating an old shed, some summer houses come with nice flooring so if you're looking at purchasing a new shed I'd suggest a summer house. Posh Flooring also have a great range of flooring including vinyl and laminate which are perfect and relatively cheap for sheds. If purchasing new flooring isn't an option, perhaps adding a splash of new paint will make it look much nicer.
3. Finishing touches - Add in some colour by either painting one wall a different colour, adding a nice big rug for the centre of the room or even some wall art. Choose some bunting to hang up on the inside to make it feel homely.
If turning the shed into a kids play room isn't an option what about creating a nice summer house for yourself? I love the look of this beach summer house and someday long to have something similar of my own.
Do you have a kids play room outside for your children?