Shed Conversion Ideas for Your Next Winter Project

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Storage sheds don’t always have to be used for storage. These versatile structures can be utilized in a variety of ways and can be converted into unique, personalized spaces. If you’re looking for a new project during the winter months, why not transform your shed? 

Man Cave/She Shed

Everyone needs some alone time every now and again. Having your own personal space to unwind after a long day or to enjoy some quiet time can help you get some much-needed “me time.” If this sounds like it’s up your alley, consider converting your storage shed into a man cave or she shed. You’ll be sure to appreciate a new private getaway, right in the comfort of your own backyard. 

We invite you to check out our selection of  man caves and she sheds for  inspiration! Don’t see something that is quite what you had in mind?  Ask us about customizing your man cave or shed to your specific wants and needs.


Think about converting your storage shed into a workshop if you or a member of your family enjoys DIY projects or woodworking. With just a few changes, your shed can be transformed into an all-in-one place for carpentry, hobbies, and more. Additions can be as simple as adding standalone tables and wall racking or peg boarding to as involved as adding a straight, L-shaped or U-shaped work bench system complete with cabinets, shelves and drawers.

Arts & Crafts Studio

By turning your shed into an art or craft studio, you can create a spot where your creativity can flourish . Make the space as simple or sophisticated as you like, and incorporate items that will inspire you and promote creative thinking. Make sure there is lots of natural night, and if necessary, add a few windows or a skylight. Additionally, be sure not to overcrowd the area, as a cluttered setting might stifle creativity. Ask us how we have worked to customize one of our standard garden sheds into a sewing space for a customer

Office Space

Getting work done at home can be challenging if your house is full of distractions. It may sound like a big project to tackle, but moving your workspace out of your house and into a location with less distractions can be a worthwhile feat.

Keep in mind that converting your shed into a home office will require running electricity to the structure, which is dangerous to do on your own. Make the process as simple and safe as possible with one of Raber’s electrical packages.

Home Gym

Going to the gym isn’t the only way to get in some solid exercise. If you are a fitness enthusiast who isn’t a fan of public gyms, or there aren’t any gyms in your area, why not convert your storage shed into a gym of your own? You’d be surprised by the amount of equipment that can fit in a shed – you’ll probably have enough space for an elliptical or treadmill while still having a spot for weight lifting or yoga.

Children’s Playhouse

If you have children, consider transforming your storage shed into a place for them to play and spend time outside. By making a few changes and additions, you can convert your shed into your child’s own play room. 

Get creative when designing the interior of the playhouse by painting the walls a fun color and furnishing the space with some “pint-sized” furniture. You kids will love letting their imaginations run wild in their very own “home.” If you want to take the creative process a step further, consider incorporating your kids and their ideas into designing the space. The whole family can have a fun project! 

Pool House

Anyone who owns a swimming pool understands the amount of equipment and supplies required to keep it in good working order. These materials, along with accessories like rafts, towels, and pool toys, can take up a significant amount of room. Convert your storage shed into a pool house to create a convenient, secure location to store all of your pool equipment, just steps away from the pool.

If you’re in the market for a new shed, for storage or otherwise, Raber Storage Barns has a wide selection of storage buildings of all styles and sizes, and available customization to tailor the outdoor structures  to meet your needs! Check out what we have to offer!