I have just finished cleaning up my working space (the Lino offcuts on the floor were getting a bit out of hand) and it occurred to me to write a quick post for anyone who is a bit nosy like me and would like a peek inside my shed or maybe you would like to turn your own shed into a little haven away from the world, if so I’m happy to pass on my experience gained from trial and error.
To call it a studio sounds a bit grand, really it is more of a ‘pimped up shed’. It’s a very old shed that that was in situ when we moved in, I think it is as old as the house which was built in the forties. It is well built though and quite big, it just needed a bit of fixing up and some TLC. It was also already fitted with electricity which was lucky as I don’t think my DIY could or should have tackled that.
My main priority was to get it watertight and insulated. Initially I just replaced the roofing felt but it got damaged in a storm so eventually I added a corrogated bitchemin roof, which wasn’t cheep but worth it as it’s so much more effective. The walls on the inside of the shed are insulated with layers of bubble wrap and then covered in plywood, the ceiling is lined with foam board, and the floor covered in foam tiles, usually used for garages and workshops. I also added an extra panel of Perspex ( the same stuff used for cheep greenhouses) to the windows to stop the drafts. I have a little heater in there and it’s really nice and cozy.
its so Important for me to have a place of my own to be creative in, it’s somewhere I can be at total peace and immersed in the creative process. No interruptions, no reminders of chores not done, no one demanding my attention or my time. No noise apart from the soothing sound of bird song, its total bliss.