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Has your ugly shed has been staring up at you from the bottom of the garden for as long as you can remember?
Are you a keen gardener that breaks your heart at the end of every summer when your tomatoes wilt away with the cold autumn breeze? Can you not afford a greenhouse? Do you simply not have the space?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got an awesome blog on how you can reinvent your old shed into a fully functioning greenhouse.
The problems normally associated with getting a greenhouse when you already own a shed, are the costs and the space. A conversion addresses both these concerns. You can utilise the space of the shed to its fullest potential, by making it dual functional.
There will of course be some costs and labour time involved, but in comparison to what you would spend buying or building a new greenhouse and maintaining both, it is definitely a wise investment.
And think, you can grow your veggies on one side, and hide all the ugly tools on the other.
Now I have you nodding your head and questioning how you haven’t thought of this before, you’re ready to read our simple How-To Guide below.
So we’ve won you over to the idea of a half-shed half-greenhouse garden structure? Excellent! The next section will give you basic steps for converting a shed into a greenhouse.
If you’re not comfortable around a hammer, we strongly recommend you find someone who is as it can be relatively dangerous.
First, you need to make your vital decisions: Full greenhouse or combination of both?
A shedhouse? A greenshed? Whatever it is, it’s a great idea.
If you have a shed that is big enough to have a combination of both then why not go for it? Unless you know for sure you only want to use the structure as a greenhouse, or it’s simply too small to make the most of either, then we would recommend that you go for a combination of the both – a greenshedhouse if you will.
There’s a load of option available to you. Do you want horticultural glass? What about toughened glass? Or a polycarbonate?
We usually recommend fiberglass as it’s strong, lightweight and easy to handle. Also, due to its ridged edge, it overlaps and prevents moisture from coming in.
It’s time to decide where you’ll place your new shed-greenhouse and work out which sides you’ll convert into greenhouse walls.
Ideally, you’ll have the greenhouse section facing towards the rising sun in the east so the greenhouse heats through the day and stays warmer for longer through the night
Before you begin you should be certain that your shed is in good condition.
Make sure there is enough room and access points to not only do this endeavour but to also maintain it.
Once you are certain you must decide where you want the partition between shed and greenhouse to be on the inside.
It’s finally time to start building. Here’s what you do!