6 Ways That You Can Make Use of Your Summerhouse

Having a summerhouse in your back garden can be a great way to get out in the sun and enjoy some fresh air. Summerhouses are often made of wood and they come with plenty of windows so that you can let as much sun in as possible. But how can you use your summerhouse to make the most of your investment and have lots of summer fun into the bargain?  Here are some ideas.

How can you use your summerhouse? - garden chairs outside summerhouse

How can you use your summerhouse?

A Reading Area

One of our favourite ideas for using your summerhouse is to enjoy some light reading. If you make your summerhouse comfortable enough, you’ll be able to pass many hours as you get into your new favourite book. This is a great way of getting yourself outside in the fresh air and you won’t have to worry about the sun getting in the way of your reading as you’ll be able to enjoy shade when you want to. We think that using your summerhouse as a reading area is a great idea if you want to have some quiet, alone time away from your children.

For Entertaining Guests

If you don’t yet own a summerhouse, then the summerhouses found here from Buy Sheds Direct are great for entertaining your friends and family and they will be so impressed when you show them how nice you’ve made it. If you want, you can enjoy some outdoor dining but away from the birds and bugs that might normally be attracted to your barbecue or your sandwiches. We also love that summerhouses are great for having a drink in the summer and your guests will love how this outdoor area is almost like visiting a beer garden, but for half the price!

An Art Studio

If you like to do a bit of art or crafts every now and again, why not do it outside in the fresh air? A summerhouse can be a great way of taking your art to the next level and enjoying the peaceful surroundings that your garden presents. You might even find that your paintings dry quicker or you can get some inspiration from your plants or the view of your home itself. You’ll need to plan your art studio carefully and try your best not to ruin the woodwork with any sort of paint. You can do this by adding a sheet to the ground or getting yourself an easel to paint on.

An Outdoor Office

Working at home is never fun but if you can work outside when you have extra work to do, you might be able to muster up a little more motivation. The great thing about using a summerhouse as an office is that the windows can let in plenty of natural light, meaning that you’ll be in good working conditions. You can also add a nice desk and comfortable furniture and soon you’ll have the outdoor office that you have always dreamed of.

A Hobby Area

If you have a hobby like knitting or sewing, you could easily make use of your summerhouse and get focused on your hobby. As long as you have the space you need to get stuck in, you’ll enjoy spending time outside, improving your skills and creating something great. You could even practice your musical instrument out in the summerhouse without worrying about disturbing your family members in the house.

A Kid’s Den

Our final way that you can use your summerhouse is to create a den for your children. Having an outdoor space that your children can use to have fun or to get creative in can be really exciting for them. There are so many ways that you can do this, you could add a games console or even turn it into a screen-free zone. The choice is up to you but make sure to consider what your children would like to do in the summer house.

Final Thoughts

There are so many different things that you can do with a summerhouse and there is no reason why you shouldn’t make use of your summerhouse today. Why not consider taking your hobby outside and teaching yourself a new skill or practising an old one. You could even turn this into a place that your kids love to spend time and get outdoors with their friends. If you’re the type of person who likes to get a bit of work done at home, you’ll love creating an outdoor office as you’ll get to do the work but with the sun shining through the windows of your new summerhouse.

If you already have a summerhouse, make sure that you don’t ignore the fact that it can be used for so many different things. Your family and friends will love this new space and you will too!

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Love these ideas !! Been wanting to get a summer house in ages ! But do I use it for an art studio or a kids den ? This is my dilemma lol , thinking an art studio because the kids will also have great fun with that idea.