No matter if you have started a business as a hobby, and it grew out of the kitchen table, or you are serious about building a venture from home, you will need to create the perfect space for it. Whether you are interested in crafts, upcycling, or interior design, you will need to have a safe and practical place to work from. Below you will get a few tips on how to create the perfect shed business.
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Facilities and Power
Depending on what your business provides and creates, you will need to have a heated space that is safe. When you are planning on using power tools, you will need to ensure that your fuses will be able to handle the pressure. It might be a good idea to have a chat with an electrician and a workplace safety advisor, so you can prepare for doing some serious business without having to put up with distractions.
For your creative business, one of the most important things might be natural and artificial light. If you are creating precision projects, you will need to see what you are doing. A magnifying glass with a backlight will be necessary if you are hand painting objects and decoration. Instead of just having lighting tubes, you will need to install some adjustable spotlights that will allow you to direct the light to where you need it the most.
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If you are running your business from your backyard shed, it will not remain unnoticed. You don’t want to remove all your valuable equipment from your workstation every night, just to protect it from thieves. You will have to install a security camera and floodlights, so you can keep an eye on your business premises, even if they are just a garden shed.
It is important that you give your new or expanding business the space to grow. You should always go for more space, as sheds are hard to expand without knocking them down and rebuilding them. You should find the optimal size based on the space available in your garden, the tools you are using, and the size of the projects you are planning on undertaking. This will also make your space safer, as you will have less chance of causing an accident.
The looks of your shed will also be important. You should make it look professional. You should consult with a building company and find the right solutions for insulation, cover, and roofing, as well as doors and flooring. You might want to get in touch with an industrial roofing contractor who will advise you on how to make the most out of your space and improve the air quality by professional insulation.
To make the most out of your business, and create the ideal place to work from in your home, you might want to create a separate space where you can keep your power tools away from the kids. A garden shed might make the perfect workshop if you plan it well.