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Hot Shed Trends for 2017

by Trisha Diewald, January 13, 2017

Hot Shed Trends for 2017

Move  over plain wooden sheds … these trendy new sheds are taking backyards across the country by storm! Check out these ideas for inspiration to transform your new shed into a unique and functional space that’s sure to impress.

Backyard Bar Sheds

Start with a small rectangular shed, add bar windows and outdoor seating, and let the good times roll. The fun thing about bar sheds is you can get as imaginative and elaborate as you want, and your favorite drinks are always on tap! Start with the bar itself, making sure your bartender has enough room to move around comfortably. Next choose bar seating, which can range from simple counter-height stools to attached swivel stools. Add a mini fridge, lighting (string lights don’t require wiring), glassware, wall decorations and your drinks of choice, and you’re ready to entertain! Need something for the kids? Go retro with a 50’s-inspired soda fountain.


Create the perfect work-life balance by moving your home office to your very own shedquarters in the backyard. These kinds of backyard sheds are great for maintaining privacy and uninterrupted work time, and can easily be made comfortable and stylish. If you will be storing electronics and office equipment in your shed, be sure to enlist the help of professionals who can construct a proper shed foundation and be sure the electrical wiring is up to code. A pro can also advise you on local covenants for your city or homeowner’s association when it comes to backyard sheds and construction.


Men have man caves, but now women are getting their own special spot: the she-shed. These custom sheds are designed to be a girls-only getaway for hobbies such as reading, crafting, gardening, exercising or just relaxing. There are no set rules to how a she-shed should be constructed or furnished, as long as it’s a place you enjoy. Adding a porch or pergola will allow your she-shed to become a social space worthy of entertaining. Check out Episode 2 of He Shed She Shed to see Ana’s Movie Theater she-shed!

The Possibilities are Endless with LP

Turn your backyard into an outdoor retreat with a durable shed constructed of innovative products from LP. LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® shed products feature innovations like the SmartGuard® process to resist fungal decay and termites, SilverTech® radiant barrier to keep a shed cooler, and SmartFinish® panels with an attractive overlay for a uniform, professional-grade appearance inside. Visualize your shed with LP, then find out where to buy a shed near you!

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