s The Bbq Shed, Unexpected from Bottom of Garden owned by Steve Hughes #shedoftheyear
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The Bbq Shed

More than £1000

It allows us to entertain outdoors throughout the year. It seats 8 people and converts to sleep 2 people. It houses 3 BBQs and a smoker and converts to provide 2 bars.

After watching Small Spaces and hankering after our own &&we rather unexpectedly bought a shed in January 2015. It was a standard 10ft x 8ft shed and unfortunately we found out it had a leaky roof. My son and I brought it back on my sister in laws trailer  which was fun and games as I had no idea how heavy the shed was. When reconstructing it took 6 of us to lift the roof back on!

As well as having an indoor space outside, the other driving force for getting the shed was that I needed a shelter for BBQing for family and friends  a passion of mine which unfortunately doesnt seem to fit with the UK weather.

With no plans and no idea really, the BBQ Shed developed organically.

I put new windows in the side and rear of the shed for more light and had to replace the front plastic windows as they were beyond saving. A lick of paint (inside and out) and a varnish of the floor transformed a tired looking shed into our very own amazing space. I designed and built the 3 benches to allow people to sit inside the shed and they then come together to form a king size bed  making a great day bed and allowing us to have sleep outs. My wife made the curtains and also the bench cushions which transform into the mattress. A fold down breakfast bar and TV tables were added as space saving devices.

The BBQ shed became a lot bigger than my wife had anticipated (thats the beauty of not having plans) and has fold out canopies to keep it more weather tight in winter and providing cover from light rain when sat at the bar. It houses my smoker and other BBQs which means we can now BBQ whatever the weather and has enabled us to carry on enjoying our outdoor space throughout the year.

Year first entered 2016

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