Cool Sheds

by Eugene Higgins Landscape Designer in Dublin


Sheds are lurking in almost every garden in Ireland, and as a general rule, they seriously lack any imagination in their design, this admittedly comes down to budget as a general rule.

I constantly request sheds when designing a garden without the standard apex roof preferring the "Lean To" look, it fits better and looks a lot snugger, less imposing on the garden so to speak. This design also lends itself very well to- Water Harvesting-as all the rain that falls on the roof can easily be gathered up and consequently used for the garden

Then there is the windows most are reminiscent of a Prison Cell .Options are thin on the ground on the, Window Front, it would appear. When one requests a change to the window design there is a lot of frowning and generally no other options .

So the fight to improve "Ireland Garden Sheds" has begun we have built a few too specification for clients and painted them (Pictured) put in better windows a descent roof and better quality wood which all admittedly leads to a Cool Shed and if course a greater cost.

In terms of a shed in place already that needs a bit of Loving … We prescribe Breathing New Life into them by simply painting them in a Multi-Coloured Effect (Pictured). Both sheds colour scheme have been created by our Colour Coordinator, it should be noted the painting takes an entire day and a lot of paint. The effect and finished look I think you will agree makes the mundane Shed suddenly become "The Star of the Garden".