How to Turn Your Shed into a Teenagers Retreat

Blue Shed Under ConstructionIf you’re running out of living areas in your home, it may be time to consider using the outside of your home for an additional living space. Rather than using your shed to store outdoor items, turn it into the ideal place for your teenage children and their friends to hang out, relax and be kept entertained for hours on end.

Read on to learn a few tips on how to turn your shed into a teenagers retreat including:

  • Lighting
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Fridge
  • Seating
  • Games


Adding lighting to your shed will ensure your teenager can utilise their new retreat day and night. Permanent lighting fixtures can be installed by a professional who can advise on the best lights for your shed and ensure they are installed correctly and safely. 

Heating and Cooling

Shed by CPRThe South West of Western Australia is known for its hot summer and cold winter. Add heating and cooling options to your shed to ensure it can be used no matter the weather outside. Sheds can become extremely hot in summer meaning you want a cooling solution to ensure the space is safe and comfortable to be in during the heat. Consider adding windows to your shed to allow air to circulate through.


No teenagers retreat is complete without food and drinks. Rather than teenagers walking to and from the shed to satisfy their hunger, a fridge in the shed can mean they have food and drinks on hand.


Whether stools, couches or chairs, no teenagers retreat is complete without seating. Upcycle old furniture or seek out some items at a cheap cost from second hand stores. Cushions are another great option that can be used as additional seating too if required.  


Keep teenagers amused for hours on end with a supply of games. A mix of traditional games such as board games and electronic games will keep them entertained. If space permits add a fooze ball table or a table tennis table too.

Looking to build a shed? Call the team at CPR Outdoor Centre

The team at CPR Outdoor Centre service Bunbury, Busselton and surrounding areas in the South West. They offer obligation FREE quotes and specialised advice on installing a shed at your home or property.

Whether you are looking to build a new shed or upgrade your existing one, call our team in Bunbury on 9726 2311 or Busselton on 9754 2657 today.