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DIY Backyard Retreats

DIY Backyard Retreats

With Summer in full swing many people are thinking about ways to spruce up their back yards into a fun retreat. A place to sit and spend the summer days or evenings relaxing and having fun.

We love the idea of creating a special space outside where you can call it your own little retreat! It can be for you, or even a place for the kids. From an outdoor bar to a reading nook there are tons of ways you can create your own special space.

The great thing is you don’t have to spend a ton of money either. You can purchase a ready to go shed from Tesco then paint and customize it how ever you like.

A few ideas:

shed for teens to relax

Using a Mercia 8 x 8 Dutch Style Shiplap Shed is a great retreat for teens. You can paint it and add in a couch and other goodies that teens love to have like a mini fridge and snack bar.

space for mom

I love the 7×7 Timberdale Overlap Double Door  Shed. You can replace the doors with window doors and create a special place for mom to go and read or have some girl time. Using plastic shed window option also is a good idea to not worry about glass breaking.

kids house

You can turn the simple Lifetime 10 x 8 Plastic Shed into an amazing playhouse for kids! You can add a kitchen set and a little table. It is a great space for kids to go and use their imagination!

Do you have any ideas on using sheds as a Backyard Retreat? Tell us in the comments!

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. OMG….I need to do this with our laundry room.I have no knowledge of how to make it happen but I really would love to to do this. Thanks… I am all day dreaming. lol

  2. Oh wow…those all look so amazing! I would love to put one of those in the backyard for they to play!

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