When thinking about investing in a log cabin for your garden, it could be a good idea to give a little bit of thought to what you intend to use this space for before you buy so that you can make sure you get the one that is right for you and your family.

What might be worthwhile is looking at the people entered into 2014’s Shed of the Year competition for a bit of inspiration to see what they use their cabins for. One nominee, for example, constructed a working pub which might be a great idea if you’re particularly sociable. Patrick Lynch turned his shed into Charlie Browns, which can hold 60 people, has a jukebox and two slot machines, a pool table, sound system, fridge and optics and pumps.

Alternatively, you might want to take a leaf out of Paul Slim’s book, who turned his shed into a cinema after his girlfriend asked him to relocate his film collection (3,000 titles in all!) out of their living room. Known as Reelwood, the shed now holds a 119″ silver screen, six sofas, a surround sound system and a few games consoles as well for added entertainment.

“I used to have the films in my house and they pretty much took over the whole living room,” Paul remarked. “People are generally in shock when they first see [the shed] and walk in.”

There are all sorts of things you can use your cabin for, but it’s definitely worth giving it some thought before you install it in your garden.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/488945/Amazing-Shed-of-the-Year-nominees