School building are built for functionality and efficiency, but they also often have an unrealised beauty to them.
Every town needs a school, and as towns grow, old schools are left and sometimes fall into disrepair.
But these optimists have claimed some fascinating and beautiful old school and turned them into their homes. Take a look below.
1. School House in country New York.
This tiny school house is located in an isolated township in country New York, in America.
The quaint interior and the buildings isolation make this a delightful little getaway. Most of the woodwork is original, and objects like the library ladder when kept to retain the building’s character.
2. Highschool converted into apartments.
Highschools are often brutally functional; with cold metal railing and simple layouts.
But for some, that’s the perfect starting point for a living space. This old high school was refurbished and divided up into apartments.
3. Toronto High School from the 60s.
This Toronto family bought an entire school that was built over 70 years ago.
The left most of the interior intact, changing only what was required to make the building more energy efficient and easier to heat.
4. Tiny school house in Canada.
One of the benefits of converting an old school is that they tend to be quite large, which is great for big families.
Not so with this school, which must have had a single class (and a small one at that). This tiny school is now a tiny cottage for a small family to live in.
5. Australian industrial school.
Old technical schools are often filled with big, clunky furniture and rough brick. And that’s exactly what some people are looking for in a home.
The amazing building is a perfect example of the overlooked potential of old school buildings.
A Mother Horse Visits Her Sick Foal
This heart-breaking photo shows a foal that has fallen sick from birthing issues. It’s mother hangs her head close to the young foal, always present.
Taken at an equestrian health centre in Beunos Aires, Argentina, a team of professionals worked long hours to help recover the sick young foal.
Through it all, her mother never left her side.
The foal made a recovery, and was eventually discharged from the centre to become a healthy adult.
Below is a photo of the team that saved her life with a different horse at their centre.
10 Ways to Help Organise a Storage Shed
Every now and again your storage shed can begin to look like a dumping ground rather than a shed. This becomes impractical and annoying when you cant find anything because your shed is a mess. Here are 10 ways to help prevent this from happening to your storage shed.
This is a must do for reorganising your shed. You can install some wall shelves or free-standing ones, whatever is best for organisation in your storage shed. Shelves will work better by ordering them around what items you use the most. Things you use everyday should be easy to get to, while big bulky items should be stowed at floor level somewhere out of the way to avoid becoming a tripping hazard.
Repurpose old furniture
Old cupboards are perfect for shed storage, and its a win win situation as you get to save money on shed furniture and declutter your home.
Getting all your long-handled tools organised properly is important as they can be dangerous simply lying around on the floor of your shed. Get yourself organised with a shovel rack, this will free up a lot of space.
Hooks are wonderful for giving smaller tools like trowels and secateurs a place in your shed. You can also use hooks for larger tools like spades and brooms. They are easy to install and not too difficult to move if necessary.
Think about what you can store along the sides of the ceiling, after installing ply boards as shelving. Also PVC pipe strung from the rafters is a perfect fishing rod holder.
Classic tool wall
A classic tool board allows you to know if everything is in its place, which will prevent you from loosing any tools. You can create a workshop tool wall by arranging your tools on a table or wall in best fit. Install brackets and nails to keep the tools in place. Its a good idea to draw a silhouette of every tool where its meant to go, so you know if something is missing and what tool it is.
Peg boards allow a more flexible way of storing tools, as it can be adapted to your collection as it grows.
Magnetic knife holders are excellent for shed storage. They can be used for storing files, screwdrivers, pliers and any other metal tools. You can also use them for storing paint brushes, as they will dry easily after cleaning and the bristles will not get squashed.
To avoid the common issue of having your hose uncoil itself into a messy heap to trip over, invest in a hose hanger. This will make it easier to store and avoid your hose from getting bent or split from being tripped or walked over too many times.
Odds and ends
Its the little things in your shed that really create the mess, and its important to organise them to avoid loosing them. A couple of baskets or mounted storage bins do the job nicely, or putting items on a shelf somewhere.