Stardew Valley: 10 Unique Ways To Use Your Shed (2023)

Stardew Valley is a charming indie game that lets players choose their preferred farming lifestyle. A huge reason for Stardew Valley’s appeal is the massive amount of customization options players have for almost every area of their farm.

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While the exterior farm layout is a big aspect of the game, players have also found ways to customize some unlockable farm buildings. The shed is one of the most customizable buildings available in the game. The shed acts like a smaller version of the farmhouse, and players can decorate the interior with furniture, wallpaper, and flooring. However, players have found a multitude of creative ways to use their Stardew Valley shed.

Updated on March 22, 2022, by Holly Alice: Stardew players have been reaching new heights in terms of creativity, organization, and usage of space. The game's Reddit page shows off a lot of creative designs, though often they are not functional in terms of growing crops or earning money. The shed in Stardew Valley continues to be a big part of players' customization efforts, with a focus on how well decorated it can be, especially with different themes. Some new items have been added to our list to reflect this.

10 Gem Farm

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Gems in Stardew Valley are great gifts for NPCs as well as being a great source of income. For players looking to sell gems as their main earner, creating a gem farm in the shed is a great way to automate the process. The Crystalarium is a machine that can replicate any gem, foraged mineral, or geode mineral in the game. The exception is prismatic shards.

Once an item is inside the Crystalarium, it will be cloned ad infinitum. Creating a gem farm is a great way to make money in the game. A single diamond has a sell value of 750 Gold. Despite diamonds taking five in-game days to copy, a shed with thirty Crystalariums will earn 22,500 gold.

9 A Relaxing Café

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While the life of a farmer in Stardew Valley is a busy one, it is always a good idea to take a break and relax. While the farmhouse can be a relaxing personal space for individual players, the shed has even more flexibility due to its open space and lack of... corners. Multiplayer farms can really benefit from creative spaces like this.

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Players can decorate their shed with tables and chairs, as well as food items to create a cozy café. A fun way to make the café feel more realistic is by adding a few barrels, so guests can make their preferred beverage of choice. Finishing off the space with rugs and plenty of potted plants will turn the shed from an empty farm building into a luxurious destination.

8 One's Own Library

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Sometimes Pelican Town can get crowded, and farmers may want to keep to themselves on their farm to avoid their current and past boyfriends, girlfriends, and other characters constantly asking favors. One way to offer themselves some respite is a personal library.

Stuff the shed with as many bookshelves as possible, add some tables, chairs, and maybe a fireplace - and there is a relaxing home away from home that will allow players to recollect. This type of room can easily be decorated with 'educational' or scientific items too, to give it a research center feel that Demetrius would be proud of.

7 Storage Shed

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The primary purpose of the shed is to have a space to store excess produce and materials, leaving room outside for farmland. Players can organize their sheds in a variety of ways, to keep everything in order.

Using signs and color coordinating chests is a great way to denote what goes where. A well-organized big shed can house Crystalariums, furnaces, recycling machines, and spare tools with plenty of room for chests. Storage sheds are a great way to store high-value crops that have a longer growth time or are seasonal, especially when combined with the greenhouse.

6 Second Greenhouse

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With the greenhouse, while players unlock many benefits (primarily the ability to grow any crop or fruit tree year-round), space can become an issue. One way players have found a way around this issue is by converting sheds into a secondary greenhouse. Hooray - even more coffee plants!

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While the shed can not fully replicate the greenhouse, adding potted plants is a great way to get the same effect. Cactus plants will not grow outside on the farm, and can only grow in the greenhouse or using garden pots. Plants that continuously produce a crop such as hops or coffee beans can also be planted in garden pots inside sheds. These crops can be very profitable when placed inside kegs to produce beverages.

5 Keg Room

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Speaking of, beverages are a great way to make a substantial profit in Stardew Valley. Players can craft kegs to produce a wide variety of beverages from wild foragables and home-grown produce. Players can fill an optimized large shed with up to 137 kegs.

If all 137 kegs are filled with hops, which produces pale ale, players will have 41,100 Gold worth of the beverage. A keg room is a great way to earn money during the winter - in Stardew Valley, the winter season slows down crop production. But, if players save fruits and crops that can produce beverages, then they're set.

4 A Personal Aquarium

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The huge 1.5 update added an entirely new area named Ginger Island, a beach farm layout, and new fish (among many other things). There was also a slew of convenient equipment pieces like the Magic Bait which assists in catching fish. Now, there are even more possible ways to utilize the sheds - such as a personal aquarium.

Why not show off all the specimens available in the game? The fish catalog is extensive, and anyone working on their fishing skill will soon end up with more fish than they know what to do with. So why not put them in the five new types of fish tanks that are now in the game!

3 Preservative Room

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Much like kegs, preservative jars turn fruits and vegetables into a profitable item - preserves. Preserve jars are great for crops that have high yields and low values such as corn and tomatoes. Crops such as these can easily fill up storage chests, and make organization a challenge.


Creating a preservative room in a shed can help players get the most profit out of these crops. Jelly and pickles are not the only things preserve jars can produce. Caviar can be produced by placing the roe from sturgeons into the jars. Aged roe is the byproduct of any other fish roe. The ability to create caviar which is valued at 500 Gold a jar and aged roe, adds versatility to a preservative room.

2 Personal Museum

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It is not uncommon to find duplicates of items that have already been added to the museum in town. While players can sell duplicates for varying amounts of gold, creating a personal museum is another option to display their hard-earned wares.

Using the big shed, players can replicate the layout of the town museum, or design their own unique layout plan. Players can display the various fish they have caught, as well as gems and minerals found. Depending on the layout, there is even room to add an assembled dinosaur skeleton. Many objects available in-game means a shed museum can have a variety of themes.

1 A Seasonal Room

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This one is definitely more decorative than functional, but can still be a cute ongoing project for those who are inclined to redecorate every so often.

There are items themed around seasonal holidays, like Christmas and Halloween, so what better way to display these themed pieces than with a 'seasonal room'. A Feast of the Winter Star room filled with trees presents and candy canes, or a spooky Halloween room with dark and mysterious objects could add a lot to a themed farm.

Stardew Valleyis available now on PC, Nintendo Switch, mobile, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms.

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How do I maximize my Stardew shed? ›

Putting The Most In Your Shed

To maximize the space in your shed, we recommend filling it to the brim with 1x1 machinery and processing items. Let's look at the large shed as an example. there are 204 spaces here, but you can't fill up all 204. This would make it impossible to walk inside.

How many legs can fit in a shed Stardew Valley? ›

Inside Farm Buildings

Kegs can be stored in farm buildings. A Shed, optimally filled with kegs, holds 67 of them, while occupying only 21 tiles of land. An upgraded Big Shed, optimally filled, holds 137 kegs on the same land space. A Barn, however, is cheaper, and holds 90 kegs on 28 tiles of land.

What is the point of shed Stardew Valley? ›

Sheds act like small farmhouses, allowing players a room inside to decorate however they'd like with furniture, wallpaper, and flooring. The exterior is 7x3, smaller than its unupgraded 11x9 interior. The interior of the upgraded Big Shed is 17x12. This allows the player to effectively redistribute space on the farm.

What can I use my shed for? ›

25 clever uses for garden sheds
  • Home gym. A spacious shed provides an ideal space to set up gym equipment without cluttering up the house.
  • Store tools. Growing tool collection? ...
  • Home office. ...
  • Store garden furniture. ...
  • Summer house. ...
  • Store bikes. ...
  • Guest accommodation. ...
  • Inventors shed.
Feb 7, 2015

How do you unlock Grandpa's shed in Stardew Valley? ›

Grandpa's Shed is now included on the farm in the northwest corner. It is initially inaccessible until the player has a gold pickaxe or higher, due to a meteorite that has landed on the front stairs.

How many silos should I build Stardew? ›

1 silo can feed 9 animals, so a total of 3 silos would be needed to feed the 24 animals of a full Deluxe Barn and Deluxe Coop for the season.

How do I stop my Stardew from expanding? ›

Run Stardew Valley once with Stardew Valley Expanded installed to create a file called config. json in the \Mods\Stardew Valley Expanded\[CP] Stardew Valley Expanded folder. Open this file in a text editor and change "false" to "true" to turn on a config option (or "true" to "false" to turn the option off).

Can you have multiple wives in Stardew Valley? ›

Polyamorous fans of the farming simulator Stardew Valley can rejoice as a mod allowing players to be married to almost every villager at the same time has been released and gaining traction thanks to a video on TikTok.

Can you have 4 cabins in Stardew Valley? ›

Up to 3 cabins can be chosen at the start of a new co-op game, in "Nearby" or "Separate" layout. Up to 3 total cabins can also be added to a new or saved game, by visiting the Carpenter's Shop and choosing "Construct farm building" from the menu.

Should I get a big coop or big barn Stardew Valley? ›

Assuming you have the spare change for the animals necessary to fill it, your first barn should always be purchased before the coop. It gives you greater farm variety and the cow's/goat's milk/cheese will help you complete various bundles in the Community Centre.

Why should I marry Penny Stardew Valley? ›

Penny is a popular woman due to the fact that she is a lovable bookworm and helps to educate the younger kids in town. Despite her not-so-great home life, she works hard to get along with her mother, Pam, and does her best to take care of her home. These are all excellent qualities that draw many farmers in.

What is the point of the dog in Stardew Valley? ›

Animals fulfill several roles on the farm. Some are wildlife, which cannot be interacted with. A pet (cat or dog) can be earned which the player can form a friendship with.

What does Penny do as a wife in Stardew Valley? ›

Goes to bed in her room in the trailer for the evening. Leaves her trailer and goes outside to read near the town graveyard. Returns to the trailer to wash dishes. Leaves the trailer again to go outside the saloon where she sits on a bench with Maru.

Can I turn my shed into a business? ›

A shed for business is a cost-effective way of starting a new business or growing your current one. Cut all the expenses and risks involved with buying or renting office space and get started right in your backyard shed. Starting a business is never guaranteed in success so cut the risk by avoiding additional expenses.

Can I put laundry in shed? ›

However, can a shed store a functioning washing machine? While it may take a bit of work, the answer is yes! You can use your shed for washing machine storage and have it double as a laundry room.

What should you not put in a shed? ›

Here are some items that you shouldn't store in an unheated shed:
  • Canned food. Stores of canned food should not be exposed to excessive temperatures. ...
  • Leather furniture. ...
  • Paint. ...
  • Electronics. ...
  • Fabrics and paper products.

Can you turn a shed into a garden room? ›

Lining a shed out is quite an easy task, you could use plywood or plasterboard, whichever your taste or budget allow, you can easily create the look and feel of a garden room / office by lining it out.

Should I finish the inside of my shed? ›

Consider whether interior walls are needed or not. If you're just using your shed for storage and not spending any time in there, it'll probably be fine without the extra insulation and cover. But if you plan on spending more time in your shed, say, during winter, it's better to have an interior wall and insulate it.

What does Grandpa's grave do Stardew? ›

There are four candles around Grandpa's Shrine, and lighting all four will give you the Statue Of Perfection, which grants 2-8 Iridium Ore per day. You must interact with the Shrine to get this statue.

Can you get Linus a house Stardew Valley? ›

You are able to offer to have Linus live on your farm and Robin offers to build him a house, but Linus declines because he prefers to live in nature.

Can you get married to Linus Stardew Valley? ›

You can, with mods.

Is 75 Profit Margin good Stardew Valley? ›

Choose 75%, 50%, or 25%. The lower your Profit Margin, the less you will earn when selling items.

What is the max silo level in hay day? ›

You can increase the storage capacity of the Silo to hold up to 25000 items. All the products, animal goods, and supplies in the game are stored in the Barn. Just as in the Silo you can store up to 25000 items by using Bolts, Duct Tape and Planks.

What is the most profitable farm in Stardew Valley? ›

The Ancient Fruit nudges out the Sweet Gem Berry as the most valuable crop in Stardew Valley because it doesn't need to be replanted, and grows through all seasons - including Winter if planted in a Greenhouse.

Why am i not unlocking Crimson Badlands? ›

In order to unlock it, the player must complete the Enchanted Grove questline, which requires they have seen Marlon's Galaxy Sword event, met Alesia at the Adventurer's Guild, removed the boulder blocking the Summit, and reached the caldera of the Ginger Island volcano.

What is secret note 23 Stardew Valley expanded? ›

Secret Note #23

To fulfill the quest, go to the Secret Woods between 6am and 7pm with Maple Syrup in inventory to trigger a cutscene in which a Bear shares his special knowledge of berries. This permanently increases the sell price of Blackberries and Salmonberries by 3x.

What is secret note 20 Stardew Valley expanded? ›

When Secret Note 20 spawns, players will need to head to the center of the eye in town square. They will need to follow the direction of each arrow until they hit a permanent obstacle, then make the next turn.

Can you remarry your ex in Stardew Valley? ›

Afterward, all ex-spouses will have no memory of the previous marriage, allowing players to date and remarry them if they choose. Children from marriage can also be 'turned into doves' at the Witch's Hut in exchange for a Prismatic Shard.

Can you get caught cheating in Stardew? ›

4 Get Caught Cheating

If you try to date everyone in town, you will ensure that a special cutscene will take place. Before this cut scene, you can be a little bit of a menace by giving gifts to others right in front of your partner. This will cause them to get jealous.

Who is the best person to marry in Stardew Valley? ›

1 Best: Leah

Leah's story is an engaging one, too, and many creative types will relate to her. For players who value personality over in-game gains, Leah's definitely the best romance partner in Stardew Valley.

What is the max player for Stardew Valley? ›

Stardew Valley multiplayer allows a maximum of four players play together on one farm.

How do you get kids in Stardew Valley? ›

You can have children only if you are married and have upgraded the Farmhouse for the second time which adds a nursery and an extra room. After you go to bed for the night, your spouse might ask (1/20 chance) if you want to have/adopt a child. You can answer "yes" or "not now."

How many people can you marry at once in Stardew Valley? ›

No you can only be married to one person at one time but you can date the whole town which whill trigger a cutscene which you can only get once in each world file. Is there an end to Stardew Valley?

What is the biggest farm in Stardew Valley? ›

Only one map can be chosen when starting a new game, and cannot be changed once selected. The Standard Farm offers the most space to plant crops and raise animals. The other six farms lack farming area, but offer special perks in comparison: The Riverland Farm encourages Fishing.

What is the best animal to have in a coop Stardew Valley? ›

Void Chickens are VERY good. Their mayo sells for 275g without any perks, 330g with the rancher perk, and 385g with the artisan perk, which is AMAZING, if you have 12 void chickens and you get their mayo everyday you will make 4620g PER DAY! That is incredible!

What does Penny do after you marry her? ›

This desire to settle down is reflected after marriage, at which point Penny's life centers primarily around her taking care of the farmhouse and even redecorating it. She builds out a personal study with a veritable library of her own in the side room and starts a garden behind the house, where she often goes to read.

What does Harvey do as a husband in Stardew Valley? ›

Serving as Pelican Town's local doctor, Harvey runs the local clinic located beside Pierre's General Store. While Harvey's exact age is never confirmed, he appears to be the oldest bachelor in the bunch and is often overlooked by many players, especially when compared to Stardew Valley's other romantic candidates.

Can a female marry a female in Stardew Valley? ›

Same-sex marriage is available. Marriage is only available after The Player has reached 10 hearts with a certain marriageable villager. For marriageable villagers, the player must first give them a bouquet (bought from Pierre's store) after reaching 8 hearts with them in order to unlock the last 2 hearts.

Does petting your animals do anything Stardew? ›

Animal Friendship

Both the Mood boost and Friendship boost from the Auto-Petter stack with regular pettings from the player, so the Auto-Petter can be used to reach maximum Friendship & Mood faster than normal.

How do you get animals pregnant in Stardew Valley? ›

Barn animals may become pregnant at random if the pregnancy option is enabled on their status menu. This is opened by interacting with the animal after having done so to give it affection first. An icon to the right of the menu can be toggled to allow pregnancy for that animal.

Do I need to keep petting my animals Stardew Valley? ›

To keep your animals happy, you'll have to feed and pet them daily. Petting animals allows you to increase your friendship level with them. You'll want to do this since some species like cows or ducks will produce better quality and large or deluxe products if you have a high enough friendship with them.

Who does Penny marry? ›

At the beginning of season nine, Leonard and Penny marry, although not without some initial problems. They both reveal that they were subconsciously trying to sabotage their relationship, feeling unworthy of the other.

Who is the best girl in Stardew Valley? ›

Abigail might be considered a bit of a weirdo by a lot of players, but there's a reason why. She's also seen as the "best girl" of Stardew Valley. Not only is she iconic, but she also has her own unique style and strong personality.

Can you use cabin as shed Stardew? ›

Stardew Valley

So I'm wondering if I can buy the Cabin from Robin and use it for storage? Yes you can.

What do u need for a barn Stardew? ›

The first Barn requires 6,000 gold, 350 wood, and 150 stone to build, so it can take a few months to build up the capital. Once built, barns (and coops) are some of the only things that will keep money flowing into the farm through the Winter.

What should I put in my barn Stardew? ›

The barn houses cows, goats, sheep, pigs, and ostriches. Once you have unlocked an animal by building the barn needed to house it, that animal can be placed in any other non-upgraded barns you have built as well.

Can you place items outside your farm in Stardew Valley? ›

Chests outside the farm

It is possible to place chests and other crafted items outside the farm. Chests are useful for storing gifts close to the homes of Villagers who prefer them or to allow additional storage when Mining, Fishing, or Foraging.

How do you trigger grandpa's shed? ›

Robin tells you to take your time gathering everything, and she'll craft a special chest to leave in the shed for storing everything. After the player has seen Robin, they will be able to drop the materials off in the shed as they are able.

How do you trigger Grandpa's shed Stardew? ›

Grandpa's Shed is now included on the farm in the northwest corner. It is initially inaccessible until the player has a gold pickaxe or higher, due to a meteorite that has landed on the front stairs.

What happens if you demolish a cabin in Stardew Valley? ›

Cabins can be demolished by the host at any time, by visiting the Carpenter's Shop (or Wizard's Tower, if the player has unlocked the magic buildings). This will permanently remove the player who occupies the cabin from the game.

What do ostriches do in Stardew Valley? ›

Adult ostriches will lay a very large egg once a week. 7,500m (4d 18h 20m) with the Coopmaster Profession. An Ostrich Egg can be initially found by solving Journal Scrap #10, or as a random drop from the chests in the Volcano Dungeon.

How do you allow animal pregnancy in Stardew Valley? ›

Barn animals may become pregnant at random if the pregnancy option is enabled on their status menu. This is opened by interacting with the animal after petting it. An icon to the right of the menu can be toggled to allow pregnancy for that animal.

Do truffles disappear Stardew? ›

Instead, you can let them build up, and gather them all at once. However, truffles that are not gathered on the 28th day of a season disappear on the following morning (the 1st day of the new season).

Are pigs worth it Stardew Valley? ›

Pigs are easily considered to be one of the best animals in Stardew Valley. This is solely because of their ability to dig up Truffles. These Truffles are worth plenty of gold, and the more pigs players buy, the more truffles there are to sell!

Are rabbits worth it Stardew? ›

Rabbits are interesting because they drop the Rabbit's Foot, which is rather valuable and becomes more common with a higher friendship level. Rabbits also drop Wool, which can be turned into Cloth - great for both selling and for making clothes.

Which animals are most profitable Stardew? ›

Pigs are 100% the way to go. If you have the gatherer and Botanist you can get a maximum of 24 iridium starred truffles per day. That's 30,000g PER DAY!

Can you have a child with another farmer in Stardew Valley? ›

If you are playing a multiplayer/co-op file, and you marry another player, you can still have children. It works a little differently, though. The main player will be asked randomly if they want to have a child, similar to the query when married to an NPC. If they say yes, the farmhand will then be asked as well.

Will farm animals eat your crops in Stardew Valley? ›

Animals who wander outside and have access to crops growing on the farm will not eat your crops.

Can you decorate Pelican Town? ›

It might even be a bit easier to decorate Pelican Town in comparison to New Horizons. That's partially because Pelican Town is not as customizable; there's no terraforming, of course, and there are also town decorations that are fixed and unchangeable.


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