Gadget fan Jez Walter has forked out £15,000 turning his garden shed – into a hi-tech PUB.
The 51-year-old spent six years converting his 18ft by 16ft shed into the space-age boozer complete with touch-screen juke boxes and surround sound home cinema.
He has even sound-proofed the shed at his home in Belgrave, Leicester, so he doesn’t disturb his neighbours with late night lock-ins.
As well as a well-stocked bar, Jez’s shed also boasts a pool table and top-of-the-range eight-seater sofa and Nintendo Wii.
The software engineer said: ”To be honest we do all tend to use it a lot.
”Sometimes we’ll even sit in their together as a family rather than spend time in the house.
”We’ve got wireless headphones so if one person is watching television, someone else can listen to music.
”My kids probably won’t want to leave home until they’re about 40 because they love it so much.
”We have people round for parties quite a lot and because it’s soundproofed it doesn’t matter how loud we are.
”We also have a veranda so it’s a great place to sit during the summer time.”
Jez built the shed as an office but soon ditched the plan in favour of a hi-tech family play room for his wife Lisa, 44, and their two children Simon, 20, and Jess, 18.
He has just entered into a competition to find the most innovative shed with a £1,000 top prize.