The “she shed” is growing in popularity every day and overturning traditional ideas about the purpose of the garden shed. It’s a female version of the “man cave,” the space where a man can display his sports memorabilia, set up a bar, play poker and watch the game. For women, there hasn’t been a dedicated space in the home (or on the property) until now.
The she shed: It’s a place where a woman can go to work on a project, read a book, play an instrument or simply find solitude. It can be a traditional type of shed, geared toward gardening if that’s what the owner enjoys, or it can be transformed into a spa-like retreat, perhaps even used as a guest house when friends from out of town come to visit.
It’s versatile and beneficial for the everyday woman, and it’s leveling the playing field when it comes to dedicated getaway spaces.
Maybe you’ve had the concept of a she shed in mind for some time, but you thought you had to renovate a forgotten space or add a room onto your house to get the square footage you needed. Before you undertake a massive home renovation to get the peace you crave, consider the cost.
A she shed could cost significantly less, because you aren’t making any major changes to your floor plan. Depending on the rules in your town, you may not need a building permit at all. If you keep the rustic feel of a traditional shed, you don’t have to pay for drywall and all the extras that drive up home renovation costs.
The first step to creating the ultimate she shed is to define how you want to use the space.
What’s your hobby? What do you love to do in your spare time? The way you’ll use the space determines the design. If you want a darkroom for photography, eliminating natural light is the goal. If you want a quilting room, you need all the natural light you can get.
Much like the man cave is now widely recognized as a normal part of a home, the she shed is becoming more than just a passing trend. Everyone needs a space to call their own, separate from the hustle and bustle of the daily routine. Constructing a she shed gives you that space, and it gives you freedom to focus on your hobby, or let yourself fully relax without all of the distractions in your home.
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