Imagine having a space in your home that’s solely for you. No children to distract you from the novels that have been collecting dust on your shelves. No husband to take you away from the art you’ve been trying to create. A silent space filled only with the things that bring you joy.
Sounds lovely, right?
If you’re drooling over the thought of your own dedicated space, you need to invest in a she shed. These wonderful buildings can not only transform your backyard, but they can also help create a sanctuary that you’ll be reaping the benefits from for years to come.
Eager to learn more? Keep reading!
What Is a She Shed?
A she shed is the woman’s equivalent of a man cave. It’s a private space in the home that’s just for the woman of the house. It can be a place that the woman retreats to in times she needs solitude or somewhere she goes to relax or work on her hobbies. The she shed is versatile and can suit the specific needs of whoever is building it.
Common she shed ideas include using this private space as a reading nook, a gardener’s paradise, a place to retreat to when you need quiet time or anything in between.
Who Needs a She Shed?
Just as any man loves having a man cave he can retreat to, women want their own private space, too. Having a room all to yourself may be just what you need when the demands of everyday life become too much.
Anyone can benefit from having their own private space in their home. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits you can expect to reap once you’ve built or installed your she shed.
1. It Can Help Provide Work/Home/Relationship Balance
Between work, home life, and child duties, women have a lot on their plates. She sheds can act as a sanctuary for the busy woman who needs a moment to herself.
Taking a few minutes (or hours) to yourself every day can not only help improve how you view yourself, but will also impact how you show up in your relationships with others, too.
2. It Can Be Used for Almost Anything
One of the great things about she sheds is that they are incredibly versatile.
It can a place to sneak away for a moment for yourself or a site to allow your creative mind to flourish. Many women are choosing to use their sheds as a place to retreat where they can work on their hobbies. Whether you’re a painter, writer, gardener, or anything in between, you can benefit from having your own private space to work.
3. It Can Be More Affordable Than a Renovation
Building a shed in your yard will be a much more affordable option than completing a home reno. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on your little sanctuary, a couple of thousand can turn a basic shed into something you’ll be itching to spend time in. You may not even require a permit to build a she shed on your property (as long as you’re not planning on using it as a full-on living space).
4. It Can Be Aesthetically Appealing
She sheds can add a lot of aesthetic appeal to your backyard as they are a beautiful focal point.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a handywoman or a green thumb, you can get creative with your shed. Add pillars to the exterior for a modern look. Choose bright paint to make it pop against the green of your yard. Decorative pillows, chandeliers, and plants can make the interior feel like a second home.
If you choose to go the DIY she shed route, you can take matters into your own hands and personalize the look of your sanctuaries exterior. Homemade sheds that look like log cabins can add a rustic touch to your yard.
When it comes to she shed interiors, feel free to let the real inner you out. Decorate it however you see fit. It is your space, after all. Been dying to hang that nude art you’ve kept in your closet away from your children’s eyes? Do it. Nothing is off-limits in your private space.
5. It Can Become Your Home Gym
Though most people choose to use their she shed for activities that relax them, you can just as easily turn yours into a home gym. Purchase a few sets of dumbbells, a couple of gym mats and even a secondhand cardio machine, and you’ll be fitter in no time.
If you are a yoga aficionado, you can use your she shed for your practice. Hang a tapestry or two, diffuse some essential oils, spread out your mat and get into downward dog.
6. It Can Provide a Private Space for Friendships to Flourish
If you miss the days of having a girls night with your closest gal pals without your children or husband intruding, your she shed can become your new hangout spot.
As life becomes busier with growing families, careers, and the neverending responsibilities of adulthood, maintaining those relationships with your girlfriends is more important than ever. If you have a place to get to sit with your friends, uninterrupted by the distractions of your day-to-day life, you may find your relationships flourishing in ways they haven’t in years.
Where to Start
If you’re convinced that you need to add a she shed to your honey-do list, you might be curious about to start. You’ll need first to inspect your yard to figure out where you could install or build your soon-to-be sanctuary. You’ll also need to decide how big you’re going to want it, what you can afford and whether you’ll build it yourself or beautify a utility shed from the hardware store.
No matter how you slice it, you’ll be reaping the benefits of solitude and relaxation in no time.
Be sure to check out the rest of our website for more ways to become a more happy and fulfilled version of yourself.