9 Tips and Tricks to Build the She Shed of Your Dreams
March 17, 2022 Shed Blog
The concept of a she shed is straightforward. It is the feminine answer to the dominance of man caves. Women have realized that men aren’t the only ones who need their own space. Whether you’re caught up all day being a busy stay-at-home mom, wife, or independent businesswoman, you deserve your own oasis—a getaway from your children, spouse, and your pets.
It can be challenging to manage everything in life, and that’s why a she shed allows you to unwind after a long day. This is even more so when it is in an environment that you’ve designed, an environment that is true to your liking. So to help you in your journey to build the best she shed, we’ve come up with a list of 9 she shed ideas and tips to convert your shed into your own safe haven.
1. Scan Your Surroundings
The first thing you need to determine is how much space you have and how much is available strictly for the she-shed. Depending on what size you want your she-shed to be, you might be restricted because of the space you have available. Map out your backyard, and decide where your she shed will go. Once you have this essential step done, you can start planning out a theme for your shed and find out what interior design pieces will fit in it.
2. Define the Purpose of Your Shed
When you’re finally ready to get started on your she shed journey, the most crucial step is to determine what its purpose is. Will you be using your she shed purely as a quiet place to get away from everything. Will you use it as a workshop to tinker on a hobby? Maybe you want to use it as a game room with dart boards and a pool table. If you’ve committed to getting this far, this should be an easy step and you will already know what you want from your she shed.
3. Find a Theme For Your She-Shed
After allocating space for your shed, you will need to choose a theme. There are obviously tons of different options in this scenario, but if you can’t decide on a theme here is an easy way to choose one. First, ask yourself what you’ll be doing in your she shed. Is it for gardening, entertaining, or a workspace? Once you’ve got that answer, you can design a theme for your shed around that use.
4. Choose a Finish for the Exterior
Now that you’ve started on your she shed journey, you’ll have to take one of the biggest and most important steps… choosing your exterior finish. The exterior of your she shed is what everyone will be seeing first and first impressions are crucial. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders and go a long way. You can even try bolder colors like blue, green, or red to make your shed really stand out. Make sure you choose paint that is durable against the elements so you won’t have to worry about maintenance too much.
5. Maintain the Area Around Your Lawn
If you’re going through this whole process, you’ll most likely want to trim around your she shed as well to maximize visual appeal. Once you’ve trimmed the bushes, killed the weeds, and taken care of overgrowths, you can even start doing some DIY landscaping. Start with windows boxes filled with flowers, a gravel pathway to your she shed, and maybe even a fountain or pond. This is your own personal oasis and you choose what to do.
6. Wiring the She-Shed
Once you have all of the previous steps tended to, we can start on another important aspect of your she shed…wiring. This will probably be the trickiest part of your she-shed building journey. But if you want to convert that old traditional shed into a she shed, this step is an absolute must. This wiring will provide electricity for lights, equipment, and any electronics you have. You can make this step easier for yourself by handling the wiring before moving any furniture into your she shed.
7. Design Your She Shed with Natural Light
Having natural lighting in your she shed can greatly improve the atmosphere and mood of the shed. The window placement is very important because it will determine how much light comes through, as well as determine the attractiveness of your she shed. If you choose bad window placement, your she shed can look awkward and you wouldn’t want that.
8. Setting Up Organizational Decor
You will be spending a good amount of time in your she shed so you do not want it to get cluttered. To help keep your she shed organized, there are lots of options you can look through. Shelves will go a long way and are very beneficial to keep things clutter-free. A few options for sheds are floating shelves, free-standing metal shelving, and even bookshelves can be used as shelves. Choose the right option for your she shed, one that will accentuate your space.
9. Create an Entertainment Area
Although you’ll be enjoying your she shed by yourself most of the time, who doesn’t want to show off to their friends and family once in a while. For this, you can create a space in your she shed purely for entertainment. This will be easier if you have set up wiring in your she shed. You can put up a tv, a cozy couch, maybe even a minibar with spirits to help unwind after a long day. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder, whatever you want your shed to look like, you can make it happen.
Choosing the Right Shed
As you can see, the possibilities for your she shed are endless and they are only limited by your imagination. After a hard day of being a mother, a wife, a daughter, you deserve a personal getaway where you can unwind and have a place of your own. Choosing the right shed will be the first step in your journey and that’s why Timberline Barns wants to help you achieve your goals.
Our sheds are built with premium lumber for extra durability and longevity. We want you to be the creator of your structure and that is why we offer an extensive selection of features you can choose. We’ve been in this industry for over a decade and value our customers and the biggest reward for us is a satisfied customer. Learn more about how you can get started today and design your own shed with our 3D Shed Builder.