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Escape the Daily Grind With a She-Shed

Move over man cave, the she-shed is here to stay.

More and more women are finding the she-shed the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon reading a good book. Others are creating the ideal gardening location that boasts practicality as well as comfort.

In this article, we show you how to escape the daily grind with a she-shed and easily create your own special spot.

Clean Out the Shed or Build a Kit

You have a few options when it comes to creating your backyard retreat.

Cleaning out the shed is an easy, inexpensive option. If, like most people, you have a packed shed in your backyard you’ve been meaning to clean out, this is the perfect motivation.

Clean out the shed and store your tools elsewhere so you’re ready for the refresh.

If you don’t have an old shed, you can easily purchase an building kit at the local home store. Another option includes re-purposing a child’s play house.

Grab a Brush and Paint

Once you’ve cleaned the shed, it’s time to make it your own.

Your first step is painting the outside of your she-shed. Pick your favorite color – you know the one – it’s the color you love but don’t use in your own home.

Feminine colors are allowed in the she-shed! Think blue, purple, pink or a refreshing yellow. Try green to mimic the colors of nature.

Don’t forget a contrasting color on the outside. You can even add some trim to give it pizazz.

Once the outside is painted, head on inside. Give your walls a fresh coat of paint to match your exterior.

Define Its Purpose

What will you use your she-shed for? Here are some ideas:

  • Crafting station
  • Book nook
  • Gardening and growing potting shed
  • Quiet place to relax and curl up with a book
  • Greenhouse
  • Painting studio
  • Gathering place for friends
  • Music studio

Get creative and make the spot your own!


Depending on the theme of your she-shed, you can decorate to suit your tastes. You can do it on a budget, or you can splurge.

The most important thing is that you decorate it the way you want so it’s a relaxing and refreshing place to be.

Check out flea markets, antique shops, or your own storage room for cast-offs that no longer work inside your home.

Create the Perfect Retreat

Bring in nature around your she-shed and surround it with your favorite flowers. Use pots or plant right in the ground.

To make your retreat perfect, consider adding your own hot tub. This is an ideal addition to create an environment of relaxation, stress-relief and an escape from the daily grind.

Final Thoughts

Your she-shed is your retreat.

Create the perfect space for you and design it the way you want for years of enjoyment.

Ready to add a hot tub right outside your she-shed? Stop by, give us a call or contact us today! We’re glad to help!


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