Out with the Man-Caves – In with the She-Sheds!

living room with chair, plant, and throw

You might be familiar with the term “man cave” by now, but did you know that there’s a new space taking over town by storm? That space would be the she-shed, but it would be wrong to assume it is the female version of a man cave! More accurately, she-sheds are peaceful sanctuaries meant to help women unwind from the grind and are usually standalone spaces that can be personalized based on taste. As the name suggests, she-sheds are often sheds in your front yard where you can get a few minutes of quiet time away from the rest of the world. If you’re someone who doesn’t have experience with she-sheds, you’ve come to the right place! We will also share some unique design ideas below to get your creative juices flowing. You deserve a space to pamper yourself after a long, hard day!

What Should You Know About She-Sheds?

  • The term “she-shed” gained popularity thanks to that State Farm commercial where the character Cheryl tells her insurance agent over the phone that someone burned down her she-shed. The idea of women escaping from their everyday responsibilities, even for a little while, has always been around, but this commercial put a term to it. 
  • You can design your she-shed to include running water and air-conditioning if you plan to stay there longer than a few hours. Some she-sheds are even known to be fully gutted to become Pilates studios!
  • When calculating the budget for a she-shed, include specific needs in that sheet. These needs can include revamping a shed already in your yard or starting from scratch. You’ll also need to consider the pricing of minor updates like adding a fresh coat of paint or fixing damaged windows. 

How Can You Design Your She-Shed To Be Personalized To Your Tastes?

  • If you’re a plant parent, you can use your she-shed for potting your plants. Having this space can be suitable for storage and an orderly work area. 
  • She-sheds can be great to use for painting studios! If you’re an artist or simply want to unleash your creative side, you can personalize your painting studio to include canvases, paints, and natural light to give yourself some much-needed me-time. 
  • If you like to collect items for fun, whether it’s pottery or movie posters and everything in between, you can use your she-shed to store your collections. 

She-sheds may be a relatively new term compared to man caves, but that doesn’t make them any less worthy of attention! Similar to a DADU, she-sheds aren’t attached to the main home and can be used for a variety of reasons, with the main reason being a “home away from home” at least for some much-needed R&R. If you need any design inspiration or you’re looking to renovate your Nashville home, contact The Dan Company! We build with integrity- and our actions back up our words! We are the proud recipients of the 2022 BBB International Torch Award for Ethics, so you know we’re serious about keeping it real. From screened porches and decks to full gut remodels to custom additions, you can count on The Dan Company to make your home renovation dreams come true. All you have to do is call us at (615) 891-1572

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