Whether you have an existing shed or are in the market for a new one, the main goal when designing your she shed is to create a space that’s uniquely your own. Read on for some tips and tricks on converting your shed into the ultimate getaway destination, right in the comfort of your own backyard!
Start with a Shed
The first thing you’ll need when creating your she shed is, naturally, a shed. If you already have a shed that isn’t getting much use, great! This is the perfect time to clean out your existing structure and give it a whole new purpose.
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Determine the Theme of Your She Shed
Once you have a designated space for your she shed, it’s time to figure out what purpose your shed will serve. Think of your favorite hobbies and activities, and determine what you want your she shed to be used for. If you’re having trouble deciding on a theme, consider one of the following she shed styles:
- Crafting room
- Potting/gardening shed
- Art studio
- Reading nook
- Home office
- Home gym or yoga studio
At the end of the day, there’s no right or wrong theme for a she shed. All that matters is that you create a space where you can relax and indulge in your favorite hobbies and activities.
Finish the Interior
Unless you want your she shed to be unfinished, your next step will be revamping the inside of the shed so it’s a comfortable place to be. Add some insulation in the walls and floor and, if necessary, put up some drywall or paneling to make your she shed feel more like a real room. Be sure to give the walls a fresh coat of paint, too! Additionally, it’s a good idea to convert the floor of your shed into something more comfortable and durable like carpet or tile.
Once you’ve finished the walls and floor, you may want to think about installing some better lighting in your she shed. However, it’s best to leave this part to a professional, as trying to run electricity to a shed by yourself can be dangerous.
Spruce Up the Exterior
While you’ll mainly be focusing on the inside of your she shed, don’t forget to give the exterior some attention, too! Paint the outside of the shed your favorite color, and consider doing a bit of landscaping in the area surrounding the structure. Plant some flowers or shrubs, and add a few lawn decorations to make the outside of your she shed look beautiful and inviting.
Furnish and Decorate
Once you’ve finished the interior of your she shed and taken some time to spruce up the exterior, it’s time to furnish and decorate it! The furniture and decorations you choose will depend on the theme of your she shed, but you can’t go wrong with some generic items like plants, cute throw rugs, and wall art.
If you’d like to save a little cash, take a trip to your local thrift store or flea market and hunt for some unique items to put in your she shed. You might be surprised by what you find!
Enjoy Your New Space
You now have your own private getaway in the comfort of your own backyard, so lastly, enjoy the new space you’ve created! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself not wanting to leave your she shed!
For more information on converting your storage building into a she shed, or to inquire about getting a brand new shed, contact Olde Sale Barn today!