Friday, 25 November 2016

SHE SHEDS









If men have "man caves" where they can escape, why shouldn't women have their own escapes?  Yes, it’s official: The "she shed" trend is here to stay. More and more ladies are staking claim to backyard sheds as a spot to call their own, whether it be for gardening, crafts or just somewhere to curl up with a good book. If you have a neglected potting shed in your backyard, you're in luck—here is everything you need to know to get you started.
·      If you already have a shed clean it out and give it a fresh coat of paint. Painting it a calming colour like light blue, or a feminine shade of purple or light yellow, will instantly give it new life. If you have a big enough backyard but no shed, you can get one made as per your choice. But first check with your local building codes.
·      Make sure you have enough natural light in your she shed. If windows are small you may install skylights.
·      Get your wiring and electrical fittings done by a professional.
·      You can even add a deck or a porch for a more finished look and add potted plants and some small outdoor furniture.
·      Define the purpose of your shed. The point of a she shed is to have a quiet space that allows you to embrace a hobby that's important to you.
·      If you're not an avid crafter or gardener, your she shed can simply be used as a quaint place to hang out.
·      You can use the space for yoga or meditation purposes as well. For this you need to keep the décor minimalistic and even add a small water fountain for relaxing.
·      She sheds can also be used as home office. Make sure you add smart storage solutions for all your files and office supplies.
·      Placing your shed in a secluded spot and surrounding it with grassy plants, vines, and window boxes full of flowers. Surround yourself with nature, this helps create a tranquil vibe.
·      Bring the garden inside as well, by decorating with plants and freshly picked flower arrangements.
·      If you are using the shed just for relaxing, add a comfortable chair and plush pillows with feminine floral patterns.
·      Create an interesting entrance. She sheds should have an inviting look, especially if you're hoping to entertain friends there. You can add an arbour some lanterns and earthen pottery.

Sukhmani
Interior and Landscape Designer

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