Everyone is now looking for their own personal sanctuary. A place to get away from the stress of life, and away from the kids and kitchen. A place to simply sit, write, or enjoy a cup of tea.
And with today’s trend of home offices and remote work, everyone needs a private place to get away and crank out that work. Say hello to the She Shed. The solution that gives you a “yes” to what you need!
“A she shed is the female equivalent of a man cave—a refuge where she can escape from her spouse, whiny kids, work, and other responsibilities and just chill on her own.”~ Deputy Editor of Realtor.com, Judy Dutton
So let’s dig in, and find out more about this awesome trend in home living. We’ll start by answering a couple of questions today.
- What is a She Shed?
- How much does a She shed cost?
- Does a She Shed increase my home’s value?
- Should go with a DIY, Kit, or Pre-built shed?
Continue reading to discover the answers to these questions!
What Is a She Shed?
As the female version of the man cave, a She shed is designed as a sanctuary to relax in and get away from the busyness of life, without leaving the comfort of your backyard. A She shed is simply a regular shed with lots of added style and personality, and can really be anything you want it to be. From a simple place to get away and enjoy some alone time with your cup of tea and favorite book to the place where you can write or work, away from the everyday grind of your kitchen. It can also double as a home office, or a guest room when you host visitors.
The beauty of she sheds is their versatility. After you purchase or repurpose your own she shed, you can make it your very own. Whether it is your office workspace, a place to chill alone with your book or music, an artist’s studio, or a DIY workspace. Your she shed and how you design and decorate it is 100% your call. Make it your own.
What Is a Good Size for A She Shed?
An ideal she shed size is anywhere between 8×10 to 10×16 or around 80 to 160 sq ft., this gives you plenty of space for your chair, writing desk, and sofa plus some room to move around without feeling crowded. But you can go much larger if you are looking at adding a loft or making space for a guest bed or simply want a larger workspace. Add a porch on the end of your shed to expand the space and give you a place to relax outside, out of the sun!
Most she sheds are on the smaller end of the shed size spectrum, especially for a simple workspace or reading nook. This is good for you, because the smaller the shed, the more you’ll save on price.
Does a She Shed increase Your Home’s value?
If you are considering building a shed shed, you may be concerned that all your time and money invested in your shed won’t actually increase the value of your home. However, a tastefully designed she shed is actually a wonderful way to catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Even if your design tastes differ from potential buyers, your creativity could spark the imagination of a buyer, and give them ideas of how they could make the shed she their own. If a she shed simply doesn’t interest them, the added space a shed brings will appeal to even the most hard to please buyers.
She Shed Ideas
A shed really is a blank canvas on which you can apply your ideas and creativity, and make it a space you’re truly proud of. Here are just a few backyard she shed ideas to spark your imagination.
5 Fascinating Ways to Use a Backyard She Shed
Artist’s Studio– A shed is the perfect place for an artist’s studio. Whether you love to create beautiful paintings or build unique crafts, you can fill your she shed with inspiration to help make your ideas come to life.
Office She Shed- Perhaps you have dreams of running a small business from home. An office she shed could be exactly what you need to make your dreams come true. With an office she shed, you can have the benefits of working from home, while still having a space where you can focus and get work done.
Exercise She Shed- Whether you’re into fitness or simply want to be more intentional about your health, a she shed is a great place to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Along with the exercise equipment you love, you can add inspirational images, a surround sound system, or whatever gets you motivated to reach your fitness goals.
Reading Room She Shed- If what you really need is an oasis away from the noise and distraction of life, a she shed is just what you need. A reading room she shed can be your place to sit back and enjoy a great cup of coffee and read the books you love.
Hosting Area- A she shed is a great way to make your backyard a hosting paradise. Whether it’s enjoying a morning coffee with a close friend, or hosting weekend parties with your family, your she shed will help you create just the atmosphere you want.
5 Charming Backyard She Shed Designs
There are endless possibilities when it comes to designing your backyard she shed. Here’s a few cute she shed themes to get you started.
Modern She Shed- A clean, modern design is a great theme for your office she shed or artist’s studio. The minimalist look of the modern style keeps you focused on what’s important while still providing just the right amount of inspiration.
Garden Themed She Shed- Even if you don’t have a green thumb, the bright, airy feel of a garden themed shed is perfect for a personal oasis or hosting area.
Classic Country She Shed- A great choice for a farmette or your house in the countryside, a classic country themed she shed features a familiar style that works wonderfully as an artist’s studio or hosting area.
Beach Themed She Shed- While you may not live anywhere near the ocean, everyone loves those beach life vibes. When it comes to creating your perfect backyard retreat, there may be no better theme.
Rustic Mountain She Shed- If rustic beauty is your style, then you’re in luck. There are plenty of gorgeous examples of rustic she sheds out there, and plenty of ways to use this style.
3 Ways to Get Your Own She Shed
When you are ready to get your own She shed, you have three options.
1. DIY she shed
First, you can “do it yourself”. This will take a significant amount of construction experience, and tools, plus you’ll have to purchase all the necessary materials prior to building your shed. While this is a good option if you are into construction and are feeling up to the challenge. Building the shed yourself will give you tons of flexibility with the design features of your She shed, and the satisfaction of having “done it yourself”! The downside is that it will probably cost you more in the long run if you count the time investment and have to purchase material at retail price.
2. She Shed Kits
Second, if you consider yourself a “handyman” but don’t feel up to building your She shed from scratch then you should definitely consider purchasing a “shed kit” from a trusted shed builder. Most shed kits come with all the material pre-cut and ready to put together. For instance, a storage shed kit from Countryside Sheds includes the following:
- All flooring material (floor runners, floor joists, sheeting) – cut to size
- All wall framing material (top/bottom plates, pre-cut wall studs, etc.)
- Wood Siding
- Pre-built trusses
- All roofing material (pre-cut sheeting, felt, drip edge, shingles, etc.)
- Plus much more…
You can find the full list and more information about she shed kits here.
3. Pre-Built She Shed
Probably the most common, and easiest, way of getting your own shed to use as your “she shed sanctuary” is to have a Pre-Built shed delivered to your home. While having a pre-built shed delivered is probably going to cost you more than some other options, the benefits outweigh the price. When you get a pre-built she shed, you’ll get a high-quality, well-built shed at an affordable cost, customized exactly how you want it, and then get it dropped off at your place, and put down exactly where you want it!
How Much Is a She Shed?
So you’re convinced you want a She shed (don’t we all?). First things first. You need a shed. And those will cost you some cash. But how much? There are lots of options for sheds nowadays, with huge ranges of quality and of course price. The national average price for a shed is $3,634.00. If you are looking for a high-quality building that will last for years then consider going with a trusted shed builder, this will allow you to customize your She shed from start to finish, and save you time and money as you “redo” the building to make it fit your personality!
Pre-Built She Shed Prices!
|8×10 She Shed||10×16 She Shed||12×24 She Shed|
|Gable Style She Shed||$3,399.00||$5,549.00||$8,439.00|
|Lean-To She Shed||$3,429.00||$5,799.00||$8,979.00|
|The Mini Barn She Shed||$3,359.00||$5,339.00||$8,539.00|
|Quaker Garden Shed||$3,449.00||$6,969.00||$8,679.00|
|Western Barn She Shed||n/a||$7,569.00||$11,319.00|
She Shed Kit Prices!
|8×10 She Shed||10×16 She Shed||12×24 She Shed|
|Gable Style She Shed||$2,579.00||$4,289.00||$6,489.00|
|Lean-To She Shed||$2,799.00||$4,439.00||$6,859.00|
|The Mini Barn She Shed||$2,449.00||$4,079.00||$6,499.00|
|Quaker Garden Shed||$2,639.00||$4,399.00||$6,679.00|
|Western Barn She Shed||n/a||n/a||n/a|
3 Ideal Sheds for Your She Shed from Countryside Sheds!
Gable Wood Shed
The beauty in the Gable Shed is in its simplicity. Simple, yet stunning. Add the windows, doors, and flower boxes and you have the start to your perfect she shed. Include a small porch, skylights, round windows, and choose your favorite paint color and you will want to spend every day in your new she shed!
Are you going for the sleek modern look? Go no further than the Lean-To Shed. Straight lines, a single sloped roof, and lots of customization options available. Choose a high-end metal roof, or custom paint color to take this shed up a notch. And once it is delivered to your backyard, you’ll have the fun of decorating and making it your own.
Quaker Style Shed
In need of a unique building, that is going to give your backyard landscape an extra flair. The Quaker Garden shed with its unique Saltbox-style roof (off-centered peak), and roof overhang in the front, wows in so many ways. With lots of headroom, and space inside, this shed is a great option as an artist studio or home office.
Find The Perfect She Shed For Your Backyard
Get ready to get started living the life. Get your own She Shed today. Whether you're starting from scratch, or having it delivered, having a She Shed is a great way to improve your backyard landscape, plus give you the ideal place to relax and enjoy your home. At Countryside Sheds, we pride ourselves in being quality she shed builders, and would love to help you on your shed buying journey.
They are a quick escape from home, and yet feel a world away!