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The Perfect Gift for the Women You Love: A She-Shed

What happens when you take the classic shed and repurpose it to be a hobby space, office, or personal workshop? It becomes a She-Shed. If you're interested in creating one -- for either yourself or your loved one -- read on for our top five tips.

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Skip the flowers on Mother’s Day this year and get super creative by gifting the women that mean the most to you a space that they can call their own—a "she-shed." What exactly is a she-shed? A she-shed is typically a one-story structure used for storing items, a place to engage in your hobbies, or as a personal workshop. So, how do you create the she-shed that dreams are made of? It's easier than you think!

Here are five tips to remember that will help you create a she-shed that will give any woman you love the space she craves and become her second home away from home.

A small space, outdoor space, or custom-built shed—any of these can be turned into a she-shed.

When I think of a she-shed, I see those Pinterest-worthy small sheds that sit perfectly in the backyard. But what if you don't have access to that kind of space? Would your she-shed fall flat on its curb appeal? Absolutely not! Small spaces such as spare bedrooms, garages, basements, or cozy nooks in homes can make the perfect she-shed spaces. All the space truly needs is some element of privacy. If your area is lacking, we recommend an indoor privacy screen—it's space-efficient, easily moveable, and provides the perfect amount of privacy needed.

Create your she-shed with a theme in mind, and let your design do the talking.

A she-shed is a very personal space. When creating your shed, you need to have the person receiving this gift in mind. Is she trendy, is her dog her best friend, or is her favorite hobby making pottery? These are things that you need to know and keep at the forefront during your shed creation process. This space needs to feel like "her," not a place where she will be a visitor. Two ways to make sure you hit this part out of the park is to ask what her Enneagram number is. These test results will give you insight into her personality and values, while having her take the Spoak Sign quiz will provide you with all the details about her design preferences!

Designer Violet's Door imagines her She-Shed in this mood board.

Create a functional space. Pretty spaces are great, but functionality is key.

It's easy to get so wrapped up in the overall design elements that you forget that the space needs to be functional. In this situation, a functional space means that whoever is receiving your she-shed should have everything they need in one place; a one-stop-shop! While not all spaces can have indoor plumbing, some perfect additions would be wi-fi access, discreet trash bins, secret storage of feminine products that she may need, fans, curtains or blinds to help set the mood and provide an extra layer of privacy. If this space will be her second home, it needs to have those not-so-glamorous items to help create an overall holistic experience.

Give the she-shed a name and make it official.

All great spaces have a name. The Eiffel Tower, The Taj Mahal, and the Golden Gate Bridge are all well-known landmarks. What makes your custom-created she-shed any different? It's time to give your masterpiece a name. Since you are giving this space to another person, you need to get creative. What's her grandmother's maiden name, her first childhood cat's name, or the title of her favorite song? Keep these things in mind when creating a name for the she-shed.

Surprise her with personalized touches throughout the space.

Now is the time to bring out the goofy macaroni picture frame that her toddler made on the first day of kindergarten, or her lucky blanket that she can't sleep without. Surprising her with sentimental items in the she-shed is a sure-fire way to ensure that this will be the gift of a lifetime. There is no need to panic if you're worried that some of her favorite things will clash with your well-designed space. Some easy fixes to this problem are to switch out picture frames, create a "corner" of the room that is dedicated to her things vs. putting them all over the space, or creatively photograph her favorite items and display the images vs. the items.

Have some she-shed inspo that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments, or share it on social media and be sure to tag @Spoak!

Date Posted
May 6, 2022
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Design Inspo

The Perfect Gift for the Women You Love: A She-Shed

What happens when you take the classic shed and repurpose it to be a hobby space, office, or personal workshop? It becomes a She-Shed. If you're interested in creating one -- for either yourself or your loved one -- read on for our top five tips.

Skip the flowers on Mother’s Day this year and get super creative by gifting the women that mean the most to you a space that they can call their own—a "she-shed." What exactly is a she-shed? A she-shed is typically a one-story structure used for storing items, a place to engage in your hobbies, or as a personal workshop. So, how do you create the she-shed that dreams are made of? It's easier than you think!

Here are five tips to remember that will help you create a she-shed that will give any woman you love the space she craves and become her second home away from home.

A small space, outdoor space, or custom-built shed—any of these can be turned into a she-shed.

When I think of a she-shed, I see those Pinterest-worthy small sheds that sit perfectly in the backyard. But what if you don't have access to that kind of space? Would your she-shed fall flat on its curb appeal? Absolutely not! Small spaces such as spare bedrooms, garages, basements, or cozy nooks in homes can make the perfect she-shed spaces. All the space truly needs is some element of privacy. If your area is lacking, we recommend an indoor privacy screen—it's space-efficient, easily moveable, and provides the perfect amount of privacy needed.

Create your she-shed with a theme in mind, and let your design do the talking.

A she-shed is a very personal space. When creating your shed, you need to have the person receiving this gift in mind. Is she trendy, is her dog her best friend, or is her favorite hobby making pottery? These are things that you need to know and keep at the forefront during your shed creation process. This space needs to feel like "her," not a place where she will be a visitor. Two ways to make sure you hit this part out of the park is to ask what her Enneagram number is. These test results will give you insight into her personality and values, while having her take the Spoak Sign quiz will provide you with all the details about her design preferences!

Designer Violet's Door imagines her She-Shed in this mood board.

Create a functional space. Pretty spaces are great, but functionality is key.

It's easy to get so wrapped up in the overall design elements that you forget that the space needs to be functional. In this situation, a functional space means that whoever is receiving your she-shed should have everything they need in one place; a one-stop-shop! While not all spaces can have indoor plumbing, some perfect additions would be wi-fi access, discreet trash bins, secret storage of feminine products that she may need, fans, curtains or blinds to help set the mood and provide an extra layer of privacy. If this space will be her second home, it needs to have those not-so-glamorous items to help create an overall holistic experience.

Give the she-shed a name and make it official.

All great spaces have a name. The Eiffel Tower, The Taj Mahal, and the Golden Gate Bridge are all well-known landmarks. What makes your custom-created she-shed any different? It's time to give your masterpiece a name. Since you are giving this space to another person, you need to get creative. What's her grandmother's maiden name, her first childhood cat's name, or the title of her favorite song? Keep these things in mind when creating a name for the she-shed.

Surprise her with personalized touches throughout the space.

Now is the time to bring out the goofy macaroni picture frame that her toddler made on the first day of kindergarten, or her lucky blanket that she can't sleep without. Surprising her with sentimental items in the she-shed is a sure-fire way to ensure that this will be the gift of a lifetime. There is no need to panic if you're worried that some of her favorite things will clash with your well-designed space. Some easy fixes to this problem are to switch out picture frames, create a "corner" of the room that is dedicated to her things vs. putting them all over the space, or creatively photograph her favorite items and display the images vs. the items.

Have some she-shed inspo that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments, or share it on social media and be sure to tag @Spoak!

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