Man cave. Even though I’m a woman I admit it’s a pretty cool idea and even fun to say. Plus I like the idea of my husband going somewhere close for a few hours at a time to get his fix of what he calls his “happy-fun-time activities” (mostly stuff suited for a kid like fantasy football and video games). Come on though, in today’s day and age we women need our own equivalent getaway place right at home for those “serenity now” moments that come about (constantly). In my biased opinion we are more deserving of this than the men, as much of our days are consumed in helping everybody else and sometimes not even once thinking about our own needs. It’s a good thing that there is the female equivalent of the man cave called the “she shed”. It’s the perfect retreat for necessary alone-time (or a place to chill with female friends). Look at the before and after transformation of a shed in this picture:
The ‘before’ picture looks like a standard shed that you’ll find in millions of backyards, I’ve seen so many of these over the years. The ‘after’ picture shows an immaculate destination that just draws me in! It’s the perfect place upon which I could do art, yoga, or just sip coffee and catch up on a book. The layout, openness and décor are inviting and inspiring.
One thing that I love about this article is how they transformed some ugly cables into a piece of art that actually became a centerpiece of the she-shed:
Imagine that! They did a nice job creating a bull, I am thinking for my she shed I would have either a flower or a skyline of tall buildings (which sounds tough but actually might not be that bad as I could create it with one long continuous cord.
I have spent a lot of effort in different rooms of the house hiding these cables under furniture or color-matched cable protectors to walls and floors. I just labeled them as unsightly and it never even occurred to me to TRY to make them visible. From computer cables to tv wiring and everything in between this has been a battle that I’ve had to take on many times and I’m really excited about this paradigm shift of design.
Check out the rest of the article from Best Buy on she sheds. They have some great tips and pictures on creating a she shed, and provide really cool ideas on how to make it quite a tech-friendly so it can give even more backyard bliss!
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free