today – how to create a she shed
She Shed – a growing trend
The “She Shed” trend has started to pick up over the recent year, and it’s easy to see why.
We all hate waste and we all want space and these lovely shed s neatly answer both of those issues. Don’t you agree?
Sheds are criminally underused in most gardens, and turning them into a writing room or reading area can be much more useful than stuffing them full of old shovels and dead plants. It is also a much better use of energy to know you have created something inspiring rather than watch something fall into disuse and unto disrepair.
The garden experts at Fylde Grass have explained how to create your very own and the list below should help you get started on your new project: are you ready to get started on this awesome DIY project and transform your life in the process
Clean it out
Unless you’re an avid gardener, you’ve probably forgotten what’s actually in your shed – don’t feel guilty, you’re definitely not alone. If you’ve got a spare hour or two on a lazy weekend, make it your mission to clear it all out and leave it completely empty.
If you don’t actually have a shed, or simply can’t be bothered to empty out whatever’s inside, you could always buy an easy-to-build shed kit and start afresh!
But come on a bit o elbow grease and it will totally be worth it for a stunning space just for you -rope he family in to and it will be done in no time
Decide what you’ll use your She Shed for
Once you’ve got a nice and clean shed, you should think about what you actually need it for. This doesn’t just mean writing and reading, but things like storing food or having an internet connection – these are all things that completely change the amount of effort it’ll take.
Repair and reinforce your She Shed
Older sheds might be a bit rotten or damp, and some could be a strong storm away from collapsing. It’s not hard to replace some boards or nail some stronger wooden panels to the walls, and it can help give your shed a rustic DIY-themed feel.
Paint your She Shed
This is when you can really let your personality shine! Is your favourite colour combo baby pink and dusty blue? Or maybe a beautiful sky blue? Well, why not paint your shed those lovely colours? I know someone who painted their shed all the colours of the rainbow and it did truly look magnificent. I am not sure I am that brave/wacky though – are you?
Start setting up the furniture
This can be the trickiest part of building a shed just for you, depending on what you’re needing from it. Setting up running water or internet access can take a long time, but a simple reading room or meeting spot needs nothing more than a few seats and a small table. If you need an electric supply and working plumbing, getting professionals to help is your best bet, so don’t be afraid to cut corners and leave these things out if they’re not necessary.
Let your garden get involved
One of the biggest draws of having this special space is the fact that it’s right in the middle of your garden. You could grow all kinds of plants in window boxes and hanging baskets, or bring the feeling of the garden indoors with some artificial grass and replica plants – the fact that you’re in a shed should be used as a feature, rather than a flaw.
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