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Garden sheds are for women too

The garden shed has a long history as the territory of men, a place to get away from domestic cares – including the wife and children. In the past few years however, that has begun to change, and the She Shed has become part of the cultural landscape. Featured in glossy magazines and pretty picture books, the She Shed has caught the imagination of women everywhere as a place where they can enjoy some quiet time, partake in enjoyable pastimes, operate a work-from-home headquarters and much more.

Man caves are sometimes located in a section of the house, such as in the basement or garage. But a She Shed is always located in the garden, and is a special form of garden shed. For her owner, the She Sheds is a retreat, a little oasis for women from their domestic obligations. And unlike the sometimes spartan, utilitarian furnishings of the male garden shed, the She Shed is designed and decorated with practical yet beautiful elements, such as throw cushions, comfortable chairs or couches, coffee tables and oodles of natural light.

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In fact, the range of She Sheds that one can build is virtually limitless and only confined by the imagination of the given woman (and her budget!). The phenomenon has been trending on Pinterest and other social media sites as a result, with women posting photos of their home away from home. Charming, inviting structures that would be worthy of paying guests, the She Shed is inevitably a welcoming spot with a feminine touch. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a few hours of tranquillity or perform their work here?

Garden sheds are for women too

Sometimes the She Shed is small and for a single purpose, be it reading or practising yoga. Maybe she just needs enough room to place a cosy love seat and a little table upon which to place a mug of tea (or glass of wine). Other times the She Shed must be large enough to allow a work desk, a mini fridge in which to store snacks and beverages for clients and a place for guests to sit. And if the She Shed will be multi-purpose, such as operating as both a work-from-home office and a guest house, the space must be designed accordingly.

Unlike the male garden shed, the She Shed is designed for comfort in all seasons. That means full plumbing, electrical wiring HVAC, insulation and glazing. Features that are optional on garden sheds, such as windows, double doors, skylights and shelving, are de rigueur in the She Shed. Selecting garden sheds with extra height, custom sizing and deluxe colours are also a must to produce the most welcoming, pleasant environment possible.

If you’re looking to design the She Shed of your dreams in which to work and/or play, contact Col Western Sheds at 4632 4222.

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  • I just want to advise you of the terrific service one of your shed builders provided to us when last week he built the shed we ordered through your Penrith office. Dave and his young helper provided first class workmanship, he was very polite, and the clean up was a pleasure compared to most other tradesmen. We are soon going to order a further shed via Penrith and I have no hesitation in recommending your products. Thank you Dave, and thank you to Col Western Sheds.

    Martin of Kings Langley

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