Women’s answer to the ‘man cave’

Women’s answer to the ‘man cave’

Article from BrantNews.com

Metroland Media

For years men have taken over basements, garages and even dens to create a Man Cave, a place to be alone, indulge in hobbies and enjoy décor that lacks female influence.

Now, women can have their own version of this hideaway.

Enter the She Shed, the latest trend for women looking to establish a place of their own in the home.

These tiny backyard cottages are the perfect retreat for women looking for a little alone time. The beauty of the She Shed is that they can be whatever women want them to be — a place of relaxation, indulgence or a place of utility to get things done.

There are no rules to building a She Shed. It can be as simple or elaborate as desired and the spaces can be personalized by adding things to reflect the women’s personal style.

Lowe’s Canada has everything needed to create the dream She Shed and has provided the following tips for inspiration:

Start with a great base

It’s easy to find pre-fabricated sheds to fit any outdoor space and budget. This will create the basic structure of the getaway and the décor palette. The La Remise Cabana Shed, has five-sided versatility, and is easy to install with no cutting required and all the hardware included.


Make it your own, let your imagination flow and try things you may be hesitant to do inside the home. Personalize with exterior and interior paint colours, even wallpaper, a great mural or fun prints.

Comfortable furniture

Daybeds, outdoor sectionals, loungers and recliners with fluffy pillows create a cozy place to curl up with a good book.


LED lights and chandeliers are easy to install and provide great mood lighting. Task lighting is also important and interior table lamps or floor lamps can be brought in as they are protected from the elements.

Surround yourself in nature

It’s about enjoying the outdoors so place the shed in a secluded spot or one with great views.

Plant colourful flowers around the She Shed and in window boxes and bring the garden inside as well, by decorating with plants and freshly picked flower arrangements.


Make sure to have everything you need so that you never have to leave. Build in storage solutions, cupboards and shelves to house a mini-fridge, wine fridge and even a blender for the summer time drinks.

More information and product inspiration is available online at Lowes.ca.

— News Canada, www.newscanada.com