She Shed Ideas for a Beautiful, Stylish Getaway

Chelsea Lipford Wolf's workshop, featuring a work table, painted concrete rug, pegboard and pink cabinets and a workbench.

Everyone needs a place to relax. Man caves are where men play games, watch sports and hang out with friends. She sheds are where women craft, scrapbook or — if you’re like Chelsea — build things. If you want a she shed, but you’re not sure where to start, here are some ideas to create the perfect getaway.

But first, it’s important to understand more about man caves and she sheds, and why we need them.


Man cave, complete with an arcade game, pool table and masculine furnishings
(©Iriana Shiyan, Adobe Stock Photos)

About Mancaves and She Sheds

Men and women thrive on spending time alone in their personal space with relaxed rules. This relieves stress, fosters creativity and improves mental health, according to clinical psychologist Dr. Libby Watson.

That’s just one reason why man caves and she sheds — which, typically, couldn’t be more different in appearance and function — have become popular ideas for modern homes.

From the furniture to décor, a man cave often looks nothing like the rest of the house. It may have a pool table, putting green and full-service bar. It may have antlers mounted on driftwood and framed jerseys and trophies on display. And you can bet there’s a huge flat-screen TV.  

That’s all by

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