DIY She Shed on a Budget
If someone asked us, "What is a She Shed?", we'd tell them it's whatever you make of it. A She Shed is an oasis of your own creation. A She Shed is the modern man cave - you can recreate your shed, patio, tree house, or any space you may have into exactly what you need to escape your day to day life. Each She Shed says a lot about its owner, whether it's messy or clean, bright or dark, private or public. Here are some tips on creating your own She Shed on a budget.
The most essential step of the She Shed process is deciding what the purpose of your space will be. Is it for crafting, reading, entertaining, or a mix? Once you define the space that's right for you, you can start to plan the layout and decor. A lot of unneeded spending happens when you go looking for inspiration without a plan, so if you know what you need, you'll be able to cut back.
Revive an Existing Structure
Already have a shed or backyard space you can use for your She Shed? Great, use it! Think of it as flipping a tiny house. You can save a lot of money by using something that already exists. Clean out your shed, patio, or tree house to start the process. If you don't have a shed, no worries, you can save in later parts of the process. If you're looking to build, we recommend one of these wonderful structures from Cumberland Buildings.
Be Frugal on Accessories
You're going to need a lot of stuff - but that doesn't mean it has to cost a lot of money! Once you have your plan prepped, delve into antique shops and second-hand stores to find items with a whole lot of character and a small price tag. Putting a little more work into finding just the right pieces can make the final product feel that much more personalized. Also, if you're looking for deals on hardware and supplies for your She Shed, don't waste time in an overpriced hardware store. We offer everything you need and ship it all to you for free in the US.
Ask for Help
Hiring help for moving and installation can add up, so recruit your friends and family to pitch in! Creating your She Shed as a team will add to its value for you in the long run. Knowing that the people in your life helped create your personal space is priceless.
With all of that said - get to it! Start the plans to make your getaway space today. If you have any questions about installation or what parts you need for your shed, don't hesitate to drop us a line. Happy designing!