Amazing She Sheds to Inspire Your Creative Side

Move over man caves! Get ideas for your own backyard paradise with these tricked-out she sheds.

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That homely metal shed used for storage and weekend woodworking projects has had a serious makeover with the advent of the she-shed: a tricked-out, curated outbuilding tailored to the hobbies and desires of the women who occupy it.

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Looking for some incredible she-shed inspiration and some ideas for your own future digs? Erika Kotite’s eye candy She Sheds: A Room of Your Own features an array of outrageous outbuildings suited to a variety of interests. Fitted out in modern, classic, rustic and romantic styles, Kotite’s highlighted sheds include ultra-functional potting sheds stocked with gardening supplies; painting, jewelry-making and floral design studios; guest rooms and cozy getaways perfect for digging into a great book or just daydreaming. Many of these shed owners DIY'd their sheds, converting old, rickety buildings into backyard paradises.

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Along with the merits of DIYing your own shed, and some practical advice on hiring your own shed builder, She Sheds offers a wealth of visual inspiration for how to approach the design and features of your shed-to-be.

Take a peek inside some of these functional-to-glam outdoor spaces and start planning your own backyard getaway now. 

The Gardening Shed

Pennsylvania shed-owner Judy Weiss revamped an existing shed with her husband at the DIY-frugal cost of just $500. The result, a wonderfully neat and organized way to store all of Judy's gardening tools. 

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The Metal Shed

With no building experience but a can-do attitude, artist Melanie Van Houten turned an existing metal shed in her Florida backyard into an art studio using scrap wood for the shed floor and walls. Her recommendation for building a she-shed in Florida: air conditioning.

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The Painting Studio

I would take up painting if it scored me a she shed as adorable as Queensland, Australia resident Tamara Armstrong's studio. The former teacher turned full-time painter often holds workshops in her shed.

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The Jewelry Maker's Space

Sonoma, California jewelry and clothing maker Anne Freund brings charm and a touch of romance to this cozy shed that includes a workroom and storage area.

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The Photo Studio/Sleeping Cottage

La Casita is the clever, dual-purpose invention of Dallas, Texas resident Paige Morse. Paige uses the clean-lined space with a Scandinavian influence as a photo studio. But she makes extra money by renting out her home on Airbnb, so when guests are booked, she just retreats to her backyard getaway which includes a functioning kitchen and bath.

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