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In a world as crazy as ours, trying to find an oasis is hard. Men have their man caves, so what does that leave us with?

Enter “she sheds,” the new design trend popping up in backyards seemingly everywhere. These havens for busy women who want a little peace and quiet range from colonial to contemporary.

Here’s some inspiration.


First, Define the Purpose of Your She Shed

From a gardening space to a reading nook, a she shed should reflect your passion as well as your aesthetic so that it matches, say, your traditional home with an expansive backyard.


Are You Looking for a Sanctuary?

Check the screaming babies and barking dogs at the door of this modern shed, which can serve as a sanctuary or a pied-à-terre.


Or Maybe You Want a Pint-Sized Version of Your Home?

The landscaping and design elements can match what surrounds your Austin stone ranch.


Want to Improve Your Home’s Value?

A she shed isn’t necessarily a surefire way to get more money at resale, but she’ll definitely attract more walk-throughs on any given open-house Sunday.


Or Maybe Find Your Inner O’Keeffe?

Be inspired every time you walk through the doors.


Maybe You’re an Indoor/Outdoor Kind of Gal?

Picture yourself here, catching up with friends over some wine.


Remember, You Can Always Repurpose What You Already Have

It can go a long way toward creating your she-shed refuge without having to take out a second mortgage on your actual home.

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