So you’ve bought your dream home. And like every true blue Aussie male, if the house didn’t already have one, throwing a decent size shed up in the backyard is your dream. A retreat, a man cave, the toy cupboard
But if your Mrs isn’t 100% on board with the idea, how can you bring her around? And how can you make sure you get the time in your shed that you need? Or that you can fill your shed with all of the things that you want?
You change the way that she views your shed and you build her one of her own of course. Not a dumpy, wooden box full of milk crates and jerry cans. A nice, clean space for her to chill out and relax. A “she” shed.
The “she” shed trend has been kicking around for the past couple of years and has really taken off; providing a bit of sanctuary for your Mrs and also giving her a bit of perspective on how important it is for her man to have his own space too.
So here are a few tips for setting up your Mrs’ “she” shed and making sure that her space (and consequently yours) are a top priority in your household:
- Make sure that you separate your shed from her “she” shed. Not because you’re trying to get away from her; just so that each of you has an opportunity to set up your shed exactly the way that you want to. If you have space then building or installing an additional shed next to your shed is the best option, but if you don’t have that kind of space you can always partition off an area inside your own shed for her.
- Help her set up her “she” shed and take some interest in what she is putting in there. When you give a little, you get a little! Put some shelves up for her, help her move a day bed in there. It’s a nice project to work on together, but all working towards giving you each the space that you need in the future.
Need some “she” shed inspo? Check out these great websites together for some great set up ideas:
Be flexible with your “out in the shed” time. If you’ve spent most of the weekend out the back, don’t forget to give the Mrs her couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon to hang out in her “she” shed. Don’t hog the time out.
When you buy your next fishing rod, rims or golf club, take a minute to swing past a bookstore, the bottle shop or the craft store and grab a little something for the Mrs and her “she” shed. Whatever she’s doing in her shed, add something