She Shed Designs and Uses

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She needs a place to escape. She needs a place to relax after a long day at work or with the kids. She needs a she shed. She sheds have risen in popularity as a feminine version of a man cave. A she shed has a finished interior and is outfitted with whatever you need to enjoy your hobbies. It is a separate structure that removes where you are less likely to be disturbed by other distractions. A she shed can also double as a home office, gym, art studio, or whatever you like to do. You deserve a place to relax and unwind. Here are three awesome studio shed designs for your she shed.

The Classic Studio

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The classic studio features a gable roof with the highest quality materials available. Customize your Classic Studio with custom windows and doors, add a porch and choose from metal or shingled roofing. The Classic Studio is manufactured here in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is ready for use immediately! Customize your Classic studio to fit your needs!

Backyard Studio

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The Backyard Studio is a modern take on a studio shed. This studio design features a slanted roof and can be customized with multiple door and window options. This studio design is often used as an additional living space, home office, or a she shed. Using our 3D builder, you can customize your backyard studio to fit your she shed needs!

Southwest Studio

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Are you ready to be catapulted into the old Wild West? The Southwest Studio is a studio shed with a unique twist. Featuring a facade like the old general stores of yesteryear, the Southwest Studio is full of culture and timeless fun. This studio is built to meet the residential building codes and is often used as an additional dwelling unit. You can even take a virtual tour of a Southwest Studio shed!

She Shed Features

So you need a place to escape. What features should you look for in a she shed? Here are some essential features to look for when shopping for a she shed.


A she shed can be any size since your needs dictate the size. That being said, a 10 x 12 shed is a popular choice. A 10 x 12 shed gives you 120 square feet of space and does not usually require installation permits. Always check your local building codes to ensure you do not need permits. Custom shed builders often help with permitting you need for an ADU. We handle all the permitting our customers require!

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The interior of a she shed will need to be finished. If you are the DIY type, you can easily install insulation, flooring, electrical, and plumbing. However, if you want to avoid bothering with or spending too much time on your she shed, a custom shed builder can finish out your shed, or you can hire contractors. How you get your she shed interior finished is up to you. Just make sure it fits the specs that you need.

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Color makes a statement. We offer 12 different colors for siding, doors, and trim. If no color suits you, we can paint the siding and doors a custom color. Just use our 3D builder and input the manufacturer, color, or color code, and we will do the rest! Don’t settle for a basic shed that does not fit your personality! You deserve a shed with custom paint that matches your design tastes.

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She Shed Uses

There are many potential uses for a she shed, and the specific purpose of the space will depend on your interests and needs. Some common uses for she sheds include:

Artist Studio

If you enjoy knitting, painting, or any other creative pursuit, a she shed can be the perfect place to work on your projects. An artist with a separate creative space can be smooth and manageable. Creating without an art studio could result in:

  • Set up and clean up after every session
  • Distraction and noise from others.
  • Your art will be in the open for anyone to mess around with.

A she shed answers your need for a calm and relaxing creative space. Just imagine your own peaceful space where no one can distract you. Each time you enter your creative room, you will be in another world. A she shed artist studio provides you will all of those benefits.

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Home Office

If you work from home, a she shed can be a different and more focused place to get things done. Turning your she shed into a home office that is away from home will help minimize distractions during the work day. Working from home has exploded in popularity since the Covid-19 pandemic and will not disappear soon. Not having adequate space in your working environment results in less productivity. With a finished she shed, you will have the utilities and tools you need for your home office. Add a kitchenette, coffee bar, and furniture; your she shed will be a better office space than any corporate space!

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Home Gym

Are you a gym rat? Many of us enjoy putting our bodies to the test and seeing how far we can push ourselves. However, a gym session can take much work to fit into our busy schedules. With a she shed, you can bring the gym to your backyard. With a gym in your backyard, you can stick to your routines, save transit time, have the freedom to exercise when you want, and have more privacy. A home gym is easy to set up. You will want an insulated shed with solid flooring and windows for natural light. Furnish with mirrors and good lighting; your home gym will be better than any commercial gym.

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Reading and Writing

A she shed can be a peaceful and private place to curl up with a good book or to write in a journal. A reading space in your backyard is the perfect space to lose yourself in reading or writing. Away from the distractions of the house, your writing time will be more productive. With a custom shed, you can design your shed to fit your style. Add your favorite desk, bookshelves, and supplies to create the next great novel. Make sure to get a shed with many windows to let natural light into your creative space.

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Relaxation Space

A she shed is the female counterpart to a man cave. It can be a place to unwind and relax by taking a nap, practicing yoga, having prayer time, or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Your best refuge might be in your backyard! The beauty of a she shed is that you can get whatever size you want. The room size of your home does not constrain you. A custom shed builder can build you an insulated shed with electricity. Decorate it according to your tastes and add heating or cooling if you want it. A backyard shed is a perfect way to build your own relaxation space.

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Gardening Space

A she shed can serve as a space to pot plants, tend to a small garden, or enjoy the outdoors if you have a green thumb. Why get a standard gardening shed with no character when you have custom space to work your green thumb? Would you like to host flower-arranging workshops? You may enjoy flower pressing or growing plants for your garden. A gardening she shed is the perfect space for you to practice those hobbies!

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Party Space

Make the most of your summer parties with a party shed! She sheds can be a cozy and intimate place to host small parties or gatherings with friends and loved ones. You can add a drink bar, coffee bar, outdoor kitchen, arcade, an any other party activities to your party shed. Add a fire pit and chairs for your backyard BBQs. You can even get custom studio sheds with a porch to relax on! A she shed has plenty of seating space to accommodate guests at a party or as an elegant dining space.

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There are many other potential uses for a she shed, and the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Whatever your interests or needs, a she shed can be an excellent addition to your home.

How to Find the Right Shed

Are you ready for your backyard haven? Luckily, there are multiple ways to create your own space. Here are some tips on making your getaway.

Assess Your Backyard

Before you start, you need to determine what shed size will fit in your yard. Here are some questions to cover.

  • Do you have a foundation or level area?
  • What are my local zoning rules about height and setback?
  • Do I need permits?
  • Which direction should it face? Consider the sun path and existing landscaping.

Look at your existing home and landscape. What shed design and style will complement your yard? As for permits, cities have their building codes that dictate shed sizes. Always make sure your prospective shed will fit the building codes and that you have any applicable permits.

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Determine the Shed Uses

What will you use your space for? This step is essential, so don’t take it lightly. Your she shed use will dictate your shed size and style, so it needs to fit those needs. Do the math beforehand to make sure your shed will have sufficient space and will have the functions you need.

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Find Your Style

You may have seen many of she shed design styles on Pinterest. It is vital to pick a design that fits your tastes. Some people have different design tastes, so make your space unique! Using our 3d builder, you can design your shed with custom colors that fit your style. What color of shed do you want? Do you want many windows? Are you going for a rustic or modern look? These questions help you narrow down your shed design choices.

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How to Get Started

There are a few ways to go about building your she shed. If you enjoy DIY projects, you can repurpose an old shed or finish out a new garden shed by yourself. You may want your shed without hassle and plan on purchasing a finished shed from a builder. How you want to build your shed is up to you, so here are some tips for each.

Purchase a Studio Shed

Purchasing a custom studio shed is the easiest route to get your she shed. For example, our studio sheds are designed to meet ADU standards if you want to use them as an additional living area. A custom shed builder can paint your shed your custom color of choice, so you don’t have to bother painting it yourself. We even help our customers with any permits they need. Another crucial benefit of purchasing from a shed builder is getting your shed delivered to your home preassembled and ready for use. A brand-new she shed is guaranteed to last for years and will remove any DIY headaches you might have along the way.

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Repurpose an Old Shed

Do you have a garden shed that has been underused? Creating a DIY she shed is the motivation you need to put it to use. Here are some ways to make a DIY she shed. You can repurpose your old shed and give it a fresh paint job or use a shed kit and finish it yourself. Ensure you have the proper tools and skillset to add plumbing, electricity, and insulation to your shed. If you are looking for a project, a DIY she shed might be what you need.

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Final Thoughts

Your studio shed is for you. The best she shed will vary from person to person. Purchase or build a shed with decorations that reflect you. A she shed is the practical solution you need for your own private space!

Design Your Space

Need storage? Want a place to relax, hang out, or get away? Park your cars? Design and quote your shed today with our 3D builder!