The ‘shed’ has always traditionally been a mans space. A space where he can ‘get away’ for a bit of ‘peace and quiet’. A space, which is his own domain where tools rule and nothing has to be put away. A place where he can idle the time away doing all those “important’ jobs that need doing”, which we all know is code for I’m just doing what ever it is that I like and its not on the list!
In the last few years there has been a rise of women’s crafts thanks to the likes of Mary Berry, Kirsty Allsop and programs like the The Great British Sewing Bee where crafting is now the thing to do.
All these crafts take up space (its amazing how much space is needed for crafting equipment) and so hence the need for a space for us females to escape the job lists to a world, which is clam, tranquil, creative and more importantly organised and free of everyday clutter.
The daily grind has also given way to the need of a ‘sanctuary’. A space where the book or magazine rules and every time is a perfect time for a cup of tea! It should also be a warm and cozy space that’s just yours and no one else’s!
The she shed is not all about having a pink stereotypical boudoir (of course you can have this if you want) but it’s about having a space that works for you and your interests or needs.
Having the space separated from your house will mean that once you have escaped you escape. No one can find you easily or shout you from the bottom of the stairs. You can be shut away from the elements on a cold winters day or night. See it as a den. Your den. The only thing you should be thinking about now is how are you going to use yours?