Interior of an empty new shed

Dreaming of a relaxing getaway or creative space just for yourself, away from your household chores. On the other hand, in the backyard, you have an old metal building that you don’t use very often. Here’s an idea that can make your dreams come true in less than a week. Learn how to transform your metal outbuilding into a perfect she-shed for your little getaway.

About She Shed

If a man can have their man cave, then women can have their she-sheds. To make that happen you need to think, what kind of she shed you want. She-shed should reflect your personality, and meet the needs of your hobbies and interests. It’s a place that should inspire you and help you grow.

Preparation for Transformation

First of all, you need to clear out everything from the metal outbuilding. This way you can see exactly how much space you have and is there any damage to the building that needs to be repaired. Your shed should be comfortable all year round, so it needs to have proper insulation for metal buildings. If you didn’t have insulation on your metal building before, you will need to do it. Also, make sure you have electricity in your building.


In most cases, standard metal outbuildings have a double door for moving large machinery. But it’s easy and cost-effective to let a little light in with a few windows and even french doors. There are endless possibilities when it comes to the transformation of your metal shed. Adding lighting will also help to reflect your personality and style

Paint your She Shed

The next thing you need to do is paint it inside out and give it a whole new life. It’s smart to pick a color that coordinates with your house, but it’s your gateway so choose whatever color you like. The choice for the walls and flooring materials and color depends on the atmosphere you want to create inside the shed. If you want to maximize the feeling of space, it’s a good choice to stick to light, bright colors on the inside of the shed. 

Accessorize your She Shed

Accessorizing your she-shed also depends on what you intend to use the metal shed for. You can begin by furnishing the shed with some furniture like sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, etc. If you want to have a little library inside, then add some shelving units and racks. If you want to use the shed for entertainment, then you can add a TV or home theater to your shed. Mabe, you want a yoga studio, she-sheds are perfect for meditation and relaxation. Don’t forget the style of your shed depends exclusively on your desires and needs. You can add anything that makes you feel comfortable.

Multifunctional She Shed

We live in the era of remote work. More and more people work from home. If you’re one of them you can make your she-shed multifunctional. You can create a she-shed that is part enjoyable escape, part home office. Because she-shed is separate from the house you will have peace and quiet to do your work.

With a metal outbuilding in a backyard, you can easily transform it into the perfect she-shed of your dreams without any difficulty and with a minimum cost. There are a ton of ideas to make the most out of your she shed. So enough with the fantasies and get to work and in the blink of an eye, you’ll be able to enjoy your new she shed.

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