Long gone are the days when the garden shed was used exclusively for storing your lawnmower and a few tools. Yes, absolutely it can still do just that, but there is so much more these days to the purpose a shed can fulfil in your life.
The concept of the She Shed is big news this year – a little space just for you (or the woman in your life) to sit and shut yourself away from the rest of the house and garden. And whilst there are still ‘Man Caves’ out there… why not?! Plus, with Mother’s Day on Sunday 27 March this year, a She Shed could be a special gift that will create memories for years to come!
A She Shed can be exactly what you want it to be, thanks to the variety of shed designs available (windows, doors, veranda anyone?), the intended purpose of your She Shed, and the options for giving it an individual stamp. What sort of size do you need: large enough for a desk and shelving if this is a study She Shed? Large enough for storage and work space if it’s a crafty She Shed? Shelves for seedlings and a bench for tools if it’s a potting shed? Space for a comfy chair and drinks’ fridge as a Summer House or very minimal with space for yoga mats if it’s a sanctuary She Shed?!
Next, think painting it, inside and out. Wood paints are available in a wide range of colours and finishes, and will protect as well as colour your shed. How will you style the interior? Curtains, window treatments, a rug, soft furnishings and of course fairy lights…? Will it have a vintage or beach vibe? Maybe your She Shed has its own covered ‘terrace’ with some extra decking space for pots and a sunchair – let your imagination run wild!
Visit the show garden at Worcester Timber Products on Hartlebury Trading Estate between Worcester and Kidderminster for She Shed inspiration. Worcester Timber Products is a family owned manufacturer and retailer of a wide range of products for the landscaping and building sector. With ability to purchase online or onsite, the factory and display area is open to trade and public, and the company delivers nationwide using its own fleet and specialist third party couriers. The product range is diverse, from a large range of fence panels, garden gates, sheds and workshops, to fencing components, galvanised steel posts, composite decking, construction materials, hardware and timber treatments. Worcester Timber Products are elite stockists of British made DuraPost, an authorised distributor of Millboard, OSMO and Smartboard Decking, as well as an approved installer for Jacksons Fencing.