March 18, 2016

What is She-Shed or Girl Garage?

What is She Shed or or Girl Garage

The invention of the "man cave" has led efforts to repurpose garages into a welcoming space to hang out in. But now the "she‑shed" or "girl garage" recaptures under‑utilized spaces on behalf of women.

Make Your She‑Shed or Girl Garage

The reason it’s called a she‑shed or a girl garage is because the space becomes whatever a woman wants it to be.

There’s nothing stopping a woman from creating a she‑shed dedicated to taking in Sunday football with all her best buddies while knocking back a few brews and enjoying BBQ meat products. Plenty of women who love working on cars or DIY projects have their own girl garages focused on their own pursuits.

However, for the most part, she‑sheds refer to adorning an unused space with furniture, decorations and features that are typically considered to be more feminine than masculine.

Some she‑sheds are dedicated to botanical pursuits, providing women with a space to calmly enjoy working on a garden or their own personal greenhouse. These types of projects require spaces with sunlight, access to water and storage for sensitive plants, fertilizer, tools and other required items.

Girl garages have also been made for women who want to have their own place, away from distractions created at home, where they can focus on painting, sculpture, drawing or more resource intensive artistic pursuits including works made of metal, glass, wood and other difficult‑to‑use raw materials.

Transforming your garage into an artistic workspace may be a bit more complicated because of concerns that revolve around safe use of hardware, including the potential need for dedicated ventilation.

For some, a she‑shed will be the ultimate place to sit back and unwind, read a book, browse on a tablet, enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. These types of girl garages transform into a space that’s dedicated entirely to relaxation. As such, the garage will focus more on adding comfortable furniture and aesthetically pleasing decorations that creates a luxurious surrounding.

Women can also choose to make their she‑shed into a gathering spot where a book club can meet or friends may gather to play cards, catch up with each other’s lives and enjoy some decent wine and cheese in the process.

Since this type of space would host more than the owner of the she‑shed, you may wish to add a wine rack, mini‑fridge and other kitchen‑based items for food preparation and storage.

Insulate The Room

The idea of the she‑shed and girl garage is that they’re spaces that you make entirely your own, just like men have their own man caves. How you go about creating a room of your own depends on the place you wish to create.

First of all, if you live in an area with seasons that produce extreme cold or hot weather, you’ll want to make sure that your garage is insulated before you begin to work on your she‑shed. There are a variety of ways to insulate your garage if it isn’t already protected from outdoor conditions.

Fiberglass batt insulation is one of the most popular options for insulating the walls of your garage. The only drawback is the fact that it can be tricky to handle for beginners, who should consider hiring an expert for this part of the job.

The garage door is another candidate for insulation. Check to make sure that the weather stripping at the bottom of the door isn’t cracked or deteriorated, which can allow a lot of outside air to seep into the garage, ruining the heating or air conditioning that keeps your girl garage comfortable.

If the garage door of your she‑shed is cracked, old or incapable of being insulated, you should consider replacing the door in order to maintain the interior space that you’ve created for yourself. Garaga builds a wide variety of insulated garage doors that match your needs. Visit a Ram Overhead Door Systems to learn more about how to finish your perfect she‑shed with the ideal garage door.

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