She Said She-Shed: How to Utilize Your She-Shed Space

She Said She-Shed: How to Utilize Your She-Shed Space

Chances are you’ve gone to a friend or neighbor’s house and been invited into their “man cave.” This ominous-sounding room has come to be a staple in many American households. A cross between an office and bedroom, it is a man’s private space in the home. But what about a woman’s private space, you might ask? Well, that’s an interesting story. Until recently they haven’t had one, but feminists rejoice! With the invention of the She-Shed, there is finally a place for women to get their work and play done in a private and uninterrupted space. Ok… But what exactly is a She-Shed? A woman’s place is no longer in the home. A She-Shed is a shed or barn that is converted into a private space for a woman. It doesn’t matter if the space is a remodeled garage, a room addition, a purchased storage shed or a hand-made wooden barn, as long as it provides a private sanctuary. What is the purpose of a She-Shed? The purpose of a She-Shed is as unique as the woman who uses it. Everyone needs a quiet place to get things done. Some women use their She-Shed for work. As work becomes more and more possible from the home, people often need to separate their work space from their home space. More often, women use She-Sheds for their hobbies or passions. Sometimes in this crazy busy life, you need a place that’s dedicated to doing things you love. Many women use their She-Sheds for gardening, scrapbooking, crafting, sewing, or being with their friends. But these spaces don’t have to be dedicated to...
Hot Kitchen Styles

Hot Kitchen Styles

Don’t Let your Kitchen Cool Down with Dull Kitchen Styles The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home. It inhabits a place somewhere between your bedroom and your family room. It’s not quite communal, but it’s not quite private either. The primary cook of the house might feel some propriety over it, but whether he or she likes it or not, the kitchen also belongs to the other members of the household and even, to a certain extent, the guests. Kitchen styles that are trending today try to address this unique nature of the kitchen in an attempt to make it comfortable for all. One popular style and/or technique for the design and feel of your kitchen involves painting your walls. Not only is it relatively inexpensive compared to other design methods, but it’s also easy and it imbues your kitchen with a sense of inclusion and idiosyncrasy. Different areas of your kitchen can take on different feels when you choose the right colors for the moods that you want to convey or evoke. The cook, for example, can choose a color like a light blue or green for his or her primary area (usually the wall by the sink or the stove) in order to encourage concentration. Depending on the layout of your kitchen, the more communal areas like the fridge or the island can have more inviting and excited colors like orange or yellow. While we’re on the subject of kitchen layout, there are a number of popular layout styles that can help to spruce it up and tailor it to your needs...
Easter Decorating Tips

Easter Decorating Tips

Say good-bye to winter, springtime is here!  With the emergence of spring, comes warmer weather, brighter colors and of course, Easter.  For decorating enthusiasts, the Easter holiday is a great excuse to transform your home into a festive wonderland that may make even the Easter bunny jealous.  With Easter only a few days away, here are some festive and fun Easter decorating tips for your outdoor or indoor area. Egg Displays: What Easter holiday would be complete without an Easter egg display?  For your outdoor area, decorating can go beyond hiding eggs on Easter day.  Easter egg lanterns provide a great addition to any backyard.   Lanterns come in every shade of perfect Easter pastel and give the yard a bright pop of color. Another popular outdoor Easter idea is an Easter egg tree. By hanging decorative Easter eggs from tree branches, an outdoor tree can transform into a festive holiday tree with simplicity and ease.  Don’t have an outdoor area? An Easter egg tree can easily be moved inside.  Instead of real branches, use either quince branches or faux twigs and recreate the outdoor look from inside your home. Use the tree as a centerpiece on a table or mantel. Need additional Easter egg display ideas?  Try egg shaped candles, egg vases, ceramic eggs or decorative egg ornaments. With the abundance of egg displays, the Easter bunny will have a hard time resisting your home on Easter day. Festive Easter Wreaths: Why wait until guests enter your home to show off your Easter décor?  Decorate the front door with an Easter wreath.  According to Martha Stewart, decorating extraordinaire, “eggs...