She Shed With Corrugated Metal Panels

How To Design Your She Shed with Corrugated Metal Panels


The latest and greatest craze for personalized space is the She Shed, of course. This unique space designed just for HER provides a woman with a place just for her—free from toys, kids, pets, and sometimes, even HIM.

Think of a She Shed as a personal retreat where women can go to get away from the chaos of everyday life. It’s a space to work. To relax. To pursue hobbies. Or, just to unwind and get away from it all.

Now that Valentine's Day is behind us, it’s time for DIYers to start thinking about the next big holiday coming up for the woman in their life—Mother’s Day. At BarrierBoss, we celebrate the role that women play in our lives, and we support giving her a space that’s hers and hers alone. After all, we have our man caves, right?

What Is A She Shed?

Okay, so you get the concept of a She Shed by now. It’s a place for her to get away. But where did this idea even come from in the first place? The history of She Sheds can be traced back to the Victorian era. During that time, ladies sought solace in their "summerhouses." These buildings were small, ornate structures often nestled in a garden. And just as they are today, they were designed for a bit of respite and relaxation.

Today, She Sheds go by various names – lady lairs, fem dens, you name it. Yet, they all signify one thing: a space exclusively for women. While traditionally housed in sheds or outbuildings, today’s She Sheds can take over any form. But if we don’t want her taking over our garage space or basement man cave, we need a unique space that doesn’t tread on our toes. That’s why a She Shed positioned in the backyard or elsewhere on your property is the perfect solution.

So, let’s take a moment to pause and reflect. It’s almost like we’re in our own She Shed. No, but on a serious note, consider the benefits of a dedicated She Shed for that special lady in your life.

  • Offers a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • Serves as a personal haven for creative pursuits and hobbies.
  • Encouraging relaxation and rejuvenation. Think yoga, meditation, or even a sweaty workout on the Peloton.
  • Improves property value, something any woman would love. 
  • Grants women a space to retreat and unwind without interruption.

This She Shed Fire Wouldn't Have Happened With Corrugated Metal Panels!

Giving Women their Space

This is not meant to be an article offering relationship advice. But we all know the value of having some independence and time away from the person we love. And so, building a She Shed, especially one with corrugated metal panels, is about more than building a structure. It’s about acknowledging her need for some girl time. 

So, if you’re a seasoned DIYer, this project is right up your alley. She’ll love your effort and appreciate that you used your talents to create something so special.

Planning Her She Shed

So, where to start? Visit a website such as She Shed Living to check out their variety of free plans. Pick the plan you think she’ll like best. Next, visit the BarrierBoss website and check out our product catalog to find the best materials to meet your project requirements and budget.

We recommend building a shed using the following:

Of course, the interior is all up to you. Think of it like a barndominium where the entire roof structure rests on the perimeter of the structure. This gives you full control over interior walls, flooring, and finishes. It truly is the opportunity to create a custom space designed with her tastes in mind.

Location Considerations

The best location for a She Shed is a flat area free. Avoid areas that are prone to rocks, roots, and low-hanging branches. These materials could damage the structure. Additionally, consider the seasonal factors that could influence the location. For example, is there an area better protected from wind? How will she access the space?

Size and Design Preferences

Leveraging that barndominium look on a smaller scale is a popular trend for these female-inspired spaces. The design combines the rustic charm of a barn with modern living spaces. This means a cozy yet stylish retreat. 

When determining the size and design of her She Shed, consider functionality and preference. And aim for a color that blends in with the natural environment. This will prevent her She Shed from becoming an inadvertent eye sore.

Budgeting and Timeline

The cost of building a She Shed can vary. Our research suggests that prices range from $600 to over $30,000 or more. The following factors will include the price

  • Size
  • Materials
  • Labor
  • Electrical and Plumbing
  • Interior Finishing

However, the most popular size is 10’ x 12’. But with BarrierBoss, we’re all about customization. This means we can create panels to fit any size you dream up. Using BarrierBoss Corrugated Metal Siding Panels and Roofing Sheets can provide a cost-effective solution.

While materials may be pricier than a kit, the upside is a fully customized space built to your exact specifications. This will save you money and ensure her space doesn’t look just like the She Shed next door.

Why Corrugated Metal Panels for a She Shed?

Corrugated metal panels are a great choice due to their versatility. They offer strength and are built to last, which means the structure will withstand harsh weather conditions and everyday wear and tear. So, snow, rain, sun exposure, heavy wind? Bring it on. Her She Shed can handle it.

Steel metal products from BarrierBoss are also low maintenance. Just use an eco-friendly cleaner (like dish soap) and a garden hose to clean off any environmental debris. Her shed will be gleaming like new again in no time.

And finally, steel is a sustainable and renewable resource. It is recyclable, which means that it won’t take up space in our landfills, unlike some other materials.

Designing Her She Shed with Corrugated Metal Panels

Designing her shed with corrugated metal panels opens up a world of possibilities. From sleek and modern to rustic and cozy, metal can make it happen. 

Now, let's take a look at the creative process. We’ll explore exterior design options, interior design ideas, and functional elements to consider when turning a shed into a personalized retreat.

Corrugated Metal Siding She Shed

A Modern She Shed With Corrugated Metal Panels

Exterior She Shed Design Options

  • For those inclined towards sleek simplicity, a modern minimalist She Shed can be achieved using clean lines, geometric shapes, and a monochromatic color palette in green, blue, beige, or grey. 
  • Corrugated metal panels, paired with natural wood accents and vintage-inspired décor can achieve rustic charm. Add elements like barn doors, reclaimed wood furniture, and an antique lamp.
  • Industrial chic combines the rugged appeal of corrugated metal panels with sleek, urban-inspired design elements. Think of exposed metal beams and concrete floors. The result will be a loft-like space ready for a faux fur rug, cozy blankets, and a sleek sofa.

Interior She Shed Design Ideas

  • Maximize natural lighting and incorporate soft, comfortable furnishings to create a cozy retreat. Large windows, skylights, and glass doors let in sunlight. Plush rugs, throw pillows, and cozy seating scream relaxation.
  • Transform her shed into a creative studio space by dedicating areas for crafting, painting, or other hobbies. Install storage for supplies, and consider adding a workbench or drafting table.
  • Design a peaceful garden space by incorporating indoor plants, natural materials, and soothing color palettes in green or beige. Soft lighting, comfortable seating, and a water feature can create a spa-like feel.

Incorporating Functional Elements

  • Insulating the shed and incorporating climate control solutions such as heating and cooling systems will ensure year-round comfort. 
  • Plan for adequate lighting and electrical considerations. Incorporate task lighting for specific tasks and ambient lighting for overall illumination.
  • Maximize storage space with built-in shelving, cabinets, and organizational solutions. Consider vertical storage options to maximize floor space and keep the She Shed clutter-free.

DIY vs. Professional She Shed Installation

When bringing her She Shed vision to life, you need to decide between a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach and professional installation services. Each option has its own pros and cons. It’s all about cost, time, and expertise.

Pros and Cons of DIY Approach

Getting started on a DIY She Shed project allows for full creative control and customization. This can help you achieve the end product you set out to achieve. Additionally, DIY projects can often be more budget-friendly. For example, if you need to pay two laborers at $50 an hour each, for eight to twelve hours for the exterior, you’re looking at $1,200. And, you haven’t even started on the interior.

However, DIY projects require a significant time investment and may be challenging for those without the right skillset. Additionally, mistakes or oversights during the construction process can lead to costly repairs or adjustments later.

Benefits of Professional Installation Services

Professional installation services offer expertise, efficiency, and peace of mind throughout construction. Partnering with a vetted contractor through BarrierBoss can help you achieve your project goals without the headache.

Further, professional installers are well-equipped to follow building codes and regulations This can help you avoid fines and lessen the risk of safety hazards, not to mention expensive mistakes. At BarrierBoss, we’re happy to facilitate a direct connection between homeowners and contractors. We don’t take a cut of the fees. We simply make the introduction and let you build the relationship. 

BarrierBoss Corrugated Metal for Her She Shed Project

We’re confident that you’ll love the look of corrugated metal panels for her She Shed project. And, because of the sustainability component, you’ll feel great about the materials.

Why not create a sanctuary for the woman in your life. Give her a space where she can relax, pursue hobbies, and get some time away from the chaos of everyday life. 

Ready to start your She Shed project? Connect with BarrierBoss for the best-corrugated metal panels and expert installation services. Make her She Shed dreams a reality today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a She Shed?

A She Shed is typically an exterior structure designed for women. It’s similar to the concept of the man cave, but is usually separate from the home. It provides women with a place to get away from the house and from everything (and everyone) inside. Think of it as a place just for her, when she needs some time to herself.

Does a She Shed add value to my property?

Absolutely. She sheds are becoming increasingly popular. While the square footage is not tacked onto the square footage of your home, many prospective home owners value the extra space that a She Shed provides. To ensure you get the most bang for your buck, use high-quality materials such as corrugated metal. Stick to paint colors that complement tha natural surroundings around the shed.

How do I choose a She Shed location?

Look for a space that is flat and can be graded for the cement foundation. Seek out spaces free from roots and rocks, and make sure you’re not in an area subject to water or moisture accumulation. If in doubt, ask your city inspector to come out and assess your property for the best site location.

Is corrugated metal a good material for a She Shed?

Yes. And, corrugated metal panels from BarrierBoss are made from 26-gauge galvanized steel. This makes them thicker and stronger than the 29-gauge panels you might see on competitive sites.

Do She Sheds have bathrooms?

While you can design a She Shed anyway you want, most do not have plumbing. Adding plumbing to an exterior structure can add significant costs, and can sometimes create zoning issues. For this reason, your location selection really matters. Ensure that it is not too far away from the home that a bathroom visit becomes a nuisance. The goal is to create a space away from the house that is a welcome retreat, not a pain.