She Shed, Man Cave, Giant Playhouse?


We moved into our house about 7 years ago and before we had moved in the previous owners had filled in the pool.  We actually had no idea until my husband was in our basement looking at how to shut off the water or the power to the house and noticed one was labeled pool house.  We always thought the little shed in the backyard was for storage, when in fact it was once a pool house.  For years we used the shed for storage.  It wasn't until this year that he came up with the idea to make it into something more usable.

I don't know whether I would call it a "she shed" or a "man cave."  Most likely it'll be a place for all of us to use as a family.  We had the roof replaced recently, as well as some of the siding that had rotted out.  We had a manual garage door installed to make it easy to open and close.  We looked at other options and thought about a real door, but we wanted it to be fairly large so someone could sit inside with it open and still see the kids playing.

It's taken a lot to get this little shed up and running.  My husband spent countless hours panting the interior, but it'll be really nice to have it this Fall and for next Spring/Summer.


The question is, what exactly is it? Would you call it a man cave, she shed, or very large kids play house?  Maybe all of the above?  I have a feeling that when my husband has "guys nights" they will now no longer be in our basement bar but rather the shed.

I want to pick up a screen that snaps closed to keep the mosquito's out.  Let's add it to the to do list that is never ending!

So far I’m happy with how it turned out.  A few touch ups that need to be done, but it is ready to be used!  One thing that I really like is that the furniture we used are hand-me-downs and previously used in our basement.  I am all about repurposing furniture.  It is also super easy to clean.  Sorry I can't link it.  I'm thinking of replacing the cushions and getting some decorative pillows.  The rug is from Target and I really like it.  It's perfect for an outdoor space like this!  If you have cushion and pillow suggestions, leave me a comment below.






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