2018: The Year of the She Shed

A recent survey by leading blind retailer 247 Blinds has revealed that She Sheds are enjoying a wave of popularity as a growing number of women are creating their own personal sanctuaries.

According to the findings, embracing a new home improvement challenge can be good for your well-being. 247 Blinds found that some 75% of millennials believe doing DIY has a positive impact on their health, and a third of those aged 55 and over like to use it to stay active. Traditionally, it’s been men who have retreated to a shed, garage, cellar or attic to enjoy a little time alone focussing on practical jobs. Now though, it seems that their other halves want in on the Man Cave concept and the She Shed trend has been born.

Perhaps this will come as no surprise, as women are often the strongest creative force in making our homes look stylish and feel welcoming. Over half of the women surveyed said they use DIY to add personal touches to their home, while 31% said that learning new skills was something they enjoyed. No wonder they want somewhere special to get creative!

Director of 247 Blinds, Jason Peterkin, says “With the increase of DIY in the home, we wanted to reveal how Brits feel it impacts their well-being and happiness. It’s interesting that millennials see it as a positive activity, despite being raised in a generation of technology and convenience.”

Of course, once you’ve created your She Shed, it can be put to good use for all sorts of exciting projects. From crocheting cushion covers to chalk-painting old
drawers, revamping car-boot finds to reupholstering pre-loved armchairs, there’s always plenty of DIY to keep you busy. Finding time to escape the pressures of everyday life and simply focus on a creative task can really help release those feel-good vibes. And the She Shed’s appeal doesn’t end there. It’s also the perfect space for an impromptu get-together with close friends, or a cosy coffee and cake as you peruse the latest copy of Period Ideas for inspiration…


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