EX­ER­CISE CRE­ATIV­ITY

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It’s easy to cre­ate your own She Shed, Tara Den­nis says. And it doesn’t have to be ex­pen­sive. “Bun­nings have some amaz­ing shed op­tions avail­able,” she says “Oth­er­wise, con­sider re­vamp­ing a car­a­van, camper­van or even a Kombi. Ship­ping con­tainer con­ver­sions are all the rage. Just make sure what­ever you choose has good ven­ti­la­tion and in­su­la­tion.” Den­nis sug­gests choos­ing a style that re­flects how you want to feel in that space. “Cre­ate a mood board, either phys­i­cal or on Pin­ter­est, and in­cor­po­rate all el­e­ments you’re dream­ing of. Re­mem­ber to pay at­ten­tion to the dec­o­rat­ing, don’t skimp just be­cause it’s not con­sid­ered a ‘main’ room. Stor­age is a must, keep clut­ter to min­i­mum. Art on the walls makes a place wel­com­ing as do fresh flow­ers and can­dles.” Blend­ing old and new fur­ni­ture will help the place feel more lived in and save money. “Re­vamp things you may al­ready have like a book­case, desk or draw­ers,” Den­nis says. Paint is an af­ford­able and fast way to get a new look. “Con­sider wall­pa­per or a wall of mir­rors to dou­ble the space.” Light­ing needs to be good. Con­sider a va­ri­ety of sources in­clud­ing pen­dant, task and lamp light­ing. Plan it well and your She Shed can be the space of your dreams,” Den­nis says.

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