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Creating a "You" Space

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

I posted a few weeks ago about my, "She Shed Cottage". I promised some interior pictures when I completed the project. As I was taking the pictures, it occurred to me that many people desire to create a space that is just for them. Whether it is a man cave, She Shed, craft room, study, art studio, etc., this special niche is just for you.

In the busy world we all find ourselves immersed in, having a place to reflect, dream, write, or, take a nap, is important. This area can be carved out of an existing room, a decent-sized closet, a closed-in garage, or like I did, a new structure that is separate from the main house. The important thing is finding the space that works for you.

With the space I created, it was important to build upon the things that are important to me. These are things such as serenity, peace, calmness, light, quiet, beauty, nature, and comfort. Being able to define what it is that I crave, helped me to drill down what I needed to put into my space.

I will use this cottage to write, work, nap, keep my gardening and bee supplies in, and to simply have a place to retreat when I feel the need. I determined I wanted a desk area, a small twin bed that would double as a sitting area, other chairs for others who come out to visit, storage, and pretty lighting. I kept the walls a bright white to create the serenity I desired. The color palate was kept in subtle tones in  blue/green hues, which are my favorite.

So, welcome to my little slice of heaven. If you are ever in my area, give me a call and we can have a meeting of the minds in the cottage. Happy summer, y'all!

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Comments(22)

Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

What an absolutely lovely She Shed Paula! It looks inviting an serene - the perfect place to relax and enjoy or meditate.  What fun!  We all need a place like this!!  Great idea!

 

Featured in BananaTude!

 

May 31, 2024 03:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - nice job.   Thank you for sharing the photographs.  

May 31, 2024 03:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Paula- I LOVE it!!!! I could see myself in there as well!!! The colors are calming and full of light as well. All you need is a "Do Not Disturb" sign for the door! LOL

May 31, 2024 07:17 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is amazing!!!  I think your beekeeping partner needs a man cave too, haha.

Jun 01, 2024 05:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

Hello, Dr. Paula McDonald, Your space is lovely.  Now, I want to see where you actually put the gardening tools and bee equipment.  Methinks your amazing husband may have another project on the horizon. 

 

Jun 01, 2024 08:14 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Anna "Banana" Kruchten - thank you! I am enjoying it so much. I appreciate the feature in your group. ❤️

Jun 01, 2024 08:19 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Good morning, Michael Jacobs! I appreciate you stopping by! Have a great weekend.

Jun 01, 2024 08:20 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

You are correct, Kathy Streib - also, a "Girl's Only" sign! 🤪

Jun 01, 2024 08:20 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Brian England - he has a workshop just off of the garage that has AC/Heat, a TV, a refrigerator, and an outdoor shower just out of the door. He is set! 😀

Jun 01, 2024 08:21 AM
Brian England

That sounds like a great setup to me!  I hope that you are having a fun weekend Dr. Paula McDonald 

Jun 01, 2024 12:12 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Good morning, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my friend. 

Jun 01, 2024 08:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Paula... I feel like I need to jump on a plane just to visit your cottage!

Jun 01, 2024 11:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Beautiful! I love it! Enjoy it and be peaceful. :-)

Jun 01, 2024 12:38 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Nina Hollander, Broker - you are most welcome to come anytime!

Jun 01, 2024 02:19 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you, Kat Palmiotti! I am enjoying this space so very much.

Jun 01, 2024 02:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jun 01, 2024 08:22 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That looks to be a very comfortable place to relax and meet without the distractions of the 'big house'.  Very nice

Jun 02, 2024 05:15 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

How pretty! And how absolutely essential for the soul to have a 'sacred space' . . .

Jun 02, 2024 06:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paula:

I really like what you did with Your Space. It's very comfortable looking and no doubt reflects who you are! Thanks for letting us visit.

Jeff

Jun 02, 2024 03:32 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Wow...I am not showing that to my wife....thanks you so much for sharing.  It is awesome!

Jun 06, 2024 08:08 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Your "She Shed" looks like a wonderful place for you to relax, work, ponder, imagine, create and do so much more.

Jun 07, 2024 02:59 PM