Six she shed and man cave ideas for the ultimate hangout

When you have a busy household or just want to wind down after a hectic week, finding the perfect space to cut loose and kick back isn’t always easy. Luckily Avant Life is here with the solution!

Whether you’re looking for a sanctuary that’s dedicated to fun and relaxation, or maybe an area to pursue a blossoming hobby or two, the garden is the perfect place to create the ultimate hangout spot.

Whatever you decide to call it – man den, she-shed, Harry's hideout – introducing a garden room to your backyard is the perfect way to create a space that is uniquely yours. To help put some batteries in your thinking cap, read these six inspirational ideas from the UK’s leading garden room company, Green Retreats, to create a man cave or she shed that’s perfect for you.

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Sports haven

Making space at home to fully appreciate your favourite sport is often met with some resistance from the rest of the household. Even if you’re a house full of sporty personalities, finding something that everyone enjoys is tough.

Take yourself out of the equation with your own ‘clubhouse’ style garden room so you can watch or play your favourite sport whenever you want. This means you’ll never miss a minute, throw, shot or lap of your favourite events ever again!

Finish the room with sporting memorabilia from your favourite sporting icons, that 4K TV you’ve been checking out, and of course a beer fridge!

Your new ‘local’

No matter if summer is in full swing or snow has covered the country, going to the pub is a Great British pastime. But sometimes we don’t feel like getting all dressed up, or being amongst the commotion of others enjoying a night out on the town. That’s why creating your very own garden pub just makes sense!

A garden pub is a great place to escape the stresses of day-to-day life, as well as having the ultimate entertainment space to host parties all summer long – even when the weather doesn’t want to play ball. Think of catchy pub names like ‘Ben’s Backyard Beer House’ or ‘The Red Hedgehog’ and invite your friend’s round for a night of fun… you could even go the extra mile and start brewing your own alcohol!

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Silver screen shed

Showcase the latest and greatest movies without the unwanted noise of coughing, sweet rustling and chit chat, with your very own garden cinema. For all the movie buffs out there, you can even compliment the room with surround sound, a sound bar and ambient lighting for fully immersive viewing.

Get creative by adding a snack bar complete with chocolate, crips and a popcorn machine for the full cinema experience - perfect for when your kids have friends over for a sleepover!

Soundproofed sanctuary

Whether you love playing music, singing, or just rocking out to your favourite vinyl, a music room is the perfect place to live your passion without disturbing other members of the household... and the neighbours! Hang up prints and posters of your favourite bands and performers to introduce some retro styling and vibes.

For music maestros and virtuosos who have a particular preference for playing their music loud and proud, acoustic insulation can reduce sounds by up to 45 decibels and muffle noises, making it the ideal space for practising and producing.

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Gamers garden paradise

With the ability to design the best shape and size, a garden games room is the ideal solution to suit whatever games you’re looking to include.

From pool tables and air hocky tables to arcade machines and full console simulation set-ups, the possibilities are truly endless for creating a recreational space that you can spend hours of countless fun in!

Relaxing readers retreat

Combine comfy pillows, warm blankets, and some warm lighting to turn your new mancave or she shed into a relaxing retreat.

A cosy nook where you can relax and let your worries fall away can serve multiple purposes – it’s a place to curl up with a good book, take refuge with a hot cup of tea or coffee, or catch up on some missed sleep with an uninterrupted nap.

For those of us who work from home or in a hybrid role, this could also be a great spot to change it up and sit down with a laptop to work through some tasks.

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Green Retreats have been the UK’s leading garden room company since 2005 having designed, manufactured, and installed over 13,000 garden rooms. Head over to the Green Retreats website to see all their products: or follow them on Instagram for more inspiration: @Greenretreats

If you’ve been inspired to create your own she shed or man cave, don’t forget to show us the finished room by tagging us in your pics using @avant_homes on Instagram, @AvantNewHomes on Facebook or @AvantHomes on Twitter!

Image provided by Green Retreats