The Woman Cave and the Technologies That Bring Calm, Comfort and Fun to Her Personal Space
Men aren’t the only ones to enjoy their personal space. She Sheds are throwing the man cave a “curve.” Feeling a need to escape the chaos, disconnect from the disruptive digital world and enter a space that soothes the soul, woman caves continue to grow in popularity. Amid all the talk of disconnecting though, many technologies actually add comfort, convenience and the fun-factor to the space that is “for girls only!” Here’s some things to keep in mind as you contemplate designing your personal corner of the world.
Choose your space
This is where the creativity begins. Lady caves are as varied as their female occupants. A spare bedroom with sunny windows and all the built-in comforts of home may serve as a charming, relaxing oasis while an outdoor she-shed (literally, a converted utility shed) may suit the crafter or artist quite well. With a little renovating, the attic could become the perfect hideaway for the creative writer or some quiet me-time on the yoga mat. Even a generously-sized closet can become a cozy reading nook and, of course, the basement can make the ultimate gal-pal hangout, complete with wine frig and big screen. And don’t rule out the lakeside boathouse!
Make it Yours
So, what’s the plan? Your space may require some outfitting or updates to make it comfortable and offer the amenities you wish. Disconnecting doesn’t necessarily mean a space void of any and all connectivity. If you’re a fitness fanatic or serious music lover, you’ll want your lady cave decked out with a nice sound system and HVAC control. The work-from-home entrepreneur will need to rely on a solid, secure network and the wine enthusiast may wish to access her eSommelier or favorite Vivino app (a personal favorite!).
Other technologies such as lighting and shade control, remote-controlled fireplaces and water features and user-friendly access to music or video streaming (yes, the Chic-flick!) can actually make things simpler and more comfortable. And, while you may not want disruptive emails in your sanctuary, you do want to be reached if needed - safety first! And speaking of safety, nothing is more “glam” than security – both physically and digitally. Home technology can help you keep an eye on things – the front door, the crib-cam – which is comforting. Automating tasks such as locking all the doors, lowering all the window shades and turning on the alarm can instill a sense of calm after a chaotic day.
No matter the look or theme of your space, properly planned technologies will not distract from your Zen. Whether working with your designer or putting the space together on your own, we can help by introducing you to gorgeous framed artwork that lifts to reveal your on-wall LED and speakers that disguise themselves into the ceiling or wall without detracting from the décor. And imagine replacing that ugly bank of light switches with an elegant touchscreen or keypad!
So, curl up on your chaise (ok, it’s cliché), grab your tablet or mirror your laptop on the big screen and scroll through these inspired spaces. Imagine your perfect little getaway from the everyday and give us a call. Mom cave, shabby chic she shack…whatever suits you - Let’s get started!