Lighter Side: Forget man-caves! These are your buyers’ new must-haves

by Olivia D'Orazio15 May 2015
What’s on your buyers’ wish list? It might not be granite countertops or hardwood floors.
The latest trend taking the real estate market is the she-shed: the female answer to man-caves.
It’s exactly what it sounds like: instead of using a tool shed for tools, more women are turning the space into a hobby hub. The small rooms have been converted to everything from an arts-and-crafts cabin to a reading nook, and just about anything else your clients can dream up.
What’s more, these she-sheds tend to come at no extra cost.
“When I’m appraising a property, I don’t give any (extra value) if the property has a shed or not,” says Peyman Etemadi, an appraiser with Assurance Appraisals in Toronto. “I’ll note in my report that there is a utility shed, but don’t adjust the comparables.”
Thinking of building your own she-shed? Scroll down for some ideas!


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