Enter the Better Homes & Gardens Shed Sweepstakes to win a Custom She Shed!

Update: The she shed sweepstakes, sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens and LP Outdoor Building Solutions, is now closed.
A chic she shed was the focal point of “The Sweet Escape,” an article featured in the Autumn 2017 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself magazine. The she shed included innovative LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products and was built in collaboration with Classic Buildings, a custom shed builder based in Kansas City, Missouri. Find out how you can win your own custom she shed built with LP products!
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Do It Yourself Goes Glam

Working from a plan in the Classic Buildings library, the Do It Yourself she shed included many custom shed ideas that transformed it from a plain storage shed into a playful and practical getaway. The empty shed became a pretty oasis by adding a paver patio, installing interior and exterior lighting, and embellishing doors with metal sheeting. Comfy seating and space-saving yet functional interior details were added to promote relaxation and creativity. The material choices for wall, ceiling and floor panels were upgraded to durable products from LP, including:
  • LP® ProStruct® Floor with SmartFinish®. Treated engineered flooring offers longer-lasting performance and better durability when compared to untreated plywood flooring. LP ProStruct Floor with SmartFinish resists fungal decay and termite damage, and offers a smooth surface for floor paint.
  • LP® ProStruct® Roof Sheathing with SilverTech®. The reflective SilverTech finish used on the ceiling helps brighten the shed’s interior, while also keeping out some of the sun’s heat to help lower the interior temperature.
  • LP® SmartSide® Panel Siding. LP SmartSide engineered wood panels were painted with high-quality exterior paint inside and out for a durable and beautiful finish. The SmartGuard® manufacturing process ensures strength and resistance against fungal decay and termites.

Download She Shed Plans

With the right upgrades, nearly any outdoor shed can become a she shed. To get your own, download the free she shed building plan from Better Homes & Gardens!

Enter the Better Homes & Gardens Shed Sweepstakes

No time to build your own? Then enter for a chance to win a custom she shed for your backyard, sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens and LP Outdoor Building Solutions! Contest entries will be accepted through August 31, 2017. See the official sweepstakes rules. To learn more about innovative shed materials manufactured by LP Outdoor Building Solutions, visit www.LPShed.com or find a shed dealer near you.
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