Acclaim Renovations & Design is bringing on the she shed

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Acclaim Renovations & Design built the ultimate she shed for a local client.

By Patricia Nugent

Move over man cave, the she shed is making waves!

Part treehouse for grown-ups, part retreat, part backyard escape clause, this growing national trend has made its way to NE Ohio.

After having spent 44 years in the remodeling business, Bob Gallese, owner of Acclaim Renovations & Design, thought he had seen it all. That is until a client asked him to build her a she shed. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he said, why not?

“We had done a lot of other remodeling work already within this home in Concord Township, then she asked us to also build her a she shed,” he says.

What they ended up with was a 16-by-20-foot structure that provides a little extra room for storage, as well as a cozy gathering area with seating and desk space for her laptop. She added her own personal touch with elegant window treatments. The gracious glass double doors allow plenty of light in on dark days, and open onto a charming landscaped sitting area adjacent to the shed. The chocolate and cream siding with white trim matched the home’s exterior and fence perfectly.

“Yes, there are kits for she sheds out there, but we wanted to create something esthetically beautiful, with all the bells and whistles the homeowner wanted,” he says. Many folks run electricity to their she sheds so they can enjoy them year-round with space heaters.

“A great-looking structure like this can add value to a home when people go to sell,” he adds. “Who wouldn’t want a built-in hideaway?”

The turnaround time is only a few weeks and Acclaim offers several financing options that make this investment a no-brainer. Just in time for the holidays, and the hordes of family and friends who will be descending on your home, you could have a peaceful oasis to escape to…just a few steps from your back door.

Acclaim Renovations & Design powered by One Man and a Hammer is located at 8550 East Avenue in Mentor. The company has been awarded Contractor of the Year by NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Call 440-974-8082 or visit to see more photos of this she shed renovation, as well as many more room makeovers.