Are you a movie geek dreaming of your indoor cinema? A whiskey connoisseur imagining a classically-decorated bar to enjoy your drinks? A fixer-upper in need of a space to fit your work bench and tools? If any of these descriptions fit, then maybe it’s time to build a man cave!
What's a man cave?
A man cave is a private room or space in the house that a man can design and use for whatever purpose he wants. Most of the time, an extra room such as a basement, garage, or outdoor shed is converted into a man cave.
Mention the word “man cave,” and images of reclining chairs, billiard tables, and mini bars immediately come to mind. Sleek gadgets, leather sofas, dark wooden furniture, and recreational and gaming equipment are some of the other features these rooms share. As for what goes into the man cave? It depends on what a guy is into. But if one thing is for certain: it’s a space where a man can retreat into and think.
What are some ideas for a man cave?
Choose a main purpose for your space
Think about your interests, hobbies, and needs. Envision a space that will completely suit your personality. Do you need soundproof walls for your garage band practices? Are you planning to install a worktable for your woodworking projects? Will you need special shelving for your comic books or rare collectibles? It’s crucial to have a clear vision of your goal. This can minimize any mistakes or unnecessary expenses along the way. On top of that, it will ensure that your man cave won’t just be any other man cave-it’ll be your man cave.
An Entertainment Center
If there is one thing a man cave need, it’s probably an impressive TV set! There is nothing like spending your downtime watching sports with your buddies or trying out new video games together. You can always jazz things up with a quality sound system or the latest game consoles later, but a television is a worthwhile considering as a first investment.
A Creative Space
For the artistically-inclined, it’s important to equip your man cave with roomy tables and useful gadgets that will make creating easier and more fun to do. With the right tools, your space will instantly inspire.
Somewhere To Unwind
A man cave can also be a haven to come home to after a long day at work. Create a corner where you can fix up drinks and prepare some tasty after-work snacks. This will set you up for a relaxing post-work routine to look forward to on the weekdays.
A Project Workshop
For men who enjoy being hands-on with construction and repairs around the house, the man cave could double as a workshop for woodworking and small construction projects (just make sure your space is ventilated properly). Your man cave can also be a suitable place to safely store your tools and equipment when you are not using them.