It is the dream of every man to have a man cave. This is a place you can escape to and get unplugged from the pressures of life (job, wife, and kids). It’s a hidden place where you can invite a few of your close friends to have a beer while doing what you love most. We have compiled for you some tips that can help you come up with that hideaway that uniquely suits you.
- Choose your location
The first step to coming up with a man cave is choosing the right location. This can be within the main house or a space outside the house. It can be an unused bedroom, basement, garage, attic or unused living space. Whatever the location you choose, remember to consider weather effects so that you can be able to use it regardless of the weather season. With some creativity and some DIY skills, you can convert any space whether indoors or outdoors into the haven that you want!
- The purpose of your man cave
What do you need to do with your man cave? The answer to this question will determine how the place will be laid out and decorated. It will also determine the kind of equipment that needs to be installed. Maybe you are someone who loves the indoor sport like the foosball, ping pong, darts, or poker. Then you will have to install the various game tables for the game.
You could also be a techy guy who loves video games and PC console games. Then you will have to install the video game and PC Console accessories with the relevant game library. You will also need the right furniture that has been specifically designed for these. This is necessary for your comfort because you will spend many hours here.
- Décor and Entertainment
The type of décor and entertainment will be determined by your budget. If you are running on a tight budget, then consider painting the room and purchasing second-hand furniture. You can also incorporate some DIY home décor skills without overspending.
Decorating your man cave will also depend on its purpose. You can choose to go with brighter theme colors like white and cream or deeper classic theme colors such as navy and green. Have some decorative paintings on the wall and hang lovely portraits. The room should also be spacious enough to accommodate you and your guests.
Invest in a flat screen TV of at least 60 inches or more depending on your budget. You can also consider using a projector to project your screen on the wall. Install a good sound system like the jukebox, a turntable and powerful speakers that will take the room to a different level.
Choose the right furniture to make the room classic and vibrant. Invest in very nice sofas with a few pillows for comfort and style. The sofas should be accompanied by matching ottomans with a coffee table for maximum comfort. You can have a beautiful floor carpet that matches with the furniture.
Remember you will not be just sitting down. You will need some activities to keep you and your guests active. You can have a darts board on the wall, a pool table, a foosball table, a karaoke machine, a video game system and any other tool that will make you and your guest laugh and have a memorable great time.
- Have a classic bar
A bar is a must for a perfect man cave. Invest in a Kegerator and a fully stocked bar that has a good selection of beer, Vodka, and Whiskey. This is so important because you don’t want to leave your hideaway just to look for refreshments. You can also include snacks and your favorite junk foods. Set aside some shelves where you can store your plates, wine glasses, other cutleries, and napkins.
Since this is going to be your sanctuary, make it the way you want it and not what your friends have. This is a place that should leave you happy and relaxed. So be creative and enjoy!