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Why Your Home Needs a Man Cave

November 30, 2018
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Man cave: a room or other part of a home regarded as a refuge for the man of the household. This room serves as a retreat to sit back, relax, enjoy a drink, watch sports, play pool, or read a book.

The popular evolution of this getaway has brought about various creative spaces that serve as an escape for men. However, these spaces can be available to other members of the home, as well as other friends and family.

This room adds a unique aspect to any home, and can even increase your home’s value. Consider a man cave for YOUR home if you are in need of one of the following.Glass bottles of fancy liquor sitting on barrell

A Place to Unwind

Use this room as a quiet retreat where a man can unwind from a long week at work. Think: leather couches, flat screen TVs, and custom refrigerators to hold favorite beverages and snacks.

This can be incorporated in a part of the home that is away from your family’s primary living spaces, such as the living room or kitchen. The idea behind the man cave is to provide a place to get away without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home.

A Place to Highlight Interests

Typically, a home’s primary living spaces don’t feature deer antlers, glowing brewery signs, or paraphernalia from the hottest sports team of the year. Enter: the man cave.

wall of brewery posters

These unique pieces of decor deserve to be displayed, and while they may not flow with the rest of the home’s design theme, these collections of hobbies and interests can be appropriately highlighted and featured in this dedicated space.

A Place to Host Get-Togethers

The man cave can serve many purposes, but the prime time to showcase this unique room is for neighborhood get-togethers, work parties, or football tailgating events.

This room is often used for entertaining. What better way to make the most of this space than by sharing it with friends and family?

A Place to Participate in Hobbies

Many men utilize their space as a dedicated area to work on passion projects. Often times, a man cave is simply the garage, converted into a car mechanic shop, woodworking space, gym, or just room to unwind and play pool.three flat screen TVs sit on wall

No matter the hobby, your man cave should support it. Consider the logistics for what you may need in YOUR man cave before you get started.

Planning Your Man Cave

Before you get started with building out your space, there are a few things to consider, such as:

  • Will guests be allowed?
  • Where should my man cave be located in the house?
  • Acoustics and lighting needed
  • Primary and secondary reasons for creating the man cave
  • What theme will the man cave be focused around?
  • Seating 
  • Storage 
  • Hobbies / interests the man cave should accommodate

Determine the who, what, when, where, and why of your man cave. The result will be an effective, exciting space that fits your exact, unique needs.


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