Are you a dad wishing you had a place of your own within your home where you could go to relax after a tiring day in the office? A man cave provides the perfect escape you are looking for, where you can indulge in your favourite hobbies, be it watching TV, playing video games, or tinkering with DIY projects. It is also a place where you can entertain your fellow male friends while watching sports over a few beers. Creating the perfect man cave need not be very difficult, nor does it have to cost a fortune. Here a few ideas to get you started.
Layout of the man cave
When deciding on the man cave design you can choose to work with a layout that already exists and then decide on the main features that you wish to have, before assigning them to the spaces already present in the layout. Alternatively, you could start with a blank canvas and design the room exactly as you want it to be.
TV viewing area
A TV viewing area is essential for any man cave, as here you can relax to watch your favourite movies or sports matches. If you are on a budget, it is best to go for a traditional TV to install in this area. However, if you wish to spend a bit more then you could install a full home theatre including a large TV screen and high-quality sound system. Installing shutters on your windows would be a great way to keep out unwanted light when watching TV or gaming.
To maximize the comfort of your man cave you will need to get some comfortable sofas or recliners. Furthermore, if you intend to play video games, you should consider seating options for gaming. If you intend to spend quite a lot of time in the room, you should think of getting a sofa bed so that you can retire there for the night after a long night of relaxing entertainment.
If you are a video games enthusiast, then you should get a good video game setup with which to indulge your hobby. You can buy second-hand equipment from online sites so you do not have to spend too much of your budget.
You can install a traditional minibar from where you can serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to your friends when they visit. Minibars do not have to be elaborate affairs and even with a small budget you can get a small model that you can easily tuck away in a corner. However, where possible, try to include bar stool seating to complete the look.
A man cave is a must-have for any man looking to relax in his own home. The beauty of such a room is that you can design it to suit your own special requirements and your personal tastes. You can also create a man cave on any budget – all you need to be is creative.