Have you finally been granted that spare room in the house you’ve been eyeing for the past few years? Or maybe you’ve moved into a house with the perfect-sized shed out back for a man cave…but have no idea how to deck it out?
You may want to go upscale — an Irish pub theme with polished wood and Guinness on tap.
Or you may be the type to prefer over-the-top décor; think a hipster style or a hipper-than-thou bar, complete with signs, Heineken and quote-filled posters. With a place to practice your mixology and unleash your cocktail creations on your friends, you may never have a need to set foot in another bar ever again! Setting up your man cave as a gaming room makes perfect sense from many standpoints.
You also can’t enjoy the full range of your sound system in an area where the rest of the family is trying to hang out so a man cave is an ideal place to have the volume up loud. With a large screen, a couple of comfortable plush chairs, and a gaming console(s) of choice, you will have everything you need to finally beat Real Madrid on Legendary difficulty! Also, obviously, your man cave would look better with a Dodge RT Charger like the one below, if your budget can stretch to this. But let’s be honest, there’s only a small percentage of the population that can afford to own cars that just sit there looking pretty.
Then, cut off the trunk, polish it up, and attach it to your wall for eye-popping man cave bar. If you love watching movies and losing yourself in another world for hours at a time, then perhaps a theatre inspired man cave is right up your alley.
While it’s nice to curl up on the couch and watch a movie or two on the family television, it doesn’t quite stack up to being in a dark room with surround sound, motorised recliners, a projector and a screen that takes up the majority of the wall. Who in their right mind would oppose the opportunity to have an indoor popcorn machine and soft drink dispenser in their home? And yes, your mini cinema is technically a man cave, but that doesn’t mean horror flicks and gangster shoot-ups have to be the only features on the movie menu.
There’s no reason you can’t have Saturday-morning Disney parties with the kids or the occasional “chick-flick” screening when your wife needs a ladies’ night. Tool Shed Maybe you need to be somewhat productive in the man cave, and this is especially true if you’re trying to justify the space to your better half. So, if you’re struggling to come up with a theme for your cave but have a really strong affinity for a sport or team, why not go all out and deck it out with colours, logos, jerseys, photos etc.
Devoting a room to your football, cricket, or rugby teams that you obsess over not only proves to your buddies that you’re a super fan, it also will solve a lot of arguments with your wife. If you have any kind of sports memorabilia at all,with nowhere to display it, the man cave is your chance to show off your prized possessions. You can get artificial grass, carpet or rugs laid down to simulate the playing surface with appropriate line markings like the image above. Must-have: A decent sized beer fridge to keep your Saturdays and Sundays fully stocked. For all those chin-stroking musicians, there’s nothing better than a room stacked to the ceiling with vinyl, CDs, and the odd autographed guitar. Lay back with a classic record blaring, while you impress yourself with your intricate knowledge of your favourite album tracks.
Just don’t forget to soundproof your walls to prevent people shouting at you to “keep the noise down”! A TV may not be appropriate if you actually have to work while in there, but invest in a comfy leather chair, install some relaxing lighting and surround yourself with memorabilia. Essentials include bookshelves stacked with hardcover literary classics, elegant furniture, plush armchairs, dark heavy drapes, classy wood floors. Chill Out Space After all these theme ideas, the ultimate man cave includes a little bit of everything!
A place where men can go to decompress, chill, and engage in typical male extracurricular activities. The truth is you can build a dope man cave with some of the coolest gadgets and high-tech furnishings.
The added bonus of installing a sound system to set the mood will have you in luxury in your own personal space. Then maybe you could also remove your closet door, and fill it with books (and DVDs) to create a bookcase for your own personal library.