Every man’s dream is having a man cave in his home. Man caves are very popular lately as they offer to spend some quality time with your friends without even living the house, yet, still spend some amazing time with the guys. If you’re about to make your own man cave, you’ve come to the right place. Read on and find out what an ultimate man cave would look like.
How does an ultimate man cave look like?
So you decided – you’re making a man cave. You have a spare room in your house and you’re ready to begin. First, make a plan. See how big your room is and what can be placed inside. The most important is the TV, of course. What a man cave would be without a big screen flat TV on which you and your friends can watch the Sunday game or the latest movie release? Place your TV on the wall where you can be sure that it will be visible from any part of the room.
Then, you need a fridge. Men love beer and what is that beer served without being cooled properly before. You can’t go to the kitchen every time someone needs a beer, right? If you placed your man cave in the basement you’ll have to go up the stares literally every five minutes. Place the fridge away from the TV, so that anyone digging inside it won’t disturb and make you miss the most important part of the game.
Next – a bar. This will make you feel like you’re somewhere outside. Men love bars. There’s some special magic in bars and barmen, so make sure one of your friends is appointed to do the role of a barman if this is what you like.
Pictures on the walls are also important. Since it’s your man cave, make sure you place some posters of your favorite movie stars, sports players, but also your own personal achievements if there are some. You need to feel good when you spend time inside. Remember that this is your getaway place and you’ll be spending time here more by yourself than with other people. You need to have a complete interior made by your needs and wishes.
When you finish this, place the carpet. You’ll want a carpet because hard surfaces create a cold atmosphere and that is not what you want in your man cave. Carpets will keep your feet warm but you’ll need regular maintenance. If this is something that concerns you, make sure you find a carpet cleaner suitable for your needs. If you have friends that tend to spill beer or make a mess with cigarettes, get one of the carpet cleaners that are more powerful and suitable for more different kinds of mess. All carpet cleaners are easy to work with but you’ll need a special place for them because of the size. Find a spot in a corner that’s not used or inside a closet.
If the carpet is ready, choose the chairs, a comfortable sofa, or whatever you feel is appropriate for your idea. Have in mind that often you’ll have people coming to your cave that likes to have fun. You know your friends best, so choose chairs for Texas Hold’em Poker if that’s your thing or some comfortable recliners for playing video games. Don’t get a table tennis board if no one likes playing. Don’t spend money and waste precious space for things that are not in your interest just to make the place look cool when you take a picture of it.
Finally, fill your fridge with drinks and have a special place where you’ll keep snacks and similar stuff that will be easily accessible. Make sure the lights and the power work properly when turned on and enjoy your time spent there.
If you’re one of those people that love to spend time alone, you’re going to need a place that will be your own personal chill out and working area. It’s a good idea to make a corner a working space. Place a comfortable office chair and a desk where you’ll have a 24/7 working lap-top or a computer connected with internet. This is a must for people working from home.
In the end, don’t forget to maintain the place regularly. There’s nothing worse than a man cave gone wrong. Men often don’t mind their behavior and you can’t control your friends and change their habits, so make sure you use the carpet cleaner right after the party is over. Even if you haven’t made a party lately, collect the dust from the carpet at least once a week.