Looking for a sanctuary in your home to fill with all your favourite things? Want a place to escape to and invite friends over when the pubs get too crowded?
Then a man cave could be what you need. Designed and catered to you, it’s a space you can enjoy and personalise to your taste. Find out how you can create your very own man cave with these quick, simple steps…
Man cave locations
The first step to designing your man cave is to find the perfect space. This can be anywhere from a shed, spare room, garage or basement. Remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to achieve a sleek and comfortable space of your own. Mark your location with a specially designed man cave sign so everyone know it’s your space!
The next step in designing your sanctuary is to pick a theme. We aren’t talking matching colour schemes and furnishings, but tailoring your theme around your interests. Whether it is sports, games, music, Formula 1 racing, or comic books, your interests can act as the inspiration for designing your man cave.
Designing your man cave
Now you’ve got a theme in mind, it’s time to this about your man cave designs. Think about what you want to use your man cave for, watching sports, working out or maybe playing video games? These are key aspects to incorporate into your design.
It’s important to factor in space and your budget, it doesn’t need to be extravagant or over the top. Simple touches can make a huge difference and with a little bit of creativity, a small space can look even larger.
Save on money on your man cave decor by incorporating items you already own, such as special memorabilia like sports shirts, which can be framed and hung on the wall, or display musical instruments and records that you currently own.
Maximise on space and build shelves to display gadgets, put up movie posters and consider installing ceiling lights over free standing lamps. You don’t always need to buy new furniture, consider renovating second hand furniture or building your own, such as side tables and desks for gaming.
Man cave essentials
Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with a few essentials to fill your space with. Starting with man cave furniture! A sofa or recliner where comfort is your first priority, and remember to allow for extra seats for guests. Pick out a decent sized fridge freezer, with space for extra drinks for visitors and room for snacks, as well as ice cubes in the freezer for drinks! Alternatively, you could opt for an outside kitchen or even a coffee machine for a caffeine kick.
If your budget and space allows for it, a great addition to any man cave is a bar, whether mini or supersize, it adds a luxury feel to the space. Just don’t forget the bottle opener!
Technology is an important factor in any man cave, whether your priorities sit with the ultimate gaming set up with multiple monitors, or a supersize HD TV. It’s important to note, if you’re limited on space and are still after that perfect HD TV, if you get too close to a regular TV, the picture will begin to look pixelated. However, with a 4K HD TV, this doesn’t apply! The picture quality stays the same however close or far away you are.
If gadgets are your thing, then there are a wide variety of eclectic products to choose from to position in your man cave, or you could design your own! Above all, your man cave would not be possible without electricity, so remember to not overload your sockets and extension leads, as you could risk your hard work going up in smoke.
With everything in place, all that’s left to do is to enjoy! Put your feet up, pop open a cold one and relax in your sanctuary.
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