If you’re tired of not having your own space in your own home, you’re in serious need of a man cave. Whether you rent or own your home, creating an area that’s all your own is simple. Here’s what you need to know to build your very own man cave.
Remodel the Space
First, you need to find a space to claim as your very own. Renters should avoid serious renovation without first checking with their landlord. For home owners, basements and garages work great for this, but many times these rooms are unfinished and in need to major repairs, including insulation, heating, lighting and, sometimes, plumbing. Luckily, you can hire handymen to help with the construction or remodeling of your man cave.
If you have a knack for home improvement projects, you can cut costs significantly by taking on the remodeling yourself. Customize your space by installing electricity, insulation and a surround sound audio system. You’ll also want to pick out the perfect flooring, preferably a surface that can stand a spilled beer or two. Just be sure to invest in insurance first in case anything goes wrong!
Furnish With Style
After you’ve created a space to call your own, it’s time to add the furniture. How you furnish your man cave depends on what kind of space you’re after.
- If you’re into a quieter space, opt for a comfortable reading chair and a big bookshelf that features all of your favorite novels.
- If you’re after a work space, you’ll want to install plenty of cabinets and storage for all of your tools or gadgets. Plus, make sure to feature enough counter space to spread out your projects.
- If you’re more into an entertainment area, go for a couch that’s soft and comfortable, perfect for sprawling out while you catch the game. Remember to arrange plenty of seating around the TV so that all the guys can hang out too. If you’re looking to save, you can refinish any old chairs you have lying around to better suit the style of your man cave.
Put in the Personal Touches
If you went through the trouble of wiring for sound during the remodeling process, now is the time to splurge on electronics. Remember, this is your space, so adding cool collectibles to personalize your man cave is a must. How about a baseball hat or football jersey display? If you’re into music, think about investing in a record player and record collection, perfect for entertaining. No matter what you choose to add to your area, make sure that it represents you.