How to Build the Ultimate Man Cave
Guys, we all dream of having the ultimate man cave, a place we can relax, put our feet up and have a room just to ourselves. This spot should be dedicated to your own pursuits, including spending time alone or with friends. A man cave should be filled with the basis of the things you enjoy. From hobbies to football to sports paraphernalia and a well-stocked bar. We’ve put together a list of how-to’s that will make your man cave wildly entertaining.
Find Your Style
Guys: this is our chance to finally have free reign towards a room all to ourselves. Your man cave can be anything you want from a room in the basement with a pool table and bar for entertaining, a spot that goes all out for your favorite sports team, a garage space designated for building and constructing, or even just a quiet area renovated to get away and relax.
Because man caves can differ from home to home, it is important to choose your style before you start planning any next steps. Take a walk around your ideal spot and imagine what you want it to become. Whatever the purpose of your man cave, it is your unique spot themed according to exactly what you want. Make it your own from top to bottom with whatever you’re passionate about, be it memorabilia, movies, a specific sports team, gaming systems or construction projects.
It Doesn’t Have to be an Expensive Man Cave
Look around for extra wood, siding, or pipes that can be repurposed for your man cave. Find these gems and building your man cave will become significantly less expensive. You’ll save a trip to Home Depot and can instead use that time for building. Not to mention a repurposed, upcycled look can make the space even cooler no matter what look you are going for from industrial to log cabin. Local companies occasionally toss out slabs, pallets, and other pieces of hardwood that can be used for paneling and flooring. The wood, lumber, and siding you buy may prove to be the most expensive part of the process, so get creative with where you find your base items and start developing your man cave without breaking the bank.
Do Your Research
There are project ideas you can find online that are a great starting point for building your man cave. Start small with a few great concepts and let the ideas flow from there! Create a floating whiskey shelf, hang a rustic photo, add a dart board – the options are endless. Research the successes of others for a good starting place as well as directions on how to get the project just right.
Beer cans from all over the globe, old and rare whiskeys, framed jerseys – you name it. It’s not all about the choice of wood or the size of your TV, it’s about what you put in it! There is a strong need to collect decorations to arrange around your man cave. Rustic, western, or even modern day decorations are vital to creating the perfect environment. Vintage record stores, thrift shops, or even a donation store are some great places to find additions for your space. Search anywhere local that might carry some great inexpensive products; these will add an entirely new element to your project.
Knock It Out of the Park!
The most important part of your man cave is to making sure it represents you and your style. Be bold and create what you want. Every guy wants the ultimate man cave that all his buddies will be talking about. It’s every guy’s dream space. It’s where work can be shaken off, you can meet up to watch a game or you can just kick back and enjoy a beer.
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