Now that people are spending more time at home than ever before, men the world over are desperate to spend some time on their own where they can relax and participate in the things they love to do at home. And while most of these things can be done in other rooms of the house, having a designated space to unwind can make being home feel much more enjoyable.
If you’re ready to put a space like this into your house, here are three tips for creating a man cave in your home.
Pick The Right Placement
The placement of your man cave should be well thought through before you start bringing in furniture or painting the walls.
According to Terri Williams, a contributor to Freshome.com, it’s usually best if the man cave is situated away from other common spaces within the home. Especially if some of the activities you’ll be participating in will be loud, like watching sports or playing games with friends, you’ll want a little buffer of space so no one else is being disturbed. For this reason, many people put their man cave in a basement or garage. However, if you don’t have this space available, you can always do things to make the room you’re using a bit more soundproof.
Choose A Theme For The Space
Designing and decorating a man cave can be hard for some unless there’s a main theme or idea to bring everything back to. With this in mind, T. Lacoma, a contributor to The Family Handyman, suggests that you think about a theme for the space as one of the first things you do.
While you can make your theme about the materials you’ll use, like metal or wood, you can also have your theme be about your favorite things. For example, if you love to hunt, you may want to have that be the main theme of your space. Or, if you’re really into sports or superheroes, that can be an anchor for the theme of your room as well.
Know Your Bar Options
Most men feel that their man cave won’t be complete without some kind of bar. However, not every man cave will be equipped to have a wet bar space. Because of this, it’s good to know what some of your other bar options might be.
According to Lucia Tonelli, a contributor to Elle Decor, you can create a bar from a built-in or other piece of furniture, could keep your alcohol contained in an upright cabinet, or use a rolling cart to house everything you’ll need to make the perfect drink for yourself or your guests.
If you’re wanting to devote some space in your home for your man cave, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you set up the perfect place.