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3 Simple Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

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 By definition, a man cave is “a room or space designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities” Put simply, a man cave is an area for men to relax and enjoy themselves when they need alone time.

Designing your space can feel overwhelming. Where do you begin, and what do you need to consider? Continue reading for a few simple tips to help you get started.

1. Pick Your Space Carefully 

Creating a man cave often requires the renovation of the chosen room. For example, you may need to renovate the basement, attic, or garage. While some level of renovation is to be expected, certain things can’t be accomplished if the space doesn’t allow.

Carefully consider the size of the room or area you hope to make into your man cave. Investigate your chosen space’s plumbing, electrical wiring, and ventilation to see if it aligns with your goals. 

If the chosen space doesn’t align with your goals, there are a few options. In some cases (like needing an additional electric socket), renovation helps. If the space isn’t large enough, you could potentially add on to it. However, reconsidering your plans is sometimes the best option. 

2. Get Professional Help

Creating your man cave shouldn’t be a journey you go alone. Instead, you should look to hire professional renovation assistance. At a minimum, look to hire a contractor who can assist with the construction, electrical, and plumbing aspects of your new man cave.  

When choosing a contractor, be sure to ask about their qualifications. For example, how long have they been in business? How many man caves have they helped create?

Additionally, you’ll want to do your research of the company before signing a contract. Read online reviews to see what previous clients have to say. Check the average ratings and favor companies with the highest.

3. Pick a Central Attraction 

Choose a central attraction for your man cave to set the theme. Ideally, this would be an object of importance that could sit in the center of the room. You could further highlight this attraction by using a spotlight or generally stronger lighting.

There are many different centerpieces you could choose from, so pick one that aligns with your interests. For example, you may select a foosball or pool table. You could also create a central arcade using two or more classic arcade machines.

One way to create a “central” attraction that isn’t in the middle is to highlight one corner of your man cave. For example, you could create a bar in one corner. To draw attention to the primary attraction, use bold lighting.

Want More Information About Creating the Ultimate Man Cave?

Creating the ultimate man cave gives you a spot of your own to indulge in your own interests and relax. The tips above can help make creating that space easier and less overwhelming. 

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