PROPERTY NEWS - What does a man cave mean to you? Is it your quiet escape from everything, a fun place to entertain your friends, or a versatile space in your home that you claim as your own once in a while?
Man caves serve different purposes for different people, but whatever your interests or hobbies may be, a man cave can be a great way to enjoy these and relax in the comfort of your own home.
So, you think you can rock out on your guitar just like Metallica? Convert one of your spare rooms or the basement into a band room where you can have a few instruments and a good sound system.
It's a great space to use with friends or family, and many a jam session can be had in this room on your own as well. It may be worthwhile considering sound-proofing the room, to save you from disturbing a quiet neighbourhood.
This is a great room to display your collection of guitars or any instruments, as well as memorabilia of bands that you love.
To create a pool bar atmosphere in your man cave, your first step is to build or buy a wooden bar in one corner. Add a pool table, a large-screen TV, a couch and dartboard to complete your man cave.
Sprinkle in a few of your friends, some snacks and drinks, and you've got yourself a vibey spot inside your very own home where you can practise your pool game, entertain guests or play darts.
If you need a space to relax and calm your mind, create a room that is comfortable and peaceful. Put a few comfortable chairs around a table and string up a hammock in one corner of the room, for the ultimate tranquil spot. A giant couch, or two couches pushed together, is also a great option to make this room ideal for relaxing and watching TV or movies.
A pile of pillows on the floor is another option - it's an easy way to create a comfortable space where you can spend time being calm and quiet. Consider getting a recliner chair and placing a reading lamp next to it where you can sit and read.
If you don't have the space to turn an entire room in your home into a dedicated man cave, create a versatile space instead. Choose one room in your home that can be a man cave and double as an office or a library at the same time.
Put a bookcase in the corner of the room, a chair with a desk, as well as whatever you'd like as part of your man cave. That way, this room can also be used by the other members of the family isn't devoted to being a man cave only.
If gaming is your passion, then a man cave is the perfect place for you. Put your computer or TV screen and your PC or console in the room with a very comfortable chair or couch to use. This is the ideal space to spend some time gaming on your own, or with your friends.
Add a small fridge with drinks and snacks to the corner of the room - that way you won't have to leave the room to get refreshments.
If you enjoy the finer things in life, you can have a unique type of man cave. Place an industrial style bookcase along one wall and a table and armchairs in the middle. This set-up is ideal for playing chess, appreciating fine wine, or any other cultured activities you may enjoy. You could incorporate wine into your man cave design by using wine barrels as décor.
These man cave ideas are just a few suggestions to get you on your way to having a personalised space in your home where you love spending time.
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