Man caves are special rooms dedicated to men’s own pursuit like having some genuine man-time or with mates. A man cave is filled with things that men enjoy such as football, video games, drinks and sports gears. This room allows a man to flourish, study, work, train, relax and just be a man which is very important for a healthy mind for all men.
How a man cave looks like in terms of furniture and décor varies with different man cave design ideas. This article outlines how to set up the perfect man cave, what you should do first, how to plan, budget and the right furniture to put.
Before choosing the place to set up the man cave, you should define the purpose of the room.
What do you plan to spend your time doing there? Which equipment do you need to aid that? Is there something that you have always wanted to do but you never get the chance to? Will you allow your mates to visit? What are your hobbies?
The answers to the above questions will help you determine the thing you will need to set up the perfect man cave.
Until you have a budget, you cannot begin shopping for the furniture or any other stuff you need but you cannot set a figure if you do not know the cost of things. In most cases, you will always get what you are willing to pay for. A cheap product will not last as long as a more expensive one that is made with high quality materials.
There are many types of man cave furniture and finishes, from the cheap Ikea sofa to the top line Italian sofas and many others in between. The cost of the furniture also depends on the size, the material used, cushion fabric and filing, quality of the frame and where the furniture is made from; overseas or locally.
You should do your research before purchasing any furniture. Enquire about its manufacturing and ensure that you visit different quality categories of furniture to compare the value and the quality.
Tips when designing the man cave
1. Make the flat screen the focus
When choosing a TV for a man cave, the bigger it is, the better. The flat screen, should also have the latest technology so that it is able to provide quality pictures off your favorite movie or game. For a more professional man cave, place the TV in an in-built entertainment center that can also house the gaming system and stereo.
2. Keep the drink station hardy
A built in bar will be ideal if you like keeping a large collection of alcohol or mixing drinks but if you just want a few cold beers, a mini fridge will work just fine.
3. Choose the right furniture
You should bet the comfiest armchair, beanbags, recliners or couches that you can find to give you maximum relaxation when in the room. First, determine the type of furniture that will work best for you.
Leather seats are durable and comfortable. Also, the smell of leather gives the room a masculine feel. Recliners or bean bags also work well and they are also comfortable.