Everyone needs something to wind down after a hectic day at the office. For some, that may be curling up with a good book. For others, it’s escaping to the man cave.
Having a man cave is a luxury that many decide to build in their house. It’s a way to kick back and watch their favorite program with surround sound. It also makes a great place to entertain your friends during the sports season.
So, how does one get started with building a man cave? We can help you out with that. Check out these awesome beginner man cave ideas.
1. Check Out the Space
Before you can start building your man cave, you’ve got to find a place in your home to do it. Not all areas will make an ideal space. It does no good if the room can’t fit your furniture or doesn’t have enough electrical outlets.
Though, that last problem can be fixed. An experienced electrician can always update your wiring and add in outlets if the need arises.
2. Throw a Game Table in the Center
Even if you never have anyone over to play, a game table makes a great centerpiece to any man cave. Make sure to put some of your lighting efforts into fixtures that hang above the table.
This brings attention to it and will allow everyone to see what they’re doing when you have people over to actually play.
3. Display Your TV
It wouldn’t be a man cave without a big screen TV mounted right on the wall. You can go ahead and install your TV yourself or find out more about installation companies in your area and pick one out to do the job for you.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that your man cave furniture is placed at a distance where you can appreciate every pixel without straining your neck.
4. Refrigeration Area
Now it’s time for a few man cave bar ideas. Even if you don’t drink alcohol you’re going to want a refrigerator section to at least hold your snacks and sodas. This way you’re not going to the kitchen every hour or so.
Place a few stools around the bar not only to replicate the look of traditional bars but to also give you and your friends somewhere to sit and chat while you enjoy a few cold ones together.
5. Install Air Conditioning
In small spaces like basements and attics, things can heat up pretty fast. Especially if you have a bunch of people over to watch a game. To this end, you’ll need to install some kind of AC or you won’t be able to stand to be in the room for more than a few minutes.
Getting Optimal Relaxation from the Man Cave
The man cave can give you a room to retreat to after a horrible day at work and it’s the perfect place to entertain your friends. Building one isn’t as hard as it seems. Pick out a room in your house and get to building today.
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