Men love to have personal space as much as women love to have their own. They also desire to have a room where they can unwind, spend time with their family or friends, watch a soccer match together, or play video games with the whole pack.
While a stylish vanity area captures the heart of most women, it’s a quality built man cave that seizes the interests of men. Believe it or not, some men aren’t into pubs, that’s why a man cave where they can invite their family and friends is a genius option for them.
If you’re one of the thousands of millions of men who are very much looking forward to bringing home the man cave, know that you can make it possible as long as you have an empty basement or any vacant room at home. And that’s what you’re going to find out on these pages.
As you take a few more scrolls on your screen, you’ll learn some of the best tips you can do to transform your basement, regardless of its size, into an awesome man cave. So, find out these helpful tips and start turning your basement into a welcoming and vibrant man cave.
Choose a theme to follow for the man cave.
The overall theme of the man cave will speak a lot about you as it reflects your identity. If you’re a big fan of beer nights, then go for a bar-themed man cave, for gamers, you can go for a gamers’ paradise theme.
For sporty men who either love basketball, baseball, soccer, boxing or other more sports, then try incorporating man cave themes like NBA, NFL, MLB, and other possible sports of your interest. Or if you’re one of those men who love spending cosy afternoons or deepest nights watching movies, then why not opt for a cinema or theatre-themed man cave, right?
Always remember that choosing a theme is more important than it seems as it will reflect not only your interests but a lot more about your personality. Trust me, considering your interests or hobbies when choosing a theme for your dream man cave will make it more exciting and fulfilling in the end.
Purchase different man cave items to put in the area.
The next tip you might want to consider is to purchase different items to fill in the man cave of your dreams. From seating furniture, gaming equipment, home bar items, movie essentials, to pool tables, everything must put into place as you build the man cave.
When purchasing seating furniture, don’t forget to have several pieces of huge couches where you and your guests can lounge comfortably, bar stools for the home bar or bean bag sofa chairs for a lazy afternoon stay in the man cave. But before that, you might want to know that while finding a huge couch is a piece of cake, selecting a set of bar stools isn’t. It’s because bar stools are available in different heights from 16”-23” (short), 23”-28” (counter), 29”-32” (bar), and 44”-47” (extra tall).
And as you bring in the pub experience in your place, home bar essentials shouldn’t be the least priority on the list. You may start purchasing rocks glasses, mixing glasses, shaker, jiggers, cocktail drinks ingredients, and a lot more.
For gaming and movie essentials, a huge television or projector, quality sound system, gaming consoles, headphones, and functional storage to keep the gadgets or devices are man cave must-haves. You can also add a pool table or a dartboard for a complete man cave vibe.
Select medium to dark-coloured wall paints
The third and last tip is to select a medium to dark-coloured wall paint. Why? It’s because colours like browns, greys, blacks, dark greens and blues are a perfect choice to bring out the masculine vibe.
Aside from selecting dark colours, wall finishes like leather, stone or wood, will also solidify the mood. Then intensify the atmosphere down in the man cave with different decors that also reflect your character.
Either you’re building your dream man cave in the basement or vacant room, these tips will for sure work for you. So, don’t wait for the full moon to show up and start turning your lifeless basement into an awesome man cave.
About The Author
Kath Ramirez took up journalism as her Bachelor’s Degree with library and information science on the side and now writes for Where Saints Go Industrial Furniture. It’s a prestige UK-based furniture business that offers industrial vintage furniture and home accessories. After a busy working week, you’ll either see her binge-watching on Netflix, cuddling with her fur babies, bonding with her family or devouring her mom and sisters’ homemade goodies.