A man cave is where you go to watch TV, drink beer and play games. Any feminine presence is forbidden in this area and that’s the way all men like it. This is a NO-GIRLS-ZONE. The sole purpose of a man cave is to get away from everything. A man cave should express the qualities and passions of a man.
Man caves give men the space and freedom to express themselves. It gives us personal space to get away from the weekly grind experienced 52 times in a year. The benefits of a man cave are numerous.
However, it is easier said than done when it comes to having a man cave. You may not have extra rooms to set up a man cave. Therefore, you have to improvise and look for that extra space where you can neatly squeeze your man cave.
A garage has the ideal space for setting up a man’s cave especially when you don’t often park your car in it. Creating a Man Cave Garage is cheaper than building another room onto your house. In addition, it takes less time. However, to embark on the best man cave garage conversions you need to put your imagination and strength into use. Personal space does not come cheap and sacrifices shall be made.
Most basic requirements of a man cave include:
- Big TV
- Bar and fridge
- Pool table
- Poker and dart table
- Sports memorabilia
- Movie and game posters
- Bar stools
Activities involved in the conversion
Remodeling a garage into a dream man cave entails the following activities:
1. Cleaning and organizing
To create a great man cave, you need to find space in your garage. Quite often, people use the garage in storing seasonal clothes, drinks, bikes, clothes, cleaning supplies etc. You need to fully use the garage and this requires you to be organized. Go through all the stuff put inside the garage and make sure that everything that has used up space is either needed by you or your family. All unused items should be sold while other items may be relocated to other rooms like the attic or the basement. As I said earlier, Sacrifices shall be made and you will have to do what you can to create the best man cave.
2. Great insulation
Insulation is a must do activity. This is because, you will be spending most of your free and alone time in the man cave and therefore you are required to have the garage floor, ceiling, door and walls well insulated to increase you comfort. Garage insulation is expected to be cheap and to save cost you may do it all by yourself.
3. Paint job
Most garages have dull paint jobs since they are not built for flair. Therefore, it is necessary to add some bright colors and designs. Hire a professional to guarantee the best results for you man cave.
Lighting is a necessary feature that should be taken into consideration. Garages have one light in the middle of the room to illuminate the whole space. However, when hosting mens’ poker night, you need to illuminate the room well and you can turn it a notch hire by adding casino lights to give you that Las Vegas feeling in your own garage. Lighting a man cave requires you to find a profession for the best results.
A standard garage floor may be very unwelcoming in the cold season. Therefore, invest in good flooring options like carpeting the floor or add floor boards.
Most man caves harbor precious items like a 75 inch TV or a collectors Michael Jordan jersey. Therefore, you need to have a secure area to protect your valuable items against common thieves or nosy neighbors. Install secure door systems and ensure that the entry points to the cave are well secure. In most cases a man cave has only one point of entry and exit. You may put up secret exit doors to increase the security of your cave.
Comfort is the main feature of a man cave. Make sure you have enough seats for you and your friends, male friends specifically. No one should stand in the man cave or get squeezed on the couch. Note that a man cave is not a place where you host your parties. It accommodates a small number of friends at a time. Therefore, get the most comfortable furniture sets and ensure that they are adequate.
8. Fridge and bar
A man cave should be convenient and this can enhanced by installing a bar and a fridge to avoid running out every time you need a cold beer. All your needs should be met while in the man cave. Your friends will not be pleased to stay in a man cave without a fridge or a bar.
9. Show offs
If you are a fan of movies. Games, football, soccer or basketball, then your man cave should show off your passion. Add all the flair that you want in your man cave. Try and guess what the owner of this man cave is passionate about.
Converting garages into a man cave are the perfect way to build your home separately at home. If you want freedom after a long week at home, then I suggest you start designing your own man cave.