Home remodeling is always special, but some projects have extra significance. One thing that many men want in the home is a space they can call their own. Designing the ideal man cave is not difficult if you know what he likes. Some men are big on sports, others like music, and many have varied tastes. Here are some ideas for building that great man cave for Father’s Day.
- Sports theme. A big screen TV is a must for a sorts themed man cave. A small workout area for a few weights and a few pieces of gym equipment makes sense. Hang jerseys from his favorite sports teams and install a shelf for bobbleheads, sports trophies and memorabilia. Make sure there is enough seating in case he wants to invite a few friends over to watch games.
- Music theme. Give the music a lover a spot he can retreat to and listen to his favorite tracks. If he plays instruments, there should be designated spots to store them. Adorn the walls with art deco posters, or any type of artwork featuring music or musicians. There should be a spot for a sound system with seating so he can relax while listening to music. Some soundproofing may also be necessary for the space to be fully enjoyed.
- Many men like to entertain, and have a few friends over for drinks. Having their own bar is the ideal way to get the party going. The cost depends on the size and the style, but you can save by avoiding custom built bar counter. A readymade bar counter can save money that you can use to help with a pool table or lighting. Be sure to factor in storage for beverages and drinking glasses. If you want to save money on bar stools, try looking around for reclaimed wood.
- Entertainment room. A mini home theater is the ideal setup for a man cave. Seating options may include bean bags, theater style seating or sofas. You will need a large screen TV and a good sound system. Add acoustic boards to the walls to enhance sound quality. A table and chairs should be added for activities such as playing board games. You can consider using a projector and screen instead of a TV, or using both if space allows.
Man cave designs vary in cost and scope, so come up with a budget first. Many of these plans do not require much remodeling work, so they can be carried out quickly.