How to create the perfect “man cave”

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The idea of a “man cave” has become incredibly popular in the last several years. It’s often a relaxing gathering area where the guys of the house can have some space to kick back and relax. The design can vary greatly depending on each person’s likes, dislikes, and interests. Maybe it’s an area with a big screen television to watch the latest football games or an area that is surrounded with floor to ceiling books and a comfortable chair to read and smoke a cigar. Creating the perfect “man cave” can be a great way to incorporate comfort and sophistication to your home.

Tip #1: Pick a theme.
What kind of man cave do you want? Do you want an area to play video games, watch the game, or a place to read and unwind? Decide what purpose this space will serve, then decorate and accent accordingly. For example, the ultimate man cave may have a television and game console, a fridge to keep snacks and beverages cold, a pool table, seating, and some elegant lighting.

Tip #2: Pick a cozy color.
The first step is finding a wall color that will work well. Man caves are notoriously simply decorated with plenty of dark, rich colors including dark browns, blues, or grays then accented with plenty of lighting.

Tip #3: Simple décor.
Keep wall art to a minimum with just a few classy pieces. For example, consider adding some vintage beer advertisement or a classic antique painting. The finishing touches are where you can add pieces of comfort like some cozy seating, soft area rugs, or some throw pillows. 

In addition, make sure that you have proper ventilation and air temperature control. If your space is the garage, be sure that it’s equipped with an air conditioner or a space heater to use during the summer and winter months. Building this separate living space will provide an area that will allow you to relax and invite some friends over on a regular basis. With a little planning and creativity, you can transform an average basement, the side of the garage, or an extra bedroom into a unique and inviting lounging space.

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm
Nancy Johns | Category: Home Remodeling Tips | Tagged , , ,

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