Designing a Man Cave

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What man doesn’t want a space of his own in his home where he can watch TV, relax and hang out with his friends?  Hence, the man cave.  Gaining more popularity through the years, the man cave has become a part of home design.  Designing a man cave begins with comfort.

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A man cave can be designed around a central theme, such as sports.  However, there are those men that prefer a more sophisticated environment that revolves around activities such as cards, movies or cigars and brandy.

A comfortable sofa is an important feature
A comfortable sofa is an important feature
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Photo, Pinterest

Whatever interests the man of the house may have, creating a space that is just for him and caters to these interests can be achieved with the right furniture and décor.  A comfortable sofa, a wall dedicated to a large-screen TV, storage space for DVD’s and even a bar are the basics for any man cave.

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Photo, Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Leather furniture is always a good choice, not only for its masculine flair but for its durability and comfort.  A large leather sectional sofa with an ottoman can take center stage, giving the man of the house plenty of space for relaxing while watching TV or for sharing the space with friends.

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Photo, dedecoracion.com

A wet bar is a great option to include when designing a man cave.  A place to prepare drinks, to keep beverages cold, and plenty of storage for glassware and snacks is a must.  A built-in bar can be installed in a corner of the room or, if space is limited, a portable bar can always come in handy.

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Including a pool table, card table and dart board can provide other options for the man cave.   For the climbing enthusiast, a rock wall can be installed.  A themed room, depending on interests, is always a fun way to design a man cave.  Possible themes include sports, music, outdoorsman, or travel.

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Photo, Openmw.com
Photo, Sam Van Fleet Photography
Photo, Sam Van Fleet Photography

When designing a man cave the most important factor is comfort….and perhaps a large-screen TV.  The space should be themed toward his interests and activities.  The man cave should be a place where the man of the house can relax and enjoy time to himself.

 

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