Ready to create the perfect, peaceful retreat away from the chaos of the family?
The concept of a man cave has truly evolved in recent years. Once a simple room with a console and a screen, it now stands for a sanctuary filled with everything that calls to your tastes. Putting one together is a thrilling mission that only the luckiest get round to.
Whether you’re renovating to add more space or converting an existing room, it’s worth knowing a few of the best ideas for your new man cave.
Four steps towards designing the ultimate man cave
1. Give it purpose
Before breathing new life into the space and getting stuck into décor and design, you need to think of its purpose. Whether you’d prefer to play your favourite games in there, turn it into a home cinema, or use it as an entertaining space, you should have a firm idea of your plans before you start.
Once you’ve clarified the primary function of your man cave, you’ll be able to commence your works full steam ahead. Don’t forget to check if you need planning permission before changing the structure of your home, though!
2. Make it comfortable
A critical stage involves planning the layout of the room.
It’s inevitable that most of your floor space will be taken up by furniture. Investing in high-quality pieces is one way to guarantee a cosy and inviting retreat. If you’re going to be eating and drinking in your man cave, opting for washable covers on sofas could be a smart move.
Adding a few personal touches will give the room some personality. Wall hangings are a versatile choice, and framed player shirts add effortless class if you’re a football fan. Above all though, you’ll need to think about ergonomics, ensuring that you stay comfortable even during extended sessions.
3. Integrate some tech
You can make your man cave an enviable one with a high-tech setup. If you’ve got the budget for it, incorporating the latest tech is a staple for any serious room like this. We’re thinking large, wall-mounted TVs, an exceptional sound system, and a selection of games consoles to make sure that you and your mates are never short of options.
Concealed wiring adds a touch of class to this kind of setup, especially if you’re making it fit with a minimalist interior. Don’t forget to research the best surround sound systems before choosing the right one for your setup.
4. Install a bar
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a man cave without a bar!
Whether you go for that simple, rustic homemade feel or install a bespoke bar just for your space, the possibilities are endless. If you know any carpenter friends, why not get in touch to see if they can offer you a special deal to help bring your vision to life?
Once you’ve got the foundations, all you need to do is add your favourite tipples – and perhaps keep a little fridge under there too. It’s time to relax and get loose in your new man cave… what are you waiting for?!