There is something great about having your own space in the house. Most guys would agree that having some kind of area to call your own can be really cathartic. You will often have heard this being referred to as a man cave, but really it doesn’t matter what you call it. If you don’t like the image that ‘man cave’ brings up, you can call it whatever you want. The point is that it is an area which you can do what you want with, and maybe even get some privacy. That being said, there are usually certain aspects which you will probably want in such an area in order to make the most of it. With that in mind, let’s take a look now at some of the vital components of the best man caves. Has yours got all of these?
Space To Chill
It’s not really a man cave at all if there is nowhere to relax. You might argue that this is the most essential defining factor of all. If you are able to chill in the space, then you can be sure that it is doing its job as your special place. Getting this right can actually be quite easy. The first thing you’ll want is some kind of comfortable seating. This could be a super-padded gamer’s chair, an old-fashioned armchair, or – for a more social feel – even a sprawling couch. However you do it, making the space as comfortable as you can is going to make a huge difference to how much you enjoy the area overall. You’ll also want to fill it with as much in the way of comfort as you can. Don’t skimp on this – you want to make it easy to just chill out there for hours on end.
Although no two man caves are quite the same, certain elements are likely to always be present, or almost always anyway. The presence of games is a great example; truly, without any kind of gaming going on, it really isn’t a man cave at all. What games exactly is entirely up to you and your pals, but it’s worth thinking a little about the choice you might have here. It all depends on what you tend to enjoy. If you are a hardcore console gamer, then you can easily find the room to stack your consoles – ideally under a huge TV. But maybe you are more into PC gaming, in which case you’ll want a desk of some sort, as well as finding a pc gaming rig for sale to put there. Go for something with high enough performance that you won’t need to replace it for a while. This is more economical, and you will be able to enjoy it all the more as well. There’s also the option of installing a few arcade games. If you have the space, a pinball machine or a Pacman could help to complete the gamer’s area of the man cave. How you do this is up to you, but most men would agree that it is vital.
Focus On Sports
Just as with gaming, you can’t really have a man cave without making it at least in part about sport. There are a number of ways you can do this. First of all, you probably want to use that big TV for sports from time to time. This means you should make sure you have a subscription to the right channels. If you’ve got a favorite sport that you and your buddies watch together, be sure to go for that first and foremost. You’ll also want to find some way to actually bring sport into the room. This could be a pool table, a table football area, a dartboard – really anything you and your guys will enjoy. With a little focus on sports going on, the man cave is much more likely to be somewhere you find yourself hanging out more and more often.
Where’s The Bar?
If you’re happy to go all out, then you could consider installing a bar in your man cave too. This is definitely going to take more in the way of resources to get it done, but if you are happy building it yourself it shouldn’t be all that bad. This can be a great thing to have when you have people round for parties, and before you know it you will probably have more and more parties than you have ever hosted before. A bar is the ultimate way to complete your man cave area.