5 Steps to Making Your Own Man Cave

This is a guest post by Andrew Hill of NewHome Source.

Many new homes come with bonus rooms that most people aren’t quite sure what to do with right away. They could always turn it into another spare bedroom, or a home office, or a den… But usually it just sits there, filling up with knick-knacks that never seem to fit anywhere else.

Men, don’t let this happen to your home! Make it a man cave!

**DISCLAIMER: If you’re sharing your home with someone, then you should discuss it with your significant other first. Ignore this advice at your own risk.**

Putting a man room together can be pretty easy, too. Here are five steps to get you started:

1. Decide what your focus is going to be, whether it be football, movies, or billiards.

Then, work around this theme as you add in other items. For example, if your favorite football team is the Arizona Cardinals, the rest of your man cave should be full of Cardinal’s football paraphernalia.

2. Walk through the room and decide if there will be a need for any plumbing or electrical work.

If you are not a professional plumber or electrician, please hire one. Don’t ruin a good thing here. If you can do any of the work yourself, write a list of the adjustments you will be making and what tools you will need. For the tools you don’t have, you may be able to keep your costs down by borrowing them from friends and family. Just be sure to return them once you’re finished with the project.

3. What good would a man cave be if it didn’t have a mini-bar?

So, go ahead and set up some shelves and install a mini-fridge. Try to decorate the bar area so that it matches your theme, too. And don’t forget the bar stools!

4. Now add in plenty of comfy chairs and couches for you and your friends.

La-Z-Boy recliners are still some of the best out there! If you have a baseball theme, though, you may want to find some vintage baseball stadium seats instead.

5. If you do share your home with someone, think about sound-proofing the room.

This is a great idea especially if you want your man cave to serve as a music room as well. There are many simple soundproofing solutions if you want to avoid spending loads of money on a professional job.

Now that your man cave is finished, invite your friends over, sit back, and start relaxing!

Ladies, you deserve your own room, too! So, tell us in a comment below what you would use your room for and what your theme would be.

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  • Mike

    Very informative article. I particularly like the idea of a theme for a man cave, such as your refrence to the Arizona Cardinals and filling the room with similar paraphenalia. More man cave-related articles can be found here- http://www.manroom.co.uk