A man-cave is a sanctuary – a place where men can retreat into, and escape the stresses of everyday life. Whether it’s a basement, a spare bedroom, or a garage, it can be set up as a man cave with some time, effort, and money. No two man-caves are the same. But every single one has a thing in common: they are made according to the man’s liking.
You can put just about anything inside a man-cave. A bar, a pool table, a bowling alley, a huge TV, a gaming rig. Anything!
What’s important is that everything inside lets the man of the house enjoy and relax, because that’s the point of the man cave. However, you may step up your man cave game by applying an overall theme that will set the whole area’s look and feel. And right now, we’re going to do just that! For all of you motoring enthusiasts out there who are planning to build a man cave, this is for you!
Set Up the Theme
The first thing you need to take note of is what type of a motoring or hobby enthusiast you are. Do you like bikes? Race cars? Trucks? Make the theme of your man-cave an exotic garage, or a favorite sports team, it’s your space, you set the limits. Add a mezzanine or a car lift. There is plenty of space to customize and add the amenities you need.
Add a Feature Wall
It would be nice if you can dedicate a wall in your man cave to feature the most interesting things you have inside. This way, you can highlight the star of your man cave. The items don’t necessarily have to hang by the wall, but they should have the wall as a background.
For example, if you are a biker, put your most beloved bike in there, add some lights and some road signs, and it will look just like an exhibition. If you like collecting rims for your cars, you can also showcase them. Just put on a frame and hang your best pieces, and they’ll shine on their own. You can opt to hang cool photos on your wall as well. A gallery of great photos is never a bad option.
Hobbies and Games
To help you relax and unwind inside the cave, don’t forget to put your favorite games and hobbies inside. If you like playing billiards, adding a pool table would be worth it or if you’re into video games, setting up your gaming rig and consoles will make you want to stay in your man-cave as much as possible.
You can also add a dartboard or a foosball table to play with your family and friends. A game room would be the perfect use for a mezzanine and you’ll still have all the space downstairs for the bigger toys.
The Comfort Zone
The unwritten rules state a good man-cave must have a throne. Since you will be spending a lot of time inside your man-cave, you should have a seat that doesn’t only look good but is surrounded by your prized possessions as well. Better yet, customize it yourself and make it look like a race car seat but ten times more comfortable. You should feel like a boss whenever you’re sitting there. This way, you can relax and just forget about all the stress for a while.
Besides your personal throne, you should also make the other seats adhere to your man cave’s theme. Pick a nice, comfy couch, some ottomans, and stools. The sofa may have a car seat-looking cover, and the ottomans can be made from old tires. As for the table, you may convert an old engine or some old rims to be one. Be creative!
As a man, you’d definitely want to hang out with some of your friends inside your man-cave. As you chat, play, and have fun inside, food and drinks will surely make everything even better. It’s never a bad idea to add a little bar inside your man cave. Put there a fridge with your favorite beers and a snack stand that has all your guilty food pleasures. Don’t be shy and hold back; we know that you can rarely have good times like this with your friends.
There you have it! You’re all set to design your own man-cave. We at Hobby Condos can help you turn your man-cave dream into reality. Whatever it is that you can imagine, we can build!