Man Cave Must Haves!
It happened, you finally received approval to go ahead with your man cave. As your dream starts to become a reality, you really need to start making decisions about all of the things you want to have in it. Other than a Kegerator and wall-to-wall HD TVs, you might consider a few other additions that can make a man cave a complete and perfect place to hang out.
Here is a list of items that you should consider having in your man cave:
Nothing is more relaxing than a drink and a game of pool with friends. Pool tables are not as expensive as one might think and it can be the focal point of a man cave.
Every man cave needs a bar. It should have a sink and a refrigerator. It doesn’t have to be fully stocked, but it should have your favorite beverages so that you can sit back and relax with a drink, whenever you can.
Pinball Machine or Arcade Games
This is one of those classics that your friends will admire. Pinball Machines and Arcade Games are great to pick up second hand – check out Craigslist or eBay for a deal.
Flat Screen TV
There are lots of options from curved TVs to giant flat screens, a television is necessary part of every man cave. Have you ever had to keep flipping back and forth between sporting events? Consider multiple TVs with separate cable boxes.
Surround Sound System
No man cave is complete without a powerful sound system that can make you feel like you’re at the game or immersed in the movie.
Movie Seats & Recliners
Comfortable seating in your man cave is a must. A recliner to lay back in while you watch the game can make your man cave the place to be every weekend.
A Personal Touch
Don’t be afraid to put up your sports trophies, work awards, even the win in your fantasy league last year. If you got a hole in one and they gave you a plaque, put it on the wall. It’s your man cave. Make it yours.
The walls can feature jerseys, footballs, baseballs, hockey sticks and soccer balls. Sports memorabilia are popular decor in the man-cave. It can be any sport, even curling, if that’s your thing.
Use lighting to make your man cave distinctive, instead of just a basement with beer. Some spotlights, tracks lights, and other types of lighting can make your man cave stand out and can also be extremely functional.
Whether it’s old horror movies, your favorite Monty Python films, or everything Christopher Walken starred in, movie posters are a great addition to your man cave. They’re easy to find and fun to collect.
We can’t leave this out. Nothing beats a cold draft beer at the end of the day. With a kegerator you can have cold beer, straight from the tap, just as if you were out at a bar.
The man cave is a place in your home that’s personal, and dedicated to relaxation. It’s where your friends can gather to watch a football or baseball game without tripping over kid’s toys. It can even be a place you sit down at the end of the day to unwind and read a book after work. Whatever your preferences, make sure this space is all yours.