Every guy needs a man cave and every man cave is different. If you are looking to upgrade your man cave or build one from scratch, there are a few necessities you absolutely have to have. Regardless of your style, tastes, and preferences there are six things that will determine whether or not you have a man cave or just another room.
1. A Big Screen HDTV
The most important thing your man cave needs is a TV and not just any TV. You need a big screen HDTV although a 3D TV is ideal. The TV is a focal point of every man cave. The entire room doesn’t have to be centered on it, but it should get the respect it deserves. If your man cave includes a lot of additional entertainment, such a pool table, full bar, poker table, etc., you may find a single big screen HDTV to be inefficient. Don’t be afraid to strategically place a few additional small screen HDTVs around your space.
It doesn’t matter what you drink, you must have the beer. Without beer, you don’t have a man cave. Even if you are primarily a hard liquor kind of guy, you still need beer. Beer is a man-staple and should be treated as such. A growing number of men don’t want to settle for regular beer and that’s fine. Feel free to stock your man cave with dark, flavorful micro-brews. Note: hard cider is not beer – leave it outside.
3. The Vibe
You have your own tastes, interests, and desires and your man cave should reflect them. Just because the man cave is traditional centered on sports themes doesn’t mean yours has too. The key is to have a theme or a fantasy that your man cave embodies – it doesn’t really matter what it is – it just has to be manly (aka no kittens, chick flicks, or knitting).
4. Comfortable Seating
The man cave isn’t designed for one person. It is a meeting point for a group of men with similar interests. More importantly, it is designed for long meetings of multiple men. This means your seating needs to be comfortable, spacious, and durable. All the better if your seating can hold beer.
Your man cave should be a hotspot which means you need to have some kind of entertainment. This could be your HDTV blasting sports 24-7, video games consoles, dart boards, pool tables, poker tables, or whatever you and your friends want to spend time doing. The important part is that entertainment options exist and are in ample supply.
The number one thing every man cave needs is separation. This is why you find most man caves in basements and garages. It is a separate space that no one else in the house has authority over. You can make a mess, stain your furniture, and punch the wall if you decide it is a good idea. Your man cave – Your rules. The only way to truly be able to create your own rules is to have your own separate space.
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