A man cave, a place where men escape to after a long day of work. Whether they live by themselves or have a family. A man cave is every man’s dream. And it’s popularity has increased in the last year. This is because of the pandemic that occured last year. Men and women were homebound, which means they had to work from home. And hereby, the most important rule: keep private life and work life separate, wasn’t really common anymore. Men and women wanted an escape, and that’s where the man cave lured around the corner. As said previously, it’s an escape from day to day life. Not only for men but also for women. This means a man cave could also be a woman cave, but for writing purposes, we’ll stick to the man cave. Do you want to create your own man cave? Follow the tips!
Alright, you’ve decided you want a man cave. Congratulations. But which room are you picking as your personal space?. Do you have an extra room available? Or are you going to transform your garage? Or maybe even building a shed in your backyard. However, wherever you situate the man cave, it’s important to think about different factors. Such as: isolation, noise and purpose. You don’t want to bother other residents (your family) with your man cave. So isolation is most important. Isolation is also important so you aren’t extremely hot in summer and cold in winter.
When you think about your man cave, there’s probably a few things you want to do. But it’s important to think about the space that you have and of course, the budget. You can’t have a cinema room, play room and bar at the same time if you have little space. So, what is the main purpose of your man cave? Is it watching your favourite sports with your mates or is it a place where you can practise your hobby like painting. So whatever your purpose is, make that the centerpiece of your man cave.
You’ve decided on the location and purpose. Then, it’s time to think about the interior. The interior of your man cave is extremely important, because it’s a reflection of yourself. When in need of inspiration, scroll through Pinterest. Which will be extremely helpful, because there are many moodboards which can help you design your man cave interior.
You’re probably going to spend a lot of time in your man cave. So seating should be comfortable. Whether it’s watching sports games or favourite tv-series alone or with friends, having an extremely cosy and snug couch is essential. Where you can lay down wearing your comfy clothes, such as a merino woollen sweater for men (Dutch: wollen trui heren) or a normal men’s sweater. (Dutch: herentruien).
The last thing you need to do in order to keep a nice man cave, is to maintain it. Make sure you clean empty beer cans the day after. Otherwise, a smell starts to come up. And that’s not ideal.
Anyway, we hope you have loads of fun creating your own man cave. Best of luck!