Having a man cave also means having your own space, which is why a lot of residents try to make it a point to create a space they can call their own. The room doesn’t have to have all the expensive items. You can have simple things like a couch or the best portable radio to buy. Here are the top ten man cave essentials to take note of before sprucing up your space at home.
A Recliner For Relaxation
A recliner should be the first on the list because a man cave should also be a place where you can relax and take the rest of the day off. Having a recliner in your personal space can also be used alternatively as a chair for work-related projects or duties. The primary purpose is to make you feel 100% relaxed and stress-free while resting in your personal space. In addition to this, you can also continue your slumber if you accidentally sleep while relaxing, making it an excellent investment overall.
A Mini Fridge For A Stress-Free Drinking Session
Have more fun with beer and liquor when you have your mini-fridge inside the man cave. You don’t have to go out of the space every time you need a drink. Lucky for you, a mini-fridge is available in your local hardware store at a reasonable price. You can also look online for cheap, second-hand mini-fridge units. A mini-fridge also makes it easier for you to host future gatherings or parties if you want to use the man cave as there is no need to go back and forth for your guests’ drinks.
A Television For Entertainment
The purpose of the man cave is to give 100% relaxation, which is why installing a television adds to the sole purpose. A TV is perfect for entertainment (both yours and your guests if ever). T can be a football or basketball game every Sunday. The set can be a bonding tool for the whole family, be it a movie or watching the local news.
A Pool Table
Aside from the television, it’s also better to have a form of entertainment that doesn’t need electricity. Just like the good old days, man caves used only to have pool tables as a source of entertainment. A television sounds tempting but here are the advantages of choosing a pool table as a source of entertainment:
• It burns calories for players.
• It increases and improves focus, control, and strategy.
• There are hand and eye coordination.
• It improves cognitive skills.
• It can be a bonding tool for the family, whatever age.
A Few Extra Seats
Your personal space also needs a few extra seats for when you invite friends over. You don’t have to purchase high-end recliners for everyone. Look for comfortable monoblocs or chairs that are comfortable. You may also visit your local hardware store and find the cheapest set of chairs that don’t take up too much space but are also convenient. Another option is to recycle extra chairs if you have them and add pillows to sit on.
DIY Liquor Dispensers
Liquor dispensers are great not only for additional room design but they’re also space savers for when you don’t have a mini-fridge yet. All you have to do is follow these steps:
• Go to the hardware store and purchase a rack that can fit all your favorite liquors, as well as the needed screws, drill, paint. Make sure you are buying adjustable shelves.
• Drill the rack on the wall.
• Replace all liquor caps with a faucet-like dispenser.
• Measure and place all liquor on the rack.
• Label each liquor bottle.
Another advantage to taking note of is that the DIY liquor dispensers save you a lot of electricity. If you’re not that high-maintenance, buy ice, and you’re ready to take the night off and relax.
A Snack Box Or Snack Vending Machine
A man cave isn’t complete without food to eat. If you have the extra budget, you can start looking for vending machines (second-hand machines are available online, but make sure you check the quality and state before purchasing). Vending machines also save you the time and effort whenever guests arrive. You don’t have to cook anything because they can quickly get snacks when they get hungry. On the other hand, if you lack the funds to buy a machine, opt to buy large tupperwares or bins instead and fill them up with different snacks.
Sports Memorabilia And Movie Posters
Give off that vintage vibe by filling the walls with movie posters. You can look for old movie posters at thrift stores or antique shops, or you can go online and look for sellers who have collectibles although it could be for a hefty price. Sports memorabilia such as a signed baseball bat or football can be displayed as a centerpiece or also hung up on the walls.
Some Personal Items
It’s always nice to add a few personalized items of your own. Personalized items are the right way of reminding you of the memories and good times you had. In addition to this, you don’t have to spend on additional room designs or unreasonably priced displays. In addition to this, your family members could also help. They can design their memorabilia to put up in your man cave. You can put up pictures and stick them on the wall, of stick them to a string and hang it up.
A Bookshelf Door
Design your door and make it look like a bookshelf by purchasing plywood from the hardware store and make it your base. Once you place that on the door, you can start adding different things you want to put in your bookshelf such as:
• Books (of course).
• Picture frames.
You can choose anything you want as long as they’re old and your family is okay with you using it as a design. The goal is to cover as much as possible and make the door go unnoticed by guests.