Do you dream of having a space to retreat to at the end of the day, one that’s entirely yours? Enter, the man cave. It may be every man’s dream to have a room of his own, but it doesn’t have to stay that way – making this idea into a reality is surprisingly easy. All you need is a spare room, garage or outhouse and voila, your man cave is born. Once you’ve claimed your space and decorated it to your tastes, it’s time to bring in those elements that will make your man cave an enjoyable and relaxing place to be. Here are five items you need right away.
1. Relaxing Chair
A man cave is for relaxing, so, if nothing else, you need to invest in a good recliner chair so you can kick back and chill in style. These reclining stressless chairs from Ekornes are perfect for putting your feet up and enjoying premium comfort. What’s more, their Scandinavian design means they blend seamlessly with modern interiors.
2. WiFi Connection
Perhaps this goes without saying, but you’ll need a WiFi connection in your man cave if you want to use technology. If your man cave belongs in a room in your home, this is a non-issue, but if you use a garage or outhouse, then your Internet connection might not stretch. You could get a WiFi booster or use a dongle, but bear in mind that a weak signal will impact your streaming capabilities.
3. Bar/Mini Fridge
The idea of a man cave is to have everything you need in one place so you can dwell there for a whole evening or even weekend. If you’re looking to spend some serious time in your man cave, you’ll need to have refreshments on hand. You could build a bar so you can serve drinks to your friends and help yourself to a beer when you’re thirsty, or just buy a plug-in mini fridge for all your essentials.
4. Home Cinema
If you’re a movie lover, you’re going to want to clock up some impressive Netflix time in your man cave, so make sure you have a big screen to maximize your enjoyment. Whether you have a flatscreen TV or a movie projector, the sound is just important as the picture when you’re watching an epic movie, so make sure you have a good sound system or at the very least some decent speakers.
As well as a screen you can enjoy movie marathons on, you may also want to bring other forms of entertainment into your man cave. Consider a pool table, games consoles, or even musical instruments, either for yourself or for when guests come over. Your entertainment doesn’t all have to be technology-driven – you can also stock up on reading materials and board games for low-key nights in.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a techie, an artist, a musician or a businessman, every man could benefit from a private space to call his own. Use your imagination and don’t be afraid to go big – this is your space to unwind after a hard day’s work or retreat to during the weekends, so feel free to fully express yourself.
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