If you’ve ever read author John Gray’s popular “Women Are from Venus, Men Are from Mars”, you’ll understand why man caves came into fruition. According to the book, which became a road map to developing great relationships, when men are bothered or just want to escape the worries of daily life, they want to go into a private space and simply chillax. In past decades, men had no real place to call their own other than the garage or basement. We think Gray’s advice is right on, especially when it comes to giving men time to hide and be alone.
12. Cool Man Cave Sign
It is not meant to be rude, but this is a place where you really don’t want the cleaning crew, kids or even the little woman to enter unless invited. The neon sign versus typical signage shows that you mean business, as it is more formal and commercial looking.
11. Golf Putting Green
Home putting greens come in all shapes and sizes, including screens that allow you to use a variety of virtual clubs while you hit a ball into the virtual golf course. It can be a rewarding and fun activity for any man looking to mull while doing something quiet alone.
10. Full Bar
Two stools will keep it to a minimum, but more gregarious men will want to host a few sports parties, so more stools is ultimately better. The full bar will include a kegerator and a variety of alcohols and mixes. A small bar television always adds a nice touch.
9. A Kegerator
8. Giant Couch
This, of course, will not be a replacement for the perfect “sports-watching” recliner; it’s just a bonus addition that larger man caves can handle in style.
7. Largest Television Screen
Most sets have the ability to show another channel in one of the lower corners, so you won’t be hampered or restricted to watching only one game at a time.
Most of the latest models are “smart TVs”, which means one-touch access to apps, internet, photos, MP3 files and more.
6. Recliners with Gadgets
The tray tables are invaluable for holding snacks and extra drinks, and the bass shakers will make sure you feel like you are at the sports event in person. We also love the chic padded leather and ground lighting .
5. Snack Bar
After all, you’ll be exposed and other family members might ask questions or get curious about what you’re doing in there. Having a variety of your favorite snacks within reach will ensure your privacy is intact and your taste buds are satisfied.
4. Adult Entertainment Collection
If your woman is opposed to this, then you’ll have to resort to video on demand. But if not, you may even want to invite her in for a sexy night of viewing as it is likely to encourage experimentation and some pretty hot messing around.
3. Pool Table
The nice thing about a pool table is you can play and practice alone. Playing pool doesn’t require other players and can turn into a fun hobby.
2. Video Game Consoles
It will give your partner or wife a semblance of peace in the other parts of the house, and allow you to hoot and holler as much as you want without worry. They’re perfect for those restless nights when you can’t sleep and you are dying to get to the next level. Video game junkies know what we mean, right?
1. Surround Sound System
The key ingredients include amplifiers, speakers, signal processors, a fantastic remote and finely tuned controls. There is nothing worse than listening to music and hearing static, echoes or other unrelated sounds. To avoid complaints from others in the house, remember, “It’s all about the bass… not the treble.” Bass sounds tend to create thumps and rattling that generally disturb others within the house and possibly the neighborhood.