A Guide for Your Modern Man Cave
Now-a-days, space is a god that every one wants to covet in their home. If there is an area that isn’t a designated room it becomes a home office, spare bedroom, play room for the kids, workshop or god forbid a mother-in-law suite. It’s sure to happen unless you have the guts to tell your woman that she has dominated the house with her style and that you want one space, just one, to call your own. Every guy wants a room he can hang out in, eat food that’s high in cholesterol, gamble in (even though they suck at it), and occupy the TV with anything other than Bravo or HGTV.
So now here’s the problem. You got “approval” for the room, but you don’t know how to hook it up so it’s actually cool. Don’t worry, we got you. Read on for the 7 essentials every man needs for his dream cave...
Everyone will tell you that you need a big TV. We are here to tell you that you need a minimum of 3 big TV’s to create the ultimate gallery wall of sporting events on any given Sunday. Obviously you also need surround sound, Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu and ESPN sports packages so you don’t have to miss a thing.
First off, it makes for great TV watching. Second, it will absorb the smoke stains that your cigars and/or other smoking devices will generate. You can go blood red, grey, navy blue, etc. You get the point.
It’s always fun to have games from your childhood. Maybe an Atari or Nintendo, or space-permitting, an arcade style Packman or pinball machine. If your man cave is more like a man closet, then you can always have Monopoly and other board games stacked in the corner. If anyone asks, you can refer to it as your pop art sculpture because the 80’s are hot right now.
You don’t know what this is do you? That’s cool, you’re a guy, we got you. Visual provided to the left, but basically it’s a table that can pull up to your couch (the legs actually can tuck under your couch) so you can keep your laptop or beverage close enough that you don’t even have to reach. Brilliant!
An actual bar with barstools would be awesome, but if you don’t have that much space available, the right bar gear could be just as impressive. Get yourself the large ice trays or stone cubes for your friend that drinks Cognac, martini shakers for the James Bond buddy and some of those double wall beer mugs that keep your specialty beer always cold.
Of course these can be sports-related if that’s your thing, but it can also be vintage imagery of your city or hometown, your dream car or even your cultural background.
You thought I was going to give you a go card to buy a lazy-boy didn’t you? No chance and no need. You can turn your couch or chair into the most comfortable seat in the house if you have an ottoman in front of you to rest those dogs. Put a tray on it and it works as a coffee table and ottoman. BOOM!
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