Have you been itching to transform your spare room into your very own man cave? If so, what are you waiting for? Having a little personal space can work wonders for your relationship, plus, getting things up and running isn’t quite as hard as you might think. Today we provide our top tips for creating the ultimate man den…
Plan the competition
It’s important to establish what you absolutely must-have in your man den before you start making purchases – this is because it’s important to make the most of your space. For example, if you plan on re-enacting the World Series of Poker tournament, you’ll need to ensure you have enough space for a table. If you want to put up a dartboard, you’ll need to establish where to place the rest of the furniture. Just a little forward planning will help you to maximise your space.
Provide the comfort
No man den is complete without a seating area. Perhaps you only have enough space for a recliner or two? Or maybe, you are planning on going all out and getting an enormous couch that all your friends can pile onto to watch movies, or play the latest computer game? Whatever your space constraints, remember that comfort is key, and that people enjoy having a place to sit down whilst they enjoy their beer or a game of poker.
Not having to venture out of the room for food or beer is an absolutely essential element of a man den. Make sure that you invest in that all-important beer fridge, or if money is no object, you could always go all out and set up your own bar, complete with beer on tap! Whichever route you take, be sure to include some storage space where you can hoard snacks.
Pick a theme
You’ll find that the best man den’s stick with a theme – perhaps you have all kinds of sports memorabilia clogging up the basement? Or perhaps you just love gangster movies? Either way, a theme can really bring things together and make it a little more special, so don’t be afraid to get creative with the man den of your dreams.