The man cave is a place to get away from it all and just be a guy. No candles, flowers, or throw pillows. No chatter or chores. The man cave is a place where control is important, a place where men feel comfortable, a place where a man can be alone with his power tools and projects. Dens, basements, workshops, garages, oversized mudrooms – all are being transformed into designated playrooms more fit for a king than a caveman. Complete with home theaters, media rooms, wine cellars, bars, gyms, and workshops, today’s man cave can even make TV carpenters green with envy. See for yourself!
Quiet and secluded, a media room tucked into the corner of a finished attic allows the movie buff to watch his favorite flicks, day or night. A small window keeps the room from feeling too, well, cave-like.
Constructed to resemble oversized furniture pieces, custom cabinetry displays swords and trophies collected from the owner’s NCAA fencing championship days. Brightly lit custom pullout drawers house the sword collection. Fencing not your thing? Imagine a shatter-proof glass gun cabinet or a UV protected case to display and protect baseball cards or comic books.
Save money fixing up your man cave by using things you already own. For example, this homeowner salvaged the cabinetry and relative accoutrement from an existing bar to re-use in his basement remodel.
Who says a man cave must be dark? This large entertainment room addition included a bar and powder room. Eight-foot French doors, clerestory dormer windows, and a vaulted ceiling provides light, space, and a spectacular panoramic view.
Women have taken over the rest of the house. The time has come for men to mark their own territory! And it’s no longer so . . . cave-like.