In the emerging world of man-cave design, sports-themed rooms are the most popular, but certainly not the only choice. Video games, movies, and vintage cars are also common themes. Or, you might want to design a one-of-kind room based on your hometown or even a favorite hangout from your college days.
Even more ideas. Do you like golf? How about a putting green in your man cave? Maybe an indoor basketball court or a sauna. What about a home gym, a mini-driving range, a cigar and wine tasting room, or even a recording studio? Really, the only limit is your creativity — and your bank account, of course.
In the early stages of designing a man cave, decide on a main focus first. Will it be a jukebox? A pool table? A massive TV for watching games? Find the focal spot of the room and start to visualize around it. Again, the design is up to you, so have fun with it. Adding themed artwork, lighting and accessories is another way to help transform the space.
Be sure to keep your guests in mind during the design phase. Comfortable seating is a must — and quite possibly, a bar or pub tables. If you’re going to have people over to watch a game or shoot some pool, you don’t want them standing around looking for a place to put their drinks.
Not for resale. Keep in mind, man caves are a very personal thing. Do it for yourself. While it may add value to your home, it’s more likely to hurt its resale value. After all, not everybody is looking for a rock climbing wall in the basement or a putting green in the extra bedroom. But that’s a problem for another day. If you aren’t looking to move anytime soon, and want a little “me” time, a man cave might be the perfect solution.