The term “man cave” is a metaphor describing a room inside the house where guys can do as they please without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about home decor or design. A man cave ideas and designs are unlimited! They can be a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or new room addition.
Certain common areas in homes which have been typically associated with male-oriented chores, such as garages and work sheds which have not been particularly welcoming spaces when shared with storage items and garbage. These areas are being fixed up to be more suitable as full-time living spaces, with more thought to design and planning. Garages have typically been a man space since they’re often lit by “harsh fluorescent bulbs” and lack heat or air conditioning (therefore most women tend to refrain from spending too much time in such areas) but nevertheless present a guy with a place to disappear for hours while never leaving the house.
While a wife may have substantial authority over a whole house in terms of design and decoration, she generally has little say about what gets mounted on the walls of a man’s personal space. Since it may be accepted that a woman has input on the decoration of the rest of the house, a guy has his own place where “a man can be a man” either by himself or while reveling with his friends in all his rowdy and robust glory. Thus it’s strong appeal to guys!
Man caves have multiple purposes: they are a place to be alone, to be away from women and from female sensibilities, to indulge in hobbies, and to hang out with male friends. It is, loosely, a male-only space to retreat to hold band practice, watch sports matches or play video games.
Man Cave Designs
The general architectural and design trend is for men to take traditionally male-only spaces, and enhance them with improvements and masculine aesthetic choices. Man caves can be equipped with accessories such as refrigerators, kegerators, vending machines, putting greens, Karaoke machines, a stage, musical equipment, stripper pole, giant TVs, special lighting, pool tables, boxing rings and over sized entertainment centers.
For example, the man cave interior design ideas in the above image is custom built ready to entertain with a home theater and pool table just a few steps from the wine cellar and bar. The term “cave” truly doesn’t do justice to this expansive and luxurious space. The large, open-concept mancave game room features a sunken screening area with eight leather theater-style seats, a billiard table and well-appointed bar with adjacent wine cellar. Warm, earthy colors and rustic touches like exposed beams and a richly stained beadboard ceiling give the room a decidedly masculine feel.
A man cave may also be fitted out with a bar and sports memorabilia such as trophies. The possibilities are endless! One man redecorated the space to look like a replica model of the bridge of the Starship Enterprise from the TV show Star Trek.
Upscale sports-themed furnishings are also available to outfit a man cave design. These rooms are also often decorated by the male, with little or no female influence. A big screen television is useful for watching sports games with buddies. Since it is an area set off from the rest of the house, it’s possible to make noise, or yell at the television, without fear of reprisals from a wife, girlfriend or mother.
Maybe you want to have a man cave yourself yet you are concerned if you can afford this dream project. You work hard. You give much. If you don’t do this now, when will you?
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