In these tedious times, men want space to simply wind down and relax. Building a man cave is an awesome way to let the guys chill out and spend some quality time with friends and family.
Back in the day, man caves used to be a small space filled with knick-knacks and minor conveniences.
But now, new changes and ideas have begun to emerge, and simple man caves are getting larger and more extravagant.
So, if you’re looking to create a man cave that is top-notch, you’re at the right place.
Below we have compiled 12 must-haves for your man cave that will exceed all expectations and make for the ultimate man cave!
The building blocks of an amazing man cave are the furniture. All your friends would like to sit down and relax at your man cave.
Get yourself some recliners, sofas, and chairs to make an effortless seating area… Get a table if you are looking to create mini dining for binge eating.
You can also consider cabinets to keep your trophies, antiques, and collectibles. Mix and match and see what goes with your theme.
Getting yourself a TV is a no-brainer. Many will choose to put a TV in their man cave to host football match days, Superbowl, or sports events that occur each year.
For this, you can easily get yourself a large TV if you want to go all out. But if you aren’t a sports fan, then getting an LED TV is great to host movie or game nights and spend time with the family.
Your man cave shouldn’t be limited to the gents only; including your family doesn’t hurt and only makes it more wholesome!
3. Sound System
Give your man cave the essence of clubs and parties by adding sound systems. This is where you can choose what to get based on your particular needs and desires.
If you are creating a big man cave, you can get yourself the huge speakers and subwoofers. If you are not a fan of huge ones and want to keep them minimal yet elegant, get yourself the mini pill speakers by JBL, Bose, and other brands.
4. Man Cave Bar
One of the main purposes of getting yourself a man cave is that you don’t have to walk the extra steps to get yourself a cold drink from your refrigerator.
To avoid this, you have to get your man cave a bar. Not only this will help the guys that come over but it will also aid in family gatherings and parties you wish to host in your man cave.
So, how to build a man cave bar? Start by talking to your interior designer, get ideas and inspiration, and sketch them in your design.
Once that is done, start shopping! Stock up on drinks every week or bi-weekly depending on how busy your cave is.
5. Pool Table
TV shouldn’t be your only entertainment source because you never know what other’s preferences are.
So you should always have options. One of them is a classic—a pool table! Fun fact: when man caves were just invented, the majority of them had a pool table.
Getting some drinks and playing a good game of 8 ball on the pool table was the classic hangout. This old classic will now bring a fancy and extravagant edge to your hangouts.
Don’t be disheartened if you can’t have a full bar in your man cave. Your main concern is to keep your drinks chilled and fizzy.
Therefore, getting yourself a fridge is enough. Keeping a fridge is always better as you won’t have to run back and forth to get your drinks and instead focus on your party.
If a bar isn’t within your reach, consider a fridge instead.
7. Dart Board or a Poker Table
Entertainment should be your top priority at your man cave. Don’t let your guests down by having a wide variety of activities they can engage in.
A great option for ceaseless entertainment is getting dart boards and poker tables. They can keep family and friends busy at parties and act as a substitute if the main host (aka you) is missing.
If you are a fan of playing cards, getting a poker table is an amazing choice for the guys to relax and have fun.
But if that’s not your fortè, a dartboard can also provide equal entertainment. If none of them suit your interest, get board games like Cards Against Humanity, drinking games, etc.
The man cave is for your relaxation, so go all out!
8. Bar Stools
When your friends enter your bar, they want to behave like men, sip some drinks, and talk like elegant people straight out of movies.
To feed their ego, make sure to get some traditional bar stools. This not only provides extra seating to your bar but adds a rustic feeling you get from a classic bar.
Customize the type of bar stool you want; there are many designs that you can choose from. But once you get one, it’s safe to say you nailed the man cave aura!
9. Gaming Setup
This is another idea to spice up your man cave. If you have a group of gamers in your circle, this will surely make your man cave a solid hit.
Now, you can visualize the setup in different ways. You can get yourself gaming consoles and controllers. If you want to go over the top, you can invest in VR gadgets as well.
Make sure it is enough to provide fun and entertainment. By the way, don’t forget the games!
10. Snack Corner
So, what goes with drinks? Chips! It is a good idea to stock up on some chips, crackers, popcorn, and light snacks that you can binge eat while watching the match.
It will complement the drinks so your guests won’t have to go home on an empty stomach. Who doesn’t like a cheeky snack with a chilled beer, right
11. Posters! + Final Touches
No man cave is complete without a real movie poster gleaming through your homemade cinema hall.
Print out posters of your favorite movies and stick them everywhere. It adds a personalized, comfy touch to the whole space.
Your man cave is your space to express yourself and your interests, so don’t leave anything out! See what brings you joy.
A lot can be deduced about a person by their favorite movies so choose wisely but don’t let this intimidate you! Have fun with it.
There you have it! All the things you need for your ultimate man cave. These are simple, yet fancy to suit all the men and their tastes.
And if it wasn’t obvious already, you can change up your man cave’s theme by following a color palette, inspiration from a movie, games, books to style your sofas and furniture.
The possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to go out of the box; the items on the list shouldn’t stop you! Thank you for reading!