5 Man Caves You Can Build in Your Own Home

Interior décor…

For years it has been considered a woman’s job to decorate the house in beautiful pastels and flowery motifs. But, for the sake of men everywhere, it’s time to overthrow this stigma. It’s time for men everywhere to take back their right to decorate their own space – without female influence.

It’s time to get a man cave!

A man cave can be anything from a sports themed sanctuary to a contemporary space dedicated to your favourite pursuits and pastimes. As this room is for you and you only, you have free rein when it comes to design. From a cigar and whiskey bar to contemporary movie and media rooms, the possibilities are endless. With this in mind, here are 5 legendary ways you can design your man cave today.

  1. The Jimi Hendrix
  2. Whether the riff in “Stairway to heaven” makes your heart skip a beat, or you know every lyric on the Nirvana Nevermind album; no matter what music genre you prefer, or which era of music you enjoy most, you can create a music haven in your man cave.

    Hang instruments, posters, vinyl records, and other music memorabilia and make sure you have the best possible surround sound, so your music can be enjoyed by eyes and ears. For all those chin-stroking musicians, there’s nothing better than a room stacked to the ceiling with vinyl, CDs, and the odd autographed guitar. You can also turn your man cave into a band-room – just remember to sound proof the walls.

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  3. The Steven Spielberg
  4. You’re an action movie addict. At any moment, you can quote entire scenes from Die Hard, Rambo, The Terminator, and Blade Runner. So why not turn your man cave into an on-screen sanctuary where you can watch your favourites whenever you want?

    You don’t need an expensive home-theatre screen to build your fortress of film. Add a projector screen that covers the entire wall and get big, comfy chairs for individual seating. Popcorn machines, candy choices, and a cooler for beverages are a must, as well as framed vintage movie posters and life-sized portraits of your heroes.

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  5. The Jack Daniels
  6. You’re an entertainer. You like to have friends over for parties, so the only man cave designs that interest you include a fully stocked bar. From small corner bars to grand basement bars that could serve the entire neighbourhood, this is a theme with unlimited potential.

    Go for a saloon style with Texan buffalo heads, or stay with the conventional pool table and darts; whatever you choose, just remember you’ll need a few things to create some atmosphere:

    • A small television for karaoke or background entertainment
    • Standing tables for people to gather around
    • A wall rack to display your refined collection of spirits

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  7. The Lucas Radebe
  8. The weekend is your time for sports. When your team isn’t playing, you don’t know what to do with yourself. If you don’t love sport, but breathe sport, then your man cave should be the next best thing to the V.I.P. suite at the stadium.

    Putting those sports shirts in frames will give them a deserving place hung up on the wall and some shelves specifically for trophies make for an attractive mantelpiece – or even a mini-museum. To really solidify your man cave’s sports persona, you could even add a foosball table in there. Don’t forget the high-definition, wide-screen TV with surround sound for really important matches and a wrap-around couch with a big table for pizza, chicken wings and beer.

    Your sports-themed man cave doesn’t have to be limited to rugby and soccer. If you’re into motocross or F1 racing, look into turning your garage into a number plate-clad workshop where you can house your own bike in style…

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  9. The Donkey Kong
  10. Whether you’re into retro-style penny arcades or more modern gaming centres; if you love games, sooner or later you’re going to realize that there’s one very important thing missing from your life… a gaming man cave at home.

    When setting up a gaming man cave, it’s a good idea to accommodate being sat in one place for a while in a position that won’t destroy your back. Another important feature is organising your cables. For long cables that travel through the room, you should consider some floor cable covers which make cables safer and less unsightly. For adapters (which you will surely need) you could consider a cable tidy unit to house those adapters. They’ll unclutter the cables and will fit in nicely with your consoles.

    Lastly, remember that, just because it’s a video games room, it doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy! Consider a dark blue and white combination for the walls.

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Looking for a dedicated space at home to be yourself, relax, entertain your buddies with billiards or TV, or pursue some other passion? Our specialist décor consultants can help you design the ultimate man cave, no matter what size or shape. From tech-inspired rooms to smoking areas and neatly decorated workshops, we love decorating for men as much as we love décor for women.

For more information on our full-service décor and design services, or to schedule a private consultation, call us on 011 262 5225. Visit our website at www.ddl.za.com to view some of our products, or send an email to info@ddl.za.com.

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