Man caves are personal escapes based on your interests. Start with a theme and a budget and work your design around that – whether it’s sports in general, football, hockey, tools, NASCAR, Marvel Comics, pick something you love and are passionate about to define your space. Typical decor can include leather furniture – couches, stadium seating, stools, the works, a bar with pool and darts, a giant flat screen (or twelve), pennants, banners, memorabilia, and general fandom. Interesting touches to really make it your own may include gaming consoles, urinals, cars (real or model), poker tables, electric fireplaces, beverage coolers, animal heads, and putting greens if you want to get really creative.
Created for a famous MLB player who shall remain nameless, this unused space inside a pool cabana was turned into his very own sports bar. Complete with stadium seating, multiple TVs (no need to flip between games), memorabilia on display, and a killer sound system, you and all your boys can enjoy a cold frosty beverage in the presence of the greats feeling like you’re at your very own sports bar.
With a floor to ceiling bathed in dark mahogany, sultry lighting and a stone fireplace, this rustic game room is a mountain man’s dream. With rich leathers, animal heads, and a thermostatically regulated beverage cooler, the exposed wood beams look contemporary yet natural, perfect for showing off your outdoorsy side – fish trophies, hunting rifles, etc.
Decked out with neon bar signs and vintage arcade games, this bar shows off manly metal accents and a collection of glassware front and center. It’s the perfect place to play and drink simultaneously with a fully functioning tap and seating for 6, while reliving your inner child. Why go to Dave and Busters when you can play Frogger in the comfort of your own basement?
You’re not a real baller until you have your own hardwood court in your house. This finished basement has enough room to get rowdy and loud with the boys without disturbing the wife upstairs. Imagine working on your free-throw year round from the comfort of the indoors. Play anything from dodgeball to hockey in this big open space, or keep it more civilized with a shuffleboard or air hockey match.
Fanatical about cars, comics, action figures, or something else? This is your space to showoff your “man toys.” Instead of boxing them up in the garage to collect dust, proudly make your vintage collectibles the center of attention in a room dedicated to them. Super proud of your baseball cards in pristine condition? Why not put them on display?