Need ideas for decorating your man-cave? From dens and basements to attics and studies, there are a dozen different spaces that you can turn into a man-cave, each with its own shape, potential, and purpose. So let's talk about some popular designs and where they are well suited.
You can really go all out with a restaurant theme. Add in rich, dark wood accents and focus on comfortable leather padding for your seats and stools. Put up a chalkboard menu of your favorite snacks, install appropriate hanging lights, and your man-cave can feel like you just walked into your favorite eatery. For the best experience, however, you will probably want plumbing for a sink and space for a refrigerator to hold food and drinks. A few TVs can easily turn this space into a sports bar, too.
One common criticism with man-caves is that they can be too dark. Well, you can go the opposite direction and make your man-cave especially bright. Install bright overhead lights, equip areas with LED bulbs and panels for extra color, and put in a few mirrors to really spread the brightness around. This is a great option for workout man-caves, hobby man-caves where you need plenty of light to work on things, and similar plans. Installing a window can also bring in a lot of extra daylight.
Wine Bar Theme
Looking for more sophisticated entertainment? Consider building a wine bar. This allows you to go as modern as you want with bar themes and seating while still providing a relaxing place for guests to sit and enjoy some refreshment. Wine is a great theme because there are unlimited ways to collect, show and offer wine as well as wine glasses, wine corks, and wine menus.
A collectibles man-cave focuses on collecting and displaying objects. It's a great choice for man-caves that focus on cars, motorcycles, a particular sports team, a recreational hobby, a beloved period of history, and much more. This is a particularly fun man-cave because it allows for a lot of possibilities for storing and displaying items. Plus, it gives you an ongoing quest to always search for and add more.
This man-cave leans into the study concept and a quiet library space that's perfect for reading, studying, or looking awesome as you sip whiskey in a leather chair. If you have a collection of books then this is a great theme to go for — it also works great if you have limited space to renovate but still want to create a cozy, luxurious zone with an elite look.
Did you see an idea that really grabbed you? Ready to start your own man-cave project? Schedule your consultation with Owens Construction today! We look forward to helping you transform your space.