Wouldn’t it be great to have a man cave up the garden? A private sanctuary where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; a place to relax, unwind and freely indulge in hobbies and leisure time. You don’t even need planning permission for a lot of outdoor cabins, which are a great hassle-free way to start your man cave project.
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One of the greatest things about having your own personal man cave is having complete free rein on the interior design. You can be as creative and unique with your design as you like, but it can be slightly overwhelming taking on such a big project. So, to make it easier - we’ve compiled a shortlist of some features we think are essential in creating the perfect man cave.
TV or Projector Screen
Whether it’s to gather all your mates’ round to watch the footy, an intense gaming session, or even a cosy movie night, a home cinema is a huge statement and essential feature for the perfect man cave. It doesn’t have to break the bank either, you can get cheap projectors and projector screens on Amazon or eBay, or you can just pin up a plain white sheet!
One of the most common and exciting aspects of owning a man cave, is the idea of having your very own bar! Building a DIY bar is a very rewarding and exciting project. But, if you don’t have the resources, you could consider buying a ready assembled bar and deck it out with all your favourite spirits and beers. To give the bar a more rustic feel, think quirky wine racks or shelves, bottle openers, chalk boards, beer mats, etc.
I don’t know about you, but when I think ‘man cave’, I think ‘pool table’. I’m not really sure why, they just seem to go hand in hand! Whether you build one yourself, treat yourself to a luxury wooden table, or get yourself a more affordable plastic one; it’ll make a great centrepiece in your man cave, and you’re sure to host countless fun and memorable game nights in there.
If you’re a musician, a man cave is a great place to hold jam sessions (your neighbours will probably appreciate it too). Hanging guitars on the wall is a quirky way to showcase your guitars, and guitar wall hangers are super affordable and easy to put up.
Neon signs are trendy right now and are a great way to light up your man cave. They look beautiful in any bar and are super affordable and easy to find. You can even get custom neon signs to say something totally unique and personal to you.
Vintage pieces of furniture really have that wow factor, so why not invest in one? Online, charity shops, and auctions are a great place to shop for them. Who knows, maybe you could start a collection. Think juke boxes, petrol pumps, popcorn/candy floss machines… get creative!
The Perfect Seating
No man cave is complete without the perfect seating. Consider the theme of your space, if you’re going to spend lots of time gaming in there, get yourself a decent gaming chair. If your space is more sophisticated, perhaps a leather sofa would fit in nicely. You could also consider bean bags!
Record Player and Speakers
Music is essential for any man cave - whatever mood you’re trying to set, there’s an album for it. Consider investing in some decent speakers, perhaps surround sound or Bluetooth connectivity. If you’re thinking old school, or already have a hefty vinyl collection, consider purchasing a record player for your new space. There are so many quirky ways to showcase your records.
There are so many DIY options online for quirky and unusual lighting in your man cave, or you could consider purchasing new lighting from places like IKEA. Lighting significantly affects the aesthetic experience, creates the mood, stimulates, motivates, and calms.
And finally… the perfect cabin to put it all in!
The Brookhaven is a traditional design log cabin with cylinder locking double door and surrounding windows, all featuring real 4mm glass. The walls are 34mm tongue and groove construction and 19mm tongue and groove floor and roof with the option of felt or shingles covering. The double doorway has a low threshold door sill with stainless steel protective capping and laminated frame. The cabin is supplied unfinished and can be stained or painted in any colour to suit. It has a manufacturer’s 5-year guarantee.
The Cleveland is a traditionally designed pent roof log cabin with cylinder locking double doors. The walls are constructed with 34mm tongue and groove cladding and 19mm tongue and groove floor and roof with the option of felt or EPDM covering. The double doors have a low threshold door sill with stainless steel protective capping and a laminated frame the two opening double windows feature real 4mm glass. Also available with door and window bars. The height of this cabin is under 2.5m. The cabin is supplied unfinished and can be stained or painted in any colour to suit. It has a manufacturer’s 5-year guarantee.
The Seattle is a contemporary designed pent roof log cabin with cylinder locking double door and opening double glazed windows. Also available with door and window bars. The walls are 44mm tongue and groove construction and 19mm tongue and groove floor and roof with the option of felt or shingle roof covering. The double doors have a low threshold door sill with stainless steel protective capping and a laminated frame. The height of this cabin is under 2.5m. The cabin is supplied unfinished and can be stained or painted in any colour to suit. It has a manufacturer’s 5-year guarantee.