You see, after much discussion with the man, there are certain things that just HAVE to be there to call it a true man cave. I consulted, took notes, and now am sharing that with you. You know, because at the end of the day WE’RE the ones who buy it all, right? Probably as a gift for Father’s Day, or birthdays, or shoot -even Christmas. We buy it, we
style it (I was told I wasn’t allowed to use that word as it is acutally HIS room, there will be no such “styling” occurring there) arrange it so it doesn’t look dishevled…so really we should know what they want right? So let’s break it down…
MAN CAVE ESSENTIALS
A BIG SCREEN TV. Essential number one that everything revolves around. You start there and work your way up. Thankfully these days there are many flat screens that you can find at a good price, especially around the holidays. TV? Check.
COMFY SEATING. Will there be guests in the Man Cave or is it just for one? Either way, you must incorporate relevant COMFORTABLE seating. If your man is a gamer, maybe it’s a nice recliner. If your Man Cave is for the dudes to come over and watch the game – think leather couch. Seating? Check.
GAMING SYSTEMS. I’ve noted that even the novice gamers MUST have at least one console. Now MY husband has them all. But all are not necessary but at least one definitely is. And don’t worry ladies, late nights playing video games gives you plenty of time to pin on Pinterest…or is that just me? Video games? Check.
SOUND SYSTEM. Ok, maybe this isn’t an essential for ALL Man Caves but my man in particular is an audiophile. Meaning, he’s obsessed with all things sound, speakers and headphones. So on his list of essentials is a good sound system. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but adding even a sub or sound bar to your Man Cave will make your man smile! Sound? Check.
MEMORABILIA. Chances are, your guy is into sports, so an essential for his Man Cave is sports memorabilia from his favorite teams! Posters, footballs, signed cards – they’re all a go in this room and you’ll be thankful there’s a place for his stuff! Even if he’s not into sports, find a way to display what he likes – guitars, superhero figures, whatever he collects – because you know he does! Memorabilia? Check.
STORAGE. I called it “organization” when chatting with my husband but to him that didn’t sound manly enough, so “storage” it is. Basically every man needs a place to put his stuff! Shelving units like the IKEA Expedit work like a charm to hold video games, magazines, memorabilia and more! Storage? Check.
A BEVERAGE COOLER. Let’s face it, especially if the Man Cave is upstairs or downstairs, no man is going to want to leave the comfort of his room to get a cold one from the kitchen. He needs his own drink fridge like the 150-Can Capacity Beverage Center from Haier!
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