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More Than a "Man Cave" - The Ultimate At-Home Décor for Guys

Having a “man cave”—a space within your home that you can call your own and in which you are free to decorate, design, and decide what décor you want to use, without feminine influence—is an essential part of keeping your uniqueness and having a place where you can escape and get away.

While your loved one might like to take a hot bath in a big garden tub with scented candles burning in the background after a long day at work, for most guys, the idea of a fun time is retreating to their own special area. In this “man cave,” he can sit back, relax, and unwind watching sports, playing video games, or just hanging out with a few of their closest friends and having a drink.

No matter what area of the home you pick to design a room for a man cave, whether it is the basement, attic, or part of the garage, one of the most important aspects of its design will be the entertainment center. Think of that perfect, huge flat panel TV, a theater-quality surround sound system, and sufficient space for their gaming systems, game controllers, and Blu-ray collections.

When choosing an entertainment center, make sure to pick a design that best suits your specific requirements. Some guys like having extra shelving space for sports trophies and memorabilia or other such items. If you limited space, a great design idea is to have the entertainment center built into a wall, as it helps free up space in the room.

Other essential components you will want to consider including are a large, comfy couch, an oversized recliner, and a beverage and snack refrigerator. If you have plenty of space, you may also want a pool table or card game table—or even your very own indoor hot tub! There is no right or wrong way to design and create a man cave.

Some guys ditch the couch and, instead, opt for oversized bean bag chairs with plenty of pillows or hammocks. Other guys like converting a refrigerator into a “kegerator,” where they hook a keg of beer up inside and the tap is on the outside of the door. The key thing is the room should reflect items that help you unwind, relax, and have fun.

When it comes to choosing colors for your man cave, rustic, industrial, and dark colors best reflect masculinity. However, the use of lighter colors as accents can help expand the bold statement you want to make when used correctly. Color schemes are equally as subjective as the design of the room, so it is really up to you to choose which colors you prefer.

For assistance with designing your man cave’s built-in entertainment center and other design elements, please contact Bay Home & Window at 888-766-5919 to request a free in-home design consultation today!