The man cave is a sacred place, a sort of refuge for guys to relax and explore our passions, similar to golfing, fishing or riding motorcycles. A man cave can be set up just about anywhere, with the basement (especially in Western MA) being the most popular. Other options include garage, extra bedroom, and outdoor shed, anywhere you can find room to build the getaway oasis for you and your buddies. Certain man caves can be elaborate and require a full remodel, others may just need furniture and wall decorations. Designing a man cave to your needs is an exciting process, and here are a few tips to consider before you get started.
Man Cave Budget
Probably the most important part of any remodel or renovation is setting the budget. Setting a realistic budget will help to determine whether to do a full remodel or just add furniture and personal elements to a room. Once the budget is set you can start the planning phase.
Finding the Perfect Space
Any extra space can be used to set up a man cave, the basement, garage, attic, extra bedroom, etc. Some of these spaces may or may not be finished which can drastically effect the overall cost. Be sure to choose a space that be perfect for your budget.
Develop Man Cave Theme
Every man cave needs a theme, it can be you hometown sports team, automotive, golfing, fishing, classic movies, anything that you are passionate about. Once you develop the theme it is easier to determine how to decorate and accessorize.
Once you chose a theme it is a good idea to come up with a focal point of your man cave. The focal point can be a custom built bar, billiards table, foosball table, putting green, or huge flat screen TV. After the focal point is set all of the other elements to the room will fall into place.
Decorate and Accessorize
The theme is set and you have your focal point now it is time to decorate. Take your time because it is important to choose the perfect paint colors, lighting, furniture, and wall décor. Accessories such as a mini fridge or kegorator are extensions of decorating. But be careful because they can push you to the limits of your budget very quickly.
Research Home Contactors
If your man cave project consists of more than just buying furniture and hanging things on the walls then you should consider contacting a professional home improvement contractor. At Paradis Remodeling and building we specialize in finished basements and all types of home remodels and renovations. Contact us at 413-535-7006 to set up your free consultation.