The term “man cave” is tossed around somewhat loosely these days. But what is a man cave? What defines this unique space where men do “man stuff?” Truthfully, each individual defines their own man cave. In fact, as I brainstormed a title for this post, I debated using the word “essentials,” as I truly believe it depends on each person. Upon further thought, however, I realized there are a small number of things that most manctuaries gotta have. Here they are:
A man cave is all about relaxing, and personally, when I need to turn my brain off and kick back, I turn on the tube. If you’re a sports fan, the TV is even more imperative.
You gotta have somewhere to drink, right?
A comfy landing for your tired feet is a must. You need a recliner. It’s the best spot in the house for sports watching as well.
5. Your Hobby
What do you do to relax – to get away from the stressors of everyday life? The owner of the cave in the picture above obviously enjoys playing guitar, so he has his axes on display. Do the same. Whatever your passion may be, represent it in your space.
6. Gaming Console
Playstation, Xbox, Wii – what’s your poison? It doesn’t really matter. Just make sure you have it close by in your cave.
7. Table Games
8. Team Gear
What’s your sport and team? Make sure people know with memorabilia hanging inside your cave.
If you’re more of a bottles and cans kind of guy, go with a mini fridge to stock your favorite suds.
10. Your Favorite Booze
Is it wine, beer, a special whiskey or cocktail? Whatever it is, keep it close by, so whenever you’re in need, you have it within reach.