Everyone needs a little space to call their own, but when you’re living with a spouse or children, having a room “just for you” is hard to come by. Thus, the allure of a man cave — A proposal many a man has made to the cohabitants of their home, and one that is not always well received. Before your family pulls the hard stop, give The RTA Store a call. We’ll help you design an amazing space, complete with stunning bar room cabinetry, so you can carve out a little room without disrupting your home.
Here are some tips for creating the ultimate man cave.
1. A Man Cave Should Be Masculine, Not Messy
When imagining a man cave there are probably one of two images that come to mind. One is an endless pit of sports memorabilia, tattered and stained furniture, and empty beer cans. Another is a rustic room with a wide screen TV, soft leather couches, a corner bar, and some trophy cases.
Let’s erase that first image and focus on the second.
A man cave should be masculine, not messy. When done right, this room can offer all of the privacy you please without being off-putting or outright disorderly. To achieve this, focus on the defining elements. Create a layout that emphasizes key pieces such as your bar room cabinetry and antique coffee table.
Optimize storage so there is a place for everything. You can elevate décor that might otherwise be shabby or sloppy with the right placement. Have an affection for action figures? Keep them behind a glass display case and they go from knickknacks to collectibles. Love old movie posters? Frame them rather than just tacking them on the wall.
2. Make The Most Of The Room By Focusing On What You Value, Not What’s Cool
All of the cool gadgets and technology are definitely alluring, but while they may be cool, will you actually use them? When creating a man cave it’s important to stay focused on why you actually want one in the first place.
Is it a place to watch old movies and favorite shows? Then a big TV and comfortable couch should be top priority.
Do you see yourself playing games like you did as a kid? Invest in a pinball machine or foosball table for entertainment.
Just want a place where you and the crew can have some chips, drinks and enjoy the game on Sunday? The RTA Store’s ready-to-assemble and pre-assembled bar room cabinetry can bring your game day dreams to life, and serve as the perfect place to stash your favorite snacks and libations.
3. It’s Not About The Square Footage, It’s What You Do With The Space
Not everyone has an extra bedroom to spare or a basement they can convert into a man cave. Sometimes that tiny office or home gym will have to do. Realistically, you don’t need a ton of square footage. If you don’t have space for the soft leather couch, settle with two recliners. Rather than a big TV, get a projector, which is compact and pretty awesome. There’s always a way to deal with space issue, and use cabinetry and storage solutions to optimize the room.
At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!