4 Man Cave Must Haves for 2020 and Beyond
One of the most important aspects of designing a home is making sure everyone has their own space to relax, let loose or just simply be themselves. Man caves are the perfect example of such a space and as more men (not to mention their wives) are seeing the benefits of them they’re becoming massively popular.
No matter what your needs are, a man cave can meet them. While man caves can be designed and decorated in any way you’d like, no man cave is complete without a short list of essentials including a recliner armchair and your very own mini-bar. Here is our list of man cave must haves for 2020 and beyond.
A Recliner Armchair
A place to kick back, put your feet up and relax with a cold beer in one hand & a remote in the other is pretty much what a man cave is designed for. As such, no man cave is complete without a recliner armchair in it. You’ll also want to consider adding multiple reclining chairs, stools, bean bags or couches for nights when the guys come over to watch the game.
Comfort is key here. Make sure you opt for reclining chairs made from plush, comfy materials that will withstand the test of time. Leather is a fantastic option that is strong, durable and easy to maintain. Another solid option is a cotton recliner armchair as they’re soft, cool and comfy.
Naturally, a TV is an absolute necessity for a man cave. How else are you going to watch the big game with the guys, up your kill to death ratio or catch up on favourite series? While it’s tempting to get sucked into the go big or go home mindset, size isn’t everything when it comes to picking the right TV for your man cave.
Most of the time man caves are located in smaller spaces such as attics or basements which means that the huge flat screen you’ve had your eye on just won’t work. Regardless of which size you pick, always opt for a TV with great resolution such as a 4K TV.
A Mini Bar
A massive part of the appeal of a man cave is that it’s your own space to do your own thing in your own time. What’s the point of having a man cave if you’re running up to the kitchen to fetch snacks and drinks every half an hour? That’s the reason why a mini bar—or even a fully stocked fridge if you have the space—is an absolute non-negotiable.
Your mini bar needs to be big enough to store all the essential items such as beers, wine, soft drinks and bottled water but small enough to ensure it doesn’t gobble up too much space. When picking a mini bar for your man cave the two most important factors to consider is its size and temperature range.
Stools are an imperative component of the man cave. Be it for your feet, butt or bar you’ll need a stool at some point or another. Obviously, if you have an actual bar in your man cave, you’ll need bar stools to properly make the most of it. But further to that, not everyone has the space to accommodate multiple recliner chairs and thus the need for alternative seating arises—enter the stool!
A stool is a great and versatile piece of furniture. It can be a place to prop your feet up on, act as a makeshift cupholder or side table and be an extra spot for someone to sit on. You don’t need to go crazy when selecting a stool but those made from wood or metal are always a safe choice.
From reclining chairs to pool tables, you now know everything a man cave needs in order to be worthy of the name. And remember, we’ve just introduced you to the absolute necessities—there are still loads of items you can include to make the space your own.
Fill it with sports memorabilia and paraphernalia & turn it into the ultimate sports den. Cram it full of tasteful bits of furniture and accessories for your very own suave gentleman’s salon or cigar lounge.
A man cave can be anything you need it to be. Do you want a space where you can listen to TV as loudly as you’d like without the missus complaining? Or maybe you need a space for the guys to get together that doesn’t involve going to an overpriced bar? Perhaps you need a quiet place to catch up on work?
Your man cave is your oyster. It’s the one place in the house that is entirely yours. Include the four man cave must haves we mentioned and do with it whatever you’d like from there.