How to Turn a Shed into a Man Cave
It seems like as the world continues to get bigger and bigger, the places people can go to be by themselves or entertain a few friends get smaller and smaller. As a result, there has been a sharp rise in the popularity of man caves. Whether it is a place to watch sports, play poker, or have gaming sessions, these getaway rooms are going up everywhere. They can even be a great place to get a little quiet to finish up some overdue work or make progress on a personal project. Here are a few simple steps to go from thinking about it to doing it:
Deciding What Type of Structure to Convert
Some people just turn an existing room, basement, or garage into their mancave. But the best way to do it might just be to use an independent structure. For that, ShelterLogic is a great place to look for backyard sheds. They offer just about any type of shed you could be interested in. From fabric sheds to steel sheds to shed-in-a-box®, you can find numerous options to use as the starting point for your personal escape room. The best brands and options for you will vary depending on your needs. Doing your research online is one way to learn what types of sheds you should be looking at. Another would be asking any friends, family, or neighbors who have sheds what they do and don’t like about theirs.
Choose Your Theme
Although this might sound like an activity more suited for interior home design than man cave creation, it is still necessary. You most likely aren’t going to leave the interior color and design the way it comes stock, are you? If you want to go simple then just think colors. You can usually have them customized with the provider or you can paint them yourself to save a little money. On the other hand, you may want to be much more creative. If you are a big sports fan, you might want to decorate in team-specific gear or memorabilia. The only limitation is your imagination.
Pick Out Your Accessories
Designing and building a man cave takes more thought than many people go into it with at first. But if you are planning on actually spending time there, and especially if you are going to invite others over, you had better make sure it is properly equipped. This includes adequate lighting, seating, walking space, and other essentials. Paper towels, cups, plates and cutlery for any food or snacks, as well as coolers for drinks are all a good idea to have. If you are going to go all the way with your man-dwelling and wire it for electricity, energy-efficient appliances are a great way to go.
Invite Your Friends
All that is left to do now is to have the gang over! You have put in the time, planning, effort, and of course, the investment to make your dream a reality. Now that you have your own man cave where you can watch your TV shows, play your games, listen to your music, and do whatever else you want, when you want. Get some much needed alone time (as if you haven’t had enough recently) or better yet, invite a few people over and you can and have a mini-reunion.