When it comes to decor, one inevitably turns to a woman. That is because the house, for centuries, has been thought of as a woman's domain. It is her turf, and she gets to have her chintz sofa and cute wall art. But things are changing, more and more men are staying at home for longer periods of time and they want, nay, deserve a place where they can go unwind.
Read on to know what you can fit into the converted space to get low whistles of approval next time you call the guys over:
1. A gigantic TV
Did we say gigantic? We meant GIGANTIC. At the end of the day, when you sit down with a keg, you know you don't want to squint at the television, trying to make out if that play was a foul or not. So invest in a widescreen LCD/LED and set the mount at a decent height for easy visibility which will fulfil all your media needs.
2. A good entertainment unit.
This is an absolute must. Scour the stores or build your own unit, but it must have sturdy shelves to hold all the gaming equipment and consoles along with built in compartments for wirings and plugs etc. Select one that doesn't take up too much space at the same time because it is a man-cave and not a mansion.
3. A Kergerator
A Kergerator is a converted refrigerator used to store kegs. This allows one to keep a keg for an extended period of time, a few months generally. It is easy to DIY, pick up a kergerator conversion kit and be that much closer to the perfect cave.
4. A recliner or couch
It just isn't the same if you're clutching a drink and sitting on the carpet now, is it? Venture forth and get home the comfiest couch in sight for you'll need them for when you're entertaining. Bean Bags are a favourite for lounging for hours or you could always get proper recliners à la Joey and Chandler!
5. Wall of Fame
Last, but definitely not the least, is your wall of fame. The wall of fame is where you will pay ode to all the memorabilia collected over the years. It will proudly display your Star Wars' light-saber, your vinyl collection, and the old Gameboys. It is every bit of personal trivia that's gone into making you and it definitely needs to be as special as possible!
Now that the knowledge has been shared with you, pick up that floor plan and start building your haven.