Man Cave Ideas | Creating space for fun at home

4th April 2024

Creating space for fun at home


Man Cave Ideas | A mancave is a space at home dedicated to fun, relaxation, and maybe a hobby or two. It is usually an unorthodox space that you wouldn’t find inside a traditional home. 

Creating fun at home is important, and a man cave is a simple way to do it! Every human of any gender or age to enjoy fun, games and sports. That’s why we’ve explored some great garden man cave ideas to get you inspired…



About Mancaves


Benefits of a garden room man cave:

Having a garden room building installed is a great way to create a perfect man cave space at home. 

  • Detached from the home for total privacy and noise control
  • Fully insulated for year-round use
  • Cheaper than an extension or other traditional home extension options – (see price comparisons)


At Green Retreats, we have 5 garden room designs to choose from, with each design available in over 70 size configurations (plus our most cost-effective garden room Basebox!). This means we are sure to have a mancave building design that fits your available space and needs.


Large Garden Man Cave Ideas

Large garden man caves are ideal for your bigger man cave ideas. They’re perfect for pool tables, arcade games, or large-screen TVs. A large garden building also gives you the best opportunity to create a multi-purpose garden room with the help of smart furnishing or our partition wall options. How about a games room and office in one?!

bifold door open showing interior design scheme of a garden games room with the light on


Small Garden Man Cave Ideas

A small garden room is a great mancave solution when space is tight. If your mancave plans don’t need large-scale equipment, then there is a whole lot that can be done with a smaller space. 

Exterior of Inspiration with bi-folds open looking into man cave with man on bar stool and garden furniture in front of the building


Completely customisable

Every Green Retreats garden building comes as a blank canvas for you to create your perfect mancave. We include all of the essentials and building options for you to create an environment ready for furnishing with whatever ideas you have. 

Choose from a range of cladding options, internal lighting, flooring, doors and windows, sizes and much more… the rest is up to you!



Top 5 Man Cave Ideas:


You might have your man cave ideas already, but if not, why not get inspired by some of our previous customer projects:


1. Cinema Room

This man cave idea is fun for the whole family. Garden cinemas aren’t just a summertime activity when your cinema is situated in a fully insulated garden room. Get creative by adding a bar section complete with snacks so you get the full cinema experience.

garden cinema room with bi-fold doors


2. Games Room

Many rooms in traditional houses aren’t the right shape, size, or location to be games rooms. This is why a garden games room is the perfect solution. You can design the perfect shape and size to suit whatever games you have in mind. 

garden room with pool table and bifold doors

An adults-only games room classic is, of course, a game of cards. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a poker player but are not ready to play in the big leagues, you could transform your garden man cave into a player’s paradise with a Luxury Poker Table. Make your guests feel like they’re right there in Vegas the second they walk in (staycation goals!). Nothing says an adult’s or gentleman’s evening like getting the chips out and sitting around a poker table.


3. Garden Bar

Creating a fun and exciting garden bar gives you a way to separate home life, work life, and entertaining life. Imagine…clocking off work on a Friday and heading straight to your garden bar that is just a stone’s throw away from your back door! 

garden bar in the evening


4. Garden Pub

Going to the pub is a Great British pastime, so creating one at home just makes sense! A garden pub is a great place to escape the stresses of day to day life as well as having an entertainment space to host all your nearest and dearest, even when the weather doesn’t want to play ball.  

garden bar with beer taps


5. Sports Room

Making space at home to fully appreciate your favourite sport is often met with some resistance from the rest of your household. Finding something that everyone enjoys is tough, so take yourself out of the equation and out of the house for that matter! A sports room can be your escape to watch your sport, play your sport or display all of your cherished memorabilia. 

pool balls on pool table

A sports games room is the perfect place for some light-hearted, nostalgic fun. Look at adding a pool table or a classic football table. Indulge in some healthy competition to blow off some steam after a day’s work, or even use it to decide who has to cook dinner!

Customer Case Study

See how Kirk turned his garden man cave ideas into reality

We worked with our customer to create him the dream man cave to DJ, host friends and watch movies, all without leaving the house!

Start Designing Your Man Cave Ideas

Online Design Tool: Design your building your way using our online 3d design tool. Play around with ideas and let your garden building come to life on your screen. Choose from a range of sizes and external cladding options to start to get an idea of how your garden room project could look!

Free Design Consultation: Our experienced and knowledgeable team of design consultants can help make your ideas a reality. Either in person at your site or via video conference call, we will listen to your plans, take a look at the desired location and generate a picture and a price for the extra space you are looking for. Book your free design consultation by clicking here…

Visit our showrooms to explore more Garden Man Cave Ideas…

If you’ve been inspired by our man cave ideas a visit to one of our showrooms is the best way to see the full range of garden room designs and options available to you.

We have two fantastic locations to choose from, with our Buckinghamshire flagship showroom boasting 19 garden room buildings on display – to our practical Twickenham hub showroom in London with 3 garden rooms on display.

Browse at your leisure or have a chat with one of our garden room experts who can explain your options and draw up a design to suit your needs.


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