A man cave is a rising trend that is becoming a more common addition to homes.
What Is A Man Cave?
A man cave is a space that provides a retreat from the rest of your household, and daily life. Typically created for privacy and space to relax, it is the ideal space to spend some time undisturbed.
It’s a known fact that both men and women need privacy and space to retreat. So a man cave can be designed to suit all different designs and preferences. Traditional man caves have been utterly blown out of the water. With them being used as dressing rooms, beauty rooms, bars and even as an extra space for guests to party. Man caves have come a long way, and a man cave can now be used for more than one use.
So if you’re on the fence in deciding whether or not to install a man cave or extra place for privacy, we are here to let you know the benefits of having one, so keep reading.
One of the main benefits of adding a new room to your house it that it gives you the chance to let your creative flair run wild. No matter what your style is, you can channel your favourite things and part of your personality into your man cave – to make it completely your own.
Whether this involves decorating your room a certain colour, or even wallpapering. If you enjoy art, why not hang up your all-time favourite pieces of artwork around the room for you to admire every day? If you’re a sports fan, incorporate this into your design and furniture. Include football tables, basketball hoops and just about anything you want! If you prefer watching the sport rather than taking part, a vast TV with all of the sports channels should do the job!
It’s hard for any normal working person to find the time to really relax and unwind. And when you don’t have a dedicated space to just do nothing, you may still find yourself continuing to do things rather than chilling out.
Cleaning and working from home are just a few to mention that you can find yourself caught up in when you’re just sat at home. In your normal living space, there isn’t enough distraction and interest, so you begin doing things like cleaning rather than just relaxing.
A man cave is the answer to all of your problems. Filled with all of your favourite things with your favourite things to do you will find it almost impossible to not relax! This is why making your man cave personalised to you is so important. It needs to be appealing and suit all of your hobbies in order to be a real retreat that allows you to escape everyday life.
Always Feel At Home
As a couple, you may not always agree with your partners choice of design. Similar to the point we previously mentioned, you can make this space your own.
This means that if you do not feel like your home decor is ‘homely’ as such, you can channel this into the decor of your man cave. Meaning that whenever you relax in your own space you will feel comfortable and cosy.
Display Your Most Prized Possessions
Prized possessions can be anything from achievements to old childhood possessions. A lot of people tend to store their prized possessions either in the loft or basement space. This can either be that they do not suit the rest of the decor in the house, they’re expensive, or they’re family heirlooms that are irreplaceable upon receiving damage.
Whatever the case, if you’re eager to show off your most prized possessions, what better way to do this than in your own private space. Large shelving units and display cabinets can be added to showcase your favourite memorabilia or trophies, which is what makes man caves so unique and personal.
Host Games Nights Parties
If you’re a social butterfly and enjoy spending time socialising and partying with your friends and family, then this is for you. Unfortunately having guests over can be a bit messy, and entails a lot of cleaning up.
In your brand new white and cream kitchen, red wine might be something you want to steer clear of. Spillages and stains are hard to remove, so you might be reluctant to host parties and get-togethers for this simple reason.
However, a man cave hosts the ideal space for parties and get-togethers. When designing your space you can include areas like a bar, which has all the amenities for clean, mess-free drinking. As well as this you can have wooden flooring for easy cleanups. Man caves are designed based on the designer’s preferences. So if you wish to use your man cave as a retreat for you your friends and family to have a get-together, you can choose easy clean low maintenance materials to cater for this.
A Garden Room Man Cave
A lot of people often choose the method of home extension when deciding on adding extra living space. However, this may not always be the most cost-effective and simple solution.
Our garden rooms are often used for man caves, and make the ideal retreat for someone looking to create their own unique space. The main benefit of using one of our garden pods as a man cave, is that it is not attached to the home. Being situated in the garden, you are guaranteed utmost privacy in a high-quality and durable garden room.
You can take a look here at some of our man cave case studies and previous work of our products under this category. If it’s privacy that is desired, then a garden room retreat is most definitely the best option.
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Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your work space. A commercial unit from Green Retreats could end up saving you a fortune from the costs of renting a workspace alone. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment.