The Must-Haves for Your Man Cave

The Must-Haves for Your Man Cave

by Steve Gamel

Whether you prefer to call it a media room, den, mantuary, or man cave, every guy out there dreams of having one. They are great for watching sports, playing a game of pool with the guys, or sitting down to watch a movie on your very own big screen. They come in all shapes and sizes, and the benefits are truly endless.

So if you have a man cave, or you’re looking at purchasing a home that has one, what are the necessary items all man caves need? Well, that list can get pretty long. But here are just a few of the tamer items we came up with.

  • A sign that says, “You are entering the man cave” This may seem like a very small detail, but for a guy, what says “I’ve officially marked my territory” better than a sign that says exactly what their space is designed to be? How manteresting! Outsiders beware because anything is possible inside the man cave.
  • Big screen with surround sound speakers It’s not a TRUE man cave if you don’t have a giant screen that could make even Jerry Jones proud. Even if sports aren’t your thing, the big screen coupled with surround sound speakers mounted in strategic spots throughout the room give you that instant theater-quality experience.
  • Memorabilia for the walls Dress up those walls and wow your guests with posters of Oscar-winning films, framed autographed jerseys, a Fathead or two, bobbleheads, custom display cases, and even shelves to display your prized GI Joe figures from when you were a kid. Again, there are endless possibilities.
  • PlayStation or XBox gaming systems Depending on your age, you may be grown up just enough not to be interested in playing video games anymore. But these days, gaming systems like PlayStation and XBox offer so much more while doubling as a Blu-ray player as well as allowing you to watch Netflix, YouTube, and even live television.
  • Multi-function recliner What man cave is complete without a state-of-the-art recliner that puts everything at your fingertips? Control the lights in the room, the television, give yourself a complimentary massage, and even have plenty of space to hold a few drinks and your popcorn. After all, the best part of a man cave is being able to be as lazy as possible.
  • A wet bar and fridge Why not go full-bore with a wet bar and mini fridge? After all, you’re going to need plenty of space to make drinks and house all your cold items while hosting parties or watching the big game.
  • Dartboard Granted, it’s probably not a great idea to have a regularly-used dart board in your man cave if it’s inside your house. But many man caves are right in the comfort of your garage, which is perfect for one of these traditional must-haves.
  • Giant, comfy couch, barstools, and bean bags This sort of goes without saying, right? Unless you are a minimalist who prefers to sit on the ground (no judgment), where is everyone going to sit? There are plenty of options to suit every man child’s needs.
  • Custom light fixtures Let there be light! Put the true finishing touches on your man cave with custom light fixtures that speak to your style. Maybe have a light fixture made completely out of beer bottles or old-school football helmets. The possibilities are endless, guys.

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