At Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., we know that the right personal touches can turn a house into a home. In honor of Father’s Day, we’re sharing our tips for creating a man cave that will give the dad in your life a comfy space to relax and unwind alone, with friends or with the family.
Man Cave Essentials
Invest in comfortable seating for a group
A comfy place to sit is the first thing any man cave needs. We suggest getting enough seating for a small group so the space can be used to host friends.
Make space for a fridge
Any self-respecting man cave has a well-stocked fridge with refreshing drinks. If your space (or budget) doesn’t have room for a full-size fridge, a mini-fridge will work just fine.
A large screen
A big screen will get a lot of use whether your guy likes video games, sports or movies. If you’d like to save space, consider getting a projector and a screen.
Install surround sound speakers
Like a big screen, speakers will come in handy whether the room is being used for video games, watching movies or listening to classic rock.
Time to Personalize
Once you’ve got the essentials set up, it’s time to add some personal touches based on hobbies and interests. Here are a few ideas.
The cheerful host
This person enjoys having friends over, so turn their space into the ultimate hang out area with a billiards table, poker table or dart board. You may also want to include a turntable for listening to classic vinyl and a bar or counter for prepping snacks.
The sports fan
A big screen is probably the most important feature of a room dedicated to a big sports fan. You can make the space a little more interesting by adding sports memorabilia like a signed ball, framed jersey or mugs with Dad’s favorite team logo.
The movie buff
A big screen and a good sound system are probably the most important features of a movie space. Once you’ve got those staples, you can make the room a bit more fun by adding classic movie posters, black out curtains, recliners and a popcorn maker.
If you’re setting up a space for someone who loves video games, invest in a comfortable recliner, a console with their favorite games and convenient storage for accessories like controllers. If your gamer plays mostly on a computer, add in a sturdy desk and large monitors.
Every dad deserves a place to unwind and enjoy his hobbies. If you need extra cash for a man cave or other home renovations, consider refinancing your home. You might be able to leverage your home equity to pay for home renovations and still have some left over to put into savings or pay off debt.
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