If you ask psychologists, they claim every man needs a man cave and every woman needs a woman cave.
They suggest it even has benefits to a successful marriage. Just a place to relax and take a break from the outside world. And this place can have multiple purposes. It can be a place where you work on new hobbies, watch your favourite TV-series or just have a beer. Does this sound great to you? Then, we suggest you create your own (wo)man cave or whatever you want to call it. Interested? Go and ask yourself the following questions in order to complete it successfully.
Where is your man cave going to be?
The first question is most important. Where is your man cave going to be? In a shed outside? Attic, basement or maybe the garage? This is important because it states the work you have to put in. If you want to create a nice and comfortable man cave. You don’t want to be too cold or too hot. So, if you’re going to build your man cave in a shed, it’s probably going to be really cold in winter. That’s when you need to think about isolating and all sorts of things. This has a little bit of a price tag compared to a room that’s already isolated. So, think about that.
What’s the purpose of your man cave?
The purpose of your man cave is basically to make you happy and feel relaxed. However, you want to build around that thought. So, what will make you happy? A place where you can chill and watch TV-series or a place where you can invite a ton of friends. If you figure that out, you can start imagining and go on to the next question.
Are you going to decorate yourself?
Decorating a (wo)man cave doesn’t have to be difficult at all. You can easily go to Pinterest and search for inspiration. Many people have built their own man caves before you, so why wouldn’t you steal some inspiration from them. If you have a big budget, you can always hire a professional decorator to design your dream man cave. We’re sure they can turn your ideas into reality.
What is your statement piece?
For a man cave, it’s essential to pick one statement piece that represents the vibe of your man cave. For example, if you want to build a cinema worthy man cave, a big comfortable sofa or other seating arrangements are the one for you. But if you have a shed that you want to transform into your jungle paradise. A wood fired hot tub (Dutch: houtgestookte hottub) or a blow up bubble bath (Dutch: opblaasbaar bubbelbad) should be the statement piece. But of course, there can be many other things.
If you ask yourself these questions, we’re sure you’re going to have the best man cave you could ever wish for. And don’t forget: a man cave is a place where you can relax. So, it’s all about you.