Did you know that one of the most common dreams that men share is having their personal man cave? Having their private space where they can kick back, relax and enjoy their hobbies without caring about the outside world–a little piece of heaven that they can indulge in every now and then.
Thankfully, it’s no longer just a dream. In fact, it’s something that can be achieved very easily if you’re willing to put in some effort. In this article, we’re going to give you some excellent advice on how you can create the ultimate man cave shed in your backyard. It will be a place where you can relax, block the outside world and forget about your worries as you dive into a world of your own.
Pick out your hobbies and focus on them
What hobbies do you have and which would you include in your man cave?
Are you a gamer that wants to play on a large-screen television, or would you prefer making something with your own hands such as wooden sculptures? Do you want a private area to get messy with your arts and crafts, or perhaps you want a home cinema setup with a projector and an expensive sound system?
The first thing to do is plan what you want and write down a list of everything that can help you personalise your man cave. Make sure it’s practical though–you don’t want to try fit too many things into your shed because it might get a little crowded!
Consider utilities and usage
One of the most important things for any man cave shed is getting utilities. This can include power, water or even gas. Gas and water can be quite difficult to get into your man cave shed and you’ll likely need professional help, but a simple power extension cable or even a generator could work well enough for power needs.
You might also need to worry about internet connectivity, especially if you don’t have a very powerful WiFi router. If possible, you should consider getting a WiFi repeater or range extender to extend the signal.
Remember insulation and ventilation
You don’t want your man cave shed to freeze during the winter, so it’s vital that you insulate the shed so that it’s warm enough to stay in even when it’s cold outside.
You also need to remember to add ventilation so that it’s not too stuffy inside. This is especially important if you’re doing any kind of art or craft inside your shed that creates fumes or dust, such as spray painting or woodworking. Make sure you have ample ventilation to keep the air in your man cave shed clean.
Unless you have the world’s biggest shed you’ll probably need to think about adding practical furniture such as tables that fold out from the wall or ceiling storage that you can access with a step ladder.
It’s important to utilise all the space you can, hence why practical multi-use furniture is very important.