Father’s Day is the perfect excuse for the man of the house to start a home project that focuses solely on him – the “man cave.” Let’s face it, the deal-breaking elements in a house are often geared towards the woman, like the walk in closets, immaculate kitchens and spa worthy bathrooms, but men need playrooms too! Whether it’s a den transformed in to a sports haven, a basement turned pub for poker nights or maybe even a basketball court in the back yard, there are unlimited possibilities when it comes to adding some testosterone to your home. Here are some key factors to consider while planning your “man cave” makeover.
Focus on a theme
First determine a theme based on your personality and interests. Are you a sports fanatic? A car enthusiast? An avid memorabilia collector? Or maybe a cigar aficionado? Next, identify one element that is a must-have for your space, like a pool table, bar, or a theatre size flat screen, and then build the rest of the room around that object.
Make it multi-functional
Why not kill two birds with one stone? Make the most of your new space by organizing your personal items, trophies, or memorabilia that have been taking up space in storage. Take advantage of the many attractive and functional options that are available in shelving and wall units to display your most prized possessions.
Don’t skimp on style
Get creative and think outside the box. Every detail counts down to the paint color, wall art, furniture, and the flooring. Keep it clutter free, simple and sophisticated no matter what your theme is so that you can lounge in style.
Check out some of our favorite man caves currently on the market:
Who said a cave had to be indoors? This Lincoln Park home has a private outdoor basketball court. It is currently for sale, listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Jennifer Ames for $2,699,000.
This River North home has everything you could ever dream of. One of the most unique features is the bar with a full lounge seating area. The house is for sale for $4,195,000, listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Kip Karl.
The lower level in this Riverwoods home is the ultimate man cave for a sports enthusiast, right down to the football field floor in the game room! Other man-worthy features include a tennis court, theatre room and bar. The home is currently for sale for $2,625,000, listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Lori Progar.
The entire lower level in this Buffalo Grove home on Sheridan Roadin an ultimate man cave! Between the game room, full bar, and theatre room there are so many options for the man of the house. The home is currently for sale for $779,000, listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Judy Greenberg.
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