All men needs a little place of their own, where we can go for a little alone time, a grown up time out. A cave would do nicely, a ‘man cave’!
Some men may have a den, study or game room in their homes but in most cases they are not what you would call a true man cave because they are not isolated enough from the rest of the house and are usually decorated in keeping with the theme of the house. What a man cave provides is a place somewhat removed from the rest of the house and free from the soft, subtle feminine touches we contend with elsewhere in our homes.
A genuine man cave is typically a place where a man can go to relax. It’s a personal sanctum where men can be men! Where they can do man things! A basement, attic garage, or shed do quite nicely. With a minimum of effort they can be converted into the perfect get away. And remember: size doesn’t matter. Bigger isn’t necessarily better. Any space will do as long as it meets the requirements and provides you the peace and solitude you’re looking for.
A typical man cave has a flat screen TV and audio system for music, sports and movies, a refrigerator full of ice cold beer and a sofa or recliner to kick back in. Larger caves will have more, but it’s all window dressing. As I said before, it about having a place that you can go to, it’s about getting away! Hell, a bathroom sized room will work if it does the job. For several years my vehicles were my man cave. If I were upset or just needed a little r&r away from the wife, kids, or life in general, I’d jump in the car, crank up the sounds and go for a long drive. I still enjoy going for a drive, but these days I just head for my man cave.
The decor of a man cave is all man! Sports and cars are the general rule, but your hobbies and interests can also be the theme. My own man cave isn’t much. It’s actually a small work/tool room that my son and I built on the side of the house. He’s the one who dubbed it the man cave. And it is, it serves the purpose. It’s my refuge my personal sanctuary. I like spending time in it surrounded by my tools. It’s good for the soul.
Unfortunately there isn’t enough room for a sofa or recliner, and I don’t have a big flat screen tv or stereo, but I do have a small tv and my IPOD player and a place for my laptop, they do quite nicely. I hope to have a small fridge by summer, but like I said it’s all about the get away. Besides I’ve got room to add-on if need be…. a small sofa would be nice….
Just a thought….
Would love to hear about your man caves, if you care to share!