Whether you're watching the big game with the boys or spending some alone, a man cave is an essential hangout spot. Setting up this space will ensure you have the perfect haven to relax and enjoy some time off. Fill this special room with the right TV, speakers and furniture, so you'll have a room built just for you. Follow these man cave ideas to turn any room into your personal clubhouse.
Every man cave has to have the right television. Whether you're watching your alma mater take on their rival or you're playing your buds in the latest video game, the right flat screen will make all the difference. Mount the TV on the wall to give your room a clean look and free up floor space. If you're a gamer, invest in some wireless controllers so everyone can play without having to crowd around the console. You should also have media storage in your space to keep DVDs and video games organized.
Once you've got the screen, it's time to focus on the sound. A comprehensive sound system will deliver a 360-degree wall of sound to bring the roar of the crowd into your home. When you're low on space, a soundbar emulates a home theater system with a simple speaker system. A multi-speaker home theater system allows you to place speakers around the room. Speaker stands give you the perfect base to mount each individual unit. Don't forget to hook up your old record and CD players, so you can enjoy classic songs on a state-of-the-art home theater system.
A tablet can be used as a universal remote or to check on your fantasy teams, which makes it a valuable asset in your space. Many streaming apps on your TV can be navigated via the corresponding app on your tablet, so you can navigate programs easily. Set up a tablet dock on your table to keep your tablet charged and easy to read while you chill out in the man cave.
When the rest of the family is asleep, a quality pair of headphones let you continue to enjoy your favorite tunes. Wireless headphones can be paired to a variety of devices, including your game console to let you hear the gameplay after hours. If you don't like the extra weight of headphones, wireless earbuds provide the same experience without added weight. Modern headphones have volume and play controls built-in for easy volume changes without having to take your eyes off the TV.
Don't resort to using that beat up couch you used to have in college. Find the perfect chair to kick your feet up in and relax for the evening. A comfy recliner is a key piece in every man cave. Models that can rock and recline give you two chairs in one, and sectionals deliver plenty of space to stretch out while curving around the room. This piece sets the style of the room and act as an anchor for other furniture. Cap off the space with a coffee table and couch for your buddies.
Between beer, soda and your other favorite cold beverages, a mini fridge will keep you stocked on provisions all game long. With a small freezer in some models, you can keep a few ice cream sandwiches where the kids won't find them. For your favorite beer, a specialty fridge with a tap built in lets you keep your favorite keg cold. Beverage centers with clear doors let you easily see when you need to stock up before the next game.