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Whether you are building a home from scratch or remodeling your current one, a man or woman cave is a great way to spice things up. Learn how you can build the perfect room using the proper paint, furnishings, and flooring.
Benefits of Building a Man or Woman Cave
When most people think of the term “man cave,” they think of a big room full of TVs, sofas, pool tables, and food. While they do provide a “getaway,” they don’t necessarily have to fit the stereotype. Whether you are a man or a woman, your special room should reflect your personality and interests.
Benefits of building a man or woman cave include the following.
- Personal space to enjoy hobbies and relaxation.
- Great space for entertaining company.
- A gift to yourself that focuses on fun rather than practicality.
- A wonderful way to utilize extra space in your home.
Tips for Building the Ideal Man or Woman Cave
So, where do you start? While you can turn your personal room into anything you want it to be, it’s always a good idea to begin with a plan. Here are a few tips to consider before beginning your room.
1. Choose a theme.
Choosing a theme for your man or woman cave will help you keep items unified in color and taste. Is your taste more rustic or modern? Do you like cars, music, or sports?
2. Invest in a few guilty pleasures.
Do you want a home bar? Go for it. A downstairs jacuzzi? No one is stopping you. There is no point in a “guilty pleasure” room if you don’t invest in a few guilty pleasures. Just make sure you get what you really want.
3. Build a home theater.
A home theater may be slightly stereotypical, but it’s still awesome. Particularly if you enjoy watching sports or movies, put a little extra effort into the entertainment area with reclining seats, a large screen, lights, and a place to keep food.
4. Furnish it well.
Above all, your room should be comfortable. Sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, TVs, home bars, stools, lounge pillows, and more add an element of comfort and pleasure to the room.
5. Connect to your garage.
Depending on the layout of your home, you may be able to connect your man or woman cave to your garage. If you spend a lot of time working on vehicles, this is extremely convenient, not to mention cool-looking. Additionally, consider building your room inside your insulated garage. You can add paint and flooring to your garage to make it more entertainment-friendly.
Of course, money is an object in every project. Before you choose your furniture, paint, and flooring, create a budget that will prevent things from getting out of hand.
7. Focus on the walls and floors.
Since every room is framed by ceilings, walls, and floors, it is a good idea to spend a little bit of time on the room itself. Remember, your paint and your flooring will always be in your peripheral when you are in your man or woman cave. Choose a paint that complements your theme and furnishings, and don’t be afraid of a statement color or mural.
Your flooring should be durable, especially if you plan on furnishing your man or woman cave with heavy furniture, eating in the room, or entertaining a lot of company. Carpet is soft and comfortable, but you may need to clean it more often, and it may wear out sooner. Hardwood and laminate are more durable. It might be helpful to install a combination of different floorings so that you receive the best of both worlds.
How Can Dalton Flooring Help?
Dalton Flooring has been doing business as a carpet and flooring store in Southgate for 40 years. We also have a new location in Rochester Hills, MI. We offer carpet consultations as well as installation from our variety of carpet selections. Whether you visit our store or choose to have samples brought to your home for a Free In-Home Estimate, we have a range of flooring designs and products to help you achieve your desired goals.