Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Football is Back: Furnishing the Ultimate Man Cave

 Football is back, baby. Those who say it’s only a game don’t understand.

When it’s time for football, it’s time to get your man cave ready. Before you start, there are a few things to consider. Of course, a man cave is the place to watch sports and be the host with the most on big game days. But the ultimate man cave can be so much more.


When football season ends, you’ll still have your man cave. So, make sure you have everything you need to host poker games, hang out, watch TV, practice hobbies, and even enjoy movie night with the fam if you so choose.

Basically, anything you want. After all, it doesn’t take much to make you happy... just your own private retreat.

By moving all your activities to your man cave, you’ll have everything conveniently in one space. And your partner will no longer complain about you monopolizing the TV or tripping over the remnant of your last project scattered throughout the house.

Let’s explore what it takes to create the ultimate man cave.



Man Cave Essentials

What will you need? Man cave furniture, of course. This can run the gamut from a leather recliner to a full-on sectional or stadium seating. Plus, a media center, coffee table, club chairs, and more. You’ll also want to think about things like a bar or fridge, pool table, dartboard, or poker table so that you can host a friendly game or two. Dream big, the sky’s the limit when planning your ultimate man cave.


Seating for the Whole Stadium

If your primary purpose is watching sports or home movie nights, a leather sectional gives you all the seating you need. You’ll be able to stretch out and nap, read, or watch TV on your own. You’ll also want plenty of room to seat a crowd, so consider this when you choose your man cave furniture.

Since the man cave is your space to relax, getaway, and watch sports or movies, the seating needs to be comfortable. The chances are that you’ll take a nap on the couch, so a reclining couch or sectional recliner is a must because you don’t want to wake up with a stiff neck after a nap.

This reclining sofa is perfect for man caves:

Not only does this couch come with 3 separate power recliners for your headrest, backrest, and legrest; it has built-in USB ports on each end so your devices can power through the game, too.

More of a sports car style guy? This sofa looks like it's ready to race, and features adjustable headrests, fluffy back pillows, and a cupholder cushion along with 2 reclining footrests. It's even available in black and red.


Let’s Talk TVs and More

Of course, you’ll want the biggest TV you can fit in your man cave, and if you're going to make it an awesome home cinema, make sure the screen and sound system are up-to-date. If you are short on space, mount the TV on the wall and use a soundbar instead of surround sound. Make sure you have a strong internet connection for gaming and streaming.

Some great media centers for man caves:

Simple, yet classic, this console has a nostalgic feel and a handsome wood finish, with just enough storage for your equipment with a little extra room to display memorabilia. Pair this with bookshelves to expand your display space and make your TV the center of attention.

If industrial is more your style, then this 2-piece entertainment wall unit will make a great showcase in your man cave. With a 70" wide and 42" high space to fit your flat-screen, plenty of shelving, and metal accents, this console is trophy-worthy.



D├ęcor and Accents for Your Man Cave

For epic movie nights and gaming marathons, dark walls give more focus on the screen. Consider paints in dark khaki green, navy blue, or dark gray; they are all great choices.

You will also have to choose flooring. If you’ll be having lots of friends over, or even just relaxing on your own, an easy-to-clean floor is the best choice. Consider smooth vinyl or laminate tiles, or glass, stone, or polished porcelain for a more striking surface.

Also consider:

  • Bar & Fridge — to keep cold beverages and snacks handy. A full bar is excellent, but if your space is limited, a fridge will do.
  • Pool Table — for those times when you need entertainment other than the TV.
  • Dartboard and/or Poker Table — useful for parties or get-togethers, a dartboard or poker table are fantastic additions to any man cave.
  • Additional Seating – a sectional is less than ideal for hiding your poker hand. For areas not focused on TV watching, you'll need bar stools or a table and chairs to get the guys together.

Accents and finishing touches to consider:

Custom Artisan Cabinetry is 5-star rated and based in Boca Raton, with a 35-year history in excellent craftsmanship. Start with a free 30-minute consultation to begin choosing design, lighting, and finishes for your home bar.

Bost Billiards is a 5-star rated pool table supplier in South Florida, with a wide variety of man cave equipment to choose from, including new and used pool tables, poker tables, shuffleboard, and more.

Go full-Vegas with these plush barrel chairs, available with casters or swivel bottom. So comfortable, it'll be hard to be on-tilt through those extra hands.



Smart Home Technology for Your Man Cave

The ultimate man cave is loaded with smart outlets and plugs so you can turn on or off anything you wish or adjust the temperature with an app on your smartphone. A cool bit of tech for any man cave!

Get beginner tips to set up your smart cave from PCMag: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-your-smart-home-a-beginners-guide

Add Your Personal Touches

Once you have the basics, it’s time to personalize your man cave. Add sports memorabilia of your favorite sports team, coin, or comic book collection, whatever makes the space your own. Neon sign? Why not, it’s your space. Now is the time to take your signed football and give it a place of honor. After all, if you are watching sports in your man cave, why not be surrounded?

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