Some may call it a garage. Some may call it an attic or maybe even an old bathroom, but to you it’s a man cave in the making– a masculine lair that fits everything you love into one room. Designing a unique space to relax after a long day doesn’t have to be hard and it certainly doesn’t have to be pretty, but it does need the essentials. While you could manage with just a lawn chair and a flat screen, our crew of flooring experts in San Diego have a few tips for creating the best man cave on the block.
Pass the bar
Every man cave needs a bar, or at least something bar-like, so a countertop is a must-have. Concrete and industrial countertops will outfit your lair with the essential bar space without any added frills. Plus, if your man cave isn’t set up in a 6 car garage, you may need cabinets to store all your games, movies, magazines and munchies, and where better than under your new bar? Cabinets can be designed to fit any man’s needs — whether it’s a kegerator or a shark tank you’d like to fit under your bar, it’s possible with custom fit cabinets.
Durability is key when it comes to flooring in a man cave. Between the beer, pizza and whatever else you choose to bring into your man cave, something that is easy to clean (or not clean?) and can hold up to even the most extreme game nights is what you should look for. There are many solutions on the market like hardwood and travertine tile, but we suggest laminate because it’s easy to install – you can install several hundred square feet in a weekend – and it comes in almost any color or design imaginable. Favorite sports team’s colors, anyone?
Now that you’ve got the basics, it’s up to you to add the finishing touches. We recommend a huge flat screen TV (the bigger, the better!), sports memorabilia, car posters and of course a couch or two. If you have any questions on how to create a man cave or just want to give yours a “man-over”, come into any of our San Diego flooring showrooms where we’ll get you in, out and back to your cave before kick-off!
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