Four things the modern man cave needs now
That little piece of property popularly known as ‘The Man Cave’ is now more precious than ever.
Why? In these hectic times, a man cave (or a ‘she shed’) is a place to find a bit of solitude and peace, to have a few bevvies with your mates or relax with a cold one by yourself.
And to kick things off, what’s more impressive than a barrel bar – created by you?
The fact that this bad boy is made from a wine barrel – a vessel that long held that sweet crimson vino we all love – is not only incredibly commendable and deserving of bragging rights to your mates, it’s also a cool, modern touch to the ‘cave’.
This bar should take pride of place in your space and needs to be well lit – almost like a shrine to a higher deity.
Now, you need to bring other elements into the space that not only complement the wine barrel bar, but also functionally serve you and your squad.
Here are three other modern essentials for today’s man cave.
Take a seat
When you want to take a load off and sink into oblivion at the end of a long day, a four or even five-seater sofa will do the trick – but the devil is in the detail.
It will help immensely if the springs are a little shot or the base is just a bit saggy. Trust me, the harder it is to get out of, the better.
You should almost be able to lose things in this couch.
The finish is everything and – in a perfect world – corduroy is king, but an old velvet will suffice. To top it off, a bit of shag-pile under your bare feet is almost as good as a foot massage.
Since a spot for solitude means engaging in minimal communication, an over-sized TV will be your pièce de résistance.
The super-sized box will be perfect for late night, multi-player Xbox sessions, or for watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones in peace.
Invest in some art
Artwork is key to bringing life and character to any space in the home – and a man cave is no different.
Your go to-options could be anything from old band or movie posters (Star Wars is always a winner) to more refined prints that suit your personal taste.
Art will bring a level of finesse to your space and help to create a sense of artistic maturity in your soon-to-be admired enclave.
Now all that’s left is to invite your mates over and enjoy your new space – a freshly curated and cultured retreat.
The man cave is your domain – decorate it how you wish.
A bar fashioned from your bare hands? Definitely gives you huge bragging rights.