Build­ing the per­fect man cave

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man cave is dif­fer­ent for ev­ery­one, but no mat­ter how you de­fine your ideal space, you’re al­ways look­ing for ideas on how to up­grade and make a space uniquely yours.

If you’re look­ing for some great man cave ad­di­tions but don’t have the money for a to­tal makeover, don’t worry. You can give your space a redo at a frac­tion of the cost.

How? By rent­ing a few com­po­nents to make your space per­fect for hav­ing company. Here are some sim­ple ways you can rent what’s needed to build your man cave into a space cov­eted by your friends. • It starts with the TV. Whether you are a movie buff or you wait all week for the big game, noth­ing de­fines a man cave quite like a big-screen TV. Rent­ing a TV for your big event en­sures that you have the lat­est and great­est pic­ture qual­ity at a frac­tion of the price. • Com­ple­ment your view­ing en­ter­tain­ment with ex­tras. No mat­ter what is on tele­vi­sion, food is the per­fect party pleaser. Rent food warm­ers for the big game to keep your ap­pe­tiz­ers suc­cu­lent and pro­vide that true tail­gat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. If you’re in­ter­ested in film rather than sports, cre­ate an au­then­tic movie en­vi­ron­ment by rent­ing a pop­corn ma­chine from your lo­cal rental store. It is the per­fect prop for a film-themed man cave. • Of­fer them a drink. Ev­ery guest ap­pre­ci­ates the pres­ence of a wet bar. You can build your own, al­low­ing you to showcase your cre­ativ­ity and build the space to your ex­act needs. Don’t have the tools to take on such a project? In many cases, you can rent them in­stead of buy­ing. • Up­date the floors. Car­pet may feel comfy un­der your toes but if you’re look­ing for some­thing to stand up to the wear and tear, noth­ing beats hard­wood floors. To­day’s hard­wood floor ma­te­rial is eas­ier to in­stall than ever, so don’t shy away from mak­ing this im­prove­ment.

• Fill your space with al­ter­na­tive en­ter­tain­ment. Not all of your guests are go­ing to be in­ter­ested in watch­ing tele­vi­sion. For­tu­nately, you can up­grade your man cave by rent­ing al­ter­na­tive en­ter­tain­ment. Bring in a game ta­ble to give your guests that real Ve­gas feel. Texas Hold’em ta­bles are a popular choice, but you can also rent a Craps ta­ble or a roulette wheel. You can com­plete that casino look by rent­ing au­then­tic slot ma­chines to be used by your guests. • Wel­come to the ar­cade. Maybe your friends are gamers in­stead of gam­blers. If that’s the case, your neigh­bor­hood rental store has plenty of op­tions to give your man cave that nos­tal­gic ar­cade feel. Wow your guests with a mem­o­rable ar­cade game or treat them to the clas­sic pin­ball ma­chine — ei­ther way your guests will lose them­selves in the fun when they come to visit.

Your man cave is al­ready your fa­vorite room in your house and with a few up­grades, you can turn your space into the place ev­ery­one en­joys hang­ing out. Con­sult your lo­cal rental store or visit Ren­ for more ideas.

You’ll quickly learn that the only limit to up­grad­ing your man cave is your imag­i­na­tion.

If you’re look­ing for some great man cave ad­di­tions but don’t have the money for a to­tal makeover.

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