A basement can be finished into a family room, workout space, guest room&helip;the list of possibilities for a finished basement are endless. If you want your basement to feel like the ultimate man cave, we’ve got ideas for you.
Good man caves are fairly self-sufficient and convenient. After all, who wants to leave in the middle of the big game or right at the good part of the movie? A wet bar is the answer; the size of the wet bar is up to you. Ask your contractor for recommendations. They can give you a quote for adding a bar big enough to fit all your buddies or a smaller refrigerator and counter (with kegerator?) that fits your needs—and all the needs of your man cave visitors.
What would a man cave be without a big TV or projection screen? Those man cave musts usually come with a ton of cords, DVDs, game consoles, and other entertainment necessities. Consider adding a media cabinet that keeps everything organized and neat and the focus on the big screen (or on all your memorabilia). A good media center doesn’t take up a lot of space, but has enough space (and shelving) for everything.
If collectibles are a big part (or the biggest) part of your man cave, show them off with the right display cabinets. Ask a contractor to install the cabinets so your memorabilia is right where it belongs—and protected so it doesn’t get scratched, scuffed, or faded. For more functional shelving, think about adding shelves or cabinets that can hold the important stuff (like pool cues, guns&helip;)
No man cave is complete without the right lighting. Think LED lighting you can control with a remote control, lights that change to your favorite team colors, cam lights that can be dimmed when you’re watching TV&helip;the internet is full of man cave lighting ideas. If you’re overwhelmed, or just don’t have the time,