The Modern Man Cave

The Modern Man Cave
Goods
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

The creative man cave requires a space of its own, preferably as far away from other responsibilities as possible. The challenge is finding available space, and that can be difficult especially in urban environments.

The first option is a spare room– an empty bedroom, an office or even a walk-in closet that isn’t in use. If you can close the door and have enough room to relax, you can make this space work. Another frequent option is a basement, but this might require investing a bit more in construction materials.

Then there’s an empty spot in the garage. If you have a two or three car garage but only one or two vehicles, that extra space can be used to house your creative man cave. Like your basement, this requires that you furnish a space with wood, dry wall, electrical and otherwise.

The final and possibly most exciting option is to actually build out a space in your back yard. An existing shed can be cleaned out, restored and built into a nice creative cave, or a new building can be constructed to suit your needs.

Let’s assume that a spare room is not available, but you’ve determined that you can build a space in a corner of the basement, an empty garage space or a section of your back yard. Building a presentable space is not entirely difficult, and could be something to tackle on your own if you’re a handy individual.

Simple wooden frames, dry wall and paint could be all you need before calling an electrician to handle the technical stuff. Doors are a standard size, and videos online can guide you through the easy steps of construction. If you’re not comfortable with building out a few walls and tossing up some ceiling tiles, you can hire a local contractor to do the work for you.

It shouldn’t be a hard sell to your better half, as doing so can improve the value of your home and it should clear your creative clutter from the rest of the house.

If you decide that you want to move your man cave outside of the house, the back yard presents an exciting option. There’s a whole movement (and a book) of Shedworking for those who have built offices and living rooms out of the sheds in their back yard.

You can also build one to your own spec, buy a kit from a local hardware store or order a prefab unit to be delivered and installed for you. The cheapest option is to restore an existing shed, then to build one of your own and last, to buy a pricey but attractive prefab.

Chris Quinn | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Contributing Writer

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In Goods

Goods Jen Ruiz

5 Reasons Why I’ll Forever Be A Loyal Apple Brand Whore

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel did a very special edition of “Lie Witness News,” a series in which his staff takes to the streets and presents a lie as if it were true breaking news. The results usually capture a slew of hilarious, gullible reactions. Well, this most recent edition especially hit home for me, as […]

Goods Alexia LaFata

Selfie Toast Exists So You Can Have Some Narcissism For Breakfast

Can’t get enough of selfies? Wish you had pictures of yourself on places besides your phone? Thanks to Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp., you can now take your selfies and eat them, too — on pieces of toast. For four years, Vermont Novelty has been making toasters that burn images onto slices of bread. However, CEO and President […]

Also On Elite

Women

The Truth Behind How Most American Girls View The World Cup

With the exception of my Portuguese friend, most of my girlfriends are completely clueless when it comes to the World Cup. Sadly, as Americans, our country has failed to encourage us to cheer for one of the coolest cultural sporting events, next to the Olympics. Despite previously studying abroad in Spain, I too am guilty […]

World

The Government Of Bolivia Set This Clock To Go Counterclockwise, Because F*ck Logic

The clock on the headquarters for the Bolivian congress has been completely reversed. Its hands turn left and the numbers 1-12 are arranged counter-clockwise, the BBC reports, a decision heralded by Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca. Calling the design the “clock of the south,” Choquehuanca said at a news conference yesterday that the point of […]

Life

It’s Not Just Black And White: Why Gen-Y Needs To Break Societal Standards Of Sexuality

Our society loves to categorize, compartmentalize and label absolutely everything. You either have beauty, or you have brains. You’re personality type A, or you’re personality type B. You’re liberal, or you’re conservative. It’s all black or white, and we are placed under the impression we need to force ourselves into one of the two dominant […]

TV

TBT: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Cast Members When They Were Children

We’ve got a special treat for you on this Throwback Thursday: baby pictures! Specifically, we’ve got baby pics for the cast of “Orange is the New Black.” These photos are pretty adorable, but it’s definitely jarring to see these people outside of the prison context. You’d never think that some kids are going to wind […]