Every man dreams of having a space in the house or the garden where he can escape for awhile and play video games or read a book. If you want to make your own man cave in your home or garden this year there are a few things that you will need to do.
If you currently only have a potting shed in the garden to use as a man cave, you will need something a little more stable which will allow you to run electricity through and even plumbing. Therefore the first thing you need to do is measure the area, lay down a solid foundation and make sure you use wooden crane mats so you don’t damage the lawn! You can build a simple shell for your shed easily by buying a flat packed shed online and this will give you the perfect starting point for the project.
Electricity and Plumbing
If you plan on being able to spend a lot of time in this shed you are going to need to focus on some basic amenities. When it comes to supplying your stead with electricity, you can easily run the line up to the building and then you will need to decide how many plug sockets you want for the room. Once you have done this, you can add plumbing. You may not need plumbing unless you decide you want a toilet or sink in the room, but if you do you need to do it now before you add anything else to the space.
The beauty of it being a man cave is that you don’t have to spend ages on the decorating unless you have something specific in mind. We don’t want to spending days painting the walls if we can be in their watching the darts! Just do as much as you can be bothered doing at the time and it will be fine. It is also the perfect place for you to hang up those football photos which you can’t have in the house.
Now that your man cave is a perfect plain shell, you can start looking at what you want to bring into the space. The first thing you may think of is a big TV and your gaming consoles. Make sure you also bring a cabinet to hide the cables so it doesn’t take up too much of your space. You can then being in a dart board, football table, food, beer and loads more things to keep you occupied. You can buy a mini fridge pretty cheap online and use this to keep your drinks cold as you watch the big game or play on COD.
Make sure that you have secure locks and doors on your shed at the end of the day. When you step out of the shed and go back home, you need to make sure your stuff is safe because you will likely have a lot of expensive items in this room.