Every man worth his salt needs a place he can call his own; his Fortress of Solitude, so to speak. Here are tips on how to build your man cave.
The best of men all have a place they call their own. Superman has his icy Fortress of Solitude, Batman has the Bat Cave, even Jon Snow has his ‘Wall’; or is it Winterfell? The point is, all these men have somewhere they have built in their own image; a place where they can go to be men as the good Lord intended.
As the man of the house, you too need a man cave. Somewhere the missus is hardly allowed in and where you and your mates can watch ManU and thrash Arsenal while having a pint and a whole lot of laughs. First, however, you need to be able to build this place. Here are some vital tips on how to build your man cave.
Step 1: Commandeer a room in the house
This is absolutely vital. Your man cave cannot be a corner in the living room or a table at the dining section. It has to be an entirely separate room with lockable doors and everything. This means you will have to commandeer a room in the house.
Yes, commandeer is the right term. Believe me, if you leave her to her own devices the missus will turn any available space into a garden or a Yoga studio. So, put your foot down and grab the basement or the attic or even that spare room on the main floor and declare it your own sovereign state.
Step 2: Mentally design and decorate the room
Take some time to walk through the entire space and mentally visualise how you want the room to look. You could even invite a bunch of your mates to help you set it all up. However, in your excitement, you need to be realistic about the space. Do not go around looking to get in a 120 inch TV on a wall that is fit for a 32 inch.
Step 3: Make a list
If you are the DIY type, then you might want to build a few things. Maybe a bar, a ‘wall of fame’ where you can hang all your awesome and autographed ManU jerseys as well as any other type of paraphernalia you find intriguing. If you are not building anything, then go out and buy it. A pool table maybe? A couple of recliner Lazy Boy seats? That 90 inch TV?
Step 4: Stock the bar
If you and your mates enjoy a pint or seven even now and again, you absolutely must keep the bar stocked. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Step 5: Mark your territory
Let all the ladies of the house know that this is your personal space. Although others are allowed to clean it, with your permission, they are not allowed to simply waltz in and relax. Maybe even keep it locked (although this would be considered going a little bit too far).
When it comes to decorating the space, you can go as far as your imagination and finances will allow. And there you have it that is how to build your man cave.