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How to Create the Ultimate Man Cave Basement

Creating a man cave basement

You’re the man of the house.  You work hard and deserve a sanctuary. A place to call your own in your own home. Ever considered building an ultimate man cave basement? If you have the space, a basement to living space conversion might be just what you need.  Create a special getaway that you can use as your own private retreat.  Looking into the idea might prove that your man cave basement may be less of a fleeting dream.  It could be a real possibility that can provide you with the added square footage that you need.

An awesome man cave basement remodel can provide you with the perfect place, away from the rest of the house, to get a break.  A place where you can really unwind and spend some needed time with the guys. If this sounds like an appealing option to you, consider the elements you’ll need to incorporate to make your ultimate man cave match up to your dreams.

Ultimate man cave features

When you think about an ultimate man cave, what do you see in your mind’s eye? There are some common options, but remember with an ultimate man cave the choices are all about you. Figure out what is most important to you and go for it!

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The Bar: A fully stocked bar is one of the most desired elements in an ultimate man cave. This can be either built into the basement or purchased separately as a piece of furniture. Either way, incorporating it needs to be part of your master plan if a bar sounds like a tempting feature that you would like to include.

The Theater: A home theater system, complete with impressive sound and visual components is a great centerpiece for any man cave basement to living space conversion. Just think about where this centerpiece should live in your new home away from home, so you can make sure that all the wiring and proper setup is built into the design.

The Games: Don’t forget the entertainment! Whether your idea of gaming is video games, a pool table, or a deck of cards the ultimate man cave should always include some type of fun ways to relax and have some serious fun.

Styling options

Design elements may be the last thing on your mind when planning an ultimate man cave, but take a little time to consider what will make the room feel like home for you and your guests. If done right, your new space will be the new hot spot for all your closest friends.

Three trending design styles for man caves are:

Rustic: This is the hunting lodge look, this may be the way to go. If you want something that feels woodsy and natural and will provide an escape from the propriety and order of the outside world.

Modern Industrial: Clean, utilitarian, and unpretentious, the industrial style used neutral tones with a mix of wood and metal.  A nice design tip that will add to this look without much added to the cost are polished concrete floors.  We all know your basement is a simple slab, so why waste any money on flooring when you can just get it to shine and stand out as very high end.

Craftsmen: Bring in the wood…  I’m not talking country-time rustic here.  We mean standard stock material that is finished just right to provide that high-end wood look you love, while at the same time remaining affordable.  Think deep warm tones for the finishes on your floors, bar, false beams, and other wood work.

When it comes to the options for the style, look, and feel of your space there are plenty of options.  We’ve mentioned the three top choices here, but there are many alternative design options available to you. As long as you find a look that makes you feel at home and, more importantly, a look that gets you ready to relax, you’ve found the right choice.

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Furnishing an ultimate man cave can be as easy or as complex as you make it.  We know that shopping isn’t always as fun for us as it is for our significant others.  Just try and relax and have some fun with it.  Then, you can easily make the right purchases on furniture and fixtures.

For some, the idea of keeping old furniture the rest of the family wants to toss makes sense. If that doesn’t apply to you, consider some masculine furniture ideas that offer the comfort you need and deserve.  Of course, leather is a common element here, but so are simple wood elements, like stools and polished wooden tables.

The basement remodeling experts

If you are looking for professional guidance and help in creating your ultimate man cave, consider HTP Builders basement remodeling services.  We will make things very easy on you and you will definitely get the service you deserve.  We have the experience to get your job done right and we’ll get in right the first time.  Le us use our experience to make your project come out exactly how you envision it.

HTPB is of the few contractors in the area offering a higher standard to remodeling, so get in touch and have “guys night out” turn into “guys night in” with the ultimate man cave basement.

About the author

Ken Reusser

Ken Reusser

After taking the reins as part owner and project supervisor for HTP Builders in 2011, Ken began to use his extensive industry knowledge to meet the needs of each individual he works with. He is a certified journeyman carpenter with over 19 years of experience and holds a number of crucial industry certifications.

Ken Reusser’s philosophy is simple: Your project is as much about partnership as it is craftsmanship.