What are your man cave ideas?


Post your best pics of your basement man cave.....bar, fireplace, etc....and go!

  4 answers
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 10, 2019

    There are thousands of pictures of man caves on Google Images and Pinterest.

    Best is such a general word...Best for what? We need more specific information about what type of man cave you want to create, and the aprox sq footage of the room you have to work with. Is the basement finished already? Are you looking for just decorating ideas? or will the project involve construction to finish the space first? Do you have a theme chosen already?


    • Gail Cellini Gail Cellini on Jun 10, 2019

      Thanks....you're right, I didn't give enough details and didn't think of searching for ideas! Thanks for the links and photos below. Our project is underway, walls are being put up and drywalled, and electricity is being run. No theme yet, don't want it to look like a TGIFridays though!! Something warm and friendly. We have a pool table and large TV.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 10, 2019

    Here's what some other Hometalkers have done:


    Here's a few creative decor ideas:

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jun 10, 2019

    Gail, if you type "man cave" in the top left search box and hit enter, you will find a good number of ideas from which you can glean ideas and tutorials on 'how to.' I have chosen one for you, but there are many more: https://www.hometalk.com/922564/mancave-what-do-you-want-in-yours

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 10, 2019

    It it's not too late I would strongly suggest to install a sink, fridge, slider/pull out garbage receptacle, and a dedicated closet for a vacuum cleaner. The first time you use these features, it will be worth the extra $ that you spent to have them put in before everything is closed up.

    I would definitely recommend installing the new thin integrated-LED ceiling lights, on dimmer switches. They are easy to install, do not give off any heat, do not require any insulation like the old can style lights, and fit well into low basement ceilings. Once you see the clean, clear light, I'm sure you will wonder how you ever lived with old shadowy and dim light bulbs.