The modern man cave has come a long way from the entertainment rooms of old. The single recliner has become a luxurious sectional, the minifridge a fully-stocked bar, and the old box TV a wall-mounted flatscreen.
Because the standard for the man cave has evolved, so has the amount of time and consideration that goes into the design process. As you’re bringing your man cave or entertainment room to life, avoid these top design mistakes to ensure it’s the fun and relaxing space of your dreams!
1) Not starting with a plan
The key to building your man cave so that it emulates your vision is to determine what you want in it and how you plan on using it before you start renovating. This way, you can account for all your desired features in the layout and logistics (wiring, acoustics, bathroom, etc.).
2) Underestimating storage space
Between all of the media, games, fun décor, and other entertainment essentials you’re going to want to keep in your man cave, space is going to fill up faster than you think. Too much clutter will make the room less functional and harder to keep organized, so make sure you account for all of the cabinets, drawers, and surface space you’ll need—especially for the bar.
3) Skimping on seating
Don’t get distracted by the bells and whistles and forget to make your man cave comfortable too. If your seating is limited, has subpar back support, or is just downright uncomfortable, you (and your friends) are not going to want to hang out there and your money will be wasted. Along with the cool gadgets, your man cave should be the ideal place to kick back and relax.
4) Not following a budget
The last thing you want is to run out of money when your space is only partially done. Budget wisely and focus on the most important elements of your man cave first, such as the flooring, furniture, fixtures, bar, and television. Once you have the features you’ll use the most set, you can start enjoying your space and add the extras over time.
The man caves and entertainment rooms we create at A&E Brothers LTD are designed with function, luxury, and most importantly, you in mind. With your vision and our interior remodeling expertise, there’s nothing we can’t do.
Contact us today to get started with a free quote for your project!