Design Tips For Building the Perfect Ma’am or Man Cave

July 15, 2015 Updated: July 15, 2015

Everyone should have a space to spend time doing their favourite things, be it watching a movie or reading a book. We’re talking about ma’am and man caves. Between our general contractors, home furnishing stores, lighting experts, as well as the tips below, you will have all the tools you need to create a new space that’s right for you.

Why build a ma’am and man cave in the first place?

If you enjoy cooking, then you probably spend a lot of time preparing meals for your family, and they’re likely grateful for that. If you’re the type of person who spends time maintaining the yard throughout the summer, that’s fine too. But the problem is these are activities that become part of our routine. While we may enjoy them, that doesn’t mean they present an opportunity to relax and unwind after a long day. That’s why it’s important to have your own special place in your home to have some fun and take a break from daily chores.

The best part of a ma’am or man cave is this space can be for your private enjoyment and you can fill it with all the gadgets and accessories you want that you may otherwise not put in common spaces, like a foyer, family room, or kitchen.

Ready to get started building your very own dream oasis? Ladies first! Man caves are quite popular, but women need a special place in the house too!

The makings of a ma’am cave

Everyone’s style and taste is different, but every woman’s ma’am cave needs the following:

• A purpose
• Lighting
• Decor

A purpose
Before you start constructing your future cave with a general contractor, you must first decide the reason for the cave in the first place. Are you looking for a quiet space where you can read and write? If that’s the case, then you’ll want to hunt down a desk or chaise lounge.

Maybe you want a place where you can binge-watch your favourite television shows. Then you’ll definitely want to complete your space with a large television and comfy couches or theatre chairs (more on where to buy furniture later).

Once you have that direction, you can actively start working on perfecting that space.

Lighting
Lighting is an important aspect of any cave. Lighting instantly sets the mood of a room and is therefore an important aspect of the makeover project. If your ma’am cave is a sacred place to unwind, then you’ll want to avoid harsh lighting. Instead, consider purchasing lamps. They’re an easy way to not only bring soft lighting into the room, but decorate the place as well. Pot lights will also do the trick!

Decor
Once your room is ready from a construction and electrical standpoint, it’s time to furnish it. The overall decor should match your personality. If you like bright and bold colours, then pick out a rug or throw pillows that will bring a burst of colour into the room. If you like more subdued tones, then be on the lookout for warm, creamy-coloured pieces of furniture that will suit your needs. We have an extensive directory of home furnishing stores to visit. Chat with experts about what you’re looking for and they’ll furnish your vision.

The makings of a man cave

Men, it’s your turn! Complete your man cave with the following features for a truly spectacular retreat right within your home!

• Surround sound system and TV
• Recliners
• Bar

Surround sound system and TV
No man cave is complete without a state-of-the-art surround sound system and TV or projector to watch the big game—or whatever else you like to watch on television! After all, when the big game or season premiere of your favourite show is airing, what better place to watch with your friends than in your man cave? Besides, if you want to turn up the volume, your man cave will be the best place to watch since you won’t disrupt others in your house.

You don’t even have to go far to get your home retrofitted for the tech gadgets you desire. Our home automation systems and equipment specialists can work with you to provide the equipment you need to perfect your man cave.

Recliners
You can’t sit back, relax, and watch the Super Bowl without a set of comfy recliners to lie on! Take your man cave to the next level by buying movie theatre recliners. Not only will they make you feel like you’re in a movie theatre, but they’ll help enhance the viewing experience. Plus, they are very comfortable!

Bar
You have a projector to watch TV on, a comfy chair to sit in. The last piece of the puzzle is having a bar or mini fridge to house game-time snacks and drinks. If you have the room and budget, you could always have a general contractor build a bar for you, or buy a mini fridge from a furniture and home accessories store. This way you don’t have to go too far for the good stuff before the big show starts. Plus, since most of your friends will be frequenting your place thanks to your cool digs, be hospitable and offer up some snacks!

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