Man Caves and Basement Bars

November 6, 2018

DIY Network handymen Jason and Goose recommend the first thing to do when planning a man cave is to walk the space and visualize what you want. If visualization plus imagination isn’t your thing, scan some of the 875 photos on this Pinterest page for some enviable male spaces that might appeal to your manly sensibilities. Some are warm and woody, others are high tech industrial, and while many are all-purpose rooms that could accommodate more than one interest, there are some definite single-focused rooms that say much about the man.

Here are four of our favorite man caves that you can use for inspiration. 

The Man Cave Gaming Mini-Pub

Not every man cave has a bar, and not every man cave has a huge screen TV — but lots do! The man cave mini-pub can be a conversation space that just happens to serve beer and wine, or can be a recreational refuge or a race car simulator, or to play HD Golf™ and billiards. Take a look at these 29 made-for-men spaces curated by contractor Sebring Design Build; there’s something for “every man.” 

The Man Cave Sports-Surround

The man cave with a bar and one-to-five large screen TVs – plus enough reclining chairs for your best buds – seems to win the toss-up for most popular. And whether you decorate with framed jerseys from college and pro sports’ teams or other memorabilia and treasures, the look can be personalized to reflect your favorites. Now isn’t this the perfect place to watch the World Series, Superbowl or Final Four?

The Man Cave Casino Space

An unfinished basement is a blank canvas for the man with a plan and a hankering for poker. And you don’t have to make it exclusive to gambling. With the right design and enough determination, an otherwise boring basement can become a game room with a poker table, bar, and a media wall to watch NFL, NBA and MLB playoffs while you ante up!

The Man Cave Music Room

For the musician, there’s nothing more useful than a room to play, compose, and jam. The purpose of the space is a place where creative juices can flow and artists can break out the guitars, banjos, mandolins and more. With built-in display cases to store and show-off instruments, plus ideal furniture that allows for multiple musicians to play along, the man cave music room is just what the melody makers need to feed their souls with sound.

If the basement is the perfect place, but you need ideas that will get you by until you can save for the ultimate man cave, check out The Saw Guy and Net Luxury for budget-conscious man cave options.

The Men (and Women) of Southshore!

The new home construction offerings in the master-planned community of Southshore have something for every taste, style and must-haves list. Take a tour through the amazing models from Toll Brothers, Richmond American Homes or Century Communities in ranch and two-story designs. You’ll find the lakeside home of your dreams, priced between the upper $300s and the $700s.