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Every man needs to have at least one part of his home dedicated to hobbies, personal projects, and pastimes. In a way, a home isn’t a home if it doesn’t have a man cave you can use to relax and enjoy. Below you will find our 5 tips for turning your garage into a man cave.
At the same time, the garage is probably the most underused part of the home and it can be quickly turned into a man cave with a bit of effort and some planning. This makeover is in itself a big part of the fun.
The first thing to decide on is the style you plan to create. The man cave should be used for expressing your manly side and the interests that go with it. That will determine what kind of equipment and what kind of design fits you the best.
There’s also no reason for you not to go eclectic. If you’re interested in both beer brewing and fixing old cars, you can do both, you just need to create the space for each activity without making too much of a mess. With just a few decorations, some lighting and paint, you can easily separate the garage into a few areas.
Garages usually don’t have the most luxurious or even the most comfortable floors. There’s no need for them when the garage is used for its initial purpose. However, a man cave should be a place of indulgence and the floor should be the first to go.
The type of flooring you should use depends on how you plan to spend time in the cave and what kind of resources you have, but there are rather inexpensive and easy to install hardwood floors out there.
Choosing the right paint isn’t just an aesthetic decision. It can be used to transform the garage into a more personal and more comfortable space. But it can be more than that depending on what you plan to use the man cave for.
There are garage paint options that will keep your walls clean and water-resistant even if you plan to use tools in the room.
The paint color depends on your preferences and the lighting you plan to install. If you want to go with a lot of flashy neon lights, darker shades of paint will do better.
The garage isn’t usually the most comfortable room on your property, most of all in terms of heating. That’s going to be the biggest fix you’re going to have to make if you want to turn it into something different and more usable.
It’s usually not a large space and the heating shouldn’t be hard to install, nor would it add too much to your heating bill. However, the biggest concern should be how to keep the doors and windows properly insulated.
There’s no need for them to be too tight if the room is used as a garage, but if you plan to spend more time in it, you should probably invest in better insulation.
A garage is often used as an additional storage space. That can represent a problem during the transformation because you’ll end up with a lot more stuff that you don’t know where to put. One of the ways to go is to rent a storage space nearby. It doesn’t have to be expensive and it gets the job done.
Another option is to utilize more of the wall space in the garage, by hanging shelves or creating hidden storage compartments that won’t interfere with your man cave, but will have plenty of space to keep all of the items that usually end up in a garage.
An ordinary garage can easily be turned into a man cave. With a few simple changes, the space can be transformed and used for hobbies and relaxation depending on your interests.