Home Improvement Projects: Creating the Perfect Man-Cave

Home Improvement Projects: Creating the Perfect Man-Cave

When all of the practical projects have been done so far as home improvement goes, that’s when it’s time to start looking into the fun stuff – like creating the perfect man cave. And though the name might seem a little silly, the tongue-in-cheek nature of the phrase bears witness to the fact that a lot of work is going to go into doing it right.

So, now that you’ve decided that the man cave is the goal, a few ideas to run with would be to start with a sports icon of some sort, then move to the entertainment center, make sure you don’t skimp on sound, make sure you’re pushing quality of quantity, and pay special attention to cables and connections (think wi-fi, networking, and A/V hookups).

Start With the Sports Icons

If you’re in charge of the improvement project that will become the cave, then you get to pick it’s central theme. And if you’re a sports guy, that means focusing on a certain player or team, and picking your general color scheme and vibe from that personality. Many times this theme can even come from the colors or icons of the college that you went to, or perhaps one that you’ve followed for nostalgic reasons over the years.

Move To the Entertainment Center

Once the basic decorations are in place, the next big improvement aspect of this home improvement project is going to be media-based, and that means the entertainment center. You want to install an entertainment center to be proud of. This means a big screen and all the possible ways to hook up to me. DVD, Blu-Ray, streaming capability, component cables, USB ports – the more the merrier when it comes to media support.

Don’t Skimp On Sound

Sound quality is going to be a huge part of your man cave home improvement project. You can have an epic movie playing, but if you haven’t hooked up the right sound system, it’s going to sound wimpy and the experience will be ruined.

Quality Over Quantity Is the Rule

You don’t want your man cave filled with clutter. That’s the opposite of home improvement. That’s home destruction. So when it comes to decided to buy more of something rather than the right, perhaps more expensive something – go with the latter.

Make Sure Your Connections Are Solid

One weak link in a lot of home improvement projects is the connections between pieces of gear. This can mean loose cable connection, bad wifi signal due to skimpy wiring, or even crunchy audio because you’re using knockoff speaker cable. Get the good stuff, and enjoy your experience in style!

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.