The classic man cave is usually found in a basement, but if you don’t have a basement or simply don’t have any usable space to work with down there, you might consider creating a man cave in your garage instead.
Of course, whether or not you can do this really depends on how you use your garage. If you need it for vehicle and item storage, then this might not be a DIY job for you. However, if you’ve got space to spare, there are plenty of ways you can create a truly unique, awesome spot to hang out and blow off some steam after a long day or week of work.
With this in mind, here are some tips and ideas from a company offering custom garage door installation in Denver, CO that can help you create a sweet man cave in your garage:
- Purge: Before you can begin building it up, you’re going to need to get some stuff out of there. Gather up anything you’d classify as junk, and either throw it out or sell it. For any items you do need to keep, find other places to store them. The idea is to clear out the space as much as possible so you can thoroughly clean it and make it a blank slate for your man cave.
- Insulation: Next, before you start getting to the fun stuff, you’re going to need to make sure you’ve got the place well insulated, especially if you want to be spending time in there all year long. You’re going to want any heat or air conditioning you pump into the space to remain in there so you don’t have to waste a ton of money running your HVAC constantly. This is the best way to “winterize” your garage and man cave.
- Lighting: Garages usually are not very brightly lit, so you’re going to need to add some more illumination if it’s going to be the kind of space that’s conducive to hanging out. The kinds of lighting fixtures you choose really depend on your personal tastes and the style you’re going for in the garage. Just make sure your garage is wired and capable of handling additional voltage, and that you’ve chosen strategic locations for your lighting to be installed.
- Paint: Most of the insides of garages are just plain wood. You may choose to add some drywall, which is probably a good idea if you’re putting insulation in between the wooden studs. After that, you’re going to want to paint the space. Here again, this really depends on personal preferences.
- Flooring: Cement garage floors aren’t exactly the most comfortable flooring option. For the purposes of a man cave, we’d recommend putting down a waterproof vinyl plank flooring. It’s easy to install and will hold up well to any potential leaks that may occur.
- Furniture: Here’s the fun stuff. Bring in your recliner, your couch, your bar and fridge, your bar chairs, all your memorabilia and anything else you want to decorate with. Turn it into a space of your own!
For more tips on making and decorating a man cave inside your garage, or to learn more about custom garage door installation in Denver, CO, reach out to the team at Sky Castle Garage Doors today.
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