Having your own space within your home is an important part of maintaining good mental health. Everyone needs somewhere they can go to escape their daily grinds and truly “get away”. Since the dawn of time, men have needed their own personal space to a degree. Over the years the Man Cave has evolved and now the sky is the limit and possibilities are endless. You can have your own little slice of heaven right in the comfort of your own home! No matter your style or space limitations, we’ve got you covered. A garage is a great space to make your own, especially when there is no basement or den available. You can make it your own and have plenty of space to have the guys over for a weekend poker tournament! Today, My-General Contractor will be discussing in brief, the process of converting your garage into the ultimate man cave.
Plan Garage Layout
Before you begin, it is important for us to work in unison to map out the layout and design of your man cave so you can ensure you are utilizing the space to its full potential. We can work in unison to designate a theme, balance out the area and make your dreams a reality.
Electrical Work & Plumbing During Garage Conversion
If you plan to have the ultimate entertainment system in your man cave, chances are you may need to add additional electrical outlets, lighting, fans or breakers to be able to handle the additional load being placed on the garage. Lighting will be an important aspect in your overall design. Most garages have horrible lighting and you will want additional lighting to accommodate your space. If you plan to install a bar, you will need to have plumbing added to accommodate a small sink for dish washing and hand washing.
Before you can spend your weekends hanging out in your new man cave, we will need to insulate the entire garage including the garage door. This will aid in keeping the elements out and keep the temperatures within your man cave desirable. This will also aid in saving energy and keeping heating and cooling costs low.
Built in Bar / Shelving
If you choose to add a bar or need additional storage. This would be the time we would incorporate these things into your space. Whether you choose a sports bar, casino theme, hunting lodge, contemporary, rustic or industrial style bars, you can be sure your bar will be the talk of the town. Perfect for weekend get togethers, holiday parties or just for you after a long day at work.
Next, it will be time for a fresh coat of paint. Most garages are not readily built with design in mind and come insulated only. A fresh coat of paint will add warmth and depth to your space. Studies prove that colors effect our mood. By choosing a color that best suits the ambiance you are setting, you will find yourself pleased for years to come.
Standard concrete flooring can be cold and unwelcoming. If you want the ease of simple clean ups, consider staining the concrete or adding tile. Hardwood adds style and elegance to any space and is a timeless choice that will last a lifetime. Laminate flooring is an affordable option for anyone who wants hardwood but would prefer the ease and simplicity of a flooring that can take a beating and stand up well against spills.
Adding an additional layer of protection to ensure your assets remain safe is wise. Consider installing an alarm system and upgrading your back door or installing a security gate to keep unwanted guests out. This will ensure your man cave stays your private retreat and won’t be breached.
Furniture & Decorating Man Cave
Last but not least, now is the time to truly make this space your own. Add in your favorite wall décor, electronics, memorabilia and comfortable furnishings to finish off your space.