Things to Consider When Inviting Friends to Your Man Cave

Whether inviting friends to watch the game, play cards, or hang out, you’ll want to ensure your man cave is appropriately equipped to accommodate visitors.

A man cave is a space where males hang out, relax, unwind, and have some alone time, or spend time with friends. It can be a separate structure on a property, such as a bunkie. But it can also be a multi-purpose garage, a shed, a basement, a recreational vehicle, or another space.

When setting up a man cave, one of the chief considerations is privacy. That’s why a separate structure on your property works best. But if that’s not an option, you can still get many of the benefits of a man cave by sectioning off a portion of your home — even if it’s a multi-use space. You can use it as a man cave when needed and use it for another purpose at other times.

Here are four things to have in your man cave so you’re prepared when friends come over.

  1. TV

What’s a bunkie without a television — a large-screen TV set? If you and your buddies are sports fans, enjoy watching the news, are reality TV junkies, or enjoy other types of programming, a TV is a must. It’s arguably the most important part of a bunkie when spending time with family, friends, or co-workers. You can increase the functionality of your TV if you can use it with a streaming service to watch movies, documentaries, and other things. 

Just about any TV will do. But a large-screen TV attached to the wall is a good idea since you can free up valuable floor space that can be used for other things like a table and chairs.

  1. Furniture

What’s a man cave without furniture? You need somewhere for people to sit, for instance. Depending on the space and budget, you can get anything from wooden chairs to comfy sofas. You’ll also want a table for people to sit at or — if space is an issue — a small coffee table. Dinner trays can be helpful if you’re pressed for space in your man cave. 

Beyond these things, you’ll want to get whatever furniture makes sense for your use case and space. Do you rarely have company over? If not, you can get by with some folding chairs that can easily be stored away in a closet, shed, or basement. 

  1. Personal Touches

You need to personalize your man cave. It should have a unique vibe that is noticeable to anyone you invite to your special space. The sky’s the limit. You might want to display some sports memorabilia, sports jerseys, model cars or trains, magazine covers marking special events, or other things. Some people like to hang up old street signs or license plates. You can do whatever you want, but the goal is to give your man cave your unique touch so it’s a special space.

  1. Something to Cook Food

When inviting friends to spend the afternoon in your man cave, you need a way to feed the troops. You can do that inside, but preparing meals outdoors will be more fun. You can use a BBQ grill or whatever you want to cook up a storm. You’ll up the ante and impress your friends with an outdoor bar stocked with the choicest of beverages. Combining good company, food, and beverages can ensure you and your guests have a great time.

Inviting people to your man cave can be a great experience. For one thing, people won’t invite just anyone to their special space. So, inviting people you know will show them they’re okay in your book. When preparing your man cave for company, consider the four points above.

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