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When it comes to creating the man cave of your dreams, there’s no one size fits all. Man caves come in all different sizes, shapes, and themes. The only thing that ALL man caves have in common is its purpose… it’s an escape. It’s a safe place for men to truly express themselves and do all the things they enjoy without judgment.

Thegoodmenproject.com actually says that it’s good for a man’s health to have his own man cave. To be completely honest, a man’s man cave is really the only place in their home where they can have full and complete control of the decor and furnishings that go into it… why? Because no girls or women are allowed in the man cave! That may sound a little harsh to the ladies but think about it, the women have full decorating control over the entire house… the man should at least be able to decorate his man cave exactly how he wants to.

Now, the idea of getting your man cave renovations started may fill you with indescribable joy but before you tackle this project, there are a few essential items you need to make sure you have in order to fully enjoy this space dedicated strictly to you. Take a look at what those items are.

Essential #1: Comfortable Seating

When it comes to comfortable seating, no man is alike. The epitome of comfortable seating for one man might be a recliner chair or plush sectional while and bean bag or futon might be ideal for another man… it’s completely up to you!

Comfortable Seating was the first item on this list because it’s the most important. Typically, most man caves are used as a safe space for men to watch sports or play games, right? Yes but not all men are into sports or playing games like other men. It was mentioned earlier that the true purpose of a man cave is an escape.

So that means that a man cave can ultimately be whatever he wants it to be. It can be his escape to read in peace and quiet and it can be his place to escape to when he needs to get work done. Whatever he needs a man cave for, he needs to make sure he has comfortable seating for it, whether it be an ergonomic desk chair for work or the softest recliner chair to watch movies in, comfort is key.

Essential #2: Larger Than Life Television

If you’re going to have a man cave, you either go big or go home! Whether it’s football Sunday and you want to invite your friends over or if a big fight is coming on Pay Per View, you’re going to need a big enough TV to take it all to feel as if you’re really there! To watch everything in high-definition is a totally different television experience!

Not only do you need a larger than life TV, you also need a TV with all the add ons and extensions that give you several streaming options. The cool thing about these add ons is that they allow you to see shows that don’t come on regular cable. And although your larger than life TV is just for you, these add ons have movies that would be perfect for watching with the entire family, so if you’re willing to share your man cave for a few hours, everyone will be able to partake in all the fun every now and then.

Essential #3: Personalization

First and foremost, anyone that enters your man cave needs to know it’s yours, so with that, it’s going to require some personalization. Now, there are definitely several man cave ideas that you can follow if it fits your interests but if it doesn’t, it’s your opportunity to get creative. If you love the Chicago Bears, plaster their paraphernalia all over your walls. If you’re heavy into gaming, hang posters of your favorite video games everywhere.

The decor of your man cave doesn’t have to meet any type of standard to make it official. The only thing that makes a man cave official is adding your personal touches to it where when people enter the room, it’s blatantly obvious that it’s your man cave!

In the Scheme of Things

When looking at the big picture, comfortable seating, a huge TV, and adding your own personal touches, are the top ingredients to creating the man cave of your dreams. You can, of course, get more detailed and in-depth with those three but at the core of it all, that’s all you need to get started.