My other half likes his time with his buddies watching a game…. any type of game it seems these days lol. What better way to help him relax and enjoy than him having his own games room or man cave as he called it. So you can imagine my reaction when he asked me if I could use my flare to design him a Cave which would make him the envy of all his friends.
I got to it in my usual fashion. First step lets get the ideas flowing from used, tried and tested designs. Then I’m going to need something real special to personalise this Cave and make it one which his friends eyes will drop out. Also I wanted to make a space which could easily, but subtly, be used for the girls and me on movie night as well.
Here are some of the most innovative designs I researched. I used some ideas completely and tweaked others so to make them mine. I think you’ll agree that this is a great addition to Homepeep .Created by Sight And Sounds in collaboration with Martin Perri Interiors this contemporary home sports bar was created inside a pool cabana. This man cave actually belongs to a well-known baseball player! (I can’t say who…). In addition to the bar there is a 12 foot projection screen, fully automated lighting, motorized shades and sixteen(!) HD video screens to choose from. For the man who can’t get enough sport, this is the ultimate man cave. Less focus on watching sport in this man cave, instead it’s more about the taking part. Bagnato Architects created this amazing project in Australia. I love how this games room integrates the owner’s car collection into the room via the openable glazed doors. The flooring throughout is sealed travertine and the clever wine rack and other cabinetry is custom made. Schill Architecture should be proud of this true basement man cave. With cinema style seating for when the 130″ projector screen is in use and a more comfortable seating pit in the center of the room as an alternative. Flooring is birch wide plank throughout, the fireplace surround is harvest color stone and they have used low voltage monorail lighting to add depth to the ceiling and draw your eye down the room. Here we a have a lovely contemporary roof space conversion into and combined games room and theatre man cave. Created by J. Hettinger Interiors the dark wood gives the whole space a very grown-up feel and the blue accents via the painted areas, display cases and pool table felt create a unifying theme. This open an airy design is actually built in a basement. Synergy Design & Construction worked with their client in Ashburn to combine the 3 most important ingredients of any true man cave – a bar, games room and a theatre. I particularly like the clever use of spotlighting over the pool table and throughout this room.