Whilst many men complain that women are slowly taking up every available space in the house with their clothes, shoes, jewellery and other bits and bobs, they have started to resent the fact that they have nowhere to have their own personal ‘man space’. To compensate for this we have come up with the ultimate solution. Convert your garage into your very own Man Cave.

First things first you need to decide what type of look you are going for and what the room will be used for. Do you want a sleek and modern hi-tech room, or more of a basic lounging area with all of your general needs? Once you know kind of what you want, it will be much easier to start putting things together.

Ultra-Modern Entertainment Room

This is the ideal lads pad. Your choice of games console, connected to a wide screen TV with an amazing sound system sounds just about perfect. Combined with a stylish and sleek design and extra comfy sofa, you would be all set. A room like this is all about comfort and style, enabling you to sit back and relax and enjoy all of those gadgets that aren’t really allowed in the house.

The Games Room

If you have limited space in your home, you may only be restricted to one living space, which can make entertaining difficult, especially when you have children or are entertaining a large group. You could have a wide range of games available in your man cave from a pool table, darts board, ping pong, poker or a choice of stand-up arcade games such as Pac man.

The Bar

Whether you are looking to make it modern and sleek or want a more traditional look, the choice is yours. Choose some comfy bar stools, a juke box, a relaxed seating area and stock your bar. You should also start working on your drink mixing skills to ensure you are fully prepared for when your first guests arrive.

The Collectors Retreat

If you have an interest in collecting cars, motorbikes or any other collectables, your garage is the place to proudly display them. This provides a great place for you to restore these items and carry out your hobby in a space that is your own, without any disturbances.

The Music Room

If you have a keen interest in music it is often difficult to practice an instrument without disturbing others in your home. By creating your own music room you can practice to your heart’s content without the worry of disrupting anyone, as well as them not hassling you when you do play. This can also be a place to practice as part of a band if it is something you do as a hobby or side job.

The Gym

If you want some ‘you’ time and want to relive some tension, setting up your own home gym is a great way to do this. Gym equipment is often extremely bulky and takes up a lot of space which is why it is sometimes difficult to keep in the home, as well as being extremely dangerous especially if you have children. By having your own gym you are not restricted to the opening hours of standard gym and means you don’t have to wait for a piece of equipment to become free. This is also a great ideal for those who feel slightly self-conscious exercising in front of others.

Now that you have a few ideas about what you can do to create your ultimate Man Cave you can start putting it all together. Ensuring that you have a garage door that is not only secure, but aesthetically pleasing is extremely important as it will protect the area, as well as ensuring that it complements the rest of your home design. It is important that you enlist the help of a trusted and reliable garage door company such as SDM Garage Doors who provide high quality garage doors at affordable prices. So what are you waiting for, start decorating today!

This post was written by Ekta Mair for SDM Garage Doors who specialise in installing a choice of exemplary garage doors in number of different styles and designs.