For some men, a mancave is the last link to the lives they had during their college or bachelor pad days. Once in a serious relationship, the chances of band posters and neon beer signs passing as living room décor significantly decreases. A mancave provides a compromise in that battle of wills however, and supplies the solution for guys who need a little time to themselves, away from it all.
The cornerstone of many mancaves is a basement bar, with cold ones chilling in the fridge and a cabinet stocked with your best spirits. Of course, to enjoy having a drink with your pals, you need a place to sit, so many guys turn to barstools for that genuine corner pub feel. For mancave owners who have had their basement bars for a while, that seating may have worn out. In that case, replacement bar stool pads, fabric, or a complete replacement stool can be ordered from upholsterers or furniture stores.
Entertainment is the other major component of putting together a proper mancave, with the centerpiece being the largest TV or projection unit that fits in the room. To complement these systems, luxurious recliners or comfy couches with bench cushion ottomans provide seating, helping you watch football all weekend or unwind with a movie night.
Game and activity areas are also popular additions. You can keep the bar motif going and add pool tables and darts. Poker and card tables are a fun way to have buddies over for weekly games, and air hockey, bubble hockey, foosball, and ping pong are always fun to play. Even a personal gym can be added to a mancave, just to keep you from slipping into hibernation.
To get away once in a while, a guy deserves his own sanctuary, and outfitting a mancave just the way he wants is the perfect way to do it.