An unused garage is the perfect space for custom-built ultimate garage man cave.
It not only provides a place for you to relax, but to unwind after a long day.
In addition, your garage can easily be transformed into a man cave and just as easily be converted back if the need ever arises.
Since you probably already have a basement man cave and a killer custom deck and patio, now it’s time to put the cherry on top with a killer custom garage,
our guide will show you everything you need to convert your garage into the man cave of your dreams.
A place you and the fellas will enjoy for years to come.
According to a recent survey, 40 percent of modern American households already currently have a man cave. Meanwhile, another 13 percent are planning to add one in the next year.
Steps to create your Ultimate Garage Man Cave:
UPGRADE THE GARAGE DOORS TO YOUR MAN CAVE
Garage doors are the largest moving part of every home. That being said, upgrading can boost your mancave-ability in the following ways:
- A new garage door will keep the outside elements out, consequently helping keep your new space warmer in the winter times and cooler in the summer.
- It can enhance the over all aura of your new spot by adding more natural light or completely shutting out any light you don’t want in.
- You can build the home away from home, sports bar look of your dreams, simply by starting with the modern all glass door look.
Go to our Garage Door Brochures to start your next man cave creation.
2. INSTALL THE ULTIMATE CUSTOM GARAGE SHELVING
Custom shelving won’t only give you a place to store all of your collected signature sports gear. In addition, it will also double as extra storage for your tools and other garage accessories. Cabinets can be used to house everything you don’t want to see in your man cave, as well as mount your TV, Beer keg or favorite “Dad of the Year” trophy. While building your man cave custom shelving, build a shelving system that is as versatile as possible. As a result, your space can still be used for both a man cave and a garage.
3. ADD HEATING/ AIR CONDITIONING TO YOUR MAN CAVE
Nothing would be worse than getting your game day space ready and not being able to breathe because of the summer heat. Since not all garages have vents to allow this space to be heated or cooled, we suggest installing a smaller AC unit to make your man cave more comfortable. This can easily be done by installing an heat pump unit that blows both hot and cold air. (This would be similar to what you see in a standard hotel room by the window).
4. CHANGE YOUR GARAGE MAN CAVE FLOORING
As much as you’d like to convince yourself right now, basic concrete doesn’t give off the comfortable and luxurious feel you’re trying to create. Especially if there are oil stains all over the place. A stone epoxy flooring can be directly applied over your concrete floor and will instantly transform the look and feel of your man cave. Stone epoxy is easy to clean, slip-resistant, durable and above all, looks great. It is also far more affordable than carpeting. Which in short, will save you time if you ever decide to switch your area back to a garage.
5. FINISH THE MAN CAVE WALLS
Most garages are made of unfinished drywall. Even if your walls happen to be painted, the texture may not be the same as the rest of your home. Adding texture and a fresh coat of paint will make your space feel more like a part of your house.
Pro Tip: Avoid dark colors, as they will certainly make your man cave feel like a dungeon. Light, neutral colors will help enhance the other features of your stylish new crib.
6. INSTALL UPGRADED GARAGE LIGHTING TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR MAN CAVE
Most garages come with only a couple light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and the additional light from the opener. While you might not be able to change the garage door opener’s light, you can enhance the other lights with an Upgraded light kit. In short, new lighting will help make your newly converted garage feel more like a room and less like an storage unit.
7. PICK OUT THE ULTIMATE GARAGE MAN CAVE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
In conclusion, finish off your man cave with a big screen TV, couches, Alexa, game tables and any other accessories you want and need in there. Express your creativity and make your new game-day-ready space your own.