Design Ideas, Travertine Installation

Designing the ultimate man cave in your home

Let’s face it – if you’re a man with your girlfriend or wife, most of the decor in your home probably wasn’t selected by you. Between floral patterns, potpourri, throw pillows and scented candles, a good chunk of your humble abode was likely selected and arranged by your better half.

Every guy needs a place to turn up his testosterone levels up in the comfort of his own home. Here are some home design ideas to keep in mind for creating the ultimate manly sanctuary.

Find a spare corner of your home

There’s little chance that your significant other is going to let you turn the living room or guest bedroom into your man cave, so you’re going to need to find a corner of your home that currently doesn’t have much use. Some ideal locations include your garage, basement or another spare storage space.

Lay the groundwork

Before purchasing a new flat screen television or installing a home bar, you’re going to need to tackle some basic design elements. A great place to get started is to install travertine tiles in the space.

Travertine installation provides a versatile surface that you can dress up with area rugs and floor mats. This stalwart flooring material is also great for resisting spills, stains, scuffs, abrasions and other damage while retaining its quality.

Design a multimedia center

No man cave is complete without plenty of high-tech toys and gadgets for you and your buddies to enjoy, so be sure to make a multimedia center the focal point of the room. Ideally, you’ll want to purchase an HDTV to go along with a Blu-ray player, surround sound system, video game console and other gizmos.

These electronic devices will make your home ground zero for hosting the guys for Sunday football, running action movie marathons, blasting live concert footage or holding an all-night video game session.

Create a home bar aesthetic

In addition to a multimedia center, another man cave staple is a home bar. Creating a watering hole in your basement or garage will provide the perfect hangout spot for you and your friends to enjoy without heading out on the town every night.

Consider installing a classic wooden bar in the corner of your space without plenty of accompanying decorations – dart boards, glowing neon signs, beer memorabilia, leather stools and an extensive collection of fine liqueurs are just a few examples of what could work in this new, guy-friendly area. Bottoms up!

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