The do’s and don’ts of the man cave

Ready to build a special place for your special man? Here’s the do’s and don’ts of the man cave!

A man cave is that special place your special guy goes to when he doesn’t want to be bothered from the world at large. Chances are, if your home doesn’t already have a man-cave, your man will be hounding you for one in no time.

So if you’re ready to create a man-cave for your man, here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to consider before beginning construction:

  • DO choose an area that’s under-utilized for your man’s man-cave. A spare bedroom, a small den, a solarium, and/or a finished basement are all good options.
  • DON’T hide in your man-cave 24/7. A man-cave is a space for a man to enjoy some alone time, not shirk his responsibilities as a friend, professional, husband and father.
  • DO consider stylistic choices for your man-cave. If you have a particular hobby (such as wood-working) or like a particular team (such as the New York Giants), feel free to incorporate your personal tastes into the man-cave. It’s yours, after all!
  • DON’T overdo it with the theme. Just as an overly-matchy dining room looks silly – or a left-field theme in one room of the house throws the entire look off – a man-cave that is, say, wall-to-wall Miami Dolphins memorabilia is going to look ridiculous.
  • DO have a set of rules for your man-cave…and make them fun! For example, have rules like “entrance fee is one bag of sour cream & onion chips,” “no rom-coms,” and “sexy times are perfect for the man-cave.”
  • DON’T take the man-cave so seriously that it starts to jeopardize the rest of your relationships.
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