It’s important to know you have a place you can escape to in your life. If you don’t have a sports team you play on, favorite bar, or another getaway outside the house, you may need a hideaway at home. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Portland, OR has some suggestions for you to create a mancave in your garage.
What’s Your Style of Relaxation?
Before designing your ultimate mancave, it’s important to know what exactly you’re hoping to get out of it. You don’t want to get halfway through your design, or worse – execution, and realize you’re headed in the wrong direction. So, what makes it easiest for you to relax?
- Building something with your hands
- Reading a book in silence
- Games like pool, air hockey, etc.
- Watching sports
- Video games
Each of these activities/hobbies will require different setup, equipment, and atmosphere. Think about what you really want to have the freedom to do. Then, design your mancave based on these themes and activities.
Set It Up for Comfort
Regardless of what kind of mancave you’re trying to set up, you want to make it a comfortable place to hang out. You definitely want to put some kind of carpeting or large area rugs down to keep you off that cold concrete slab. Invest in some kind of heating and cooling, even if it’s just a big fan and a space heater.
Get some plush leather furniture to make every spot the best spot in the room. Depending on the theme and function of the room, you may want to get couches, recliners, bar stools, gamer chairs, or ottomans. Put together a dream layout and hold it up against your budget and make your decisions.
Equip the Cave
The big garage door will make it super easy to get big items in and out of your new mancave as you’re putting it together. This will be handy as you equip your space with all the specialized accouterment that will fill out your area. Depending on which function you’ve decided to go for, be sure to hit all the following:
- Wire all of your electronics
- Hook up your fridge or freezer
- Map out and set up your surround sound
- Place your air hockey, foosball, and pool tables
- Set up your lighting for optimal reading
Spruce Up the Place
Garages aren’t usually set up for aesthetics as much as practicality. This means you’ll want to put up some decorations to make the place more inviting. Whatever theme you’re going for in the room, decorate to match by putting things on the walls, hanging from the ceiling, or even on the floor.
We’ve Got Your Garage Door Covered!
When you create a mancave in your garage, a shabby door will make it an unappealing place before you ever get into it. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Portland, Oregon has you covered and can install a beautiful new garage door for you. Call us today to set up an appointment for a technician to come out and give you an evaluation.