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As a family man, you love spending time with your spouse and kids, but sometimes you feel the need to retreat into your own space. That’s OK. In fact, it’s very normal. The desire for a private space is what prompts so many men to create a “man cave” within their home.

What is a Man Cave?

A man cave can be whatever you want it to be. In our home remodeling Wichita projects, we’ve seen all kinds of out-of-the-box designs. Whether you’re looking for a cozy den, which you can retreat into whenever the urge to lose yourself in music and video games strikes, or a sophisticated space that is perfect for hanging out with your friends, you can create a space that meets your needs.

What if you know you want a space to call your own, but you’re short on inspiration? Don’t worry. Read on and you’ll find some design ideas that can help you transform your basement or attic room into the perfect man cave.

Design The Perfect Basement Bar

How would you like to have your very own bar? A basement bar gives you the opportunity to play the barman, while avoiding the hassles of dealing with overheads or cleaning up after drinkers who have had one too many.

The centerpiece of any basement barroom is the bar itself. Look for a basement bar that makes an impact in your space without dominating it. Consider the materials that the bar is made from; dark-stained wood can complement existing features, such as a traditional wood floor, whereas metal and glass create a modern aesthetic. Don’t forget to add some trendy bar stools for your guests to perch on while you shake up a cocktail.

Create a New Entertainment Room

If you’re looking to create a space that’s designed for escapism, why not dedicate your man cave to the latest forms of entertainment? Set up a surround sound system with a 4K TV to treat yourself to a truly immersive viewing or gaming environment.

Upgrade The Lighting

Too many men overlook the importance of lighting when designing their man cave. However, this simple oversight can be a big mistake. If your space is overly gloomy, the atmosphere is more likely to be depressing than relaxing. Lighting doesn’t have to be boring or feminine; you can use interesting lamps or bold neon tubes to create a fascinating design in your man cave. Why not use these fresh and exciting man cave lighting ideas to bring a little light into your life?

Add a Perfect Themed Bathroom

You’ve got your bar, your sound system, and your space is perfectly lit. Surely nothing can cramp your style? Unfortunately, all the cool design ideas in the world can’t stop the call of nature. If having to exit your man cave to queue for the family bathroom is likely to cramp your style, why not complete your design project by adding a themed bathroom to your space? Throw out tired old bathroom designs like floral tiles or fluffy bathmats; the focus here is on clean lines, gleaming tiles and monochrome design.

No matter how you plan to use your man cave, taking the time to design an attractive room can make all the difference in how much satisfaction you get out of your new space. For more design ideas from a top Wichita home remodeler, get in touch with Southwestern Remodeling today.