60 Man Cave Ideas That Can’t Go Wrong


A man cave or manspace, is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den or basement. It is a metaphor describing a room inside the house where “guys can do as they please” without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or design.  Paula Aymer of Tufts University calls it the “last bastion of masculinity”.

While a wife may have substantial authority over a whole house in terms of design and decoration, she generally has no say about what gets “mounted on the walls” of a man’s personal space. Since it may be accepted that a woman has input on the decoration of the rest of the house, a man cave or man space is in some sense a reaction to feminine domestic power.

There are loads of ideas as to what specific items men should use to decorate this utopia but we decided to make it easier for everyone.  Here are 60 man cave ideas that cannot go wrong

1. A Man Cave Welcome Sign


No man cave could ever be complete without a sign welcoming it’s guests.   And that sign should definitely prepare people what they’re in for.  Clearly the image we chose probably explains it best.  But remember there are all kinds of signs you can choose from.  Just make sure you make the right choice.

2. A 90 Inch Television


It’s the biggest they go these days otherwise we’d say 100.  And if there were a 200 incher out there we’d say go with that one.  The issue is obviously price.  These bad boys run for over 6 grand right now.  Obviously that price will drop so you should wait.  Still though, it’s pretty tempting!

3. Nightstand Fridge


Anytime you’re talking fridges or coolers that look like pieces of furniture you’re in the right mode.  This Igloo fridge could easily pass as a filing cabinet or even a night stand.  So yeah, when you open that door, it looks pretty cool.


4. Beer Dispenser


Clearly the right to drink a beer while in the comfort of your cave is a coveted aspect of having your own space.  But isn’t convenience too?  You bet it is.  Which is why having a portable beer dispenser is a huge plus to your personal space.  I mean who wants to walk all the way to the fridge to grab a brew?  No thanks.

5. This hammock if possible


I can’t even stress to anyone how unbelievably comfortable a hammock is.  If you’re ever dozed off on one in an outside setting, can you even imaging how easy it would be to fall to sleep like a baby inside your own home?  If you’ve got the space, then you have to install a hammock.  It’s that simple.

6. Custom Auto Wheel Clock


What’s more manly than cars?  Pretty much nothing.  So it’s a given that you’ve got to have some kind of car feature in your man cave.  If you can fit an actual car down there then a wheel clock is a great substitute.  Also, if you can get some kind of gun clock, that’s a plus too.

7. Commercial Quality Black Arcade Cocktail Table Multicade 60


How many of us dreamed of one of these as a kid?  Seriously.  Well, dream no more.  This bad boy has over 60 classic games.  Yes, 60.  You just might end up getting a divorce from purchasing this.  Honestly, it might be worth it.  This thing is that good.

8. Power Reclining Massage Chair, Black Bonded Leather


Every single man cave on the planet has to have a reclining chair.  Personally I think if you’re gonna have one then go all out.  Get the best leather.  Get the best comfort.  Don’t skimp on this one.  This is where you’re spending the majority of the time in your little paradise so make it count.

9. Portable Beer Pong Tables (Black, Football or American Flag)


Honestly it doesn’t matter what beer pong table or balls you get.  What matter is that you have the ability to at least play beirut with your buddies and the ladies.  It’s a game that automatically removes any kind of boredom from the equation.  But I happen to like the portable aspect so you’re not taking up too much room at all times.

10. A Virtual Reality headset


The possibilities of Oculus Rift are endless.  And when you talk about never having to leave the comfort of your own home, this is the supreme example.  At some point a man cave might be all you need in life.  Some people will love it and some will hate it.  Either way, know you have options.

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Written by Brian McCaw

Brian is a lover of all things real estate including photography, architecture, news, and so much more.