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Steel Lockers to Shelves – 5 Tips for Designing a Man Cave

Your man cave can be exciting and enjoyable; you can create your own space where you can relax and spend time to unwind after a long working day. But it’s not always easy to plan this project, especially if you don’t have a lot of building experience. But this might just turn out to be a great DIY project, complete with space for a big screen television and even your own steel locker. If you are looking to design the ultimate man cave for yourself but don’t know where to start, these tips might help.

Take Time to Visualise

First, it can sometimes help to walk through the area while visualising how you want your man cave to look like. Consider the space you have available and be realistic as to what you will be able to add to the room. A massive steel locker, for example, may not be possible with a tiny area. You can also choose a specific inspiration or a theme you love, to make your man cave even more enjoyable.

Work from the Outside In

It is always a good idea to work from outside in; draw up a basic plan and consider any potential problems that you might have. Since most man caves tend to have a lot of electronics, make sure that you have enough wiring so that you can thoroughly enjoy your entertainment. Before you add anything to the room, paint the walls and check the plumbing, especially if you want to add a bar and a sink. Also ensure that your room has sufficient heating and cooling, too.

Consider the Essentials

When it comes to creating the ultimate man cave, there are a few things that are simply essential to make this the best room ever. Some of these items include a recliner, TV, board and fridge, pool table, sports memorabilia and extra seating. You might not need all of these to make your man cave enjoyable but these items are definitely a great way to make the most out of your personal space.

Make Sure It’s Comfortable

In order to enjoy your man cave, you’ll no doubt want to invite your friends over, so always make sure that the room is comfortable with enough seating for everyone. You might want your own chair instead of the couch; the recliners are now very popular and they come in a variety of different size, so you can easily find one that fits your theme. Another popular idea is to use theatre style seating which is great if you love watching TV.

Keep with the Theme

If you have a specific theme in mind, always ensure that you work and plan around it so that you can make sure that the theme is visible throughout your space.  If you’re not particularly big into one single theme, you can simply make sure that it is as relaxing and comfortable as possible so that you can enjoy your time out in your own man cave.

Whether you are building a man cave or doing improvements at home, Krost Shelving & Racking is a supplier of top quality shelving and racking products. From steel lockers to a brand new mezzanine floor – we have you covered. Visit us today to find out what we have to offer and how we can turn your home into something versatile and fun.