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Man like fire, man like cave.
While time and technology may have progressed a hell of a lot since the stone age, men have always liked to have a place they can call their own – somewhere they can kick back, relax, and have a ton of fun.
From rocks and spears, to pool tables and beer fridges, the modern man’s ‘mancave’ may have a very different look to an actual caveman’s, but the principle behind it stays the same.
Who doesn’t love a game of pool?
One of the best forms of entertainment you can have in your man cave, pool tables come in a range of shapes and sizes so, however much room you have to play with, you should be able to fit one in. If you’re feeling particularly extravagant, you could even buy a multi-games table to give you the option of playing other games, such as table tennis, air hockey, table football, etc.
Or, if you’d like to make your man cave truly unique, how about installing a vintage bar billiards table? This traditional game is a lot of fun to play, and will take up less room than a standard sized pool table.
If you’re into golf, you will know all too well how frustrating it can be getting dressed up and ready to play, only to see that the weather outside is torrentially raining. Now, you won’t need to worry anymore.
By installing a golf simulator system into your man cave, you can play golf in the comfort of your own home any time you like. Specialist systems can be quickly and easily installed, providing you with accurate results on your performance and advice on how to improve your game. Your golf buddies won’t know what’s hit them when you next play with them for real.
If you’re particularly musical, having a man cave is the perfect place to escape and play your instruments as loudly as you like. Even if you’ve not played anything before, now’s the perfect time to learn.
Why not rock out with an electric guitar? Or channel your inner Keith Moon with a full-size drum kit? Just try to think about your neighbours if you do though. Adding some form of soundproofing could be a good idea.
Every good man cave needs a good TV. After all, how are you going to host any sporting events or film releases without one?
Regardless of what some people might say, size does matter when it comes to purchasing a TV – generally, the bigger you can afford to fit, the better. Going one step further, you could even invest in a projector as well, transforming your TV from its standard screen size to a more cinema-like offering. You’ll need a good sound system as well though.
Whether you’re an Xbox, Playstation or Nintendo fan, games consoles make a great addition to any man cave. Whatever the types of game might be that you’re into, playing them in a relaxed and comfortable environment can make the experience all the more enjoyable.
What’s more, games consoles offer so much more than just games nowadays. Installing one in your man cave will provide you with quick and easy access to numerous streaming platforms, meaning you can watch your favourite TV shows from the comfort of your favourite room.
What would a man cave be without a nice, comfy sofa to relax on?
Probably the most important thing you’ll need to think about – when you start building your man cave – buy a sofa and work everything else out around it. There’d be no point having the world’s best bar or TV if you had nowhere to sit down and enjoy it.
A close second behind dogs as man’s best friend, your man cave simply has to have room available for a beer or ten, or fifty.
The easiest way to store said beers is by purchasing a beer fridge, like this one.
Even if beer isn’t your drink, you can use the fridge for soft drinks and snacky things – basically any kind of food or drink that enhances the whole man cave experience.
This article is part of a series of lifestyle content pieces written for Moving and Improving by Annie Button. Find out what else Annie has been up to over on Twitter: @anniebutton1994 or visit more of Annie's amazing articles in our related blog section.
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