mancaveThe appeal of man caves are undeniable. The ultimate man cave does not require a lot, but it does require your own individual touch. A place to call your own, with furniture and decorations appealing towards your interests. A sanctuary where you’re free to be you. There’s something special about having an area that’s uniquely your own; no one to tell you otherwise on how you want it to look. The best man cave is the one you make. The idea of the man cave came into prevalence just a little over two decades ago. Some believe the phrase starting coming into recognition starting in 1993 with the popular publication, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”. At the time, the school of thought was that a typical house is predominantly a place where women ruled the roost, in a manner of speaking. Through time and contemporary sensibilities, a man cave is just now a place where anyone can go to be alone. They’re also a great place to gather with a group of friends to hang out and watch the game, enjoy a movie, play video games, or revel in a tabletop session. Originally, a man cave may have leaned more towards male sensibilities, but today they’re a little more open to both genders. Depending on your interests, a recreational room is a great addition to any home as a place to escape or relieve everyday stress.

mancave2Appliances Connection is known for the latest and greatest in all your appliance needs, but they also provide an extensive selection on all home furnishings. Appliances Connection offers a generous array of all kinds of furniture and appliances to fit any man cave design. No matter what rules or style, they have the perfect choice for your next home DIY project or home renovation.

mancave3A man cave works in any attic, basement, den, spare room or garage. Wherever you can find a corner to call your own would suffice in starting your ultimate man cave. No matter where your private retreat is located, the psychological benefits for having one is important. Historically, male only groups or social clubs have been around for a long time. Quite recently, there has been a steady decline in male-centric social clubs, such as, Masonic lodges. The tradition for men to come together seems to be embedded in our DNA as there are some anthropological studies which indicate that primal groups of men dedicated a space to come together and bond before going off on a hunt or to battle. Nowadays, the trend seems to be moving towards the home, where men are dedicating a section or space as their own.

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Whether it’s a place where you keep a big screen TV or a place where you keep your gaming tables, a man cave is a sacred space where you’re free to have fun. There are limitless options in decorating with wall art, furniture and filling your living space with various prized possesions for your man cave. Depending on your plans, you can create a man cave that’s simple or exemplify extravagance, Appliances Connection can satisfy the look you’re going for. There are a few variants of a man cave out there, but a man cave will generally fall into one or a combination of five categories. In no particular order, here are some of the best ideas for a man cave:

1. The Sports Fan

sports fanThe Sports Fan will inevitably be a die-hard fan for their respective favorite team. They watch every game their team plays and, win or lose, root for them regardless. Typically, the Sports Fan’s man cave will require the inclusion of a big screen television for all the big games. Additionally, you may find an assortment of their favorite team’s memorabilia decorated and adorned throughout the space. A big screen TV is great, but only if comfortable recliners are available. The look is completed with a bar area equipped with a mini-fridge and/or beer dispenser.

OLED65E6PThe staple of any Sports Fan’s man cave is a big screen television. The LG OLED65E6P 65″ E6 Series OLED 4K Smart TV is the latest and greatest in television technology. In addition, this television comes with two pairs of 3D glasses, as well as, WiFi connectivity with SmartTV web browsing and streaming applications. This new television is capable of 3840×2160 4K HD resolution using innovative OLED technology. OLED is poised to be the newest lighting and display advancement for television to supersede current LED technology.

60018182 (1)Forget the stadium and park yourself in comfortable home theatre seating with Coaster’s Recliners Collection 60018182 Home Theater Seating. This set of 3 recliners comes with a set of two end tables designed to fit in-between the seats and provide the convenience of cup holders to hold your favorite beverage. In addition to reclining, these chairs are also elevated and provide a comfortable headrest.

60018182Chair Dimension:

  • Width: 32.5″
  • Height: 41.75″
  • Depth: 28.75″

End Table Console Dimension:

  • Length: 9 1/2″
  • Width:  28 3/4″
  • Height: 25″

mancavebarComplete the look with a home bar and beer dispenser because a big screen TV and comfortable recliners are nice, but the additional amenities and appeal of a bar and having beer readily available are undisputable. A Sports Fan’s man cave should provide easy access to refreshments to avoid any unwanted interruptions from the big game.
The Coaster 100173 Clarendon Traditional Bar Unit comes in stylish, yet durable marble top and comes with enough storage you’d expect from a traditional bar stand. Included with this bar are three drawers, set of cabinets, wine rack and glass storage as well.100173

  • Width: 60″
  • Height: 42″
  • Depth: 20″

Cal Flame BBQ09843B 6.0 cu. ft. Capacity Beer Tap Refrigerator is an impressive unit to ensure your favorite keg of beer is readily available and chilled. This unit comes ready to use at 115V for quick plug and play accessibility with a generous 6.0 cubic feet of storage capacity to accommodate a larger keg (up to 15”x23”). As an innovative addition, Cal Flame included easy-to-read gauges with regulator for monitoring the pressure inside the tank.BBQ09843B

  • Width: 20.375″
  • Depth: 20.5″
  • Height: 32.38”


2. The Cinephile

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The Cinephile loves film and spend most of their time watching film. The art of film is best enjoyed on a large screen television with the best surround sound to amplify both visual and audio aspects. Furthermore, theater-styled seats with reclining motion is ideal for any Cinephile’s home theater man cave. A more straightforward approach, the Cinephile’s man cave would be located in a quiet part of your home that can provide a good amount of darkness for movie viewing pleasure.UN85JU7100FXZAAt core of the best man cave for a Cinephile is a large screen television. Today, it’s becoming easier to emulate the same large projection screens we enjoy at the movie theater with the sizes of home televisions. The Samsung UN85JU7100FXZA 85″ Class (84.5″ Diag.) Series 4K UHD Smart TV is a mammoth of a television. With 85” of viewing surface, it comes really close to capturing the movie theater ambience. Pair it with a sound bar and it is just as good as the theater without the annoyance of disruptive movie-goers. Samsung HWJ7501ZA 8.1 Channel Wireless Multiroom Compatible Curved Soundbar with TV SoundConnect is the innovative new trend for surround sound for home entertainment.

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Complete the look with modular reclining theater-styled chairs. Signature Design by Ashley 8740129 Matinee Durablend Eclipse Zero Wall Recliners are designed to be used as a singular chair or lineup side by side. They are a comfortable chair option for a Cinephile man cave with large padded arm rests and cup holders. Thick and supportive cushions make this a favorable home theater reclining chair.Ashley 8740129 Matinee

  • Width: 37″
  • Height: 44″
  • Depth: 41″

 3. The Game Enthusiast

game enthusiast 2The Game Enthusiast loves to play. Whether it’s video games or tabletop games, they thrive on gaming. Generally, for a Game Enthusiast’s man cave, you would find an adequately-sized television sufficient for video games, but connectivity is a must for a number of consoles or computer gaming. In addition, a gaming table for either poker or other tabletop game variants is a must. It’s almost natural to see a billiards table in one of these man caves.

Mizerak P1253WMizerak P1253W 6.5′ Dynasty Space-Saver Green Billiard Table is a solid choice for a home billiards table. This pool table by Mizerak is a great choice for small spaces as it is designed as a space-saver solution. This pool table also includes 2 pool cues, 1 set of billiard balls, 1 pool triangle rack, and 2 pool cue chalk.

  • Width: 44″
  • Height: 32″
  • Depth: 72″

100951The Coaster 100951 3-in-1 Game Table is a versatile choice for home poker games, tabletop sessions, or even used as an impromptu dining table wherever deemed fit. Featured in durable Oak hardwood, this round game table from Coaster is lined on green felt on one side and converts to a bumper pool table on the other. (Includes pool sticks and billiard balls). As an added bonus, this game table includes conveniently placed cup holders and poker chip trays too.

  • Width: 47.25″
  • Height: 30″
  • Length: 47.25”

WAVS99163To complete the look of a Game Enthusiast man cave, a proper home entertainment stand is important. The Bello WAVS99163 63″ Audio/Video Cabinet offers a perfect TV stand with a generous amount of shelves and port openings for ample connectivity. This affordable home entertainment cabinet by Bello comes in a stylish dark espresso finish on wood. If you choose to rest your television on top, the cabinet can accommodate up to a 65” television. The major appeal of this cabinet is the ability to hide all your wires and cables from plain view.Bello-WAVS99163

  • Width: 63″
  • Height: 28″
  • Depth: 20″

game enthusiast4. The Collector

thecollectorThe Collector spends a lot of their time procuring all sorts of things. Typically, they’re very valuable things. A Collector’s man cave will contain display cases and book shelves to hold an assortment of trophies or curiosities. They may even contain a security safe to store collector items with toys or comic books. You would generally find a large desk, comfortable chair and bright reading light.

ERBLCKOBK72X3DThe best man cave for the Collector is a sanctuary where they can show off everything they have acquired over the years. To that regard, a large bookcase with adequate shelf space and options is a must. Turnkey Products Belcourt ER-BLC-K-OBK72X3-D Bookcase Wall Set with Three 71″ Tall Bookcases come in an attractive cherry finish and is designed to fit modular side by side or individually. The versatility of these bookcases come in the form of different design and placement options.ERBLCKOBK72X3D (1)Individual Bookcase:

  • Width: 24.72″
  • Height: 70.8″
  • Depth: 13.62″

thecollector2To complete the look of the Collector’s man cave, finish it with a large desk and comfortable chair to spend hours on end organizing and building your collection of valuables. Signature Design by Ashley H37127 Carlyle Home Office Desk provides a plentiful amount of space for model kit building, reading, or any other various kinds of desk related work. This is a durable desk that also provides a keyboard tray to easily use this desk for a desktop PC. Pair it with a Signature Design by Ashley H69701A Porter Home Office Swivel Desk Chair and the Collector man cave is fully realized.H37127Desk Dimension:

  • Width: 60″
  • Height: 30″
  • Depth: 30.25″

H69701AChair Dimension:

  • Width: 23.63″
  • Height: 37″
  • Depth: 22.75″


5. The Gentleman

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The Gentleman enjoys the finer things in life. They love a good cigar, hard whiskey or maybe a fine wine. Accompanied with a classic novel, the Gentleman’s man cave will usually contain a humidor and wine storage unit. In addition, they would also have exquisite furniture to relax in, accentuated with fancy book shelves.

thegentleman3Finally, we have the Gentleman’s man cave where they curate some of the finer things in life. Namely, cigars and wine. No Gentleman man cave is complete without a reliable wine storage unit and cigar humidor. Exquisite tastes deserve an exquisite bookcase to showcase fine art pieces or trophies. The best man cave design for the Gentleman are traditional pieces of furniture and furnishings that exemplify a more refined taste. Typically, these man cave designs lean towards a more masculine-sense in appeal.

winescellarA wine connoisseur will tell you the difference in flavors and tastes in all classes of wine, sometimes even tirelessly. There’s no denying their passion for a good glass of wine and we can all agree that a substantial wine collection can be expensive. Protect that valuable wine collection with a reliable wine storage unit. The Vinotemp VT18TSBM 13.6″ Freestanding Wine Cooler boasts an 18 bottle capacity and provides the latest technology in preserving your wine collection from the elements. This wine storage unit features 3 easy-to-pull wired shelves for convenient and quick access. The temperature range for this model ranges from 52°-65°F, in addition, this wine cooler unit also comes equipped with double-paned glass with UV protection.VT18TSBM

  • Width: 13.6″
  • Height: 26.2″
  • Depth: 19.5″

For the cigar aficionado Gentleman, consider the Newair CC300 400 Cigar Capacity Thermoelectric Cigar Humidor with the capacity to store up to 400 cigars, this humidor is more than enough to preserve the most expensive collection of cigars. This unit also features thermoelectric technology to keep your collection airtight and in ideal relative humidity (65%-75%). Other innovative features include digital controls to adjust between 54° and 74° humidity, as well as, an easy-to-read LED display and lighting. Gather your buddies and enjoy a nice one.Newair CC300

  • Width: 18.13″
  • Height: 29.25″
  • Depth: 20.88″

Acme Furniture 92166 Rina Bookcase with 5 Shelves, 4 Doors, 2 Compartments, Bottom Storage, Solid Wood and Paper Veneer in Espresso and Rustic Oak Finish92166

  • Width: 59″
  • Height: 71″
  • Depth: 11″

Complete the look of the Gentleman man cave with an astounding looking electric fireplace and big recliner.

Classic Flame 33WM881C232 Lexington Infrared Electric Fireplace with Rosette Medallion illustrates the ideal in a posh man cave. With a classic design, this fireplace is great for its looks and great for supplemental heat (up to 1000 square feet coverage).33WM881C232

  • Width: 55″
  • Height: 45″
  • Depth: 17″

Signature Design by Ashley U7800125 Walworth – Auburn Rocker Recliner is the perfect choice for a plush, reclining chair that rocks, literally. Rest your derriere in one of these chairs and enjoy what life has to offer and allow it to soothe your worries.Ashley U7800125

  • Width: 43″
  • Height: 42″
  • Depth: 40″

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2 thoughts on “The Appeal of The Man Cave – The Best Ideas For Your Man Cave

  1. Those collector bookcases looks awesome. Unfortunately with my collection I will only need a very small section. But they are some of my favorite movie characters, so they have special meaning to me.
    Brilliant photo’s and site.

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