The man cave: a beloved place to unwind from the stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in your hobbies. A dedicated home for collections, memorabilia, sporting equipment, pool tables…
If you don’t have the space in your house, why not look to the garden? A log cabin means you can enjoy the seclusion of the garden all year round. Plus, it’s an escape from the house where you can truly relax.
Whether you’re a football fanatic or love to entertain your friends, the list of man cave ideas is endless. Here are five ways to customise your man cave and transform it into a space you won’t want to leave!
1) The Sports Fan
With the football season approaching, your log cabin will be a fan favourite on match day. Who wouldn’t want to turn their man cave into a homage to their beloved team’s stadium? You’ll be the envy of all your mates when the Cup Final day rolls around. Give everyone a front row seat with a flat screen TV mounted onto the wall.
Stock up a mini fridge – or a full-size fridge – with beers and soft drinks. Keep drinks cool with a DIY ice cooler table for when you’re glued to your seats during a penalty shootout.
Of course, all devoted sports fans will have a prized collection of memorabilia – from match programs and scarves to signed shirts and badges. Display these items with pride in your man cave. Don’t forget to be mindful of the light coming through the windows – the last thing you want is a faded replica shirt! A simple set off curtains will block out light.
If you play sports as well, consider utilising the space to store all of your equipment. It doesn’t have to be boring, either! Turn your equipment into display pieces by getting creative with your storage.
2) The Mechanic
For car lovers, your log cabin can become your personal garage. It’s the ideal space to work on your new project or classic car. Store all the tools you need for your projects with ease.
When decorating your man cave, take inspiration from the industrial nature of car mechanics by using materials like metal and steel. Create a feature wall from old car parts, or hang photos of your favourite cars. Add personality with garage style signs – you could even personalise it with your name!
The Warwick 44mm Log Cabin Garage is designed with lockable full height double doors and has room for cars, motorbikes and other types of vehicles. It offers a secure home for your car that can also function as your personal retreat.
For the Formula 1 fans, you could include the classic black and white flags design into your décor. Whether you decide to paint the walls, or simply hang banners and flags, it will bring your man cave to life. Consider incorporating pictures of racing cars and race track outlines, too.
3) The Craftsman
A man cave is the perfect space to turn into a personal workshop for your craft projects. Turn a basic workshop into an elegant studio that’s a hub of creativity. You’ll have a dedicated space to build intricate projects, like model planes or trains. Let your workbench take centre stage when planning decoration.
Keep yourself inspired by hanging your favourite art work or projects. Pin up sketches and ideas on a corkboard and take pride in your work!
Your log cabin will also be a great home for storing and displaying tools, whether you enjoy wood work or you’re a silversmith. Pegboards offer easy access for when you’re in the midst of creating.
4) The Outdoor Adventurer
Even those who love to be outdoors exploring will relish in having their own man cave at the bottom of their garden.
Store fishing gear with overhead organisation to keep it out of the way whilst creating a feature piece. Get inspired by nature and include rustic, natural colours in your furniture. A classic brown leather sofa will blend in with natural décor and give you a place to relax with friends. Add low maintenance plants to bring the outside in.
5) The Entertainer
A man cave is the ideal venue for hosting gatherings with all your friends! Invest in a quality surround sound system to give your man cave the ultimate multimedia experience. Avoid disturbing the rest of the family and sound proof your log cabin. Add fun and quirky decorations by hanging records on the wall – they’re bound to be a talking point!
Using a log cabin means that you’ll have plenty of room for a snooker table or dart boards. Be sure to include plenty of seating for spectators!
Consider building your own bar area for your man cave so you can have a place to store all of your favourite drinks. Decorate the surrounding area with vintage signs, perhaps from your favourite whisky or beer. If you’re feeling creative, why not make your own personalised signs from off cuts of wood?
Log cabins with double doors provide the ultimate outdoor experience for your man cave. Install outdoor decking and host barbecues in the warmer months. Outdoor tables and chairs are a great addition to enjoy drinking your favourite beverages outdoors.
Create your own DIY scoreboard by upcycling an old coffee table with chalkboard paint. It’s an easy way to keep track of who’s winning!