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How to Build a Man Cave

Need to escape the estrogen? Create a man cave for yourself with the help of this Howcast video.


  • Step 1: Find the perfect spot Find the perfect spot. Pick somewhere relatively secluded with enough elbow room for you and your pals. Tool sheds, garages, basements, and back rooms are ideal.
  • Step 2: Decorate it Center your inner sanctum around your interests. Incorporate a space for barroom games, and a nook for your hobbies.
  • Step 3: Get your A/V on Get your A/V on; like all things masculine, size does matter. So get the biggest TV possible for the space and your budget. Connect it to video-game consoles, media devices, and an audio system.
  • TIP: Keep a ready supply of seemingly useless gadgets on hand to entertain you and your guests.
  • Step 4: Set up food and drink Dedicate space to food and drink. Nothing is worse than having to venture out of your sanctuary for refreshments. Build a bar or just use a cabinet to store spirits, glasses, snacks, and bowls. Set up a mini-fridge for beer and soda.
  • TIP: Stock up on a variety of manly periodicals to peruse.
  • Step 5: Get an athletic corner The man cave can't be all fun and games. Reserve some space for the physical activity of choice to keep you fit, strong, and above all -- manly.
  • FACT: The size of the average American home has more than doubled since the 1950s to 2,349 square feet.

You Will Need

  • Suitable space
  • Large TV
  • Video game consoles
  • Media devices
  • Audio system
  • Bar or cabinet
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bowls and glasses
  • Alcohol
  • Snacks
  • Sodas
  • Athletic equipment
  • Gadgets (optional)

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