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Don’t hold back on your dream “man cave” but leave the toilet seat down

Updated on November 16, 2013

2013 Best Projector TV's

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A man and his TVs

To Watch Saturday Night's Game in Style

It’s typically every single man and even married man’s dream to have their own personal space or what they sometimes call a “man cave” or for the single guy a “bachelor pad.” However, there’s nothing wrong with you guys incorporating a little interior design décor while you’re setting up your new Projector LCD 3D TV. Before we get into the “man toys” let’s talk about decorating like an adult with some really simple interior design techniques.

Masculine Furnishings

When choosing furniture, guys want to be comfortable and able to stretch their legs while watching their favorite game. This can still be done with style by choosing masculine leather seating that also has an air of sophistication. We can’t forget when the guys come over to play darts, so you’ll need extra seating. Opt for either leather or dark-colored recliners, sofas and ottomans.

The same would pretty much apply as well for the bedroom – dark colors but at least try to buy a good thread count sheets since you’re future better half would really appreciate it. Also, extremely important, if you do plan on having female guests get into those bathrooms and really clean and if anything please leave the toilet seat down.

A Boy and His Toys

Now for the fun stuff. I asked, although married, one man’s idea of the perfect bachelor pad and he responded that it would include the following, a Projector LCD 3D TV, Surround sound system with Dolby 5.1, a full-stocked bar, pool table and dart board, dimmable lighting, and design elements of memorabilia from his favorite sports team.

So, if you’re ready to start designing your bachelor pad or man cave here’s a rundown on some of those items, prices and what they feature:


What do you think is a woman's version of a "man cave or bachelor pad"?

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Essentials for a Well Stocked Bar

  1. Rye Whisky
  2. Scotch Whisky
  3. Vodka
  4. Dark Rum
  5. White Rum

Extras include:

  1. Club Soda
  2. Tonic
  3. Fresh lemons
  4. Simple syrup
  5. Superfine sugar

The Tools include:

  1. Glass and Tin
  2. Strainer
  3. Jiggers
  4. Hand juicer

Glasses include:

  1. 6 small old-fashioned glasses
  2. 6 highball glasses
  3. 6 martini or coupe’ glasses
  4. 6 all-purpose glasses

Bachelor Pad Decor

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Man Cave Decor Essentials

Man Cave Furniture
Man Cave Decor
Man Cave Toys
Oversized Couch
Sports Memorabellia
Oversized TV
Reclining Chair
Mini-fridge
Dart Board
Bar Stools
Phone
Pool Table

Stocked Bar Essentials

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Top Tips to Creating Your Man Cave

  • Choose your space
  • What will it will look like
  • What to include
  • Include sports equipment to stay fit
  • Keep books/magazines and gadgets on hand

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    • krdennis1977 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Adams Dennis 

      5 years ago from Dickinson TX

      I hear ya. We moved from a 2200 sq ft home in TN to a 1700 sq ft rental in TX and my poor hubby with all the kids millions of toys has not even an inch for any manly stuff.

      Thanks for commenting! If you ever have any topic ideas you'd like to share I'd love to hear them. Thanks!

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Until we retired from the Army we never had a house big enough for a man-cave, but my better half always had an "I love me" wall somewhere in the house to display all his military awards and certificates. Now he does have an office in the basement that he would only dream included all your suggestions. But at least he finally as a space of his own!

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