Man cave in the making

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Your desire for the perfect man cave didn’t just happen overnight. No, you began your quest while a toddler, playing under a blanket-draped kitchen table for the very first time.

During adolescence, you moved on to construct cardboard-box forts, followed by backyard tree houses. And, as an adult, your mission continues.

Your desire for the perfect man cave didn’t just happen overnight. No, rather, you began your quest while a toddler, playing under a blanket-draped kitchen table for the very first time.

During adolescence, you moved on to construct cardboard-box forts followed by backyard tree houses. And, as an adult, your mission continues.

Today, you may have your sights set on an unoccupied room in your home or maybe you hear the basement calling out to you. Regardless of your age though, your goal has remained the same—you want a man cave.

The perfect man cave doesn’t happen over night though; it takes work. Licensed contractors listed in the Home Renovation category of the FindHomeStores.com directory can help determine whether the space you have in mind has capability to accommodate your man cave. From general to trade specific, each company listed has qualification to provide professional analysis of things like heating and air, sound control, power accessibility and more.

First things first though: your man cave needs a purpose. And it needs a mini-fridge, which retail in Calgary at appliance retailers like Home Depot. Still, whatever the purpose you intend, make it obvious by the rooms interior design. Click here to access the FindHomeStores.com directory of Interior Design resources.

Until then, continue reading for inspiration as FindHomeStores.com covers three oh-so-popular man cave themes.

The Multimedia Man Cave: The Granddaddy of them all, the Multimedia Man Cave fits just about every man from movie buffs to sports enthusiasts to couch potatoes.

Quite possibly the most expensive, this cave bears the perfect excuse to go buy the biggest, most awesome television or projector on the market. Ditto for your surround sound, stereo system, streaming devices, couch and recliners, and all other movie-viewing necessities. Find them all in Calgary at TV and Home Theatre retailers like Best Buy.

The Professional Man Cave: Yes, we said professional, as in work, and if you’re one man among the multitudes of men who bring their work home, this is the cave for you.

Careful though, this isn’t a laptop cave. This is a dream office with multiple monitors, external speakers, a beefed-up mega-computer and you, sitting in an ultra-comfortable executive desk chair. Find it all at Calgary computer retailers like Computer Rack and furniture retailers like Pottery Barn.

The Pub/Lounge Man Cave: In the Pub/Lounge man cave, two things are important: ice-cold tap beverages and the table—poker table, pool table, Ping-Pong table, foosball or air hockey, you decide. And, when it comes to tables, Calgary isn’t shy; choose from various types and styles, as well as accessories, at businesses like Recreation World Home & BilliardAlberta Billiards Supply and Pathmark Billiards.

Whether a DIY project or one accomplished with Interior Design resources listed in the FindHomeStores.com directory, the most important thing you’ll want to remember is that this cave is your man cave. Once you’ve settled in, be proud. You’ll have accomplished a lifelong quest you may not have known you’ve been on.

First published October 3, 2014, written by Teri Barth, Freelancer Online Editor for FindHomeStores.com.

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