There are many ways you can use a backyard man cave: it all depends on your interests and likes. Also, it depends on what you like to do with your downtime. Are you a sports fan? Do you like movies? Or do you just like to kick back with a good book? The man cave activity ideas are endless, but we’ve narrowed out list down to 9 activities:
Use it as a Workshop
Do you like to tinker with engines? Do you like to fix things around the house? Grab your toolbox, some shop lights, and a workbench and make your man cave the ultimate workshop! You can use your workshop to fix anything on wheels, like a bike, motorcycle, or car. You can also use your man cave to repair computers and other electronics. It’s also a great spot to refinish furniture, or to cut wood or tile for your indoor renovations.
Use it as a Music or Podcast Studio
You’d love to play your guitar, drum pad, or keyboard in the house, but you’d disturb everyone around you. A man cave would be a great place to get away and play your music. The acoustics may not be great for an amp, but you can still go acoustic or keep the volume low. However, you can soundproof your man cave so you can keep your music to yourself. Your man cave can also be a great place to record a podcast for the whole world to hear.
Use it as a Home Gym
Want to get in shape, but don’t have time for the gym? Your man cave can be your ultimate fitness center! You don’t need heavy weights to get in shape. A set of dumbbells or kettlebells can help you get rid of your dad bod. You can also get a treadmill, exercise bike, or a stepper and work on your cardio. Grab a set or two of anti-fatigue floor mats for a place to sit and stretch.
Use it as a Viewing Room
Husbands and wives don’t always have the same taste in movies and television. And your kids may be hogging your television anyway so they can watch cartoons or superhero flicks. In your man cave you can stream what you want to watch when you want to watch it. Grab a television or laptop, some headphones, and a chair and head to the man cave. While you’re at it, grab a mini fridge and your beverage of choice, and a table to but your class and some snacks on.
Set Up an Arcade
Whether or not you invite your kids, you need a place for gaming. With your Xbox One, PS4, or Nintendo Switch, and television screen, you can have your own game room. Also, you can pick up some vintage arcade classics, like stand-up video games and pinball machines, and make it an arcade! Just add a gaming chair or another comfy place to sit and you’ll be good to go!
Use it as a Study
Over the years, man caves have gone from frat house to sophistication. You can ditch the game room idea and use your man cave as a study! Add a few bookshelves, a lamp, and your favorite reads, and enjoy free time with a good book. You can also add a desk and an office chair and use your man cave as a research hub. Just bring your laptop or tablet with you and let your curiosity guide you.
Use it as a Cigar Lounge
Now this one may be a stretch because you’ll really want to keep your man cave heavily ventilated. And for that matter, you’ll want to keep the doors wide open. But your man cave can be a great place to smoke cigars and drink some scotch. Maybe you’ll want to keep your doors open while you smoke. Better yet, you can grab a portable chair
and a pop-up canopy
and smoke outside your man cave.
Use it to Create Art
Every artist needs a studio. A man cave can be used as your artist’s studio. Whether you paint, draw, sculpt, do photography, or more, you can use your man cave to foster creativity. Grab your easel, your drafting table, your supplies, and everything else you use to be creative and bring them outside.
Use it for Collections and Other Hobbies
Has life been so busy that you’ve given up on your hobbies? With a man cave, you’ll have a place to bring your hobbies back to life! Whether you need a studio to build model planes, or a space to keep your baseball cards, comics, or vintage records, your man cave will come in handy. You’ll have hours of enjoyment reconnecting with your hobbies!
Whether you need time to yourself or you have no room in your house, man caves are essential for anyone who needs some time away from the family. Instead of building one from scratch, you can convert an outdoor storage building into a space to call your own.