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INTERIOR DESIGN - Winning Man Caves


Now that the New Year has arrived maybe it's time for a new project at home.  Man caves are all the rage these days but I'm here to tell you they don't have to look like a cave man designed them!

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Of course the men in our lives need a place they can retreat to and be "manly" even if it's a small space where he can display his interests that the wife doesn't appreciate in the living room (like guns, motorcycles, etc.)


pool tble in man cave1.  Lots of guys want a place where they can play pool and watch "the game" on TV with their buddies.  As long as it's done tastefully most women don't mind at all.  After all, that way they have space to themselves too.


man cave poker room2.  If there is enough room they can even have a "poker room".  Ideally, it should be able to close off so the noise can be kept to a minimum in the rest of the house.


separate house for man cave3.  If there's not enough room in the house, how about converting an outbuilding or adding a small stand alone room for the man in your life?


garage man cave

4.  Lots of people don't have any other space available except the garage.  This is a really well outfitted garage just for him.  It has his tool area, his motorcycle, a built in bar, weight lifting and exercise station, refrigerator, plenty of display area, carpeted floor and a lounge with TV.  Notice in the back right corner there is an area curtained off to hide those less attractive things stored in the garage.


refrigerator for man cave5.  This must be the perfect refrigerator for that garage man cave!


man cave with guns and electronics6.  This man's interest are clearly rifles and electronics and it looks like he has state of the art in both.  Hunters and fishermen often mount their catches and decorate the walls of their man caves with them.


golfer's man cave7.  If your guy is an avid golfer, give him an indoor putting green which is functional and decorative at the same time.  I love this full wall photo of a beautiful golf course - maybe Pebble Beach?


man cave with sports memorabilia8.  This is a truly beautiful man cave for the football fan.  It has comfortable chairs and a locker room style display.  I'm sure there is a bar or refrigerator nearby too so they can enjoy the games in real style.  They can even watch four different games at once!


man cave with racecars9.  If race cars are his passion - let it show.


man cave with racecar lighting10.  I guess the race track can go on the ceiling too and become a light fixture - how creative!


man cave with music and pinball machines11. This man cave belongs to a man who loves music, a customized car sofa and pinball machines.  Looks like a fun room to me!


paint colors for a man cave12.  Here is another man cave for a serious sports fan.  Be sure to keep the room colors masculine and calm. They will make a perfect backdrop for all the colorful items being displayed.  Proper lighting is just as important in this room as any other room in the house.


man cave cigars13.  If your man cave is where he and the guys go to smoke cigars, be sure you have a good ventilation system and keep the room as far away from the main house as possible.


seating for man cave

14. So figure out how to give the guys plenty of comfortable seating and let them enjoy their special get-a-way.  They will really appreciate it.


Please give me a call if I can be of any help!Lila levinson,ASID, CKD, CID, Interior Designer, Interior Decorator, Kitchen Designer, Accent on Design

408-369-9801 or email me

Lila Levinson, ASID, CKD, CID

Lila Levinson,ASID, CKD, CID, Accent on Design, Interior Designer, Interior Decorating, kitchen design, Accent on Design


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