Throughout the decades, housing trends have come and gone, inspiring homeowners to deck out that extra room in all kinds of different ways. Recent years have seen the increased popularity of “man caves”–extra rooms set aside specifically for entertainment. Man caves can feature everything from pool tables and bars to enormous fish tanks or surround-sound home theaters. What goes into a man cave is limited only by the imagination of the homeowner–and the practicalities of construction.
We asked our experts about the reality of installing a “man cave,” and what things home owners should be cautious about. As usual, they had a lot of advice about how to keep your project fun, yet safe.
Below, we’ve compiled a few of the helpful answers our experts provided. Check back later in the week for a follow-up article!
What's the deal with "man caves"?
What things should home owners be sure to take into consideration before building one?
What popular man cave elements are riskier than they look?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen or installed in a man cave?
“On any thing you do in your house, if you cant do it yourself, then get a licensed pro for the trade required to perform the task. Don’t let that pro cross over into another trade because their insurance is not going to cover mistakes or code violations.” read more
“Our plumbers and Idaho remodelers have seen it all, from above-the-garage glorified dog house with top-of-the line kitchen remodeling and a plumbers playground for a bathroom. Having said that, the request for these high end items should be installed by a plumbing and remodeling pro. From heated toilets to full body showers … if done wrong the project could turn the home into a damp, cold cave. ” read more
“What many ambitious homeowners don’t realize though is that extra rooms, such as these, are often the last ones that are decorated and last ones completely moved into. Homeowners also don’t realize extra costs that go into a project of this size. ... If having a “man cave” isn’t financially an option or your “dream home” is without that space, couples can compromise to still have the “man cave” effect in their home.” read more