Many anthropologists and psychologists believe that man caves—a specific space within the home designated as the male sanctuary—are important domains to establish in a shared home. Of the many reasons for man caves, a recent survey found that personal space was among the most important reasons behind a male dedicated zone.
More than just a place for the man and his friends to congregate and partake in male bonding activities, a man cave gives him a place that is completely, irrefutably his own where he can take a break, unwind, and relax, free of inconsequential distractions or stressors.
Man caves needn’t be a place reserved only for leisure. Many man caves have doubled as an office, or workshop if the situation requires. Freedom to personalize this space as the man desires is the key aspect of a man cave—man caves aren’t confined to the same decor and design restrictions as the rest of the house.
And there is no such thing as the wrong kind of man cave. The possibilities are truly endless. If you are a connoisseur of films, then perhaps your man cave will have storage cabinets that visibly display your DVD collection, where the perfect movie for every occasion can be found in a second. If you are a dedicated sports fan who’s spent the last few years acquiring rare jerseys of well-loved athletes, your man cave is the perfect place to exhibit these memorabilia. If you’re more of an audiophile and need a private place to listen to or create music undisturbed, then consider designing a space where a wide array of instruments or recordings can be easily stored and recalled at a moment’s notice when inspiration strikes.
Creating a retreat is no small task and at California Closets we are dedicated to helping our customers design the perfect man cave in any space. We can help you make the most of every inch so that you don’t have to worry about encroaching on other spaces in the house. Drop by any of our showrooms to learn more about how a man cave can transform your life.