A Place For The Guys: Creating A Man Cave

When men and women cohabitate, there is quite often a great deal of shared space. Both people collaborate to make decisions regarding decor in most of the common areas. The responsibility for decorating rooms such as the living room, bedroom, and entryway falls on the shoulders of everyone.

It's important to work together as a team, but if space allows, both men and women should have a place to call their own. It can be as small as a cozy little reading nook or as big as the garage. Having your own area to unwind and let your troubles go by the wayside is vital for happiness.

A trend has emerged in recent years. Homeowners are converting spare rooms or garages into man caves.

Every man is different, therefore every man cave will be different. A man cave can be devoted to all manner of pursuits.

A guy who likes his spare time to involve sports or movies could fashion a room with a big screen TV and some comfortable club chairs. If he likes to be surrounded by good people, add a couch and a wet bar for light entertaining.

A man cave is a place to immerse individual tastes, be it fly-fishing, high-performance sports cars, building model airplanes, golf, or writing the Great American Novel. The end goal is to craft a space that feels uniquely your own.

When planning to convert a room into a sanctuary, take some time to think through what you truly want. Will you relax there? Will you create and build? Will you entertain?

Once you have a vision in mind, you can create towards your dream. The design of the room should incorporate all the elements you have in mind. There's no reason you can't get everything you want.

What will your man cave look like?

Ginny Snook Scott is the Chief Design Officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.