9 Proper Man Caves Built By Men

Diply 14 Sep 2016

While the rest of the house might serve as a showpiece, a man cave is a retreat. It's a space where airs can be put aside and the things we love can be indulged in and embraced. We don't have to worry about dishes or yard work or the office there – we relax, we kick back, we cut loose, and we take the chance to be ourselves.

So it's little wonder men pour their hearts and souls into building these places. Hey, if you're going to take on a project like this, you can't do it halfway. Go all out, and you'll be rewarded with the kind of man cave you'll be happy to show off.

1. An unfinished basement is a blank canvas.

reddit | Truporkchop

This guy loves his movies, so he wanted a home theater that would make going out pointless.

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And the finished product couldn't have turned out much better.

reddit | Truporkchop

Never mind not going out to the movies, with that sweet LED lighting on the ceiling, I would wait out the apocalypse in this cave.

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2. If you're a Cubs fan, you need all the comfort you can get.

reddit | mydogdawson

And this superfan gave it 110 percent with his man cave build, complete with brick wall and ivy (which conveniently hides all the A/V components). It's the next best thing to actually being at Wrigley.

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Who knows? Maybe this will be the year they finally break the curse.

reddit | mydogdawson

And if they do, this guy will have prime seats. You have to admit, using bases on the stools is a nice touch.

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3. This guy knew he wanted a bar but didn't have much of a plan.

reddit | ArmyBones

It's not recommended to wing it right from the start, but he sure made it work in the end...

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Looks like one cozy basement pub!

reddit | ArmyBones

The bar top features about $60 in pennies, which he said took as much time as the rest of the bar, but hey, talk about a conversation starter.

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4. Talk about a wall of sound!

Instagram | @iduesenberg

Who wouldn't want to immerse themselves in this music-dominated man cave?

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5. You don't need a big screen to make a proper man cave.

reddit | mack-the-knife

You just need a place to relax and unwind. For this guy, that meant vinyl, drinks, and cigars.

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6. That said, there's no reason why you can't go all-out with the visual effects.

reddit | allen84

LED lighting creates an awesome atmosphere and you can control the colors remotely.

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7. This guy's basement sure didn't look like much to begin with.

reddit | andernic

But his plan for an aviator-themed room came together, and now he has a bar he could charge entry for.

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You almost wouldn't want to invite anyone over for fear they'd ruin the place. Just an amazing build.

reddit | andernic

He estimates the total cost at about $6,000 and 900 hours of work. Ultimately a small price to pay for such an enviable man cave.

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8. This DC Comics artist built his dream man cave with inspiration from his video game obsession.

Nerd Ninja | Nerd Ninja

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim comes alive in this room accented with stone walls, helmets, horns, and crossbows.

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There's even a secret door behind a bookshelf!

Nerd Ninja | Nerd Ninja

It wasn't cheap, though, coming in at $50,000. But what a reno.

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9. Themes can help you plan things, but you don't necessarily need one.

reddit | nikooluci

Just throw all your favorite things in a room and you've got yourself a man cave.

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AT-AT next to the TV? Sure thing! AC/DC pinball machine? Why not?

reddit | nikooluci
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