I was recently down in the shed rummaging through some old stuff I had and came to the realisation that my shed is pretty pathetic. It’s only partially finished, it’s cold, and overall not a very enjoyable place to hang out.
That is when I decided to turn it into my own man cave. After all, I have all of the skills necessary to do most of it myself so why not. I’m actually surprised that I hadn’t thought of it earlier.
I searched online and in magazines to find inspiration and ideas and that’s when it hit me; motorcycles!
I have always been a big motorcycle guy. Growing up I always loved them. I had toy motorcycles and posters all over my room and always admired motorcyclists driving by.
I even recently bought my first bike, a Harley Davidson, that I love to ride on my days off. So I figured why not make that the theme of my man cave?
So, now that I knew my theme, I needed some ideas for the floor plan. After a couple hours of research I knew what I wanted.
The main parts of the man cave would be a bar, washroom, pool table and of course a big screen TV. It would be warm and comfortable but also a bit tough and greasy looking like a biker bar. I couldn’t wait to get started.
My mate Andy gave me a helping hand. We started with the demolition, ripping out the old walls and starting from scratch. After we had everything cleaned out, we starting the construction process. A few days later we had most of the difficult work done.
New walls and ceiling were installed, a bar at the back of the room and nice big pool table along with some couches. Now we just had to put in the finishing touches.
I had already collected some awesome Harley Davidson paraphernalia, so now was my chance to use it without having to defend myself.
I got some great posters, pictures and even a couple model motorcycles to place around my man cave. I even found a couple cool looking helmets online. They are perfect for an added retro look to my motorcycle theme. Then of course I needed my TV.
I got a nice big one, a 60″ LED from Harvey Norman. My dream man cave was finally coming to fruition and it was beautiful.
When it was all done, I was more than happy with it.
Andy and I had done everything that we planned on. We didn’t run into any big problems which usually happen in projects like this. The next weekend I had a bunch of friends over for a small party to break my man cave in.
Everyone seemed to be very impressed with it, I’m sure it will be a great gathering spot for many years to come.
If any of you are thinking about making your very own man cave too, my suggestion would be to go for it.
If you can afford it then it’s well worth the money and effort, plus it adds value to your home. Most importantly you can get away from everything and just relax by yourself or with some friends and that’s pretty priceless.