ProSource | 9/11/2015 | Project Tips
You've thought about it since you were a kid. A space to call your own. A space that nobody could infringe upon. Not mom. Not a girlfriend. Not your wife.
Well, wait a minute. Let's face it, guys – your wife may be the exception. Marriage is forever, right? Or at least it's supposed to be. So when it comes to creating your own personal space – otherwise, commonly known as the Man Cave – why not create a space that both you and your spouse will love?
At the time you decide to create your Man Cave, don't just dive in and start buying beer signs. Step back and ask yourself, what's the true the purpose of your new space? Merely an office? A sports-themed emporium? An entertainment center? An extra room for socializing with friends? Once you decide this, you can more clearly focus on the step-by-step process:
What About My Wife
In case you haven't picked up on it yet, suffice it to say that each of the decisions you have to make could and should welcome the input of the woman in your life. And therein lies the secret to creating a Man Cave that your wife would approve – and maybe even love. The fact is, if she's involved, she's probably going to be pretty understanding of almost any purpose and theme you'd like. However, setting up the newest chapter of the He-Man Women Haters Club in your very own basement may not be such a great idea.
In addition to engaging your wife on the decision-making process of creating your Man Cave, here are two other things to keep in mind:
With these things in mind, you're on your way to creating a Man Cave that your wife – heck, maybe even a mother – could love. Or better yet, a space that you may even want to share with your wife from time to time. And in being willing to do so, there's a good chance that she will always know just the right time to let you have your space all to yourself.
Review inspiration and the product catalog to find the look you desire, and add the images to the myProSource Project Center to share with your friends and, of course, your trade professional.
If You're Single, Here's A Thought
Sure, you're single, loose and free – and loving the idea of creating a Man Cave without a soul telling you what to do, right? But this doesn't mean it has to be a replica of the Delta Fraternity from "Animal House."
One day, you may well want to share your life – not to mention the cool space you craft – with a significant other. So as you begin to formulate your Man Cave, why not think about a getaway that might actually entice a partner-to-be rather than turn one off?
If You're The Lucky Wife, Here's A Thought
If you happen to be reading this article, and you happen to be married, and you happen to know that your husband has been contemplating a Man Cave, be a sport: Share this article with him. Not only will he be impressed by the fact that in doing so, you're signaling that you're open to the idea of such a space, but he may be more inclined to take into consideration your input into the creation of his Man Cave. And that's always a good thing.
Whether you are updating a little or doing a full-scale remodel, you’ve come to the right place. Browse stunning spaces created by ProSource trade professional members. Get inspiring tips and advice from experienced design specialists. Share your ideas with friends and family. Stay on budget with wholesale prices on more than 40,000 products.
When you’re ready to connect with a trade pro in your area, ProSource can help. Since 1991, we’ve grown to a network of more than 320,000 trade professional members and over 145 showrooms, offering the perfect team to make your projects successful.
413,951 Successful Projects. Make Yours Next. Sign Up