One of the most fun and exciting home renovation projects one can have is carving out your own personal space that’s dedicated to you and the hobbies you love. This is an area where you can sit down and relax, play games, or enjoy some entertainment in your home theater. While this kind of room is commonly known as a “man cave,” anyone can create their own amazing personal space.
Like the caves in prehistoric times, when man caves initially became a trend, they were primitive and a little boring. Often being just a room with maybe a pool table and some sports memorabilia thrown up here and there. Nowadays, the modern man cave is anything but primitive and boring, evolving into something much more chic and technologically advanced.
As someone who works hard eight hours a day, five days a week, you deserve a nice place where you can get away from all of your worries. If you’re ready to create the man cave of your dreams, we’re here to help. Here are a few man cave tips to make your perfect personal space a reality.
While it’s not necessary to have one, picking a theme can be a big help in putting the room together in a pleasing and coherent way. Interested in going with an industrial aesthetic? You may want to look for decor that’s made with heavy-duty hardwoods and metals. Want to focus on sports? Add some tasteful vintage photographs and autographed memorabilia.
Just remember that you don’t have to go overboard with the theme. If you’re simply planning on using the space for drinks, listening to music on your wireless surround sound speakers, or watching the big game, go with what feels natural. Don’t forget to keep the space balanced and consistent so that no single aspect of the cave overwhelms the entire room.
This is a room that’s specific purpose is to keep you and your guests entertained. Installing any old speakers can take away from the experience, which can negatively affect your enjoyment. You need a man cave speaker setup that you can take pride in. Ideally, you are going to want to invest in a high quality 5.1 or 7.1 wireless surround sound system.
The best wireless speakers are WiSA-certified, a standard that guarantees incredible high fidelity wireless audio with extremely low latency. The WiSA Association works with a large number of manufactures, ranging from well-known brands like Bang & Olufsen to Klipsch. Just keep an eye out for the WiSA-certified logo on your preferred brand.
If you would like to know exactly what home theater systems have earned WiSA certification, you can visit the WiSA Association website and check out their Certified Speakers page.
Without a great display to go with your premium audio solution, you are limiting the system’s potential. So the next step in creating the ultimate personal space is finding the right display. If you want to go big, there’s always the option of going with a projector. However, if you go down this route, you’re going to need a good projection screen to get the most out of it.
For TVs, one of your biggest concerns is going to be the size. The further you and your friends are going to be sitting away from the TV, the bigger the display should be. Also, if you want a crystal clear image, you’re going to want to purchase a 4K TV. There’s no need to purchase an 8K TV as they are currently very expensive and there’s hardly any 8K content out there to use with it.
It may not seem very important at first, but where you put your seating can interrupt the flow of the room. Avoid putting seats in the middle of the room; this is only going to create dead zones of used space. Rather, try putting your seats against the wall to keep the space as open as possible. This does not include your home theater seats, as you’re going to want to sit in front of the TV or projection screen.
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