How to Renovate Your Garage to be the Ultimate Man Cave

Since the dawn of time, guys have needed a spot where they can just be dudes. It’s just a fact of nature: a man needs a man cave. It’s a place to hang out with friends, watch the big games or brainstorm new startup ideas.

But deciding on exactly what needs to be done to turn that extra space into a dude-ready man haven can be tricky – what exactly should I do to make sure the boys are able to chill out in my certified man space? Check out this handy list of man-friendly room makeover tips to get your lad space in tip-top shape.

Step-by-step guide to renovate your garage
Step-by-step guide to renovate your garage

Step-by-step guide to renovate your garage

If you have an empty garage then you can easily renovate and make it the ultimate place for different activities. But before you get started, it is important to define the main objective of renovation i.e. how do you plan to use the space. Once you know the main objective, you’ll be able to choose a theme.

Whether you are planning to use this space as a place to hang out with friends, or you want to use this space to create the awesome music, based on the objective and purpose of use, you can easily choose a theme. And, once you have chosen a theme, you can work on a design and get it all up and ready for your gang.

Check this step by step guide to get started with renovating your garage.

Step 1: Decide on a design scheme for you man cave

Wait, isn’t design for ladies? Not always. Today, you’re deciding what totally man-tastic theme you want to deck out your man cave with. Will it be trucks? Maybe military? Sports? There are a number of great options out there to consider. Think about your hobbies and favorite pastimes.

One of them might be perfect for a man cave. If you’re a die-hard Broncos fan, consider getting team gear for your decor. If you love your pickup, maybe get some car posters, hub-caps, and license plates to put up on the wall. Getting an awesome design theme is the best way to make the space fun, comfortable, and awesome.

Step 2: Prepare the space

You’ll want to be sure that the space your man cave is in is ready to be filled with your dude stuff. If it’s a garage you’re renovating, do plenty of sweeping to make sure that the space isn’t too dusty and dirty. It’s true that guys and dudes don’t mind a little dirt, but you wouldn’t want your team gear getting too dusty – it’s all about respect.

Clean out all that old furniture from your grandma’s living room (floral couches don’t exactly scream man cave) and maybe get some large boxes to sort the smaller stuff that might be cluttering the space. Workbenches and tool racks are cool to keep out, and, in addition to being useful, add a very masculine vibe to your work area.

Step 3: Build instead of buying

Sure, you could walk into a store and buy all the furniture you might need, but that’s going to be pretty expensive. In a solid man cave, you’ll want a coffee table, a TV stand, a table for poker or other games, and definitely a bar. Buying all that stuff will definitely get pricey, so why not put what your dad taught you to work and build that stuff yourself. You’re going to need plenty of lumber, a trusty drill, nails, epoxy resin, and a sander.

There are great DIY guides to follow online, so don’t give in to the pressure and impatience of buying all your furniture from the store; try to build that stuff at home! You’ll probably want a wide-screen TV in there too, and while we’d be proud if you could build that yourself too, it’s probably easiest to pick that up at the store.

Step 4: Put the pieces together

You know the theme and have bought the gear; you cleaned out the garage and organized your junk; and you’ve built some awesome dude-ready furniture with your own two hands. It’s time to put those pieces together. And hey, if your boys are planning on lounging and drinking in your man cave, we think it’s only fair that they help you out with the move-in process.

Get those hombres in there to help you put the furniture in place and figure out how to run the cable wire from inside the house to the TV in the garage.

Step 5: Enjoy your man den

Once you’ve put in the hard work and got your man cave all spruced up and guy-ready, you can sit back, relax, and chill with your man gang. Spend some quality time hanging out, enjoying BBQ, and ballgames with the boys.

Over to you

If you are planning to renovate your garage to make it the ultimate man cave and you are wondering about how to get it right, then I am sure you have got some cool ideas to get started.

Renovating your garage will be fun when you decorate it based on your favorite theme. Once you have chosen your theme,  the next step is make the space ready for renovation. Once the space is ready, you can get started by building it bit by bit as per the design.

How do you plan to renovate your garage and make it the ultimate man cave?

Feel free to share your ideas by commenting below.

Happy renovation!

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Everyone love their home, especially when they have invested money on building it. But with the passing time it is very natural for anyone to get bored, and think about developing or remodeling their current home. Are you bored as well, and want to develop your residence? Then all you need is an efficient architect who will inspect your home, understand your desires and then work accordingly to remodel your home. But you cannot randomly hire an architect for remodeling projects. Choosing an architect for remodeling isn’t a very easy task; though it doesn’t require any physical labor, but you’ll have to use your brains tactfully and analyze the one that is perfect. There are plenty of things that you’ll have to know, verify and then choose an architect.

Tips to hire an architect in India for home construction

Employing somebody to remodel your most precious possession is always going to keep you stressed. And you are also going to have a neck-wrecking relationship with the architects, because once they start planning and remodeling your home, you can’t stop them. But, if you want to remodel your home well, you will require an architect who is worthy enough to transform your home much better than its current model. But how would you know whether the architect is worthy or not? Don’t worry. Below are some ways to choose an architect before hiring them for remodeling projects.

Tips to hire an architect in India for your construction projects

Here are few things that you’ll have to look for in any architects before you choose one to work on a remodeling project in India.

1. Consult before choosing

If you haven’t ever remodeled your home before and have recently decided to do so, then consult your family member, friends, and colleagues and ask them for referrals. Ask for referrals to the ones who have already remodeled their home, and was pretty much satisfied with their experience. If they were satisfied with their remodeling experience, then consult and connect to the architects they had chosen for their remodeling project. Referrals from a near one gives you a bit of satisfaction, and builds a trust within you.

2. Research about the architect

If you are looking for the architects yourself, then you have to do plenty of research on them before you choose the one. Actually, you need to search for more than two or three architects, research on all of them and finally compare them and choose the one that completely fits all your requirements and expectations. The more you research, the more you get to know about the architects.

3. Ask for credentials of the potential Architects

Before you choose or while choosing architects, one important thing that you’ll have to do is check their credentials. Until and unless you check their credentials you’ll never understand how credible they are. So check their qualifications and achievements, because these things will give you a fair idea about their credibility.

4. Ask about license

Before choosing any services or service provider one must definitely ask them about their license. Unless an architect is licensed, you shouldn’t hire them at any cost! A license is nothing but a proof that the person is professional, expert and has experience. Hence, never give away your house in the hands of an architect’s who has no license and proof that he is worthy to work on any remodeling projects.

5. Check previous works

Checking an architect’s previous works is really important. If they can present to you a portfolio of their previous works, then you can see their work, analyze their creativity and potential to think out of the box. Therefore, if you want your home or any other project to be completely different from others, then check their portfolio and choose the one who is better.

6. Check the rates

Budget is something that worries everyone. Before taking out the wallets, one has to think several times and then finally take out the money. Similarly in case of hiring architects we need to know their charges. We also need to question them about the basis on which they charge. One thing that’s for sure is, great architects might cost a little more than an average one, but the amount of value added to your project could be worth it. Therefore ask the architects about their charges, and then choose accordingly. You can later negotiate too.

Key take aways

So before you appoint an architect for your remodeling projects, do look after certain things that are listed above. If you keep these six things in mind and accordingly choose an architect, then your remodeling projects will surely be successfully remodeled into something really ravishing. And along with a successful remodeling, you will feel that you have invested on an architect who is truely worthy. The client-architect relationship has to be very personal involving discussions of habits, hobbies, and tastes. So research, scrutinizes and choose the one that is best, so that you don’t repent later after pouring money designing and furnishing your home.

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