Friday, April 22, 2011

The art of the man-cave...

Right, so we're moving into our new house in a few weeks and for the first time in a long while, I have the opportunity to customise a room dedicated to games, TV and drinking. I frequently have anywhere from 2-8 people round for epic sessions so I've been thinking about it and have a few ideas.

Cinema style sofas:

Construct a foot-high platform and put a sofa on top of it, throw another sofa in front of that and you get an awesome stacked pair of sofas with a decent amount of storage space underneath the rear sofa. Maximum view for maximum gaming and maximum comfort for maximum people... to the max.

7 foot projector screen:

Oh hell yeah. We've got hold of two ex-education HD projectors that work really well. They were probably stolen from a school or something, but that's not for me to worry about! Bolt a cabinet with a projector above the rear sofa, make a few adjustments, and voila:

Looks pretty epic, let's face it.

Include a mini-bar with fridge, a decent surround sound system and a media centre - and this might just end up being my favourite room of the house. Summer is BBQ season, so I'll be having a few of those, then retreating back to this room in the evening. Perfect for an immense gaming session and a chilled out film... or a chilled out gaming session and an immense film!

If you have any suggestions, let me know. We should be moving in at the start of June and if something like this goes ahead, I'll be documenting its creation.

115 comments:

MaggotsGalore said...

I want, I loss.

Victim5 said...

dude, truly epic. believe it or not i've seen a house with a cinema inside it like that, coolest thing i ever saw was grand theft auto on a huge wall. im not sure i could be any more jealous :P

R.C said...

Yeah man, I'll play Raidou Kuzunoha on that!

Jordan said...

Sounds like a hell of a mancave haha. A projection TV will really be cool, I've always wanted one.

Lundra said...

Mancave! haha, I want a minifridge now.

GreenIdeas said...

Thats a great idea, all you need is a popcorn machine in the corner and your set.

Reastmen said...

i've always wanted a minifridge

Team Panda said...

sounds like it would make a awesome home theater system

Zombie said...

I need me a man cave!

Lhosreiff said...

Projectors are always awesome.

Leo Stahl said...

Projector would be the shiz! I'd also put in a microwave and toilet so you never need to leave!

Lich said...

That would be really nice cave)

freightblog said...

i really need this!

Jake said...

I love projection screens for movies, but if you're planning on playing a vid game persay the large size seems to make playing harder, I'd go with a big HDTV, somewhere plus 60 inches, but yeah it looks awesome

JH said...

Would like pics eventually when it is set up.
Followed :D

Scrogglez said...

i just a dark room with a pc and its a man cave!

Raul Pevere said...

Nice! Being married I could really appreciate a man cave like that!

The Game said...

I want this so bad...

Legnox said...

I need this

jblogger45 said...

sweet!

Dave said...

Can I move into your house please lol.

Mike Yurchenko said...

i wanna have projector :>

WOODLOUSE said...

Brilliant idea.

ThirteenCats said...

nice for some, enjoy!

ed said...

sounds like your good, poker/pool table maybe

Xatana said...

I want a projector in my mancave.

Al3xaG said...

I would place the minibar in a more social area so you dont have to enter this room whenever you want to prepare a drink (ie while having visits)
Even when you want to take a lot of people in there, I don't consider it a social area because the seat placement disrupts the social interaction, so the minibar would be just a service zone wich has the same functionality as if it was in another room. Where it would serve a dual function, with your cave and with the social area.

notforeverybody said...

cool setup :)

th3tr1p said...

Sounds so cool. You are very lucky.

P.s. Don't for get your 7.1 sound system.

The Suit said...

I love me a good man cave.

gamefreak3335 said...

Sounds good so far, don't forget about having some playboys and maxim's laying around and maybe even some game magazines.

Ephedrine said...

I want one. This is going on the christmas list.

chronometer said...

Do want.

Lemmiwinks said...

nice!

Mike James said...

Great blog,
I can't believe I am commneting twice in the same day but this content is unique.

James

soundboy1 said...

Dope. I used to go to this place the farm and they had a movie theater. It was 4 levels and every level was completely cushioned even the walls... I dropped acid and watched a clockwork orange there for the first time... sick... Definitely raise the rear couch. following

goat-on-a-stik said...

it's definitely an art, and everyone has their favorite genre (mine is minimalist)

Poker Ed said...

i personally think that looks really good

lets go get lost said...

My mancave would have a swimming pool with the bar in the middle. That;s my idea of recreational time ;)

Come At Me Bro said...

isus din nazaret

daniel said...

Sounds awesome

Necroticism said...

I want sofas like that D:

Ozzy said...

I wish I had all that.

Mike James said...

Great post,
Ill give you a cheezburger friend.
Hope everyone supports this blog as well.

Jake

ribar said...

i want one of those projecters so bad

GADAFINY said...

great blog following

WhitUK said...

wow, very nice

GeneralMakaveli said...

cant wait ti get a mancave.

Jay said...

aw yeah!

John said...

I love the insight in this post lol.

Shona said...

Mm, those chairs look comfy.

I'm actually debating on getting a projector with my boyfriend, I think they're awesome for movies.

Colin Biano said...

I'm too poor for a man-cave ;_______________;

randomer said...

Now this sounds like a proper man-cave. Only thing missing is the waitress.

sporktar said...

I feel like more of a man after reading this.

Rockinrule said...

posters. needs posters. and a nintendo 64.

Eeshie said...

So...I can come over anytime I want, right?

;)

Potholderz said...

Invest in some badass lighting as well.

princy gupta said...

mancave.... coolll

Venus said...

that´s so cool. post some pictures when finished.

Ed said...

Keep in mind the cost of the projector bulbs!

Navi said...

im setting up some projectors myself
following for more info

Bart said...

hey! this is great ness, i just recently built a mancave, and i tell ya what boys, do not forget about the bj station. trust me it works and its great. bye.

The Angry Lurker said...

Will need an invite.

Boertjie said...

Great idea ,cool site..Following

Have fun! said...

hey dude thats a nice idea. and it was a nice idea to blog it. keep bloggin!

Trolske said...

You'll definatly need a billard table to make this room perfect.

fit4life said...

a great idea!

Kontingency said...

god these are awesome ideas. Want SO bad

Magic Nerd said...

I'm jealous

fabio_2007 said...

Wow, that sounds so awesome. I wish I had something like this.

Michelangelo said...

Oh yeah, nice article and nice blog desing, very clean and pretty!

Hope to see more from you :)

King Elysium said...

sounds good haha

Kamchatka said...

This is a great idea for a movie room! Getting everyone comfortable to sit and watch. I like it.

thenitefalls said...

This sounds better than the movie theaters in my book :D

zepdragon said...

Sounds like an awesome plan to me good sir. Love the blog, following and can't wait to see the finished product.

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Egan said...

Sounds awesome

Toto said...

nice blog! followed!

CandleintheDark said...

epic, indeed

Zach said...

There is nothing more awesome than having a man cave retreat, do it!

Something Concupiscible said...

A mini-bar would bring everything together.

ZTemoo said...

wow that's amazing!

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

sounds awesome i'm totally jelly
+followed

Titan of 2012 said...

Sounds awesome!

Jack said...

I wanna see the after!

Raul Pevere said...

Where is the bar???? :)

Rokas said...

hey great idea! check my blog too

Amalek said...

oh yes! pricing info?

AD said...

Dude, you are making me SO jealous.
However big TV > Projector.

Please check my blog too!

AD said...

Oh, and also, as some guy pointed to earlier, the two sofas isnt too great. Get a really big L-shaped sofa. That way everyone is in a line so to speak so the atmosphere would be much better.

adiaphoros said...

You forgot dartboards. every mancave needs a dartboard, pinball machine and coca-cola memorabilia

HiFi said...

Sounds like a good plan.

Nohealz said...

Very good post. I <3 your blog.

Hot New Music Today said...

Man caves are pretty amazing, already got a set up for one June 1st. Can't wait!

Da Blog de Zop Zoup said...

That's so interesting ^^

Jessie said...

Amazing. :0

Jacob said...

The mini-fridge is a must.

Dave said...

i definately need a mancave

Michael said...

Wow, I wanna have such home cinema.

Patwa said...

hah fantastic

Mike Litoris said...

nice!

King Elysium said...

now i want a man cave!

Dootzkie said...

Yay for the man cave!
Want one as well!

Zeek said...

Kick ASS! I *NEED* THAT! Now. NOW!!! NAO!!!!

AMO said...

My man cave is just a laptop and internet.

Mundo Smash said...

Heh thus is gonna be epic :D

lacrosseman said...

haha that is legit

Quetopia said...

OK, I'm drawn in, more to come?

Jack said...

Man cave is sooo cool!

Alphabeta said...

Definitely want this.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

The Suit said...

This sounds awesome. I Have something smaller, but fairly similar.

OatmealStout said...

That is a really epic concept! I hope you can make it happen! And yeah, those projectors tend to get stolen from my college all the time! :P

JH said...

Wow. I cant wait for the chance to build a man room for my husband. His would be reto gaming themed with a collection of still functioning arcade game units and black painted walls with glow in the dark gaming posters or wall murals. I gotta thrown in atleast 2 computers that are good enoguh to play Crisis on the highest setting too.

Jusziee said...

I am so jealous. Where did you get the projectors from tho? Was it a gift or from a second hand shop or what?

LaserDollars said...

Always wanted a projector :o

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