How to Make the Most Out of Your Man Cave Space

How to Make the Most Out of Your Man Cave Space

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MakING the Most Out of Your Man Cave Space


Any self-respecting man cave should be a haven for its owner – a place to relax, unwind and escape the outside world. But achieving this idyllic state is not always easy, particularly when it comes to making the most of the available space.

Your man cave is your refuge, your sanctuary, your oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a place where you can relax, watch the footy in peace and enjoy a cold one with mates.  But it can be so much more than that!


With a little bit of creativity (and maybe a trip to Bunnings), your man cave can become the ultimate entertaining space - the envy of all your mates. 

Read on to find out how:

First things first, know “where” to build your man cave

The first step in building your man cave is deciding on the perfect location. If you've got a spare room in the house that's not being used for anything else, that's perfect. Ideally, you want a space that's away from the main living area of your house so you can really make it your own and avoid annoying your wife when you and the fellas blast your speakers before a night out or shit hits the fan during State of Origin.


But if you don't have an unused room, there are plenty of other places you can set up shop. Other good places to build a man cave include the shed out back, or even under the house if you've got enough headroom. 

Just make sure you get permission from the missus before starting any major renovations!

Once you've decided where your man cave is going, it's time to start planning what you're going to put in it.


Size matters.

When it comes to building your man cave, space is everything. Too small and it'll feel cramped; too big and it'll feel like you're in an empty warehouse. That's why it's so important to get the sizing just right before you start construction.
Before you purchase that pool table or air hockey table you’ve been eyeing on from A Man & His Cave, you must take into account any existing furniture or bulky items like this that might be cutting into valuable man cave space.

Make a list of all the things you want to put in your and grab the dimensions from each items product page. Doing so will help you visualise how much furniture and equipment you need to accommodate, and what size it needs to be.

Once you've considered all the large items in the room, it's time to start thinking about how you want to use your man cave space.


Do you want it to be a place where you can create a sports bar to watch major sporting events with your mates?

Or a recreational space to play poker, billiards and retro arcade machines?

Depending on how you want to use your man cave, you might need to factor in additional pieces of furniture or equipment. 

For example: If you want to put a mini fridge in your man cave so you can have cold drinks on hand at all times, then you need to make sure there's enough room for it. 

The same goes for any other larger items that you might want to include.

Choose your theme carefully.


Before you can start putting your feet up, there's one important task that needs to be taken care of first: choosing a theme for your man cave.

Sports fanatic? Deck out the space in team colours and memorabilia, and even install a big screen TV so you never have to miss a game.

Trust us, your man cave will be the perfect place to invite your friends over to watch the big game. Having a nice man cave makes it that much easier to accept your team losing...

Many man cave owners are sports fanatics.


If you happen to be a boxing fan, show off this Mike Tyson signed Authentic Everlast Red Glove! There's something about owning a piece of sports memorabilia that just feels special. 

Maybe it's the connection you feel to your favourite athlete, or the sense of history that comes with owning a piece of their equipment. 

Whatever the reason is, there's no denying that owning a piece of sports memorabilia is a truly unique experience that will make any boxing fanatic proud.

Are you a movie buff?


Try creating a home cinema complete with framed movie posters on the walls. You can invite friends over for movie nights and make it a regular event.

As a bloke who loves his movies, you for sure have seen one of the greatest films created in mankind: Goodfellas. If you have and you love it, we have just the right addition for your man cave: The Goodfellas 20th Anniversary Poster!

It is framed and signed by the original gangster, Henry Hill, and is framed complete with a gold nameplate and a certificate of authenticity. Cool, right?

Love vintage GAMES?


Or just about any type of games to keep you entertained? Make your man cave a gamer’s paradise with retro arcade machines, recliner chairs and even a gaming inspired mini-fridge.

Anyone who loves video games knows that even though it’s exciting, it’s also hard keeping up with the latest video game trends and there’s something so nostalgic about a classic.

Invest in some comfortable furniture. 


Your man cave being your sanctuary is enough reason for it to be as comfortable as possible. We might not like to admit it, but comfort matters. A lot. 
If you actually take time to shop around, you might be able to find some great deals on furniture that's actually stylish, modern, very comfortable, and will match your man cave’s theme. Always remember, fellas: Comfort is Key.



No doubt, your man cave will not be complete without a big, comfy chair that you can sink into after a long day. Whether it's a recliner, a stylish leather lounge, or just an overstuffed armchair, make sure it's big enough and comfortable enough to serve as your Throne of Relaxation. 

Bonus points if it has a built-in footrest!

With a little bit of effort, you can find the perfect pieces of furniture for your man cave that will have you wanting to spend all your free time there. 

Create a fun (and functional!) bar area.

The centrepiece of any good man cave is undoubtedly the bar.


It’s the perfect place to enjoy a frosty beverage while watching the game or shooting the breeze with mates. But a bar area is about more than just having somewhere to put your drinks – it’s also about creating your slice of paradise.

Of course, setting up a bar area in your man cave can take a bit of work. But trust us, it's worth it. Once you've found the perfect spot for your bar, it's time to start stocking it with all of your favourite drinks!


If you're a beer lover and make your own homebrew, have a look at our Kegerators. Our Series-X Kegerators can store a upto 4 x 19lt kegs filled with your choice of beer. 

It also boasts a significant 15% faster cooling than previous models so you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you’re serving your guests’ ice cold schooners.

CONSIDER investing in a good bar fridge.


To offer a variety of crowd-favourites of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options, you might want to consider investing in a bar fridge that will serve you and your guests right. 

Are you looking to store both beer and wine? Check out our Dual-Zone Beer and Wine Fridge options! Their variable temperature options are ideal for serving both beverages at their optimal temperatures.


themed bar fridgeS? YES!


Should the fridge’s design tie up with your man cave’s overall theme? We have a range of design options, from your favourite NRL teams to the best beer brands in town. If you can’t find any design from our arsenal that sparks your interest, no problem- you can also customise your own bar fridge!

Find the perfect sound system.


Almost every man cave has one thing in common: a big, beefy sound system.  But what's the point of having your own private space if you can't blast your music as loud as you want? With so many options on the market, finding the right sound system can be a daunting task. There are some things you might need to consider when choosing a sound system for your mancave:
Capacity -Think about the size of your space. A small man cave area might not need a huge sound system, but if you’ve got a large space to fill, you’ll want something with some serious oomph. 

Features - Do you want Bluetooth capabilities? A built-in subwoofer? A remote control? If your answer is ‘yes’ to all three, you might want to check out our Pokie-Machine Styled Jukebox.

You can opt for the fully customisable or one of our existing designs that could easily fit the vibe of your man cave. With the Pokie-Machine Styled Jukebox in your mancave, you'll never have to worry about what music to play. Just load it up with all your favourite tunes and let it do its thing! 



Trust us, 80GB hard drive for over 7,000 song storage can keep your playlists from any decade and mood you have! 

Whether you're having mates over for a few beers or just kicking back by yourself, a jukebox will always keep the tunes flowing.

Add some personal touches.


One of the best things about having your own man cave is that you get to personalise it however you want. One way to add personal touches to your space is with memorabilia. If you're a diehard fan of a particular team or athlete, show your loyalty with team jerseys, pennants, and other memorabilia.

Or, if you're passionate about a hobby like fishing or hunting, use your man cave as an opportunity to display some of your prized possessions. Not only will this make your space more unique, it will also give you something to talk about with your mates. 



And since you’re already adding some personal touches to your man cave, make sure you don't forget the little things. The details are what will really make your man cave feel like YOUR space.  

Consider adding some fun bean bags, hanging light bulbs or neon lights, investing in a cool, vintage piece, or anything else that will make you want to spend time in your man cave. 

Your man cave should be a reflection of your personality and interests. With a few well-chosen personal touches, you can turn it into a space that truly feels like your own.

Make it as energy efficient as possible


No man wants his utility bills through the roof, so making your man cave energy efficient is important. And making your man cave energy efficient even just a tad bit does not mean you have to give up your fun. 

Consider switching to LED lighting. LED bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and they last longer, so you won’t have to replace them as often. If you're stuck for ideas, check out our LED sign collection to see how others are adding personal touches to their man caves.



Another way to conserve energy is to use a programmable thermostat. You can set the temperature lower when you’re not using the man cave, and then program it to return to a comfortable level shortly before you plan to use the space.

By making a few simple changes, you can save energy and money while still enjoying your man cave.

Decorate Your Man Cave With The Best Bar Fridge


Whether you're into sports, games, or drinking with your mates - a common goal we all have is to be able to relax in our very own man caves. These personal retreats provide much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and offer an opportunity for self-expression and creativity.  
Building the perfect man cave is all about finding the right balance between comfort and style—and making sure your missus doesn't get her hands on the expense bill. (or God forbid, found out about the arcade machine you've got on Zip Pay

Here at A Man & His Cave, we prioritise your needs in perfecting any area of your man cave by providing you with the best elements creating one big picture of an environment you will enjoy spending time in– be it alone or with the family or your best mates.

Check out and start planning your perfect man cave today!


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