Archives For Man Caves

Gone are the dark days where a small, boxy TV in the corner of the basement boiler room constituted as your man cave. These days, it has become a stylish addition to every contemporary home and consists of some major features that are awesome for both entertaining friends and spending some quality alone time.

However, it can be challenging to furnish and tailor your man cave in a way that leans away from the frou-frou and remains as classy and masculine as possible. You might be looking at a few gadget and furniture choices to upgrade your existing digs, but there’s a little bit more to the details then simply picking the comfiest looking couch and craziest looking gadget. So here are 5 awesome ways you can upgrade your man cave.

  1. Hidden Doorways

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    First and foremost, you need to ensure the privacy of your sacred space – no wives, no kids, just zero unauthorized personnel. So what’s the best way to do that? It’s by camouflaging the door into a shelf that may constitute as a hidden entrance.These in-built shelves can be a life-saver when you simply want to enjoy some downtime in your personal space without someone nagging or screaming at you. This unique entrance idea ensures an exclusive vibe to your man cave that could be a contemporary imitation of your very own personal gentleman’s club. There’d be no need to stow away your video game controllers if someone rudely comes barging in without knocking – the perfect upgrade!
  2. The Next-Generation Lazy Boys

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    Before you go ahead and buy a boring old couch, we’d like to stop you right here. There are definitely tons of classy seating options that you can find all over the internet, but nothing can quite beat the masculine appeal of the Lazy Boy chairs! These are definitely a must-have when you’re upgrading your man cave and we’ve got the perfect selection ready and waiting for you!The Divo from Palliser is the next generation of Lazy Boy and would be the perfect, comfortable and manly addition to your home theater system. Its theatrical arrangement comes with cup holders, fixed end chaises and center recliners. Like all Lazy Boys inspired furnishings, it comes with the ‘kick-back’ option and its modular design ensures that it can be flexibly arranged around your space!
  3. IMAX at Home

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    When it comes to upgrading your man cave, you can never compromise on the quality of your entertainment. We’d definitely recommend that you splurge on a stunning, state-of-the-art television so you can enjoy game and movie nights with your best buds to the fullest.The Samsung Curved 78-Inch 4K Smart LED TV is an awesome choice. Resembling an IMAX screen with its curved physique, this TV is powered by the Quantum Dot Color Drive, which basically takes HD to a whole new level because it fires off a billion more colors than a typical TV. This will let you experience the full vibrancy of whatever you’re watching and this is only just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more fantastic specs that you’ll simply have to see for yourself!
  4. R2-D2 Refridgerator


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    While you’re investing on upgrades, here’s something you should definitely take a look at! The R2-D2 14 liter refrigerator is straight out of every Star Wars fan’s fantasy, but best of all? It keeps food and drinks both cool and warm!So if you want to keep your lasagna hot till the game starts, put the container in there! Or if you want to keep your beers ice-cool, this is the perfect gadget for you! Aside from the retractable handle on the top for portable carrying, this fridge comes with a number of other cool features that’ll definitely take your man cave to a whole new level!
  5. A New-Age Foosball Table
    Tired of all the space-age paraphernalia? Want to go back to the roots to spruce up your man cave? You can simply opt for a foosball table and set it up smack in front of your theater seats. Whenever you or your buddies get bored, you can simply lean forward to play an epic match on the table.

    ThegreenheadIf you’re short on space and don’t know whether you’ll be able to fit one in, you can simply go for the coffee table version of this accessory! You can even litter comfy bean bags and floor cushions around it for maximum comfort!

    These 5 ideas are sure to make your man cave the best one on the block – from fun games to food and even furniture, you’ll have covered all bases for the best effect!

 

 

Katie Porter is an aspiring writer, movie lover, and part of the team at Seatup. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her home state Colorado and plays in women’s amateur rugby league.

 

 

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Your garage has the potential for much more than a place to park your car. In all honesty, it holds an opportunity to create a space to do the things you love and gain a little private sanctuary from the pressure and anxiety of everyday life. King products are manufactured in the USA by King Electrical Manufacturing Co., an electric heat manufacturing company based in Seattle, WA since 1958, offers a unique solution with the KB ECO2S Garage Heater. More information about King Electrical Manufacturing Co. is available at www.king-electric.com.

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Due to the fact that most garages aren’t connected to a houses’ central heating system, spending time in your garage in the winter months is never fun. By simply adding a garage heater sized to properly heat your space, a world of warm opportunities is opened up to you!

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King’s KB ECO2S Garage Heater with Remote is not only good looking, but smart enough to save you energy. It has energy efficient 2-stage heating that automatically uses the lowest wattage needed to heat the room. It also includes “Summer Fan Only” and “Timer” modes, as well as a remote control for simple operation. Designed for use as primary heat source for large garages spaces. Learn more at here.

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What puts this unit apart from all the others you could buy?
• It’s SMART. The electronic smart thermostat is highly accurate and automatically adjusts the heat output to use the least amount needed to heat the room or it can be run on a
• It has a fan only mode (great for Summer months)
• REMOTE CONTROL: It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
• It heats a garage perfectly!
• It looks cool. One look at the KB ECO2S and your friends will be impressed.
• It hangs out of the way on the ceiling or wall.
• It’s an easy retrofit to any space. No expensive furnace upgrades or storage of propane is needed
• Great for a permanent solution over a space heater.
• It has adjustable louvers to direct air flow.
• It’s built really well.
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Follow these basic steps and start enjoying your garage this Winter.

Step 1: To Insulate or Not to Insulate
Heating a space without insulation can be very inefficient. Without retaining the heat generated, the only way you’ll get that garage to warm up is by cranking up the heater to overwhelm the offsetting heat loss. The best long-term solution is to insulate your garage.

There is a bright side to this, however! The KingKB ECO2S heater automatically adjusts heat output depending on the rooms heat loss, if insulation isn’t in your budget today, you can insulate over time and improve the efficiency of your space.

The easiest and least expensive way to make your garage more energy efficient is filling the walls with a fluffy layer of fiberglass. All it takes is a utility knife, a straightedge, and a little patience to make sure the insulation completely fills the stud cavity, side to side and top to bottom, without being overly compressed.

Also consider adding an insulated garage door, with polyurethane insulation and a steel layer on the back to offer the best R value. Additionally, you may want to think about a garage door screen that would open up your man cave to give you access to driveway grilling and that summer breeze.

Step 2: The Floor
If you plan on spending a lot of time in your man cave, you may want to consider changing the floor. Applying stone epoxy flooring directly over your concrete, instantly transforms the look and feel of your man cave. Stone epoxy is easy to clean, durable, slip-resistant, and great looking all at the same time.

At the very least lay down a large rug to provide you and your buddies a supportive, forgiving flooring that doesn’t make your knees ache.
Step 3: The Ceiling
If you prefer the rustic look of open rafters in your man cave, then skip this section. However, if you’re planning on adding some lighting over your new pool table you’ll want to finish the ceiling with drywall and paint.
Step 4: Heat the space with King’s KB ECO2S smart garage heater.
It’s simple. Just follow this chart to pick the correct size heater and maximize the comfort in your garage.

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Step 5: Pick a Theme
The best man caves focus on a single subject. This is chance to build the room of your dreams so make a plan, repurpose what you already have and purchase the rest. To keep costs low, use items you already have such as memorabilia, furniture, and that spare big screen TV you have in storage from your bachelor days.
Now go forth and plan, build and create the man cave of your dreams. Here are some ideas to get you started

  • Car Collector’s Dream Escape If you’re using your man cave as a place to rebuild muscle car then you need a sturdy and durable heater to keep your space warm. The KB ECO2S is rugged and can hold up to anything wrench you can throw at it.
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  • Game Room Whether you prefer playing pool or watching the big game without distractions, make your garage a place comfortable enough to invite the crew over.
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  • Woodworking Shop For the avid DIYer or part-time carpenter, creating a comfortable working environment is key for spending long hours working on your next build or home remodel project.
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  • Sports Bar If you love sports, decorate the space in a sports bar theme, complete with a kegerator and enjoy. The KB ECO2S is looks great and the remote makes it easy to adjust from the bar.
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Now that you’ve got some ideas for a heating unit for you man cave, are you ready to spruce up its decor next? Or maybe set the mood with this manly lights.

There are plenty of opinions on what a man should have in his car or not, and how things can be boiled down to the essential. We strived as well to come up with this final list of only 10 items, and there have been plenty of heated debates on the matter among us bloggers on the DudePins team. But even for the dude who doesn’t have a car, this list of awesome stuff can help you out in any situation, both at your man-cave or when gone camping. Therefore, we’d totally recommend them to any dude in almost any circumstance.

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1. The Swiss Army Knife

The ultimate tool which every boy who leaves home – even for a day – should have with him. Even if you don’t invest in an extra-complicated model, having a basic Swiss Army Knife with you when the situation calls for a can to be opened, a piece of rope or packaging to be cut, and so on, can really make you look awesome in the eyes of any wanna be swiss army knife owner (either dudes or dudettes).

2. An extra phone charger

You don’t want to remain without service (or without ways or getting in touch with civilization) just because you forgot your phone charger at home. It’s maybe not the manliest of manly tools you need to have, in an obvious macho way, but super-useful nonetheless.

3. A flashlight

The flashlight can be not just useful, but also a source of infinite fun for a lot of camping activities. Think in-tent light show for you and a special lady friend, for example. Corny, but romantic enough for the dudette in question, trust us.

4. Jumper cables

Also a source of infinite usefulness, for a whole variety of situations, beyond getting your car unexpectedly unresponsive.

5. Couple of blankets

For whenever the chill catches you and whoever you’re with unprepared. A blanket may not sound very manly on a shopping list, but it gives you an instant ‘Prince Charming’ aura when you come warm someone up with it.

6. Flares

Look for something versatile, which can be used on the side of the road, but maybe a flair gun as well, if you ever get really lost or need to scare off a dangerous animal.

7. First aid kid

The name should be self-explanatory, but if it’s not, trust us when we say that you should have one with you. You should also take some first aid lessons so you can help out anyone in need get back on their feet.

8. Water purifier

You can easily find special straws which purify up to several gallons of water, in case you get stuck in the wild for a while and need to drink something, but the local supply of water seems a bit questionable.

9. Life hammer

You never know when you might need to get out of the sinking car as fast as you can! Keep it next to your seat.

10. Ice scraper

Trust us, you don’t want to be that funny-looking dude who is scraping the frost off his car windows using his bank card or something equally lame. Just get the ice scraper your car needs and keep it in the trunk already. It’s time to get proper tools for your manly needs, instead of being caught unprepared forever.

We’ll continue our series of blog posts with other lists of tools & essentials for other places besides your car. All in all, our man caves are starting to get geared up pretty nicely since we started giving these lists some thought.

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