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Having your own place is one of the best feelings in the world. When you have a place you can call your own, you have the freedom to do what you want and decorate your place the way you want it. It’s your home, your rules. Some bachelor pad upgrades will make your space look and feel more cozy and homey.

If you’re looking for some simple ways to upgrade your bachelor pad, then we urge you to keep reading. These bachelor pad upgrades will definitely turn your pad into a home. Plus, women will appreciate the more welcoming environment.

Here are some bachelor pad upgrades that will up your game.

Bedding

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Not all bed linens are created equal. Some are rough and clingy while others are crisp, cool, and barely noticeable. Luxury beddings are an investment in your sleep. In fact, they can mean the difference between restful sleep and a night spent tossing and turning. You spend 7 to 8 hours a day in your bed, so why not invest in high-quality bedding?

Thread counts matter when buying bed sheets. The higher the thread count, the more durable and softer they are. If you’re dating someone, high thread count sheets can increase your chances of making her feel more comfortable. Most women will notice the difference between an ordinary bed sheet and a nice high thread count set. If you’re lucky, she might even be interested in staying the night.

Artwork

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A home without art is like a kitchen without spices. Displaying some artwork on the wall is an excellent way of showcasing your refined taste. It also gives your space an extra touch of style and jazz up your walls.  But you need to be very careful about the pieces you hang up on your wall.

When you were younger, you probably put up some movie or band posters on your bedroom wall. But now that you’re a grown man, it’s time to throw away those posters and upgrade to some tender art. Remember, your space should be reflective of your personal taste.

The next time you invite a woman over to your place, she will no longer wonder what kind of man you are. Enhance your bachelor with some creative artwork. Show her you’re a grown man, not an overgrown teenager.

Furniture

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Back in the day, you may have survived eating breakfast or dinner on the couch or coffee table while watching TV. Now that you’re a grown-up man, this should no longer be an option. You need a dining table. It doesn’t have to be big, as long as it can accommodate you and a few friends. You also need a couch or a sectional to ensure that your guests have something to sit on when they come over.

If you have limited space, choose furniture that serves a dual purpose. For instance, a sofa bed can serve as a seating area during the day and then convert into an extra bed for when one of your buddies decide to crash at your place. Some furniture also comes with storage space to help keep clutter at bay.

Lighting

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Lighting is one of the most essential elements in home decorating. The use of proper lighting changes the mood, as well as the perceived size of a room.

While fluorescent lights are nice, the harsh glare can kill the mood. You need mood and ambient lighting to really set the mood and scene of your bachelor pad. You want your lighting to be soft and relaxing on date nights or when entertaining guests. Desk lamps, floor lamps, and table lamps will create warm, flickering light. On days when you need to work, you need bright lights so you can focus on the task at hand.

Instead of installing different sources of light in your pad, consider installing a dimmer instead. This allows you to switch from bright to soft, muted lights in an instant. It is also a more cost-effective lighting option.

Kitchenware

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Now that you’re confident that your pad looks great, it’s time to focus on bachelor pad upgrades that will allow you to entertain your guests better.

Never serve your guest using disposable plates and cups. As such, you’ll need to start shopping for decent dinnerware, glassware, and silverware. This will make occasional date-at-home dinner date possible. Make sure you have enough plates, glasses, and utensils, so you have enough of them when your friends or family come over.

Today’s men know how to operate in their kitchen. In fact, a recent study showed that 40% of men aged 16 to 34 know how to cook a meal from scratch. As such, we recommend that you invest in a non-stick skillet, a cast-iron skillet, and a large stainless steel pot. These are your must-have list for meal preparation.

Bar

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If you and your friends enjoy wine, it’s a great idea to have a bar area in your space. Impress your date and your best buddies by stocking up on your favorite beverages and cocktail ingredients. Don’t forget the beer. Nothing is better than having cans of ice-cold beer while you and your buddies watch soccer matches on TV.

Bachelor pad upgrades like a home bar don’t need to be fancy. You just need a dedicated storage or display area for your wine and whiskey. You may also want to have a mini fridge for your beer. It is also a good idea to add some bar stools that match your bar design, wine rack and LED lights for an extra wow factor.

No Matter what you call it: mantuary, man space, or a male sanctuary, every Men needs a mans cave to just chill out and be himself. Let’s be honest, the gals always have the final say in house/apartment décor and design. Not that we really care about that stuff, but we need a space of our own without upsetting the female obsession with interior design. Continue Reading…

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.

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