Never Underestimate The Benefits Of A Man Cave
18 Dec 2019
No matter what you call it – your man space, your mantuary, your manpad, or your man cave – you need one in your life.
This is your private space to call your own. This is your hideaway from the outside world. And this is the place that can be all about you and the things you enjoy. So, if you haven’t already, find your personal space at home, and even commit to a home renovation if you need to carve out an area that is suited to your needs. Basement and garage builders are especially useful in this regard.
With a man cave in place, you will experience the following benefits.
#1: You will have the space to de-stress
Let’s face it; life is stressful. Your job could be highly-stressed, your family might stress you out from time to time, and you might have other commitments that do little to ease your stress level.
You need a healthy outlet for your stresses because you will just become irritable and unwell if you don’t. This will be no good for you, and it will be no good for your family if they sometimes bear the brunt of your sore emotional state when you’re stressed out.
So, use your man cave as your go-to place when you need to unwind. Use it as a place where you can decompress and gather your thoughts. And use it for those activities that can easily de-stress you, perhaps with a distracting hobby, or a workout that will both reduce your stress level and up your fitness regime. You will then become a calmer and healthier you, and everybody will benefit from your less stressed-out state.
#2: You will have a place to express your tastes and personality
In theory, your home should be the place to express your tastes and personality. However, as many guys have before you, it might be that you have had to compromise what you want with that of your wife and children. Anything for a quiet life, right? Because of this, you might struggle to fully enjoy your home at times, as with decor, furnishing, and wall colors that aren’t quite suited to you, you might not have the ability to feel completely comfortable in your environment.
Thank goodness for your man cave then. This is the place that can be designed according to your tastes and requirements. You don’t have to choose the colors that your wife prefers. You don’t have to adapt it to the needs of your kids. You can do what you want with it, and by doing so, you will have that happy space to regulate your emotions and give you feelings of being home.
#3: You will have a place to hang out with your friends
On one level, your man cave is your place to retreat to for me-time. On the other hand, it can also be a place for socializing. So, if you don’t have room in the rest of your house for the things that you and your friends enjoy, you might want to adapt your man cave accordingly. So, you might add a bar area, a place for card and tabletop games, and an area for activities such as snooker, video games, and movie watching for example.
You might even allow your wife and kids in occasionally to share your man cave with you, provided they don’t take over your space with their personal tastes – “no dear, I don’t want frilly net curtains on my man cave windows!”
So, what do you think? Do you have a man cave at home? If not, then we hope you can now see just a few of the benefits that await you.
Take care, and thanks for reading!