man cave garage

Turn your garage into your favorite room in the house. Who says that a man cave has to go in the basement? The hassle of renovating a basement can be huge, and there are often limitations you can’t work around.

Ultimately, you end up with a rec room rather than an actual man cave. The better option is to build your man cave in your garage. Not only does this give you more freedom at a lower cost, but it also leaves your basement open for storage/laundry, etc. Follow these steps to make your man cave garage a reality:

Learn How to Build Your Man Cave Garage

  1. Clean the Space: You can’t let your imagination run wild until you see your garage emptied and cleaned thoroughly. Move as much junk as possible to your basement or shed, and park your car(s) in the driveway for a few weeks.
  2. Insulate: What fun is a man cave garage that makes you shiver or sweat? Insulate the entire space, including the floor, walls, ceiling, and garage door. Once you’re done, the space will be a lot more habitable.
  3. Paint the Walls: Your garage probably has drab, dirty white walls. Give the space a colorful refresh by repainting the walls. You can go with something simple or create a design/color scheme inspired by your favorite team or hobby.
  4. Install Lighting: A man cave doesn’t have to feel like a cave. Replace the dim lighting in your garage with something that illuminates and creates an atmosphere. Ensure the lighting is appropriate/adequate for what you want to do in your man cave.
  5. Improve the Flooring: Again, the floor of your man cave doesn’t have to feel like the floor of a cave. Please replace the stained concrete slab with something comfortable to walk on and easy to clean. If you want to get ambitious, you can match your flooring to the rest of your design scheme.
  6. Secure the Space: If your man cave garage is going to feature a flat-screen TV, video games, alcohol, etc., you’ll want to make sure the space is secure. Ensure your garage door locks and any secondary entrances are carefully secured.
  7. Pick Out Furniture: No man cave is complete without a comfy recliner for the king of the cave and an oversized couch for all of his buddies. Determine what furniture you need and what kind of space/budget can accommodate.
  8. Add Refrigeration: You don’t want to shuffle to the fridge whenever you need refreshments. Ensure your man cave garage has space and power to accommodate at least a mini refrigerator. If you want to get ambitious, you can build in a complete bar.
  9. Dress it Up: Once your man cave is ready to host guests, find a way to give the space some character. This is your room, and it should reflect your interests and history. If you could decorate the room any way you wanted, what would you put on the walls?

Let Garage Designs Build Your Man Cave Garage

Be honest – are you more excited about building your man cave garage or enjoying your man cave garage? If you’re eager to kick back and relax, let Garage Designs handle the entire renovation process. We will work closely with you to ensure the design satisfies all your wants and needs. Then, our team of professional garage contractors will work on transforming the space. It’s that easy! Satisfy your curiosity with a free estimate.


Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman, owner of Garage Designs of St. Louis, brings over a decade of garage transformations and epoxy flooring expertise. A community-focused entrepreneur, he customizes each project to meet unique client needs, ensuring safety, style, and functionality in every space.

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