Guide to the Ultimate Man Cave for your Kelowna Home

Ultimate Man Cave Located in Garage

The Super Bowl is around the corner, and it’s time to impress your neighbours.  How you ask?  By creating the greatest man cave on the block, that’s how.  But what do you include?  What do you leave out?  How are you going to maximize the envy of that nosey Bill from four doors down?  Worry not, we’ve got you covered. Here is our guide to the Ultimate Man Cave for your Kelowna Home.

Glossy, Glassy Floors

For this one let’s assume you are using your garage to create this urban escape.  Garage floors are mostly just exposed concrete, splotchy and dusty, cold and uninviting.  We’re not designing a Fairmont Hotel ballroom here, but c’mon, you can do better than that!  Enter flooring epoxies.  You can choose from pretty much any color you like, even including metallic flecks or aggregate rock.  Whatever you choose it will make cleaning a breeze and resist staining, plus it will supply a bit more warmth for those chilly Sunday game days, and it just looks amazing.

Positively Ponderous Power

To create a legendary space, you’re going to want power – and lots of it.  You don’t want to be tripping over extension cords and clunky power bars, so make sure you incorporate lots of wall outlets.  Most everything – TV’s, lights, fridges, and all the other paraphernalia – you want to make it into a home away from home require Edison’s favourite substance.  While you’re at it, why not incorporate a 220V outlet to charge your future electric vehicles?  Think big!

Eye-catching Car Lift

It’s a dream for many of us gear heads, now make it a reality!  If you’ve got the height and the space, definitely consider adding a lift to you garage/man cave.  There’s no better way to showcase, repair, or modify your 1969 Camaro SS then with a modern lift.  You’ll be the envy of the block, and best of all they’re not as expensive as you might think.

Slick Stools and Chairs with Flair

If all goes well, you’re going to want to be spending a lot of down time here.   Bar stools are a given, and can be found with almost any branding you prefer, from NFL teams to transmission manufacturers.  Get yourself at least a couple of cool lounge chairs for the low-key days.  Tip:  Try to track down a company that repurposes old materials into modern designs – old wood, scrap metal, etc.  My favourite?  Arm chairs crafted from WWII fighter plane fuselages.

Cavernous Cabinetry

Storage is going to be important here.  Tools, ski gear, motorcycle helmets.  So many options, the best advice is just going with what works for your space.  Hang them on the wall, hang them from the ceiling going hi tech and stainless?  Simple inexpensive built-ins from the hardware store will suffice.  Make sure to include lots of useable work space.  For the more discerning outdoorsman, consider again repurposed materials.   A quick search online will find some awesome ideas with old shipping pallets!

A Swanky Bar

The best part about designing your own man cave is that it can be genuinely multi-purpose.  A place to work on the car?  Yes!  But you’ll also need a spellbinding bar. All of those rules apply here too.  Fridges, cool lighting, awesome glassware, and a nice big TV are the absolute musts – get creative!    Extra points if your setup allows you to add a sink and a dishwasher.  Many garages are located conveniently close to the main plumbing lines in your home; it’s a breeze to add the required plumbing from there.  If you can work in a small keg fridge, you’ve sealed the deal.  Welcome to your own sports bar.

Now that you have a guide to the ultimate man cave for your Kelowna Home, it’s time to get to work! Install that eye-catching car lift, go out and find those slick stools and chairs with flair. You’ve got the guide to make it an ultimate man cave, now the world is your oyster. Have fun and enjoy your new or updated space.