In need of a space to relax and unwind after a long week? A man cave is the ideal place to indulge your hobbies and interests, and you can make it completely yours! From an old, pub style games room to a modern bachelor pad, the possibilities are endless.
Here are our top five tips for creating a man cave in your garage.
Start with a blank canvas
If you’re converting your garage that normally stores cars, bikes, tools or boxes, you need to start with a clean slate so you can visualise the finished product. You’ll need to find new homes for all the items in your garage that you want to keep, which can seem daunting, but will be worth it once you see the finished product. Make sure you organise all your items and throw out anything you no longer need or use, or have a garage sale. You can see our tips here on how to plan the ultimate garage sale.
Do your homework
Have a plan in mind for everything you want to go into your man cave, including where all your electrical outlets will need to be wired in. If you’re purchasing furniture, make sure you measure the space before you buy.
Think about flooring and walls
Most garages aren’t built with the comforts of a home such as carpet and insulation, which means they can be cold in winter and scorching hot in summer. If you want to make your man cave comfortable, consider installing a new floor or ceiling.
As there are New Zealand Building Code regulations for home insulation, it’s important to understand the safety precautions for insulating your garage or get a professional install. Bunnings has a step-by-step guide on how to insulate your home here.
Bring your own style
A man cave is completely yours, meaning it can be styled however you like! Certain colours evoke different emotions, so think of how you want to feel when you’re in your man cave and choose colours to reflect that. You could also choose a central theme depending on your hobbies, like guitars, cars or beer. Whatever your style, you can make it your own.
Don’t forget security
If your man cave vision includes expensive items like TV’s, sound systems or musical instruments, you also need to consider the security of your garage.
Chamberlain garage door openers are equipped with the highest level of security available on the market. Security+2.0 technology ensures the garage door remote communicates on multiple frequencies and uses a unique code every time the button is pressed; selecting one code from 100 billion encrypted rolling codes.
Chamberlain’s new range garage door openers are also compatible with myQ technology, so you can be confident that your garage is secure. With 24/7 monitoring of your garage door opener, the myQ App sends notifications whenever the garage door is opened or closed, giving you peace of mind.
To learn more about the security features of Chamberlain’s range of garage door openers, visit our website or call 0800 653 667.