How to Build the Ideal Man Cave Shed

Who says a man cave has to be in the basement? Using a high-quality shed from Backyard Storage is a great idea for building a man cave that is just removed enough to provide some quiet and comfort while not being too reclusive.

And, the customization options are nearly endless!

Outfitting the perfect man cave using a shed as a foundation allows you to truly make the space your own while incorporating your own sense of style to make it exactly how you want it. In this article, the backyard shed experts at Backyard Storage are here to help you with a few tips that will help you turn your man cave dreams into reality.

Let’s get started!

Choosing the Right Shed Location

If the sole purpose of the man cave is to be a hideaway from the daily grind with all of the decor and accessories specific to his tastes, then don’t be afraid to choose a spot that offers some privacy. The point of a man cave is to get away from it all, which means that a little physical distancing might be perfectly appropriate.

When choosing the right spot for your man cave shed, it will help if you’re conservative with the plot size you’re thinking of choosing. If an 8” x 12” shed is the dimension you’re going with, choose a plot that is at least 10” x 14” in size. This will allow you to bring out the foundation if needed, and it will give you a wider margin for adding external features like lighting or awnings.

Also, choose a location that will make it easy to run power to the shed. Locate the service panel on your property—it’s typically located right where the utility power line comes onto your property. As long as you have an available breaker (or space for an additional breaker to be installed), you should be in good shape. Placing your new man cave shed too far away from your service panel could result in significantly increased cost to trench power cable conduit and pay for extra cabling.

Man Cave Shed Customization Options

Did you know that Backyard Storage can fully customize your new man cave shed to include the features you want? This means you don’t have to settle for a ‘cookie cutter’ shed. Make it your own by adding windows, doors, a loft area, or even an insulated floor to keep the man cave comfortable year-round.

We make it easy to experiment with different design options. To see what customization choices are available to you, head over to our ShedView 3D Configurator and give it a spin.

And remember: if you’re wondering if a specific design option is good for the man cave shed you have in mind, we’re always available to offer expert advice. We’ve helped thousands of people just like you design the purpose-built shed that’s ideal for their unique needs. Don’t settle for ordinary!

Choosing an Interior Theme

After you’ve chosen the location and design options for your new man cave shed, it’s time to start thinking about what the interior will look like. If you’re not great at decorating, don’t worry! Sometimes simply choosing a theme can solve the problem, as it makes a lot of your decisions for you.

Here are some example themes to consider:

  • Metal and Wood. This is sometimes called the ‘industrial’ theme, as it makes use of materials you might find in a tool shop or barn. This rustic look is very masculine and is super easy to maintain.
  • Sleek and Techy. Black, grey, and slate. Maybe with a flat-screen TV mounted in front of a leather couch. A sleek, techy interior theme calls for sharp angles, simple geometries, and no-nonsense styling.
  • Retro/Mid-Century Modern. A retro or mid-century interior theme is all the rage these days, and finding period-specific furniture is easy. Check your local online marketplace for furniture or wall art that is inspired by 1940s-1960s aesthetics, and think about maybe even adding a print advertisement or two from the same time period to complete the look.

If you’re still not sure how to go about designing the interior of your new man cave shed, don’t forget that hiring an interior designer is an easy way to address this. While you might pay a bit more, you won’t have to worry about making all of the detailing decisions yourself. Whew!

Lastly, when you’ve finished constructing your new man cave shed, don’t forget to send us some pictures. We might feature your new man cave on our Facebook page!

Good luck, and have fun!

Browse our inventory to see all our available sheds, garages, and storage buildings, or come by one of our convenient locations to check out our high quality construction for yourself. You can even use our online configurator to see all the options available to you.

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