7 Must Haves For a Man Cave

A man cave is meant to be your space to hang out and get away from responsibilities. Everyone’s ideal man cave is going to look a little different. What matters is that it fits you. Some prefer a sports themed man cave for the ultimate game day experience. Others want it to be more of a game room, while some may it want it resemble their favorite bar. No matter what your vision is for your man cave, here are seven things I think everyone should consider adding to their man cave.

1. Surround Sound System

Whether watching the big game, a movie, or playing your favorite video game, sound is important. Speakers on a TV just don’t get the job done. Having a good surround sound system allows for full immersion. A good surround sound system will improve your viewing or gaming experience.

When selecting a surround sound system you can spend as much or as little money as you like. If you are going for more of a home theater you may want to spend a little extra because sound is going to be one of the most important attributes. For most man caves, I don’t think you need to go top of the line with your surround sound system because even the modestly priced ones will more than get the job done.

One good surround sound system to consider is the Logitech Z906 Surround Sound Speaker System from Amazon. This surround sound package comes with 5 speakers and a subwoofer providing all the sound needed in your man cave. You can also connect up to six devices and it is easy to set up. It is also decently priced compared to other surround systems which can cost upwards of $1,000. The Logitech Z906 is our number one item on our must haves man cave list.

2. Beer Fridge

When talking about must haves in a man cave, this item should be at the top of the priority list. Aesthetically, a beer fridge looks awesome. They will also let you keep your favorite drinks close by so you never miss a play. A good beer fridge will have plenty of space to store your drinks and keep them cold for you. Beer not your thing? That’s fine it can also store your favorite wines or soda. Your guests will be blown away by how cool your beer fridge looks.

One of the best beer fridges out there right now is the hOmelabs 120 Can Mini Fridge with glass door available on Amazon. This beer fridge can store up to 120 cans of your favorite beer and looks awesome with the glass door. You can also be sure that the drinks will stay cold because the fridge can reach a temperature of 34 degrees Fahrenheit. This is one of the more expensive beer fridges, but well worth the investment. The hOmelabs fridge is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.

3. 4K TV

Let’s be honest, the TV is the main attraction in your man cave. That is where you will be spending most of your time, so you’ll want to get a quality TV. Having a 4K TV combined with a good surround sound system will make your man cave the place to be on game day.

Why is a 4K TV so good? A 4K TV has four times as many pixels as an HD TV. More pixels means a better, clearer picture. The extra pixels make a huge difference and vastly improve the clarity. Upgrading to a 4K TV will make a noticeable difference in your viewing enjoyment. The upgrade in viewing experience made it a top item on the must haves for a man cave list.

One of the most highly rated 4K TVs out there right now is the Samsung 4K UHD Ultra HD Smart TV available on Amazon. This 65 inch TV has incredible picture quality and compatible with Alexa. While it is pricey, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in front of the TV so spending money on an amazing TV makes sense.

4. Video Game System

When you’re not watching the game, you’ll want to be playing a game. Whether you’re a PC gamer or console gamer, you’ll want to consider putting either an Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro in your man cave so you have something to play on the big screen. Getting into a good video game is a great way to get away for a little bit and relax. Some of my favorites are Madden, Call of Duty, and Fallout 4.

I have an Xbox One X and I use it as my entertainment system so I am able to run all my streaming services on the Xbox. This makes it really easy to switch between gaming and streaming. You’ll also want to have a gaming system for when you have guests over and are looking for a little competition.

5. Good Seating

If you’re going to be spending all that time in front of the TV, you’re going to want to get some good seating. Trust me on this, do not skip out on a good chair, your back will thank you! Depending on what you are going for, a movie theater style chair or a nice gaming chair are great options.

The Seatcraft Pantheon Home Theater Recliner available from Amazon is an amazing movie theater style chair for your man cave. With an adjustable headrest, built-in bass shakers, a cup holder, and lumbar support, this chair has everything you need. It is made from quality leather to provide maximum comfort. Another pricey item, but with all the time you are going to be spending sitting in it, it is easy to justify spending that much money.

For the gamers, one of the best selling gaming chairs is the Respawn 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair available from Amazon. This one of the most popular chairs for those who like to game for long hours. It provides tons of ergonomic support and can recline 155 degrees, allowing you to get comfortable.

6. Pool Table

This is a staple in almost every man cave. It is one of our favorite games to play with friends. It’s a staple of our favorite bar and a great way to get some friendly competition going when you have guests over. If you have the space for it in your man cave, a pool table can be a great addition. A pool table provides you with entertainment when you’re looking to get away from the screen.

The Tuscon 7′ Pool Table by Fat Cat is available from Amazon and is one of the more affordably priced pool tables. It also comes with two pieces of chalk and two cues for you and a friend to play at the same time. Pool tables come in many sizes and colors so go with one that fits your man cave. I am sure we are not the only ones that consider this worthy of a “must haves for a man cave” list.

7. Sports Memorabilia

What is man cave without some decor? Be sure to add some of your favorite sports memorabilia. This will give your man cave that “guy” feeling and make your man cave an even better game day spot. You don’t have to go overboard here, but a few pieces could add to the aesthetics of your man cave. PristineAuction.com is a great site for deals on fantastic sports memorabilia.

If sports aren’t your thing, add whatever you like! Vintage movie posters are a great option. Maybe even some art if that is your thing. Whatever you decide to add, make it unique to you. After all, it is your man cave.

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Sam Rebinskas

Sam is the co-founder of Improve Your Gameday and loves all Boston sports teams.

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