Building a man cave is one of the most entertaining and satisfying activities for any sports fan. If you are looking to build/improve a man cave you will likely find that there is a lackluster amount of information available. I have decided to make an in-depth guide of the best man cave furniture on the market.
Since everyone has a different budget, I have broken the article into price ranges and types of furniture for convenience. The cheapest options will also have a focus on space efficiency because the majority of people looking for inexpensive furniture will not have a lot of room to work with.
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This is a mammoth of a blog and it took me a long time to decide how to set up this article. I have decided to break down these products into tiers based on financial capabilities. The price tiers are high end, middle tier, and affordable. Each type of furniture or item will feature products from each price tier.
You will likely want to mix and match slightly as you decide what items of your man cave you want to invest more money into. For example, a lot of people would consider the couch a major piece of man cave furniture. It might be smart to spend the majority of your budget on a couch and find affordable items to build around it. The television is the other obvious key component of a successful game day experience.
High-End Man Cave Furniture
This tier will be for the most valuable furniture to make my list. These items will drastically improve the atmosphere and game day experience in your man cave. This section is reserved for the most comfortable couches and highest quality televisions. The goal is still to find options that are worth the cost, but higher priced items will be included.
Middle Tier Man Cave Furniture
The middle tier will be for standard priced items and below. For example, the average price of a couch is $1,000, so it would be fair to put a couch in that price range in the middle. Fortunately I have found many items that have the same quality as a standard price without having to pay full value. If even 50% of your man cave was in this tier, it would be quite the impressive set up. If you have a designated space, the cost of furniture should be the reason to turn you away from creating your dream game day.
Affordable Man Cave Furniture
Just about every sports fan has dreamed of building the man cave of their dreams. Unfortunately, the man caves you see on google images require two things most people do not have: an immense amount of money — and space. However, with the right products and information, you can build a man cave in a tight space on a budget. It will not have a full bar and five televisions, but it will be enough to make your house/apartment the place where your friends meet up on game day. In order to make this project come to life, we need to find the most affordable and space efficient man cave furniture on the market.
The Best Man Cave Furniture by Tier
One of the most important parts of a man cave is the seating arrangement. After all, you have to be comfortable for an entire football Sunday. Couches are typically the center of a man cave, making this decision an important one. This is one of two areas (television) that I recommend spending a higher percentage of your budget on. Items like tables and memorabilia are not going to affect the viewing experience, though they can enhance the overall game day experience and atmosphere.
HIGH-END TIER: The first item in the high end category is a phenomenal sectional by Stendmar. This couch comes in three pieces for convenience and to provide versatility. Not only can this couch provide comfort as a large couch, it can be easily rearranged into a queen size bed! Investing in this product would confirm that your man cave would be the best play to be on game day. The couch has stellar reviews in value for money, sturdiness and comfort. What else could you want from a couch?
|Price||The current price for this couch is $1295.00. The average price of a couch in the United States is $1,000. This couch is well worth the additional cost in my opinion. The reviews are great and all signs point to this sofa being a guaranteed great buy if you can afford to make the purchase.|
|Size||If you have the space then a large couch is the way to go. A small viewing party can stretch out. Then for the big events like the Super Bowl, you can invite all your friends and seat them comfortably. This couch is exactly ten feet long and seven feet wide with the right chaise (L Section).|
|Comfort||This couch has 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon for comfort. That is an incredible rating considering how negative Amazon reviews tend to be. The high density foam seat cushions provide a high level of comfort. The ottoman allows for everyone on the couch to be able to stretch out their legs.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.5 stars on Amazon. 88% of the reviewers rated this couch four or five stars. It also rated extremely well on specific factors. The couch received 5.0 stars on value for money, 4.8 stars for sturdiness and comfort (individual categories). In other words, the customers that invested in the couch have been extremely happy with the product.|
MIDDLE TIER: HONBAY has created the best value for a couch available right now. As I stated earlier the average price for a couch in the United States is $1,000. For this article to provide any value, I needed to find a couch worth that price but cheaper. After extensive research I have found two quality options. HOMBAY is the best overall couch in my opinion, but the Global Furniture Reclining Sofa (reviewed below) fits the man cave look much better. Most couches in this price tier rank too low in comfort or sturdiness. This couch had high reviews in each area. Also, the ottoman has built-in storage and the couch has a pouch for the remote and other small items. This is a very well thought out product at a great price point.
|Price||The current price for this couch is $549.99 plus FREE shipping. The average price of a couch in the United States is $1,000. Of all the items on this long article, I believe this is the biggest bargain. This couch will be extremely close to a $1,000 couch in terms of quality at just about half the price with free shipping. |
The only real concern is if this couch will fit the look of your man cave, but most guys just want a comfortable place to watch the game. This couch holds a high spot on the best man cave furniture list.
|Size||This couch is 8.5 feet long and just over four feet wide (50 inches). This is a perfectly sized couch for a typical man cave or living room. This couch will seat four adults comfortably on game day.|
|Comfort||This couch has 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon for comfort. That is an impressive rating considering how negative Amazon reviews tend to be. The ottoman allows for either one person to completely lay down or a couple of people to have a foot rest.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.4 stars on Amazon. It has a 4.6 on ease to assemble, 4.5 on value for money, 4.3 for sturdiness, and 4.2 for comfort. I would recommend this couch to anyone who wants to get a deal on a quality addition to their man cave or living space. This couch is the best option in the middle-tier price range in my opinion.|
MIDDLE TIER: I was torn between this couch and the HONBAY sofa so I decided to add them both and let the viewers decide. As an overall product I lean with HOMBAY, but this article is about finding the best man cave furniture. The Global Furniture Reclining Sofa is without a doubt more likely to be found in a man cave than the HOMBAY sofa.
This couch is a sleek black leather couch with big arm rests and three reclining sections. This couch is slightly more expensive than the previous option, but could totally be worth the cost for this big of an upgrade to your man cave. Out of all the couches reviewed in this article, this one is the most comfortable.
|Price||The current price for this couch is $689.00 plus FREE shipping. This couch will also be extremely close to a $1,000 couch in terms of quality at quite a discounted price and free shipping. The other middle-tier option is cheaper, but this couch is also underpriced. As I mentioned earlier, this couch aesthetically is the best option for a man cave.|
|Size||This couch is just over seven feet long (87 inches) and just over three feet wide (40 inches). This is a perfectly sized couch for a typical man cave. This couch will seat three to four adults comfortably on game day.|
|Comfort||This couch has 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon for comfort. That number should be a littler higher in my opinion. This couch has deeply padded seat cushions and arm rests with the best back cushioning on the market. Throw in the fact that the entire couch reclines and you have an extremely comfortable couch. This is a five-star couch as far as comfort goes in my eyes.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.1 stars on Amazon, but did much better on individual ratings. It has a 5.0 on support, 4.5 on ease to assemble, 4.5 for sturdiness, and again, 4.3 for comfort. I would recommend this couch to anyone who wants to get a deal on a quality addition to their man cave or living space. This couch is the best fit for a man cave in my opinion.|
AFFORDABLE TIER: The problem with seating is that most couches or comfortable chairs take up a lot of space. Fortunately, I have a proven solution to help bring a smaller and affordable man cave to life.
This couch is a perfect example of small man cave furniture. I bought this couch for my old college bedroom that was only 12″ x 15″ for two people. My roommate and I put this couch in the middle of our room and both of our TVs on our desks, to create an above average viewing experience in a college suite. This couch also futons which was very helpful in college especially. If that is not enough, the couch comes with two cup holders as well. We had guests come over almost every weekend and finally had a quality place to accommodate overnight guests.
I used this couch to upgrade my college suite, but any room lacking space would benefit from this couch. I would recommend this couch to anyone that has an apartment or small room that plans on making a quality living room/man cave.
|Price||The current price for this couch is $249.99. The average price of a couch in the United States is $1,000. Now, this is not going to compare to a $1,000 couch, but it is a solid couch for game day. I am very happy with my purchase of this couch and my roommates were as well.|
|Size||The couch is only 65.7 inches long and 31.7 inches wide. This is a perfectly sized couch for an apartment or college housing. It is super compact and easy to move around, while still seating two or three people on game day. If you want to see the futon dimensions, go to the Amazon link for all the info.|
|Comfort||This couch only has 3.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon for comfort. I actually agree with this rating. Like I said earlier, this couch is not as good as a $1,000 couch. I can sit on this couch for hours watching football, but it does not compare to the couch in the house I grew up in, as far as comfort goes. Overall, I think 3.5 stars is an accurate rating. It is certainly not an uncomfortable couch, but it also is not a Tempur-Pedic mattress. What it lacks in comfort, it makes up for in affordability and added features such as the ability to futon.|
|Reviews||This product got 3.9 stars on Amazon. I think a lot of people rated this product in comparison to top-level couches. You simply cannot pay 1/4 of the standard price for an item and expect it to compete with the best products on the market. I would recommend this couch to anyone who wants to get a cheap, quality addition to their man cave or living space.|
If you have a great couch, a chair is not a necessity. However, there are situations where there is not enough sofa seating for everyone to be comfortable. Having a chair or two would make for an improved watch party experience in your man cave. If you sit more on the high-end price tier and have the space, chairs on each end of the couch can really bring the room together.
Seatcraft Pantheon Home Theater Seating Leather Power Recline with Adjustable Powered Headrest (4.4 Stars)
HIGH-END: This recliner is an absolute dream for any sports fan. I could watch football for the entire day in that luxury seat while being extremely comfortable. In the spring you can put baseball or golf on while you inevitably take a nap at some point throughout the event while reclined. This recliner is the epitome of comfort and luxury.
There are multiple cool features on the Seatcraft recliner. The recliner is motor powered like a movie theater recliner. You can also set a button to your favorite reclining position. That way you can find the perfect angle to recline in and never have to find it again. The headrest, recline angle, and lumbar section are all adjustable with just three easy buttons. The control panel also has a USB charger for phone or device. The wide-arm chairs have a storage compartment where you can find a 360 degree swivel table you can use for snacks or even your laptop. The chair even has a sound system. I could not even dream up a recliner as amazing as this one.
|Price||The current price for this recliner is $1,322.17. You can also choose to pay $110.18 for 12 months. This Seatcraft product is by far the best piece of furniture I have viewed while researching for this article. As far as value goes, this recliner is worth double the actual cost. The leather material and wood frame ensure that you will be getting years of use from this recliner.|
|Size||The recliner is 42.5 inches long and 40 inches wide. This is a massive seating arrangement that can easily handle 400 lbs. Any individual would have plenty of space in this recliner. The Pantheon recliner is part of the Big & Tall series.|
|Comfort||This recliner has 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon for comfort. Considering the quality of the materials and movie theater recliner design, I find this rating far too low. This recliner has three settings to ensure you find the perfect level of comfort. The Pantheon is massive which allows for everyone that takes a seat to be able to stretch out fully.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.4 stars on Amazon. The Pantheon also did really well on individual ratings. Seatcraft got a perfect 5.0 in the easy to assemble category, 4.6 in support, 4.3 in comfort, and 4.2 in value for money. I would recommend this recliner to anyone who wants to get an impressive addition to their man cave or living space.|
Seatcraft made an in-depth video showcasing the recliners features:
MIDDLE TIER & AFFORDABLE: This recliner could be considered to be a middle-tier recliner but is pretty affordable. Either price tier could afford this recliner to improve their seating arrangement. The Homall recliner is an Amazon #1 Best Seller. This product received that honor because it is a great value for it’s price.
|Price||The current price for this recliner is $170.10. That is a fair price for a recliner. There is not a ton to say about this product. It is a quality product that is priced fairly. This piece of furniture would add the ability to comfortably seat one more adult in your man cave.|
|Size||The Homall recliner is made to seat one adult. Most individuals could sit comfortably in this recliner. The recliner is compact enough to fit into a small man cave without an issue. The chair got a 4.7 in the rating category of “for small spaces.” You can fit this recliner just about anywhere.|
|Comfort||This recliner has 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon for comfort. That rating is spot on for this recliner. The padding is strong but has some give. Having a reclining option obviously adds a great deal to the comfort of a chair. This chair is just as comfortable as it looks.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.4 stars on Amazon. The Homall also did really well on individual ratings. The recliner got a 4.8 in the easy to assemble category, 4.7 for small spaces, 4.3 in comfort, and 4.1 in support. This is a #1 Seller on Amazon because if fits just about anywhere for a quality price.|
A table is not a necessity, but it will make serving food much easier. Getting a small coffee table is a great idea if you have the space for it. Some coffee tables are so cheap they are basically free and still look good. I included only two tables because finding the right table is a lot easier than a couch or recliner.
HIGH-END TIER: This table is Amazon’s Choice for an industrial coffee table. That might sound very niche but it is actually an extremely competitive field on Amazon. With 4.7 stars this table is rated extremely high given how easy it is for one person to ruin the overall rating. VASAGLE made a quality product that will fit the atmosphere of most man caves.
|Price||The current price for this coffee table is $82.79. That is a fair price for an item that will stay in your home most likely for over a decade. The other coffee table is much cheaper but does not match the quality of this product.|
|Size||This table is 41.8 inches long, 23.7 inches wide and 17.7 inches high with plenty of room for your remote and some game day appetizers.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.7 stars on Amazon. As I mentioned, this is the highest rating on this list up to this point. The table did really well in the four individual categories you can find on Amazon as well, sitting between 4.6-4.8 stars.|
MIDDLE TIER & AFFORDABLE: This table comes in eight different color patterns to ensure that you will find the right fit for your man cave. This table is dirt cheap so anyone on a budget should be able to add this item to the list. If you have a really small man cave then getting a cheap table might not be worth removing space. That said, if you have nowhere else for snacks and appetizers, this table won’t break the bank.
|Price||The current price for this coffee table is $35.49. That is a fair price for an item that will stay in your home for likely over a decade. The other coffee table is bigger and of a higher quality, but this table is as affordable as they come.|
|Size||This table is 35.5 inches long, 21.5 inches wide and 25 inches high. It has plenty of room for your remote and some game day appetizers. The table is rounded for appearance and to prevent (minor) injuries.|
|Reviews||This product got 4.0 stars on Amazon. The table did really well in the four individual categories you can find on Amazon as well, sitting between 4.2-4.8 stars. This product is Amazon’s Choice for a living room table. That is a highly competitive field on one of the largest platforms.|
If you have a seating and a table, all you need is something to watch the game on. We will be covering plenty of televisions in the future, but that does not fall under the furniture category.
This is a product we have convinced ourselves to purchase since reviewing this mini fridge. Our own Sam Rebinskas already reviewed this item, which is one of our favorite products at Improve Your Gameday.
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.– Sam Rebinskas – “7 Must Haves For a Man Cave”
A dart board is a popular addition to any man cave. This is a simple game that is fun to play indoors. You can play during the game without missing any action. Dartboards add to the atmosphere and usage of a man cave. The Viper Shot King is a regulation size dartboard, perfect for anyone that takes these tournaments seriously. The package comes with six steel tip darts. If you want to see more information, check out the Viper Shot King on Amazon.
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.– Sam Rebinskas – “7 Must Haves For a Man Cave”
This article is full of some of the best products to improve your man cave. Most people are going to have a budget that falls some where in the middle of two tiers. If you are just starting a man cave, I suggest putting the majority of your budget into the couch and television. A good viewing experience requires a quality picture and to be comfortable. The table is a quality addition but not completely needed. A man cave will really start to come together when the additional items are added. A dartboard and beer fridge can really enhance the atmosphere.
My favorite product is the Seatcraft Pantheon Recliner (4.4 Stars). I’d be hard pressed to find a better seating option for one person. The fact that a chair can have as many features as the Pantheon is incredible.
The hOmelabs 120 Can Mini Fridge (4.5 Stars) is a close second favorite. Sam could barely finish his breakdown of the hOmelabs beer fridge before buying it.
If you liked this article, check out our articles on the man cave page!