You can still have a man cave and keep it budget-friendly. We all see these extravagant spaces, which discourages us from ever thinking that we can have our own man cave. But the truth is that the most popular type of man cave is a man cave on a budget. A DIY hodge-podge that is pieced together over the years. Think about it…if you have the need for a man cave, the chances are you have someone in your life that is making it difficult for you to spend a ton of money on it. It’s ok. We can admit it. We stopped running our own lives the minute we said “I do”. But just because you have an allowance like a pre-teen again, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a kick-ass budget man cave.
You can relax in your den or living room, but there’s nothing better than having your own personalized area. The man cave awaits. stop telling yourself that you can’t have one. Even if it’s a cheap man cave. Its something you can build on. And we have plenty of cheap man cave ideas on this site to make your DIY man cave something that will help you get away from it all…(if that’s what you need!).
But what if you don’t have a dedicated space in your home for such holy ground? What if you legitimately have no extra space in the house? What if she has claimed the finished basement with her doll collection from when she was a kid and refuses to give up the spare bedroom because once or twice a year you may actually have guests who use it.
Why not create a man cave in your garage?
Now we’re onto something. She won’t care if you convert your garage into a man cave. It’ll be a nice little DIY project that you can keep a low budget, yet still build a man cave that allows you to unwind and enjoy your whatever ideas and designs you come up with.
You can let your imagination run wild now if you’ve been contemplating garage conversion. Every man cave is unique, from a sports-themed one to a hunting-themed one. We’ve gathered some of the most innovative ideas for creating a man cave to assist you in transforming your garage into the ideal refuge. Even if you have a tight budget and don’t have any DIY ideas yourself, we got you covered.
Two-Car Garage Man Cave
You may want to consider splitting the garage into quadrants. One quarter could be dedicated solely to your tools, lawn equipment, and other things the garage typically has.
The other parts.
Well, the other part shall be the awesome man cave that you’ve always wanted! When it comes to man cave decor, it’s really up to you. Do you want a little man cave bar? If you’re a sports fan, maybe you want to get some memorabilia from your favorite teams (this is my personal man cave theme). Maybe you just want to have a couch, a TV, and a mini-fridge or kegerator.
You could fit a pool table, foosball table, ping pong table, air hockey table, or dartboard in the third quarter.
The last space could be dedicated to a home gym. This way you can always tell her that you’re working out when you need to escape as well!
Man cave ideas on a budget are practically unlimited when you have this much space!
Memorabilia Man Cave
As I said earlier, I am a huge fan of a sports themed man cave. If you’re anything like me, you likely have a sizable collection of memorabilia from your favorite local or national sports teams. Don’t be ashamed to let the world see what you’ve got. Make a sports fan’s haven in your garage by displaying all kinds of memorabilia from the team you’d do everything for. Make your own little sports bar with memorabilia, such as jerseys and home-run trophies, in the colors of your favorite team. I personally get all my sports memorabilia for my man cave from the Sports Memorabilia site. Click the image below to check them out!
The football cave is another great idea for a sports nut. Especially if you’re rabid when it comes to your favorite team! If you set it up right, it will be the ideal place to watch the game every weekend. Make sure your television is set up correctly in this cave to have the finest viewing experience. We have a post about multiple man cave TVs, so make sure you check that out.
What if you’d like to take your football room design ideas to the next level? You can make every game a big deal by leaving one wall vacant and installing a ceiling-mounted projector. Then you can feel like you’re watching the game on the big screen, but you’re really just utilizing all the space your small man cave has to offer. Check out some of the best projectors here:
This retro-inspired cave will help you reconnect with your inner hipster. you can find plenty of cheap man cave stuff for this theme. Whether you’re looking for some vintage Route 66 signage to decorate your man cave, some themed car seats, or maybe some retro jukeboxes, there are plenty of options if you know where to look. Check out some of these ideas below.
Rock ‘n Roll Cave
Making a man cave with a music motif is perfect for the guys who love to listen to their favorite tunes without having someone roll their eyes because they’re listening to these epic songs for the millionth time. They are also great for musicians (or weekend pluckers) who just want a space to jam out uninterrupted.
There are countless awesome man cave ideas for you to make your garage into your own rock ‘n roll hall of fame that won’t cost a fortune. Rugs and soundproof panels can be added to your man cave to mute your guitar solos. Your entire family will be grateful and you can still have hours of fun without the guilt of disturbing them with your legendary chops.
Lights, Camera, Action Cave
Movie buffs, this is for you! You’ll be ready for awards season with a movie-themed man cave. It’s a moviegoer’s dream come true. Your own personal home theater complete with plush leather seats, a giant screen, and state-of-the-art surround sound. You can create this room on a budget if you know where to look. For a studio executive screening room, opt for clean lines, canister lighting, and simple decor. This design doubles as a sports fan’s den because it’s the ideal spot to see all of your favorite sporting events. And no movie theater is complete without popcorn! Check out our page on popcorn makers to round out your perfect man cave.
Who said garages had to be filthy sweatboxes full of grease? You can make a great car garage man cave even if you’re on a budget. This could include a homemade bar with custom car bar stools, a big-screen TV framed like a windshield, and even a pool table that looks like a classic ’57 Chevy. you need to be creative when it comes to a budget friendly man cave. But you can make it awesome without spending your life’s savings.
You don’t have to deny your geeky side. It’s time to show your nerd pride. You may put your favorite action figures on display here because of the room’s space-saving built-in shelf. If you want to go all out, you can have the shelves lighted, although it isn’t required. If you have enough room you can build shelving to display your comic books. Maybe you want to post up old tickets and programs from shows you’ve attended.
When it comes to booking tee times, it has never been simpler. With a golf-themed sports man cave, you can practice your swing in the privacy of your own home. Do you need some ideas for your golf course’s interior design? Install an elevated putting green with holes or lay down your own putting turf to perfect your ace shot. You could even use a projector and a golf simulator to create an indoor golf course.
Video Game Man Cave
Who doesn’t love video games? And not just the new ones. I find myself getting my butt kicked by 12 year olds who have a more vulgar vocabulary than a late-night move on HBO. Sure, you can have a TV dedicated to gaming. But what about old school arcade games? There are so many options out there now that allow you to bring the fun of the mall arcade from your childhood into your ultimate man cave. I got my arcade custom-built by the Arcade Guys. They shipped it right to my door and helped me place it in my cave. It has over 17,000 games on it. I usually find myself playing old-school Nintendo or Super Nintendo games. But either way. Check this guy out!
These are just a few of the DIY garage man cave ideas. Your man cave might be something completely different. But I hope this helped open up your mind to the fact that you don’t need an endless budget to get something you will love. Your man cave can be amazing. You just need to open up your mind a little bit!