4 Man Cave Essentials: Where to Save & Where to Spend

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Make your man cave as nice and swanky as your budget allows. However, there are certain items no man cave should be without, and when it comes to quality, you often get what you pay for. Here’s a look at the items you should splurge on.

Entertainment System

No man cave is complete without an entertainment system. After all, your and your buds need a place to watch the game. A full entertainment system is oftentimes the most important item of any man cave. Whether you’re a gamer or a sports nut, the TV is a community item for you and your friends.

Now, a TV can cost thousands of dollars, or you can opt for a more wallet-friendly screen. If you’re set on the best, then an Ultra HD 4k TV is what you want. These TVs have the best picture quality ever and many of the screens are concave, or wrap around slightly for a more immersive experience. However, the best will burn a whole in your wallet, or maybe even your bank account. If a 4k TV is above your price range there are plenty of solid choices out there if only you shop around.

You’ve got a TV now, but that’s just the beginning. Get the full experience of game day or your video games with surround sound. While you were once stuck with a mess of cords and a clunky tuner, thanks to WiFi and Bluetooth technology you can get wireless surround sound that is easily set up and synced with your TV, game console, and stereo.

If you’re a gamer, you need a console for your man cave. While Xbox One has sought after exclusives like the “Halo” franchise, PS4 has the gothic horror/fantasy “RPG Bloodborn,” an instant cult classic. However, there is a relative new comer to the ranks of console gaming, The Steam Machine. Steam has long been an online marketplace for PC gamers, but the Steam Machine brings everything you love about PC games right to your big screen, and with the Steam Controller you get the precision of a mouse in controller form.

Security

While your man cave is all about a good time, it’s likely filled with many expensive items. Don’t let your den go unwatched. Install HD security cameras. You may find this dubious because of pricey installation fees and steep monthly monitoring subscriptions, but with Lorex HD security cameras, there’s no monthly fee and installation is easy. You can even monitor your man cave with the Lorex App on your smartphone.

Beer

At the very least you’ll need a beer fridge, but if you have extra cash, why not get a Kegerator? Kegerators run between $300 and $600 and come in a variety of sizes for pony kegs and full-sized kegs. Get your favorite beers whether you like light brews like Coors or local micro brews. This addition makes your man cave the most happening spot around.

Seating

If you plan on having the boys over to watch or play some games, you’ll need seats for everyone. Sectional couches are the best for man caves as you can adjust them for any occasion. Whether you’re alone and need some space to stretch out in, or have friends over, there’s always enough room.


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