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The Do's and Don'ts of Man Caves in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, GA

Man-cavesOne of the most popular trends in home remodeling has been the surge in requests for man caves. A man cave is an area of the home specifically set aside and designed as a place where the man of the house can go to relax, whether to watch sports or tinker with a hobby. The large number of unfinished basement space in most Atlanta area homes makes the basement a prime location for this purpose, but a contractor experienced in home rehabs and home expansions can easily turn any area into the ideal man cave.

When deciding to hire a contractor to remodel or expand your home for this purpose, it is important to have a clear idea of what you hope will be the end result. Efficient communication is the only way to ensure satisfaction, so take a look at the tips below and get planning.

Do Consider Your Main Purpose - While it can be tempting to designate the place as multi-use or as a place for some storage, resist that urge. It defeats the whole purpose of having a special place and will mess with the vibe.

Don’t Make It Double as Storage - Old cabinets can be an eyesore and are usually the first things to go during a kitchen rehab. Strong wood cabinets with minimalist hardware create sleek lines and can add visual interest.

Do Pick a Prime Location - Once you know what you will use your man cave for, you can pick where it should go. For example, if you plan on rowdy game nights or starting a band, the garage or a basement make the most sense due to their noise muffling. However, if you just want a quiet place to read or work on a hobby, then simply remodel a spare bedroom. No spare room? Consider a home addition to expand the main floor to make room for a study.

Don’t Sacrifice Practicality - One of the most overlooked things when designing your man cave is the fact that you need to keep it clean. Look into flooring that is easy to maintain, make sure you have adequate trash disposal, and think about installing a sink and dishwasher in the area to avoid trips to the kitchen.

Once you have factored the items above, it is time to consider the essentials you will need to turn your home remodeling project into a man cave where you can put your feet up and relax. Furniture pieces like a good recliner and a big screen tv are absolute musts, but so are more overlooked items like a mini fridge or rolling bar. This list from Improvenet will give you a head start to designing the man cave of your dreams.

Are you ready to get started designing your man cave? Whether you need an extensive home expansion or a minor home rehab, we’ve got the experience to ensure your home remodeling project is stress-free and flows smoothly. Give us a call today at 404.734.7343 to see why we are one of the premier contractors in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Georgia’s entire Atlanta metro area.

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