Home Help: Keep a man cave top of mind when choosing a new home
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It used to be that the “man cave” was relegated to the basement or the garage. Now homes are being designed with the man cave already in mind to give men a place to call their own. Many homeowners looking to change homes this year will be thinking about including a man cave. If you’re in the market, check out the following suggestions from Clayton Homes:
Make the flat screen the focus: When it comes to TVs in a man cave, bigger is still better. Big alone won’t do, though; the flat screen needs to have the latest technology so it can provide the best picture of the game or movie. To make the room look more professional, put the flat-screen TV in a built-in entertainment center that can also house the stereo and gaming systems.
Keep the drink station handy: Many man caves will have a built-in bar or mini-fridge, but sometimes the space just isn’t available. Clayton Homes has customization options like a hide-a-way wet bar to keep your space open while leaving room for all the amenities you want in the man cave.
Bring in the comfortable furniture: Leather furniture is always a hit and will give your man cave the comfort you want and deserve! Plus, the smell of leather is very masculine. From leather couches to recliners, make certain your man cave has the perfect seating to cater to your comfort.
Time for a makeover. If your home needs a more substantial makeover before it can sell, focus your energy and your money on the most important rooms in the home. Kitchens and master bedrooms sell homes, meaning that a granite countertop, new appliance or fresh coat of bedroom paint will give you a better chance to sell your home than other projects may allow.
Find your color inspiration. There are plenty of opportunities to find color inspiration at home or in the office, including furniture, textiles, accessories as well as your co-workers’ or family members’ clothing, fashion and color choices. Fashion designer Tracy Reese says everyone has something to offer, so use the ideas and personalities around you to get your own creative juices flowing so you can find your inspiration.
Aerate your lawn. Aerating allows oxygen, water and other nutrients to reach your grass’s roots, and it’s one of the best things you can do to support your lawn. Travel across your yard with a manual or gas-powered aerator, punching holes in the ground. Make sure to pass over each area only once. After you’ve finished aerating, spread compost, fertilizer or peat moss over your yard. The fertilizer will be absorbed quickly through the holes created by the aeration.