Creating the Ultimate Man Cave Shed for You

It’s that one thing that pretty much every man dreams of: to one day have their own man cave. That little nook they can retreat to after a long day’s work, where they can just block out the world and indulge in their choice of leisure.

Now, that dream can easily be turned into a reality with just a few tricks of the trade. No matter what your interests or hobbies are, whether you’re after a space to do your own thing or one to share with mates, you can build the manliest man cave to suit your tastes with a savvy custom design shed.

For the gamer
Create your very own gaming zone with a shed fit for the techiest of tech-heads. Here, it’s all about creating a dark and reclusive environment, so we suggest eliminating windows, installing insulation and installing lockable doors for less lighting and security. Internet and electrical connections will also be a must to maintain that extensive gaming library of yours (and to keep the bar fridge running, of course). Finish it all off with some uber-comfortable couches and splashes of sharp interior colours.

For the handyman
When creating a home workshop, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Letting that natural light pour in is essential when working with tools (lest you mistake your finger for a nail while wielding the hammer), so be gracious with skylights and windows in the design of your shed. Furthermore, the whole idea of a handyman’s workshop is to totally immerse yourself in those DIY projects, so why not add a personal access doors to really make this place your own private abode.

For the lad’s lad
If you’re the kind of guy who loves a beer over a footy game with a few good mates, a man cave shed is essential. For the ultimate boys’ den, you have the choice of inserting internal dividing walls to break up your space: use these nifty additions to designate the bar area, the games area, and the TV area. Furnish the space with a wide-screen plasma, a dartboard, a poker table and of course, a large fridge to host the all-essentials. Extra points for an attached verandah to house the barbie.

For the die-hard car enthusiast
Turn things up a notch and kick into high-luxury gear with a space to store all your motor vehicle artefacts. Here, you’re obviously going to need lots of space, so a multi-door garage is going to be your best bet. Add windows for light and insulation to maintain your pride and joy, and perhaps choose a glass sliding door – a fitting entrance for your car enthusiast friends. Complete your shed by opting for high-grade wall cladding such as Colorbond Steel Weatherboard to give your prized possessions the protection they deserve.

For the bookworm
The idea of a personal library is any literature-lover’s dream, so why not allow yourself to fall deeply into a book by creating your own leather-bound man cave shed. Here, you can class it up a bit with big, plush armchairs, standing lamps and mahogany side tables, while foregoing one of your walls to create an inexpensive bookshelf out of a few boards. Make sure you choose to have your shed insulated to keep you toasty during those indulgent late-night readings.