Earlier this year we conducted a survey of 1,000 UK residents asking if they could add another room to their home, what would it be? 27% of respondents came back and said a ‘man cave’, ‘dad pad’ or ‘man crèche.’ In light of these results, we thought we’d find some awesome and unique ideas for creating the ultimate man cave.

Novelty Fridge

A man cave is not a man cave without a fridge to keep the beers cool. So, you might as well get a novelty one such as this.

basement man cave fridge

However, if Star Wars isn’t your thing then there are some other options including keg fridges complete with a beer tap, fridge in the shape of a safe complete with combination lock, stackable fridges, a fridge in the shape of a Tardis or whatever your imagination can come up with.

The mother of all sofas or recliners

This is not something you’re going to find at a DFS sale! Every man cave needs a sofa, a decent recliner, or both. The mother of all sofas needs to be huge, so it can accommodate your friends as well as being long enough for you to stretch out on. Corner sofas are ideal for this.

basement man cave recliner

When it comes to a recliner you need to think about what you are using it for. If it’s to watch the TV then go for a standard recliner, but if it’s for gaming there is a lot you need to think about. Number one, are you a PC gamer or console gamer? If you’re a PC gamer you need a chair that is suited to sitting at desk height and if you’re a console gamer, a rocker style chair that is close to the ground is best. Some even come with speakers and synced vibration support. Alternatively, you can go for something like this.

Cinema screen

basement man cave cinema

Forget a TV and go straight for a cinema screen. To create the ultimate cinema room you need a projector screen, a projector, something comfortable to sit on and access to a wide variety of films or sporting events. To get that dark cinema feel, you may need to install blackout blinds on any windows or skylights. When arranging the seating you need to think about viewing angle; according to home building and renovating, there should be a 35 degree angle between the line of the seated position and the edge of the screen.


Every basement man cave needs some games, whether it’s a pool table or retro arcade games. If you don’t have a large space, then the pool table can double as a dining room table and you can even get a pool table that flips into an air hockey table! When it comes to retro arcade games, no room is complete without a pinball machine and the type of games you played when you were a kid.

If you don’t have room for a pool table and arcade games you could always compromise with an arcade game pool table!

basement man cave pool table

An actual cave complete with a swimming pool

If you are creating a basement man cave why not just go crazy and build a cave complete with a swimming pool like this guy has done? Or you can create a bat cave, complete with a massive movie screen.

basement man cave swimming pool

If you want to create your own unique basement man cave then contact Simply Basement for a free site survey. From design and planning all the way through to completion, you will have your own project manager and our fixed fees will ensure there are no nasty surprises.

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