How to convert a shed to a man cave

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How to convert a shed to a man cave
Man caves bring friends in a comfortable space. (Rayes/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

A shed can be converted into a man cave to give a man a place to relax and recreate. A man cave should fulfil a man's need for fun, food, and friendship. The items use to decorate or furnish the man cave are only limited to the budget and imagination of the decorator. The cave should be a place where a man feels comfortable and surrounded by his hobbies and pastimes. It should allow for friends to feel comfortable and welcome.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Broom
  • Dust pan
  • Mop
  • Mop bucket
  • Window cleaner
  • Squeegee
  • Paper towels
  • Black or brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Paint roller and roller cover
  • Paint bucket
  • Couch
  • Throw rug
  • Coffee table
  • 2 end tables
  • 2 lamps
  • Magazines
  • Entertainment centre
  • T.V.
  • DVD player
  • Video game player
  • Movies
  • Video games
  • Remote controls
  • Refrigerator
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Frozen microwaveable foods
  • Folding table
  • Microwave
  • Five-gallon water dispenser
  • Dry goods
  • Powdered drinks
  • Electric hotplate
  • Soup pot
  • Frying pan
  • Paper plates, bowls and cups
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Garbage can
  • Dart board
  • Photos
  • Memorabilia
  • Hanging nails
  • Hammer
  • Pool table
  • Foosball table
  • Air-hockey table
  • Stereo system (e.g. CD Player, radio, speakers, etc.)
  • Speaker wire
  • Pens
  • Notebook paper
  • Electric heaters
  • Cable T.V.
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Computer desk
  • Office chair

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  1. 1

    Haul everything inside of the shed out of the shed. Sweep and mop the floor. Wash the windows with window cleaner, a squeegee and paper towels. Paint the walls and ceiling with black or brown paint using a paint brush and paint roller.

  2. 2

    Set a couch along one of the walls of the shed. Place a rug on the floor in front of the couch. Put a coffee table on top of the rug. Set end tables at each end of the couch. Place lamps on each of these end tables. Spread out his favourite magazines across the coffee table.

  3. 3

    Place an entertainment centre on the wall opposite the couch. Put a T.V., DVD player and video game player in the designated areas of the centre. Fill the drawers or cupboards of the centre with his favourite movies and video games. Plug in the devices. Set the video game controls and remote controls on the coffee table.

  4. 4

    Set a refrigerator in an open corner of the shed and fill the fridge with his favourite snacks and drinks. Fill the freezer with frozen microwaveable foods. Set up a folding table along an open wall. Set a microwave on this table. Set a five-gallon water dispenser on this table equipped with hot, warm and cold water capabilities. Set boxes of his favourite easy to make dry goods and powdered drinks on this table. Set an electric hotplate on this table. Set a medium pot and medium frying pan next to the electric plate. Set paper plates, cups, bowls and plastic eating utensils on this table. Put a garbage can at one end of the table.

  5. 5

    Hang a dart board on an open wall along with any favourite sports, hunting or glory days photos and memorabilia using nails and a hammer. Set up a pool, foosball or air-hockey table in an area where players won't block the line of site to the television. Set up a stereo system in an empty corner and place the remotes on the coffee table. Wire the stereo in with the television, dvd player and video game player to create surround sound. Place speakers on both sides of the couch and on both sides of the entertainment centre and wire them to the sound system.

  6. 6

    Set up electric heaters if the shed isn't heated to keep the shed comfortable during cold days and nights. Hire a cable and Internet company to install his favourite television channels and Internet. Set a desk in a free corner with a comfortable office chair. Place a computer on the desk. Fill the drawers with pens and notebooks for brainstorming.

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