{celebrating Father’s Day with man cave design}

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.

Our dads do a lot for us – and they deserve to be honored on Father’s Day and everyday! If your dad is the type who would appreciate a great “man cave” retreat this Father’s Day, you’ve come to the right place!

Man Caves, on DIY Network, offers these tips for getting started on your man cave:

  • Pick an object (pool table, jukebox, picture) that you like and will make part of the room as your inspiration in choosing the overall look and color of your man cave.
  • Make a list of all the materials you will need to accomplish the build. If you’re working with a budget, make sure to leave yourself a 10-15% allowance for miscellaneous or unforeseen costs.
  • If your build requires plumbing, electrical or HVAC work, contact licensed professionals for their input or services. Don’t tackle something you’re not comfortable with.
  • Ask friends and family to help with the build. Try to get people with some building skills so that they might help you direct your plan of attack.

Whether you have a large space or a small space to devote to a man cave, one of the first things you’ll want to do is get a fresh coat of paint on the walls. This will give you the perfect backdrop for your man cave theme, be it sports, hunting, fishing, music or cars! If your man cave space feels a little small, check out our recent post on painting tips for small spaces.

In the photo above, the homeowner used AF-220 Masada (Aura Matte) on the walls to pop against the cherry bar in his man cave.

Minneapolis paint

HGTV Rate My Space

This man cave obviously belongs to a sports fan!

Minneapolis basement design

DIY Network

Duff Goldman, of ACE of Cakes, shows off his ultra hip man cave on DIY Network’s Man Caves. You can see the rest of his man cave makeover here.

Minneapolis DIY

HGTV Rate My Space

And this man cave bathroom has to belong to a fishing lover. The painting on the ceiling is a great touch!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there from the team at Hirshfield’s! Enjoy your day!

Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.

One Response to “{celebrating Father’s Day with man cave design}”

  1. {friday finds: top hirshfield’s blogs of 2012} « Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    […] Celebrating Father’s Day with Man Cave Design Our dads do a lot for us – and they deserve to be honored on Father’s Day and everyday! If your dad is the type who would appreciate a great “man cave” retreat we’ve got the tips to make it happen. With some inspiration we found from Man Caves on DIY Network you’ll have your man cave ready to go in no time. […]

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