Maronda Homes News

Unfinished basement…..or “Man Cave”?

Thinking of building or buying a home, but not sure what to do with that unfinished basement?  The possibilities are endless!  Maronda gives you the option to leave your basement unfinished to use for storage,  or to have it finished like a second living area or entertainment room.  If you are trying to get a bit more creative with your unfinished space, why not explore some outside the box options that the talked about “man cave” trend can provide.

With so many outlets of inspiration such as websites like “The 12 coolest man caves”, it could be hard knowing where to begin.

According to several sources, the general architectural and design trend is for men to take traditionally male-only spaces, and enhance them with improvements and masculine aesthetic choices. Man caves can be equipped with accessories such as refrigerators, vending machines, putting greens, giant TV’s, musical instruments, pool tables, boxing rings, and entertainment centers.  A man cave may also be fitted out with a bar and sports memorabilia such as trophies.

Garages have typically been a man space since they’re often lit by “harsh fluorescent bulbs” and lack heat or air conditioning but nevertheless present a guy with an “opportunity to disappear for hours while never leaving the premises.” There are some reports suggesting that some men are likely to “lavish time, money and attention on fixing this spot up”. Places in houses which have been typically associated with male-oriented chores, such as garages, basements, and tool sheds are being fixed up to be more suitable as full-time living spaces, with more thought to design and planning.

Here is the unfinished lower level of our Manchester model home.  We offer finished options at Maronda such as a wet bar, powder room, and finished dry wall.  While this can be a great starting point for a more simplified man cave, if your going for something like the “bat cave” then a ground up renovation may be your best bet. In any case, the only thing holding one back from the most unique man cave is the boundaries of their imagination!