Garage Man Cave Ideas + Uses

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One of the most fun ways to utilize your garage space is as a man cave. With a garage, you can have ample space to do whatever you set your mind to. A garage man cave has different designs, various things you need, and other ideas you may want to consider as you design your own. 

Garage Man Cave Must Haves

As you are building or designing your garage man cave space…here are five things that every space needs. 

  • Television – No matter the style or type of your man cave, we have found that every one of these needs a tv. Some sit idle and unwatched, but they still bring a room 
  • together and allow your friends to watch the game even if you don’t care about it
  • Refrigerator – Even if you aren’t planning on making food or drinks, everyone gets thirsty. Make sure to put a fridge in your garage man cave!
  • Wall Decor – If you picture a man cave, generally, it isn’t just a bunch of white walls. Whether sports, art, or memories from your life…decor for your man cave is important. 
  • Seating Area – Every garage man cave needs a place to wind down and relax after a long week. Get the best couches, chairs, or lounge furniture for your space for maximum relaxation. 
  • Entertainment – Whether electronics, games, food/drinks, or anything in between…you need something that holds attention in your man cave. 

Garage Man Cave Ideas

These are the top ideas and different uses for your garage man cave! You can use multiple versions and variations of 1 or more of these ideas to create the best space for you and your family. 

Man Cave Garage Bar

A man cave bar could be a great solution if you want to add a place to relax and enjoy your garage man cave. You can add the bar table and seating area, taps, refrigerators, a dishwasher, and even shelving to hold all of your materials. 

A man cave garage bar gives you the perfect space to create signature drinks and food for your friends and family. It also makes it easier to prepare these items without having to traverse to your kitchen every single time.

Man Cave Garage Workshop

Sometimes what you need from a mancave is the ability to work on your favorite home projects. Whether it is a hobby or for home improvement, having a dedicated space to store your tools and work is great. 

You could include tool racks, a workbench, shelving, and pegboards in your garage man cave workshop to turn that space into exactly what you need it to be.

Sports Man Cave Garage 

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If you are a sports fan, chances are you love having team decor all around your home. That may be different from the team preference of everyone in your home! A sports man cave garage provides the perfect spot to show your team spirit. 

Hang up the signs, banners, posters, jerseys, and memorabilia you have collected over the years right in your transformed garage space. Of course, you will need space for your TV and sound system to be able to watch the game at full power. 

Man Cave Garage Recording Studio

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If you are a musician, then you know that renting a recording studio can be very expensive. Why not create your own custom space to play and create music? A garage man cave recording studio can be a soundproof place where you can write, design, and play music.

Set up your drum kit and play without waking anyone else in your house. Invite your friends over to just spend some time jamming without needing to spend an insane amount of money renting a studio.

Man Cave Garage Movie Theatre

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Enjoy the sounds and huge screen that you can house in your garage man cave movie theatre. You can even find custom movie theatre seating to make the movie-watching experience. One of the nice things about creating a movie theatre in a garage is the garage is already a darker space to give you a better viewing experience! 

Man Cave Garage Game Room

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When you think about a game room, you may think about technology and online gaming. Hold that thought for the next one!

This game room is all about the classics. Pacman, dig dug, street fighter, asteroids, Galaga. Centipede and space invaders…just to name a few. Fill your garage with the old-school big box games to entertain yourself and others for hours.

Don’t forget that all good garage man cave game rooms need other items too! Things like pool tables, ping pong tables, and foosball tables can help bring the design of this garage together.

Man Cave Garage Video Game Room

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The other game room version for your garage man cave is all about video games. Whether you are a Playstation, Xbox, or PC gamer, you can create the perfect man cave to game for hours. Create a spot to invite friends to bring their devices over, places for multiple screens, and a projector when you need to take it to the next level. 

Man Cave Garage Golf Room

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Virtual golf is becoming increasingly popular to have. The simulators they have today can really help you improve shot performance and show you where your ball placement would be. Bring your clubs to the garage and play 18 holes without waiting for groups of 4 on the actual course. 

Man Cave Garage Poker Room

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This garage man cave game room is designed for board games, story games, and card games. Create your own small Las Vegas, or bring the D&D games to the next level with your own lair to have your weekly games.

Man Cave Garage Car Shop

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A little different than a workshop, a man cave garage car shop is designed specifically to work on cars. Whether you are planning to restore a classic car or you want to start your own small business, a man cave car shop can help you do both. 

Man Cave Garage Kitchen

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Sometimes, one kitchen is not enough or is just very small. A garage man cave kitchen is the perfect solution for the chef in your life. Design custom counters, and grab those perfect appliances for your home. Now you can prep meals for your extended family or start your own catering business right from your garage. 

Man Cave Garage Trophy Room

If you are a weekend hunter or a big game hunter, you need to have a space to store all of your trophies. Whether you want your garage man cave trophy room to be about decor or a place to store the food you bring back…you can have it all inside your custom garage. 

Garage Man Cave Sizes

Now that we have talked through some of the ways you can use your garage man cave, let’s take a look at some of the sizes and ideas for making it feel personal. Below are the top garage man cave sizes you may want to consider for your space! 

Small Garage Man Cave Sizes

Common sizes for small man cave garages are;

  • 12’20’
  • 14’x20′
  • 20’x24’
  • 24’x24’

Large Garage Man Cave Sizes

Common sizes for large man cave garages are;

  • 22’x32’
  • 25’x36’
  • 26’x38’
  • 30’x40’

The Best Garage Man Cave Names

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You may not think it needs it, but every man cave garage deserves a great name. Why not choose a name based on how you are planning to use your garage? Here is a list of the top 10 names you can choose from or take and make your own!

  • The Dungeon
  • The Pub
  • Fortress Of Solitude
  • The Lair
  • The Manetarium
  • Command Center
  • The Dugout
  • The Penalty Box
  • The Annex
  • Captain’s Quarters

Garage Signs For Man Cave

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The best way to show the name or the “slogan” of your man cave is with a sign. Etsy is a great place to find custom-made pieces that can hang on your wall, letting everyone know exactly where they are!

Customize Your Garage Man Cave With Hometown Structures

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If you are in the New England area, we would love to build you a garage you can turn into a man cave. We build garages within a 125-mile radius of our shop in Westfield, MA. Come and see us if you are close, or submit a free quote for your new garage today!