Design Tips for a Perfect Man Cave

At A-Shed USA, we’re a custom building contractor dedicated to providing you with all the materials and structures you need around the home. From our storage sheds to our garage builder services and more, we’ll take you through every step of this process and help you get the perfect materials.

We can also help with alternative uses for these structures, and one such alternative that’s growing quickly in popularity is the man cave, or its counterpart, the she shed. These gender-specific fun zones are perfect ways for both husbands and wives to escape for a little bit and/or spend time with their friends, and sheds are often the perfect location for a little getaway like this. Let’s go over some of the key factors that go into creating a great man cave or she shed using one of our great shed products.

Basic Comfort

The first and simplest area to consider for any man cave or she shed is basic comfort for the occupants. For our customers in Salt Lake City climates, which get cold for long swaths of the year, this means it’s important to install insulation as well as air conditioning and/or heating areas.

This means you’ll need to have the shed hooked up electrically, which can be done easily by an electrician for most smaller shed options. We can offer recommendations if you’re looking for good local pros who can help you with these important comfort areas, which can be valuable in both the summer and winter.


Once you’re confident anyone in the shed space will be comfortable from a temperature standpoint, it’s time to ensure they have comfortable places to relax as well. Many of your choices here will depend on how much space you have, as well as what other items you’re planning to put in the shed – if you’re lugging in a foosball table, for instance, you might have to consider less bulky seating options. Bean bag chairs and couches tend to work well, and some people get creative and rig up various hanging seating formats using different materials from around the home.

Beverages and Refreshments

This one goes along with having electricity set up – once that’s done, be sure to install a mini-fridge or even a normal fridge with some go-to refreshments for whenever you need them. No good man cave is complete without these. For those who really want to go all-out and have it in their budget, you can consider installing a fully functional bar with a keg installation piece.


And finally, make sure everyone in the man cave has what they need to enjoy themselves. Hook up a basic TV and perhaps a video game system, plus a sound system for some music. If there’s space, look to other entertainment like dart boards, game tables or similar hobby areas.

For more on creating the perfect man cave or she shed using our durable shed options, or for more info on any of our quality sheds, speak to the pros at A-Shed USA today.

Have questions about our sheds or garages? Contact A-Shed today for expert advice and excellent customer service.
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