Man caves are about more than just beer and football. They offer a place of relaxation to escape from the stresses of the daily grind, and they are no longer strictly for men. Now-a-days people are building ever more lavish man caves because they are becoming a spot that the entire family can get together and spend time in. Because of this, we created a list of the top 10 Man Cave Must Haves that every home needs.

1. Big Screen TV or 4K Projector

The single most important man cave necessity is the TV. Big screen, small screen, 4k, curved, or projector, it doesn’t matter. As long as the boys are able to come over and watch sports, or the family can curl up for a movie night, then your set.

2. Surround Sound Speakers w/ subs

The TV would not be complete without an insane sound system. Movies are just better when you can feel the action. Music is always pumping out of the speakers in all the best man caves so a top of the line sound system is essential.

3. Recliners

remodeled basement with recliner chairsWhat are you going to watch the TV from other than a recliner? Okay, maybe a super comfy couch, but we say recliners are definitely the way to go. After a long day at work, the best way to relax is to kick your feet up and put the day behind you.

4. Fully stocked bar with a kegerator

The bar is the focal point for most man caves. Nobody wants to get up during the big game and walk all the way across the house to get another cold one. Not only is this helpful during Sunday afternoon football, but also during all those family parties that you plan on having in your new chill-out space.

5. Wine Cellar

wine cellarSince the previous must have was a bar, the only next logical necessity would be a wine cellar. Woman like to relax with a drink now and then too, but beer might not always hit the right spot. And let’s face it men, you guys like wine too. In addition to being practical, wine cellars are also a beautiful addition to any space, and immediately take the room from average, to extraordinary.

6. Pool Table

Pool tables come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and price points. Regardless of the type of pool table, as long as you have one in your man cave then you will be set. Men need other forms of entertainment other than television, so pool tables are a good choice. They are also a gorgeous piece of furniture that really makes a man cave feel like, well, a man cave.

7. Whiskey Barrels

Whiskey barrels are the cool new addition that’s taking the Pinterest world by storm. The newest craze is to reuse vintage finds, and whiskey barrels are the perfect way to do that. They add a rustic look to any basement or man cave and are a gorgeous addition to any bar area. Many people are cutting them in half and adding shelves inside, or using them as table bases. It doesn’t matter how you choose incorporate a whiskey barrel into your man cave, as long as you have one, you’re doing it right.

8. Gaming Station

This is a good family idea and is a great way to get the kids involved, in addition to the men that enjoy some video games. Your big screen is the perfect way to display all those awesome video game graphics and the sound system will make it all feel real. Your gaming station doesn’t have to be electronic video games though. Board games are a good way for families to spend time together, so having a well-stocked closet with everyone’s favorites is always a good addition.

9. Snack Storage

Just like with the bar, you aren’t going to want to walk all the way across the house to grab a bite to eat. Keeping snacks on hand in a convenient location will ensure that all your football buddies and gaming children are adequately fed. It’s also ideal for movie nights so that nobody misses a second of their favorite film.

10. Sports Memorabilia

Last but not least, is the necessity that wraps everything up and brings the whole room together. Sports memorabilia of your favorite team, whether it be football, baseball, hockey, golf, fishing, or soccer, is always essential to making the perfect man cave personal. For collectors, it’s also the perfect place to display prized signed keepsakes.