12 Ultimate Man Caves
The Dad Pad. The Den. The Inner Sanctum. The Man Cave. Throughout history, men have carved out & reclaimed small spaces in their homes as retreats. Since Father’s Day is coming up in a few weeks, we wanted to show 12 ultimate man cave ideas to inspire you if you are looking to do something extra special this year for the number one dude in your life. We are going to present them by theme, and then suggest surfaces we feel are perfect partners for the various surfaces, including the man cave must-have, the wet bar! We are a countertop fabricator after all, of course we’re going to show you some cool stones. Stick around to the end because we have something cool to GIVEAWAY for Father’s Day and you are definitely going to want it. Let’s get this party started!
The King of the Grill
The King of the Grill feels most at home standing over a barbecue pit in the backyard. The smell of smoke and the sizzling sound of an exceptional cut of meat are components of his ideal evening. If you like this look, check out Dekton’s Sirocco. We love it because it has a photo-realistic replication of natural stone, while also having that concrete look without the issues concrete tops have.
Dekton is a man-made sintered stone that was developed to excel in outdoor applications. It is UV resistant, isn’t affected by swinging temperature changes (great in our unpredictable Indiana weather). It has superb heat resistance, is stain resistant, and highly scratch resistant. It can withstand tongs and metal cooking tools being scraped across its surface, as well as just about anything Dear old Dad can do to it, including torched cocktails!
Like Kenny Rogers sings, this Dad knows when to hold ‘em and fold ‘em. Note the poker table and bar that are begging to be covered in a multicolor dark granite like Steel Gray.
The Sports Fanatic
We love seeing fan caves! The possibilities to customize are endless. If your Dad is a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts, imagine Colts blue cabinetry with a solid white quartz bar-top like Diamond White by Radianz.
The Movie Buff
For a true cinephile, a home theater is the holy grail. See how the space is beautifully divided to accommodate multiple comfort spaces for private screenings. If you like that arched stone, check out Onyx Carrara by Dupont Corian quartz:
The Vintage Dad
This Dad variety is a curio collector of things of yesteryear. Vintage Dad can be found at flea markets or estate sales on the weekend searching for first editions of old books or old glassware to add to his collection.
Dekton Trilium is a great bar-top to go with this Dad’s love of mixing textures.
If your Dad’s inner sanctum is tucked into the garage, he will love this look. Whether it is cars, electronics, or restoring an old bike, he can usually be found tinkering in this space.
Top that workbench with a cool quartz like Caesarstone’s Black Tempal. It is part of a new line they have developed to withstand outdoor applications and is a little more heat resistant than other quartz collections out there.
Gamer Dads live for a challenge and love to integrate their favorite nostalgia games into their spaces beside the high-tech consoles of today. There are many places you can procure restored game cabinets and pinball machines; eBay is still a great resource to look.
To capture the look of the sparkly arcade tops of the 70s and 80s, check out Sparkling Black from Q by MSI Quartz.
The Race Fan
Indy is full of race fans. If your Dad anticipates the roar of engines, he can create his own pit like this easily with large scale photos and black metal cabinetry.
We think he will love Liquid Embers by Dekton as a bar-top. It needs to be seen in person to be believed but it is textured and looks a lot like an oil slick on a wet track.
The Music Man
We love a well-designed sunken space. The Music Man loves having a dedicated place to jam out and relax. This space is simple in layout but provides tons of space to display concert posters and music memorabilia.
We think a wet bar in Music Man’s cave would rock in American-made Arion quartz by LG Viatera.
When he isn’t at work or in his man cave, your Dad is out in nature. Whether he is a fisherman, birdwatcher, trophy hunter, or survival enthusiast, you can be sure that he will have mementos displayed in his space.
If there is a fireplace in his den, consider having a natural hearth stone or facing installed to bring nature inside.
The Micro Brewer
Indianapolis has an active brewing community. It is likely this Dad group has not only visited most of the taprooms in town but has tried making his own beer too. Maybe he hasn’t made his own beer but has dreamed of having his own Kegerator. It is easy for Peak Stone Company to customize a countertop to accommodate taps and a spill catch into a stone top.
Check out this cool beer can track lighting here:
That’s the Dirty Dozen of our Man Cave tour! We hope you liked it and can use it for inspiration in your own home. We are so glad you stuck around, because we’re proud to announce we’ve created an extra special gift package for Father’s Day and we’re holding a contest to give it away!
Father’s Day Bourbon Set Giveaway!
Total Value = $200!
Our Big Daddy set includes a custom marble tray and a quartet of hand finished granite whiskey stones made by us, a decanter and glass grouping, and a bottle of Double Oaked Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon- a total value of $200! You must be 21 or older to enter. Want a chance at winning it? Simply enter with your name and email address. The winner will be notified on June 18th and may pick up their goodies at the Peak Stone Co. showroom- just in time for Father’s Day!