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12 Ultimate Man Caves

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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 weekswe 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

outdoor man cave with grill and stacked stone bar

Photo: Obrien Landscape

 

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.

  slab of Dekton’s Sirocco high compact surface

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! 

 

The Gambler  

poker themed man cave with poker table, fireplace, and basement bar 

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.

 

steel grey granite slab

 

The Sports Fanatic 

sports fan man cave with home theater and bar

Photo: The Handy Guy

 

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.

diamond white quartz slab

The Movie Buff  

man cave theater with sofa bar and cow hide chairs

Photo: Morgan Howarth

 

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

slab of  Onyx Carrara quartz

The Vintage Dad  

rustic man cave with exposed brick and basement bar

Photo: Rejoy Interiors

 

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.   

slab of dekton trilium high compact surface

The Mechanic  

mechanic man cave with tire table top and tool bench cabinetry

Photo: DIY Network

 

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. 

 

slab of black temple quartz

 

The Gamer  

Arcade theme man cave with basement bar and games

Photo: Houzz

 

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.  

slab of sparkling black quartz

 

The Race Fan  

racing man cave with NASCAR pictures on wall and basement bar

Photo: Decorative Ceiling Tiles

 

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.

slab of liquid embers

 

The Music Man  

guitar themed man cave with guitars hanging on wall and sunken couch area

Photo: Decor Pad

 

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. 

 

sample of arion quartz

 

The Outdoorsman  

rustic theme man cave with pool table, antler light fixture, and bar

Photo: Vining Design

 

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 

brewery man cave with wet bar and wine rack

Photo: Kal Wallner-Houzz

 

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:  

beer can track lighting

Photo: ZALcreations

 

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 usdecanter 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!

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