Here Are a Few Ways to Build That Man Cave (or She Shed) In Style and On a Budget


Hardworking men and women of all types share the common desire to unwind after a long day toiling for a paycheck. Many folks are also keenly interested in getting the most bang for their buck. Fortunately, there are more than a few tips and tricks available to help any household to customize existing space or even add additional square feet in the pursuit of some much-needed rest and relaxation. The resulting man cave or she shed will provide a respite from the daily grind without being a reminder of all the money sunk into the project.

Add More Space and Make It Your Own

For homeowners with land ready to develop further, increasing the total usable space of a residence can actually be a very cost-effective solution. There are numerous immediate benefits to considering SteelMaster buildings or a similar alternative, beginning with the almost endless possibilities. Not only is a steel outbuilding typically far less expensive than traditional construction, it is also open to continuous customization without massive increases in the associated costs. Plus, the look is much sleeker and more attractive than the metal structures commonplace on roadsides across the United States just a few short decades ago.

Know Where to Shop for Decor

Whatever the space will be used for, a man cave or she shed needs to look the part. Ambiance and decor are important for establishing the mood needed for any activity that takes place inside the space. As it turns out, though, there are plenty of options out there for almost any type of furnishings and accessories available for sale at prices far below the expected retail cost. An obvious place to start is with thrift shops and stores catering to resale or consignment goods. These can be a treasure trove of items many novice decorators might not have otherwise considered as part of their new area. It is also helpful to check online and compare prices across numerous sites or brick-and-mortar establishments. Finally, try to find items on sale. Look for display models, slightly imperfect goods or discontinued models as easy ways to save a few bucks or more.

Keep Track of All Associated Expenses

No great plan is successful without planning and accountability. A huge part of that for any remodeling project is following the money spent on its various aspects. Make sure any contracted labor is competitively priced and highly recommended by either trusted friends and family members or a reputable online service. This can help save money in the long run because a true professional will be more concerned with completing the job on time and for the agreed price in hopes of earning referrals and repeat business.
Many accomplishments in life are abstract and have little measurable impact on our daily lives. Completing a man cave or she shed, however, is instantly recognizable as a valuable addition to a home and its residents. While it might not be easy to create the perfect getaway at home, the tips above can help get it done without going in debt.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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4 years ago

Add More Space and Make It Your Own