The Man Cave – described as a room or space for men (with no female influence) that is used for sanctuary from housework and daily distractions.
Here’s a question to ask yourself – why not take the garden shed out back and use THAT for your sanctuary? Sure it might be easier to just convert the guest bedroom that you only use occasionally, but I think you’ll find its well worth the sacrifice. The only downside is, you may have to add another (smaller) shed for all the odds and ends that won’t fit anymore in your main shed. But two sheds isn’t such a bad thing.
Everyone has their own reasons for making their own cave but for our purposes here, this will be for solitude and relaxation since garden sheds are usually pretty small. You’ll have to have electricity – this is a MUST. I would recommend hiring this out to a licensed electrician (if it isn’t already wired).
Plan your space well by putting it down on paper. Draw everything to scale. Place your flat screen TV (yes, this is a must) somewhere where there isn’t going to be sunlight bouncing directly off of it. From there, it will be easy to place your viewing chair. Personally, I like recliners but they do require more space.