Despite the stigma surrounding the catch phrase, A Man Cave by any other name is a nothing more than a place where a guy can kick back and enjoy some down time. Den, study, basement – call it what you want, it all serves a single purpose.
During the warmer months, the Man Cave converts to the great outdoors. As an extension of indoor living space, the modern man-centric outdoor retreat includes all the tech, toys and comforts enjoyed by a man and his mates in his interior dwelling. From sleek and stylishly modern to boulder big and rustic, a rule of thumb when planning your open-air sanctuary is to think leisure and entertainment. Big screen television; sound; lighting; fireplace or fire pit; kitchen; grill; grotto; pool; couch; hammock – you name it!
With an endless list of possible furnishings and entertainment options available to outfit your outdoor haven, Preferred Magazine enlisted the help of InsideOut Patio furnishing expert, Christopher Mele, and Audio One tech specialist, Gino D’Ascanio to offer up a few suggestions for the ultimate Man Cave!
FOOD, FIRE AND FURNISHINGS
From the dawn of mankind, food, fire and a place to rest have been essential to the health and well being of humankind – mind, body and soul. This basic principle holds true for the furnishings and finishes of todays outdoor living space designed with the Preferred man in mind.
InsideOut Patio offers a vast selection of high quality, furniture, fire-pits and grills built for style, function, and sustainability. www.insideoutpatio.ca
SIGHT AND SOUND
Nothing says outdoor Man Cave like kicking-back with a cold one and catching the game on the big screen in the comfort of Mother Nature’s den. Weather resilient outdoor televisions, lighting and speakers are the must have tech treats for the man who enjoys outdoor living.
Audio One, Toronto’s leading audio and design experts, provide cutting edge product and service technology and installation to commercial and residential clientele alike. www.audio-one.ca