6 Steps to Planning your #mancave

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Your home, your castle a place to unwind.

1. Plan. Be creative. Measure. Plot on graph paper. Bar in an alcove, closet into a unique space? Covert a garage, shed, bonus room. Plan for venting, electric, internet, heat and weather.

2. New tools!! For drywall, crown moulding. Oscillating multi-tool for hard to reach places, mitre/table/circular saw, compressor nail gun with 16 and 18 gauge with a stapler.

3. TV. Bigger is better. Think mounting, swivel arm, extension. Head should be dead center in middle screen when standing for best viewing seated. Mount to studs with lag screws. Build it into the wall with a bay/vent or old register on top. Frame the bay with moulding/paint it a contrasting color.

4. Chair. Leather, recliners, deep sofa. Refurbish a garage sale chair. Not too comfy or your friends won't leave.

5. The Bar. Frame it up with 2x4's with a plywood base. Slap a granite or marble counter top. Finish the front with stone/tile/reclaimed wood. Mirror for a backsplash, install glass or wood shelves. Look online for tap handles, brass foot rails, mirrors, kegerator. Stock the bar.

6. Unique Touch. Your favorite stuff. Vintage concert poster, fishing pic, old speaker made into a coffee table. Check garage sales, vintage stores.

Only have a deck -build a weatherproof surround and throw some lounge furniture out there.

With a little DIY, you can escape to your personal space.

Cynthia Palmer | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY Realtor, BRE#01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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