The beauty of designing a custom home in Middle Tennessee is that you can make sure that it has everything that you want now and into the future. Families today are adding everything from outdoor entertainment areas, to child study stations, to multiple master suites to their custom homes.

One of the biggest trends we’ve seen in recent years is the man cave. Men use these spaces to play games, watch sports, and host friends. At Arthur Rutenberg Homes, we can help you design the perfect man cave for you – and the whole family, if you allow them – to enjoy.

So what goes into the perfect man cave?

It used to be that men would often convert a garage or basement into their space and call it their “man cave,” where they could decorate with old sports posters and pennants, neon beer signs, and a couple of recliners and a TV. It was a place that could be their own, where the décor wasn’t influenced by their wives, and where they could enjoy a little time to themselves.

These days, though, the man cave can be as customized as you want it to be. Of course, high-tech, large flat-screen HDTVs are a must, along with a Blu-Ray player, your favorite video game console, and a good surround sound system.

You can bring in the worn-out recliner from your bachelor days if you want – or you can fill your man cave with oversized sofas and theater-style seating.

The neon signs and sports memorabilia is a must for decorating – but so is a pool or ping-pong table – and maybe even some arcade-style game machines.

And of course, whether you’re entertaining or just hanging out on your own, you’ll want refreshments. No man cave is complete without a fridge or kegerator, and maybe even a microwave or oven to keep those wings or pizzas warm.

If you’re interested in incorporating a man cave into your custom home design, contact Arthur Rutenberg Homes today. We’ll help you design the perfect one for your home.