It is that chilly, time of year again. While you may be busy cleaning the garage out to store a vehicle, camper or boat this winter, Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna has some exciting man cave options to consider. Let’s face it, our coldest season is pretty manageable compared to most of Canada. Many pop up canvas carports can get you through the snowiest days. If you have always wanted more square footage and thought about utilizing your garage, now is the perfect time!
Defining Your Man Cave Personality
Never mind what Joe down the street has going on…or your buddy from work. While you can gain some awesome man cave inspiration from sharing with the guys, it is vital to visualize what you are hoping to achieve with this newfound space. Combining a place to work on projects and a place to chill is the goal for many. Consider installing some strategic rubber floor mats in front of your benches to save your back and your knees. Upgrading your bench seating is important for those fine projects that require patience and sitting.
Vehicle Lifts and Upgrades
If you want your Harley on display, consider adding a vehicle lift for easy access. Start To Finish Construction knows that you want to appreciate your toys without worrying about bumping into them during your next get together. Vehicle lifts are a great way to maximize your space. Having all of your specific gear housed within one location will make things look and feel tidier. Lock a consumables cabinet to keep paint and aerosol chemicals safe and out of sight. Your man cave makeover is a great time to upgrade your gun storage cabinet as well. Have a look at your current state of affairs and make notes of the eyesores, the cramped spots and which items require the most attention in order to create an effective budget for your makeover.
Imagine how much floor space you will gain in your garage if you transfer items to the walls. Large hooks can transport your spare tires, your tools, your hunting and fishing gear and those kayaks and bikes into practical art displays. Dust off your stud finder and ensure you are placing your heavy-duty hooks properly for optimum safety. Of course, if custom stainless garage cupboards and benches are on your list, our qualified crew can help you work with the space you have. Stacking metal shelving units, installing exhaust ventilation and updating your cement floor all play into the overall storage capabilities of your new man cave. Get those hockey bags and kids’ sports gear out of sight but maintain easy access so that you can create a comfortable and functional vibe in your new space.
Do you need a sectional couch in your new man cave? Perhaps this space will become a spare bedroom from time to time. Reclining chairs, a flat screen TV and new surround stereo system will enable you to watch your favourite game or DIY channel as you tinker away year round. You will appreciate the tunes next time you have to wash the truck or the boat and you can blare holiday music in style when you are working on those intricate, homemade Christmas presents (or helping Santa wrap gifts until 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve)!
Think about what you enjoy doing the most in your man cave. Maybe a pool table and card table is preferred. Perhaps you need a full sized refrigerator for storing food and beverages. How is your sink situation? Start To Finish Construction can handle all of your plumbing requirements to offer you the ideal place to clean up and even shower before entering your main living space. Leave the sawdust and metal shavings out of your house once and for all! Recharge your battery and claim your quiet zone by creating a man cave to escape to and enjoy this winter!
Lighting and Ventilation
Many garages have high ceilings and only a few standard fluorescent light bulbs to contend with. If you are welding, whittling or tying flies, this can often be less that the ideal amount of light. Customize your ambiance. Consider floor lamps, overhead lighting, under cabinetry lights, dimmer switches, funky rope lighting or coloured LEDs for extra style. New windows and a garage door upgrade can help you maintain more fresh air throughout your space. If this is a location you often paint in, solder or weld within, consider adding a fume hood for the ultimate health and safety.
Start To Finish Construction Can Increase the Value Of Your Home!
You’ve been thinking about it for ages. If it is time to get in touch with your inner bear this winter season, contact Start To Finish Construction and let’s discuss your man cave dreams, ideas and budget to see how we can collaborate! Adding some more functional square footage to your home will increase the value and your peace of mind. We look forward to hearing from you!