Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Prepping Modular Homes for "Man Caves"

One of the latest rooms for a new home is the "Man Cave", a room or other area in a home that is primarily a male sanctuary, designed and furnished to accommodate the man's recreational activities, hobbies, etc.: The basement is usually the first man cave area - during football season, you can usually find him down there watching the game with his buddies on the big-screen TV.

Times are changing and today you will find a lot of women using the "Man Cave" almost as much as he does. Women enjoy sports, action movies and poker games as much as men and today the cave is moving into the main part of the house. Some home owners call the "family" room the cave, decorating in masculine items but it's really for the whole family.

If you are a modular home builder, make sure you ask a lot of questions about what the owner wants in the family room area. Ask about outlets, seating arrangements, blank walls and entry areas leading into it. Most of these things will not even have crossed the homeowners minds until you bring them up and won't that make you look like a hero.

Here are just some of the latest "Man Caves":

This Man Cave would fit nicely into a standard module

Futuristic but still fits in a factory built module

A more conventional "Man Cave" for him and her

Don't forget one of the original caves, the garage

Not having enough outlets for this module would result in an angry homeowner

The ultimate NRA member's Man Cave


Anonymous said...

Funny that you should write about man caves as I just finished a house with 6 tvs in one room so that my client and his buddies can have a sports bar. I had to run water, drains and extra electrical recepts along with recessed lighting and a half bath. It's so nice that I want one too.
Sorry, I am a site builder but am getting very interested in doing a modular home but I have to find the right factory that can serve TN.
I read your blog every day.

Anonymous said...

Ritz-Craft has a factory that can serve TN. www.ritz-craft.com. They have a facility in North Carolina. Our home is a Ritz-Craft and we absolutely love it. We love your blog too Coach!