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Do you have unfinished space in your basement, or a room that's now empty because your son or daughter left for college, or a den that is overdue for a makeover? These spaces, and others, make for perfect remodeling projects, particularly if you're interested in designing the perfect man cave.

What does the perfect man cave entail? That depends on the man! From a remodeling perspective, the first focus should be on the structure of the space you want to convert.

The Garage

Converting your garage into a man cave is one of the most common remodeling approaches. The typical garage is already a large, open space, making the design of the area open to your interpretation and desires. The transformation from garage to man cave, however, isn't always simple. Factors that often need to be addressed include insulation, so that the room can be used year-round; new or more windows, for improved natural light; artificial lighting, so that you can better see your pool or card table; and finishing surfaces. The cement floor might be perfect for oil drips, but it's not great for watching the Super Bowl.

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The Basement

Who doesn't want to turn an unfinished basement into something more useful? And basements can provide the ultimate man cave experience. From a remodeling perspective, the biggest issues that must be addressed when converting a basement into livable space is dampness and flooding. Depending on your location, you may have to deal with both elements. Similar to a garage space, to create the perfect man cave out of your unfinished basement, you would need to consider installing insulation, lighting, and flooring. As well, the electricity may need to be upgraded.

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The Wet Bar and Pool

Envision spending glorious, warm days afloat in your pool, having the option to swim up to your own wet bar to grab a Mai Tai before climbing back on to your lounge chair and soaking up the sun. While you may be compelled to share this exclusive space with other family members, it might be well worth it. Remember, as you explore this venture, that adding a wet bar means making sure you have the plumbing you need. Ideally, you can create your wet bar so that it serves poolside but still backs onto an interior wet bar in your man cave or entertainment area.

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The Attic

If you're lucky enough to have a large, walk-in attic space, it can be easily remodeled into the perfect man cave. From a remodeling perspective, the most important considerations will be using the space effectively, since you'll often be dealing with slanted ceilings. It will also be crucial to consider lighting and insulation (as important for keeping the space cool in the summer as it is keeping it warm in the winter).

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When it comes to decorating your man cave or choosing a theme - sports, western, 007, a home theater - the options are limitless. Whatever you imagine can become the perfect man cave space, with the right remodeler by your side. The possibilities are limitless. Style, colors, and functionality can all be personalized, so that the man cave you create is truly the one you've dreamed of.

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Do you have unfinished space in your basement, or a room that™s now empty because your son or daughter left for college, or a den that is overdue for a makeover? These spaces, and others, make for perfect remodeling projects, particularly if you™re interested in designing the perfect man cave.