• Meghan Turner-Patel

16 Garage Man Cave Ideas for 2022

Updated: Feb 22

Garage man caves are the perfect space to spread out and relax. Here are the best design and decor ideas for your new retreat!

dim lit man cave with a movie theater, recliners and bar
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As we've all grown accustomed to being home more, homeowners can’t help but look for ways to expand their livable space. That’s where the garage man cave (or woman cave!) comes into play. Los Angeles homes don’t have basements, so the garage is often converted into a bonus space perfect for anything from working out to vegging out. To maximize design and functionality, here are the ultimate garage man cave ideas for 2022.

Movie Theater

We like to think of this as the quintessential man cave seating. Perfect for sports, movies or gaming, this feature is made complete with a massive TV or projector, and a row(s) of plush recliner chairs (with cup holders!). Such man cave seating is ideal for quiet movie nights or a gathering to watch the latest blockbuster.

Man Cave Golf Simulators

Since getting to the links isn’t what it used to be, a man cave golf simulator is the next best thing. From inside your man cave garage conversion, you can easily practice your swing and pass the time with a virtual version of a golf course.


Man planning a golf simulator in a man cave
Image Courtesy of Golf Digest

Electric Fireplace

A fireplace can be costly to build from scratch. To create a cozy vibe, we suggest an electric fireplace insert, which is easy to install and effortless use -- and nixes the clean-up of a wood-burning fireplace!

Man cave with electric fireplace, large TV and two sofas on either side
Image Courtesy of Xaralyn.com

Beer Tap  

A full bar goes hand in hand with the ultimate garage man cave, right? And no bar is complete without beer on tap. A built-in kegerator allows you to add your favorite draft(s) to your wet bar.

Man cave with a bar and built-in beer tap, menu chalkboard and plush seating
Image Courtesy of The Electric Brewery

Wine Dispenser  

Need another boozy man cave bar idea? A wine dispenser allows you to serve vino at your leisure and cater to your craving. This feature gives oenophiles and guests variety, while keeping the wine from spoiling.

Wine Wall

When you don’t want the functionality of a wine dispenser but love wine, a wine wall rack could be the ideal middle ground. Plus, it doubles as a visually interesting man cave décor idea.

Wine racks creating an accept wall on a gray background with a sofa in front of it
Image Courtesy of Wayfair

Custom Neon Sign

Speaking of wall art, forget neon bar signs. Go custom. A custom neon sign can come in any words/phrases you want, along with any color and font you want. A feature like this is the icing on the cake when it comes to creating a garage man cave with top-notch interior design.

Murphy Bed

Be it for guests or a late night, a Murphy bed saves valuable space, contrary to a standard bed. Even better, a custom Murphy bed can be designed to match the rest of the space, and it can include shelves and storage.

Man cave with white walls, custom murphy bed with built-in shelves and desk
Image Courtesy of California Closets

Arcade Games

Vintage-style arcade games are perfect man cave accessories. Not only are they entertaining, but they also give the space tons of personality. And, some are even collectors’ items your guest will ogle over!

Poker Night

Speaking of man cave games, it’s time to take poker night off the folding table and chairs. A luxury poker table can be used for the game as well as for everyday garage man cave seating for work or play.


Man cave with a luxury poker table, fireplace and bar
Image Courtesy of DesignIdea.com

Workstation

In the last couple of years, so many of us kept busy by finding new hobbies and learning new skills. Hone that newfound knowledge with a dedicated mancave workstation for storing and enjoying anything from puzzles to woodworking.

Sunday Sports Spot

Why not dedicate your man cave to your favorite team with memorabilia and decor? Set up the ultimate viewing experience with a ceiling mount projector to cast football games from afternoon to night. Every sports fan needs the ultimate garage man cave seating so opt for big, plush recliners.

Music Studio

If you’re a musician, your dream has likely always been to have your own music studio. So why not make one in your garage? One of the top cool garage man cave ideas involves adding soundproof panels, a stage set-up and recording studio essentials.

Gamers Paradise

Grab your controller, snap on your headset and take a seat in your gamers chair. It’s time to get your game on. One of the most asked-for garage man ideas for 2022 is a gamers paradise: a spot where you can set up a large desk, a gamer’s chair, surround sound speakers and multiple high-def screens.

Vehicle Lover Retreat

Want to keep your garage a haven for your cars and motorcycles? All you need to turn it into a vehicle-lover retreat is to deck it out with a workbench, shelving, garage man cave chairs and stools, a television, new stain-resistant flooring, street signs for decor and spotlights on the vehicles.


a garage man cave with a seating area and two stacked vintage cars
Photograph by Patrick Heagney for Atlanta Magazine

Rustic Lodge

One of the most coveted garage ideas for guys who hunt is a rustic lodge man cave. Turn your garage into the ultimate place to show off your hunting skills with mounted trophies, animal skin rugs, leather garage man cave chairs, and reclaimed wood plank walls and floors.

Looking to create your own garage man cave? South Land Remodeling can convert your Los Angeles garage into the space of your dreams. The average cost of a garage conversion varies, so contact us today for a free assessment and quote.


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