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Old 03-25-2009, 03:46 AM   #1
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The Officially Unofficial Man Cave/ Redskins Room Thread

Post pics, share or discuss all things Man Cave or Skins Room here.

I actually have a question for those of you who have accomplished the feat of getting your significant other to allow you to have your Man Cave/ Redskins Room. How did you do it?

My wife and I are in the process of closing on a house. One of the primary things that I was looking for in a home was a basement that I could mold into my own space with a bar, pool table and other manly amenities. Well, the house that we chose already has the basement finished, and there is no way that I can turn it into the room that I want to although my wife begs to differ. The layout just isn’t right even if I did knock down some walls.

On the other hand the house has a Family room and a Living Room on the main level. The Family room has a fireplace and leads to the back deck (where I will be doing my grilling). It is also conveniently located next to the Breakfast nook which I already permission to turn into the bar. She is also allowing me to suspend a 55in HD TV from ceiling. The problem is that she will not let me put in a pool table or add furniture that I would like to see in that room.

I keep hearing the phrase “Happy wife = Happy Life” from the realtor and others. The way that I see it though, is that I sacrificed the type of basement that I wanted for a better quality home. I should be rewarded for that. Give me one room in the house to decorate the way I see fit. If anyone has fought and won one of these battles tell me how. I appreciate any advice.

Also do not be shy about sharing your own man caves/ Skins Rooms. Once I have pics of my own I will post them.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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Moving to our cribs section.

I have a "new" man cave in my new place, it's far from finished but I'll post pics once it's done.

As far as how did I get my own room? I dunno, my wife is just cool like that. She actually really liked our last Redskins room. It was just a comfy spot in the house to be on the computer or watch TV. I do miss my old room, it was bigger and had more wall space. This time around I'm gonna have to leave a lot of my stuff packed away, and maybe just rotate some stuff in and out.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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I don't have a year round man cave. But around August every year my girlfriend starts turning our livingroom into Redskin Central all on her own. Hell....I just might marry her.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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Just moved to new home ..converting Garage
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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Although I don’t have all the pics here at work I can at least show some of the paint job I did in my basement a few years back. Also, I do build these jersey cases if anyone is ever interested, as I have a small side business on nights and weekends. We can build custom cases for any type of sporting collectible.

Anyways, back to man caves and the one.....I like to call home! Take a look at some of the pics I have for now and I will post more as soon as I get the chance! (These are a few years old so much has changed, and improved!)









Again, I know these pictures are horrible, and much has changed in the cave since 2 years ago when these were taken, but, at least you can admire my paint job that took me several long weekends to meticulously mark, tape off, and paint each little detail.

I will take some new pics in the next few days to show off how it looks now.
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Will a pool table fit downstairs in the basement? Does your basement have a welled exit?

If anything, with the bar in the breakfast nook, and your family room just off the deck, do your best to make the family room your man cave. You should figure as long as you have a recliner to sit down in, who cares what the rest of the furniture is...as long as she puts the frilly shit in the formal living room. I mean, considering she's already given you the bar and the TV, you can give in a little as well.

I'd wait on the pool table, show her you are willing to budge on it, and you might get more of a say on the furniture for the man cave. And if the pool table fits in the basement, you just got to extend your reach...put it down there. No need to clutter that into the man cave when you can have 2 places to get away...

I've got the basement in our house, but with 2 little ones, no money to do what I want to it. We've got room for 8 people to sit comfortably in front of the old 32 inch CRT, and where I wanted to put my poker table is now full of toys. I have some memorabilia to put on the walls if I ever get the chance to decorate, but for now I'm content with a place to get away from the kids and wife to watch the game.
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Cooley1, your room looks sweet!! I also like ur paint work.. Looking fwd to better pics
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Cooley1, your room looks sweet!! I also like ur paint work.. Looking fwd to better pics
Thanks, I appreciate it.

I clearly took over the basement of my 3 story home when my wife and I bought it 6 years ago. I had to start from scratch as it was completly unifinished. I like to add a few new pieces each year. I was super close to building a nice redskins bar / with mounted TV’s this winter but not sure if we are going to move soon, and I think in this economy the money is safer in the bank! (Well that and the wife trying desperately to talk me out of it).
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I finally took some updated pics of my man cave. Check em out.


You can see my old TV's in the left corner




The coffee table was an unfinished wooden bench that I finished














Here is another piece of furniture that I refinished
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Yet another piece I finished

My new TV's
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:00 PM   #11
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Wow! Makes mine look weak, real weak. Museum Grade!!!!!!!!!
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WOW.......... your room is the shit Summo!!!! Nice job!!!!!!!
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Nice room summo! I seriously could not have that room because I would destory it after a lost, I just know it. Every year someone get me a Xmas ball with the Redskins on it, by 12/31 it is usually smashed on the deck. =)
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That is freakin SWEET Summo! Yours too Cooley1. Great work on the paint job!
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Hey Summo,what stadium is that between RFK and Fed Ex?
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