If there is one thing I have in my house, it is booze. I’m not a huge drinker (anymore), but I like to have options when I do imbibe. Lots of options. You never know what sounds good on a particular evening, and having a wide selection of everything is the best course of action. Here are some really great tips on how to stock your home bar. Continue reading
I don’t care about your preferred brand of sexual organ, but you want its owner to feel comfortable and enthused about being in your bedroom. There is a lot of advice out there to set your mood in your bedroom, but some of it comes of cheesy and forced (Mirrors on the ceiling? Really?). I want to give guys a few tips on how to make your bedroom sophisticated and sexy. Continue reading
I recently came across an interesting article on Renovate Your World and wanted to share it with my reader/readers. It focuses on home based Man caves. While I find the approach to be fairly simplistic (Basically it tells you to make a combined home theater/ billiard room), there is some solid insight in the article that makes it worth the read.
No longer relegated to areas that rarely see the light of day, these handsome hangouts are now centerpieces of many homes’ entertainment areas. When you’re choosing your space, however, you may want to keep in mind the effect on your home value. The return on investment (ROI) of such a personal space isn’t always stellar.
Televisions, [Paul Cormeir] says, are usually first on every guy’s mind. “Aesthetics aren’t usually high priority,” he admits.
Finally, remember that this area is a man’s opportunity to express himself. “Men want a really comfortable space to downshift after a long, bearish day,” says Jamie Goldberg, owner of Jamie Goldberg Kitchen and Bath Design, LLC in Tampa, Fla. “It should also meet their emotional needs for ‘caving’ without family distractions, and ‘crowning,’ by showcasing personal crowning achievements like trophy fish, hole-in-one souvenirs, a prized watch collection or whatever is a source of pride.”
Hold off on things you can easily add later: If you’re dying for multiple TVs but the budget won’t budge, skip the extra screens for now and go with design and structural aspects that should all be done in the beginning. Don’t skip staining concrete subfloors because you crave two sets when you can easily add another TV in the future.
I’m a gamer, and I play just about everything. I pull out my out N64 about once or twice a month and give Ganandorf a run for his money or I may spend a lazy afternoon silently cursing at the pubescents on XBox live. Seeing that at any given time, I am capable of a 8 hour Madden Marathon, you want to insure that you have a comfortable gaming space. Here are a few quick tips to make however many minutes of gaming you get worth it. Continue reading
Stairs are tough. They are stagnant and cost thousands of dollars if you want to move them. They are part of a house that you typically have to live with. It is not like a door or a window, which are fairly easy to change out when it starts to look shabby. So here are a few ways to help re-finish your stairs to make it modernize your home. Continue reading