Spaces, Man Cave, Sports

-7 Tips for Flexible and Personal Spaces at Home-

Home buyers have long coveted flexible spaces in homes for personal interests. Man caves, private offices, and hobby rooms have all seen their day in the spotlight. Due to recent quarantines, it is now clear we all need and deserve personal spaces to work, play, or simply enjoy a bit of privacy at home.

With Father’s Day approaching, our real estate team is putting men at the center of this discussion. Realtors understand many men put man caves and bonus rooms at the top of their lists when searching for a new home in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. If you are ready to add a man cave or personal space to your current home, then we have ideas for you.

Ideas for Man Caves or Custom Sheds around Tampa Bay

Homeowners living around Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area have always enjoyed endless activities outside, but this all changed with stay-at-home orders. Everyone from empty nesters to big families were spending more time at home, which heightened the need for individuals to designate areas for hobbies and personal time.

Of course, there is no room more synonymous with personal space than the man cave.  In Florida, a man cave is not found in the traditional basement setting, as it is up North. In fact, a Florida man can carve out his personal space anywhere there is extra space in your home or around your backyard.  Consider these tips:

  1. Choose a purpose for the space, such as watching sports, hobbies, relaxation, or fitness.
  2. Pick a room, the garage, or set a budget for adding space, such as a home addition.
  3. Consider a ready-to-go shed from a big-box store with step-by-step building instructions.
  4. Evaluate a budget for design, tools, furnishings, electronics, or home gym equipment.
  5. Plan the theme and décor before starting any construction or design projects.
  6. Make the space unique by painting the walls with your favorite colors.
  7. Upgrade Tampa Bay sheds with electricity and A/C to cool the space for comfort.

Making Homes and Spaces Uniquely Your Own

Men do not have to limit themselves to stereotypical man caves for beer, sports, tools, or home projects. A flexible space could become an art studio to ignite a passion for arts, or perhaps a high-end home gym to improve health.

Customization is what matters in making this a treasured space. For inspiration, check out Pinterest or let us know if you would like referred to an interior designer. Our real estate team is also happy to align you with a Tampa construction expert or electrical technician to assist with adding electricity, fans, or air conditioning to personal spaces.

Our team specializes in helping Floridians buy and sell homes.  We also enjoy connecting customers with Tampa Bay area experts in home matters. Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 for expert advice.