Today, we’re moving the man cave outdoors, giving a nod to all the men who have no room to make their own inside of the house. When there’s not a spare inch of indoor space left to transform, don’t despair. Instead, turn to the backyard, the patio or the deck. Even with only a miniscule balcony, you might squeeze in a couple of chairs and a grill, maybe even a cafe table, a wall-hanging fireplace or a corner hammock. It may not be much, but it will be yours. No matter how large or small the space you have to work with, the images in this slideshow are great for inspiration. These are outdoor dream caves showcasing the best of what can be achieved with significant means and/or imagination. Borrow from them what you can. It’s time to take the man cave outside!
We love a good outdoor kitchen. A grill serves as the centerpiece at parties and will come in handy almost year-round, with backyard Summer barbeques and football game days in the Fall. Build yourself a few shelves for food prep, drinks and condiments. Then stack up some firewood and add a little greenery to create a rustic look.
Prefer a sleek and modern look? Concrete is used here to create an outdoor entertaining space that is stylishly minimal. The massive table at bar height is especially awesome – just imagine the parties you could have around it.
For more laid-back entertaining, opt for an outside lounge area. This outdoor living room features contemporary patio furniture and handsome stonework, plus a great solution for a fireplace – no chimney required.