(Closed) Spinoff: Anyone else hate the idea of man caves?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes. We have opted to forgo the boringly reductive man cave, and instead have dedicated a space in our home to smashing the patriarchy and displaying some tasteful throw pillows.

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SuperKate: I’m completely with you! I would be so mad if he tried to drag away our Xbox. 

We only have a tiny apartment, so it’s not like there’s space for a ‘man cave,’ but we wouldn’t do it anyway. We both enjoy similar things, so why would he be segregated? That’s just stupid.

Post # 5
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yep. I already compromised on our future bathroom when we registered… lol. Not my first choice, but it’s his house too, not my house and his little room. I agree, I want a big TV too, and he can play his videogames there if he wants.

Besides, if I let Fiance have a man cave, it would be the messiest thing you’ve ever seen, and I couldn’t stand to have a room that messy. At least he has motivation to help clean rooms that I use too.

Post # 6
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not a fan.

We have a husband & wife cave 🙂

Post # 7
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t hate the idea of man caves. I don’t really mind actually. We’re about to close on our new home. And I was all for having what is the bonus room be my husband’s “man cave”. But really it will be just a name for it. We’ll still spend time together in it. But ultimately we decided that we never watch things apart anyway so we’re just going to make it a family/sports room. All sports memorabilia/beer steins etc will stay in that room. We’ll still have a formal living room that we frequently use but I foresee movie nights taking place in the family/sports room. Morning coffee etc taking place in the living room. Our current TV will go into the family/sports room and we’ll eventually get a new TV that will go into the living room.

Post # 9
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@regberadaisy: that’s why I want one–so that all of DH’s sports stuff (bobbleheads, footballs, jerseys, etc) can be displayed somewhere, instead of shoved in to boxes (bobbleheads don’t exactly fit the “look” we’ve got going for our place, lol). 

Post # 10
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t like the idea of him having to have a “cave” to escape me and our future children.  Where the f*ck is MY cave, then?!  Fiance wants to build himself a little room in our house for his guns and stuff, but his video games and stuff like that will be in our living room.

Post # 11
3776 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Yep, I hate the idea too.  Why can’t they just enjoy the whole house like a civilized person.  Tongue out  I believe there comes a point when guys need to leave the tacky beer signs and whatnot in their youth.

Post # 12
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@regberadaisy: This is exactly how I view a “man cave”.  Just because we joking call such a space a “man cave” doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t be spending just as much time in there as he will.

ETA: If you can’t tell, I take no offense to the term “man cave”.

Post # 13
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Given that Fiance is a musician, his future music room (aka mancave)  makes complete sense to me.

Post # 14
645 posts
Busy bee

I agree… Man caves are such a silly concept. The entire house is as much yours as it is his. 

Post # 16
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Nah, I don’t hate the idea. I’d actually love my own study someday if we ever have room.

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