Science has proven that men mature much later than women. Studies have found men to mature mentally at the age of 43, on average. Therefore, for many adult men who are carrying their share of adult responsibilities, finding a space where they could unburden themselves and release the child inside is essential.
It is the primary reason men desire a man cave. A man cave can be anything – a room, a corner in the home, or an entire office decorated to the man’s preference. In fact, the most famous spot for a man cave, apart from his office, is the basement. Due to its location, the basement offers some restriction, preventing other people from going straight to your room uninvited or unannounced. No matter how much you interact socially with people such as your colleagues at work, at the end of the day, you would need a private place to process your thoughts and feelings.
Every man is a child inside, who needs to be himself from time to time. When you’re out in the world, you are forced to adapt to societal norms, which may not always agree with your real nature or personality. While outside, your instinct for survival pushes you to conform or compromise.
Inside your man cave, things are different. Your room reflects your personality. You can customize and design it however you want. You can use industrial furniture for simplicity or install an entertainment center, complete with surround sound equipment, game tables, and a bar. Most men do this by themselves, but a team from Serenity Kitchen and Bath suggests hiring professionals to make the most of the available space without compromising quality and design.
Rest and Reprieve
With you using your man cave to unwind, going home to it every day has a therapeutic effect. Research published in the Journal of Consumer Culture stated that men consider their man caves a private, judgment-free space where they can express part of themselves they usually don’t show in public. It gives them a mental reprieve from the shackles of society’s rules on how men should act. After all, in your man cave, you can be anything you want.