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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for freeAs a family man it can be hard to get some time to yourself. When the kids are out of school and it’s the rainy season, you often find yourself outside during most of your free time. because we all know that there is a plethora of yard work to do in the summer that will quickly fill any spare time you may have. But boy I’ll tell ya when the sun is at it’s peak and the mercury is about to bust out of the top of the thermometer, you just gotta have a place where you can go cool off and unplug for a little while. Back in the day, when our dads had to escape, it was usually into the garage, the original man cave. While the garage always has been and always will be a viable option for the man cave style of escape for the more industrial pastimes, the newer generation has taken it upon themselves to bring a much needed update to the man cave. Now that tech rules the land it only seems right that incorporate all the benefits of these new technologies into our sacred space. To get you started we put together a basic guideline for compiling and refining your man cave ideas.

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The Modern Mans Cave

  • Scout Your Space: There is almost always a space in the old homestead that isn’t being used to it’s maximum potential. Whether it’s your basement, a spare bedroom that no one ever uses or even the garage or the shed in the yard that’s been used for overflow storage for so many years. They can be repurposed.
  • Negotiate The Treaty: Once you’ve settled on your location, you’ll have to come to terms with other locals. There will be things that you want and things that they want. Be sure to compromise to ensure the smooth facilitation of your new oasis as well as continued peaceful international relations.
  • Build Your Empire: Now that everything is in place to begin, you must carefully plan out every detail to insure that you get maximum satisfaction ever time your enter your new realm. A daunting task to say the least, with so many technological options out there to choose from. the Man Cave Project from Best Buy has got  plenty of Man Cave ideas to you define and refine your new empire.

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Now that football season is back in full swing it can be difficult to keep up with all of the action on any given day. It doesn’t matter if it’s college or pro football, there always a lot of games on at the same time. That goes for most sports. But if your hosting some kind of football party, it can be almost impossible to keep everybody pleased or catch all of the action. Now I know you can program score alerts on your smart phone or tablet, but who wants to be constantly looking at their phone on game day. But how about this idea? You set up a sports alert light alarm. Crazy right? I know. Well if take the IF app, which allows you to create reactions to actions, so to speak, Then you can link with the ESPN app and then to a Phillips Hue light, which is programmable to more colors than I care to count, you can get alerts when your favorite teams score when your are being held prisoner. So to me that seems like one of the most crucial components of a fully functioning Man Cave. But that’s just my opinion.

What’s on your list of modern day Man Cave must haves?

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