How to Create the Ultimate Man Cave from a Backyard Shed


Come on, guys, admit it. We know you’ve been dreaming about that man cave for years now. What’s holding you back?

It’s all perfectly envisioned in your head. You know the room layout backwards and forwards. The mini-fridge, stocked with your preferred beverage will go in this corner. The pool table will be placed in the center of the action. And your beloved Die Hard poster? Well, that’s a no-brainer. It’s going to be proudly displayed on the back wall for all to admire upon entering.

Let’s see…mini-fridge, pool table, Die Hard…Are we missing anything? Yes!

Check out these 10 other ideal man cave items:

  1. Flat Screen TV

Can you really call it a man cave if there’s no television?

  1. Gaming Systems

Whether you’re a fan of the classic Super Mario or modern day Call of Duty, gaming systems are a must.

  1. Computer with Multiple Monitors

One screen is nice, but think of all the potential gaming and browsing you can do with multiple monitors!


  1. Garage Band Setup

Relive the glory days with your own garage band setup. Don’t play a musical instrument? This is where the gaming system comes in handy. There’s no shame in using Rock Band to live out your musical fantasies.

  1. Grade “A” Sound System

It’s not enough to just look good; your man cave is going to have to sound good as well.

  1. Bar

Maybe a mini fridge isn’t quite enough for you. Create your own fully stocked bar!

backyard pub shed

  1. Movie Posters

Die Hard is obviously the number one choice, but you’re going to need a few more movie posters.

  1. Sports Team Memorabilia

How else will people know that you’re the ultimate [insert team name here] fan?

  1. Massaging Recliner

This is the ultimate in comfort.

  10. Large, Comfy Couch

This place is bound to be the new group hangout spot.  You want your friends to be comfortable, too, right?


Now, let’s get back to that question from earlier. What’s stopping you from creating your own personal man cave? Maybe you’ve started to construct one before but got overwhelmed with the whole process.

Here are a few shed styles that work really well as man caves: 

  • Handyman – This actually gives you the storage space your home needs but still leaves you with an extra room to transform into your man cave! 
  • Utility Shed – This is our most versatile shed style, add a window, extra door, or even a loft for extra storage. 
    Utility Style Shed


You might be surprised to know that pre-made sheds often cost less than building one yourself. In fact, Cook Portable Warehouses receives many calls from contractors who ask that we deliver a shed as opposed to them building one.

Cook buildings are available in a variety of styles and sizes, so you’re sure to find one that fits your needs!