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How’s the “man cave” in your home?

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Greg Peck
February 20, 2013

I don’t really consider anything in our home to be my “man cave.” Yes, I have my computer set up in one cluttered corner of our dusty basement with various shelves and filing cabinets and, as you might suspect, newspapers scattered around. About one-fourth of our basement, another corner, is my workshop with power and hand tools, but I seem to find far too little time to tinker there.

I don’t have a big-screen TV in either spot, nor a bar with running water and/or refrigerator.

To me, those items seem to be priorities for a proper man cave. I saw a story about the man cave in advance of a Milwaukee-area home show earlier this month. It reminded me of our neighbor’s man cave in his garage, though he and his wife both enjoy hanging out there together. On steamy summer evenings, they’ll often be enjoying cold beers or sipping wine while watching a big-screen TV and passing traffic on their quiet street. They sometimes invite my wife and me to join them. It’s a nice setup.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday is the South Central Wisconsin Builders Association’s Stateline Living Home, Health & Garden Expo at Beloit’s Eclipse Center (formerly the Beloit Mall). I wonder how well one might equip a man cave by checking out the merchandise and contractors at this show...

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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