Man caves are becoming more and more on my male buyers wish list! Couples that are wage earners are feeling a need for not only family time, but also their own personal time and space. For that reason, having a dedicated place for the buyer to pursue personal interestes like video games or sports may improve your home's resale value. It does not have to be in the basement. It can be a finished attic, the back of a very deep garage or even a separate building in the backyard! The true value is in having the space to have a "man cave". You will not get your money out of it the way you would from a kitchen or bathroom renovation because the design of a space like this tends to be specific to an individual's interests. If you are concerned about resale value you should be careful not to personalize the space too much. You may not want to put in a rug design with a purple "W" to demonstrate your support for the Huskies.
Still, there are alot of man cave features that are almost universally appreciated. The room definitely has to have some form of soundproofing, a large TV screen, comfortable furniture and some form of bar. It can also be a room that stores all of the husbands paraphernalia that the wife does not want to see, such as college team items etc. Having the space for an optional man cave can improve your value…….
and remember; there can be woman caves, too!