As a kid, I had to earn each & every gadget that I wanted. I remember begging my parents for the latest video gaming console back then & my parents saying “We will buy it, only if you score well in your exams”. My marks determined whether or not I will be getting my hands on the latest video game or music system or mobile phone etc. Besides, one gizmo per year wasn’t enough. I wanted the latest video games, Smart TV, music system etc to build the perfect man cave – a place where I could come back after a hard day of attending lectures or working & treat myself to the latest movies or favorite music or the best selling video game or just sit back, put my feet up & read the latest best selling novel. I promised myself, that I shall buy all those things that I missed out on during my childhood. I am sure this is the story of every Indian growing up in a middle class urban household
So what are the essentials of building that perfect man cave? The Opinionated Indian will help you in building that perfect man cave. Here is the list of requirements.
Smart TV or Projector: In today’s world of online streaming apps, a smart TV is the most essential thing in your man cave. we recommend you to splurge on a Smart TV over any other gizmo listed in this article. A 42 inch or above model is highly recommended. Nothing adds to the ambience of your cave like a Smart TV does. All you need to do, post buying a Smart TV is to install all the online streaming apps on your phone & connect it to your Smart TV, voila! you can savor the latest movies, TV shows, news channels & sporting events on your TV. Alternatively, you can also opt for a projector for the big screen experience. Cost: INR 30,000 – 200,000
Couch, Lazy Boy Recliner & bean bags: Now with your Smart TV in place, the next logical step is to buy a fancy looking couch, lazy boy recliner & a bean bag. A lazy boy recliner not only looks awesome, but is also the dream of every bachelor in town. The lazy boy recliner comes replete with many features like a massage function, USB connected, blue tooth enabled speakers, fridge etc. Cost: INR 17000-40000
- Video Gaming Console: No true blue man cave is complete sans a video gaming console. It is the best gadget to entertain your male buddies over a few beers & pizza. Multi-player gaming nights are an experience to remember. Cost INR 32,000 – 40,000
5.1 Home Theatre System: It is on the must have list of every movie connoisseur. No movie experience is complete without a home theatre system. We insist on a 5.1 home theatre system, since it provides the optimal level of movie experience. You can connect it to your smart TV & even watch your TV shows with the home theatre experience. The karaoke feature on some home theatre systems is a good way to entertain guests, when you are hosting a party.
- Kindle: Nothing gives us more pleasure, than reading a book on your kindle while sitting on your lazy boy recliner & sipping chilled beer. With its long lasting battery charge & affordable price, Amazon Kindle is a great buy. Cost INR 4,999 – 10,999
- Billiards/Pool Table: Although it is difficult to accommodate a billiards/pool table in urban Indian households, due to space constraints, it is a cool thing to have in your house. Cost INR 42,000-100,000
- Refrigerator: A small or medium sized fridge in your man cave, to keep your beer chilled will be a good add on to your man cave. You can also use it to store ice or fresh fruit juices. Cost INR 4,000 – 26,000
With these things in place, your man cave will be the talk of town. No other living room, will ever be good enough for you!