The Man Cave


"A man cave or manspace, and less commonly a manland or mantuary, is a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage..." {Wikipedia}

Traditionally, the woman makes most of the interior design decisions in the home. In the early 1990s, the concept of the man cave grew out of a desire for men to have a space of their own to reflect their creativity and design--a space to be alone, to relax, to indulge in hobbies and sports, and hang out with buddies--without upsetting the better half, of course.

Although a man cave can be located in a spare bedroom, den, or basement, oftentimes there is no space in the home for the male sanctuary. What's a man to do? Look out the window. Do you have space in your backyard? If so, you can have that man cave you've always dreamed of. All you need is a good quality shed that can be custom-designed.

Ladies, if you are still reading you may be asking the question, 'why does my husband need a man cave?'. Did you know that man caves are actually good for men's health? You may be rolling your eyes, but there are actually studies that prove it! This personal space will allow him to have a place to unwind, relax, process the day, and just be himself without fear of disrupting the family. You may find that giving him some personal space may make him a better husband and father. And, let's be honest, you really don't want him taking up space in the house or garage.

PRO TIP FOR WIVES: A new shed for a man cave would make a fantastic Christmas, birthday, or Father's Day present


#1 - It's Outside

Most every homeowner has space challenges.  There is just never enough room for everything the family wants. If you are lucky enough to have a spare room, it's probably being used as a home office, playroom, or guest room. Garages are made for cars so that's not an option. You may have a basement or bonus room suitable for a man cave, but it's still part of the home which means you have to make sure it's clean every time you have company. Choosing a backyard shed for your man cave is the perfect way to get that personal space that is all your own.

Two men drill in the wood floor of a shed.

#2 - It's Custom-Built

You dream it.  We build it. Depending on how you plan to use your man space, we can help you choose the right size and layout. We can add interior doors, storage options, electricity, porches, and much more. You can also choose from various roof styles, siding options, colors, and exterior features to complement your home. When you choose a Westwood shed, you can be confident in the quality of your man cave.

#3 - It's Affordable

Purchasing a storage shed for your backyard may be more affordable than you thought. Westwood Sheds offers a Rent-to-Own payment option, allowing you to own your shed with the convenience and flexibility of a rental contract. We also offer 90 Days Same as Cash and a personal financing option. Delivery and installation is included within a 30-mile radius of any of our sales locations.  There are no hidden fees or charges.

Choosing a backyard storage shed is much more economical than adding on to your home. Westwood Sheds are built to last so consider it an investment that you will enjoy for years to come.

A man works on a workbench in his outdoor building shed.

#4 - It's Flexible

Beyond the flexibility of the design of the shed, a storage building is also flexible functionally. Maybe you really want a man cave, but you also need some extra storage space. Consider our Lofted Barn model. You can use the lofts for seasonal storage and the main floor space for your man cave. You could also consider our Handyman Package. It includes an interior wall and door that creates an extra "room" in the shed.  One room could be used for lawn equipment or storage, while the remaining space could be transformed into your man cave. The possibilities are endless. Our experienced sales team is trained to help you design the right shed for your needs.

Man Cave Ideas

We have many Westwood customers who transform their shed into their own personal space--man caves, she sheds, home offices, writing sheds, hobby shops, memorabilia showcases, and more. Here are just a few ideas of how you can use your man cave:

  • Watching sports
  • Game room
  • Gym
  • Movie theater
  • Hangout
  • Woodworking and other hobbies
  • Display collectibles
  • Work on cars
  • Tinkering
  • Entertaining friends/hangout
  • Whatever your wife would never let you do in the house

If you already have a Westwood Shed that you've converted into a Shed Shed or Man Cave, we'd love for you to share it.  Email your story and photos to [email protected].

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