Man Cave Office Ideas
Not only does a home office mean you can walk to work in a matter of seconds, it means avoiding the artificial light and fake smiles the rest of us have to endure. Mancave offices are some of the most frequent types we’ve covered on this website, so it's important to create an environment that motivates you to work and relaxes you after.
Here are the baseline essentials that fit 80% of home offices in America.
This is where the work gets done. Countless inventions, breakthroughs, and businesses have been formed at one, so choose wisely.
Altra Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves
|Dimensions (LWH)||53.6” x 51.3” x 28.3”|
If you're looking for a corner desk, Altra has you covered. The build quality is solid; the price is surprisingly low, and setup time is short.
Two grommets allow for hiding cords and are found on the far edges as to not get in the way. Store your papers and filings in the side shelves - keeping your desk clutter free. This is crucial as the desk isn't the biggest.
Notable Plus: The company has super quick delivery time.
Atlantic Gaming Desk
|Dimensions (LWH)||7” x 26.2” x 44.8”|
Although made for gamers in mind, Atlantic’s standing desks are perfect for the office man cave. Its carbon fiber top provides a wealth of space and is supported by steel rods. The built-in monitor stand may only provide a few extra inches but it could save you a life of neck pain.
Key Feature: Device charging station
If I had to choose one item on this list you shouldn’t go the cheap route, it’s a quality chair. Your choice could mean lifelong neck/back pain or it could mean keeping up (just!) with your grandkids. That got a bit serious; it comes from experience.
DXRacer Newedge Edition
|Dimensions (LWH)||27” x 21” x 50”|
Bucket chairs like these are made for gamers who sit for hours at a time. As such, they are particularly comfortable.
Office workers also sit for long periods of time but are forced to use cheap “ergonomic” seats which can oftentimes cause back pain.
Buying a gaming chair for every employee is out of the question. But luckily you just need one. So enjoy the comfort of a DXRacer and become more productive.
The Newedge edition features a higher back and wider seat than previous models; high-quality foam padding which molds to your body; and a hollow steel frame which combines extended movement, strength, and durability.
And don't forget the adjustable cushion for lumbar support; the impressive reclinable back; or the two colors to choose from.
Serta Series 300 Executive Chair
|Dimensions (LWH)||28.8” x 27” x 46”|
For the more conservative alternative, this is your guy.
It features gray poly fiber upholstery with thick memory foam padding (note: the padding varies in areas to achieve better ergonomics).
The back is reclinable and armrests provide just a little extra comfort.
Although this chair won’t blow you away with its aesthetics, it does its job far beyond reasonable expectation. It will last years and save you from long term back pain.
Computers & Monitors
The key here is to get a machine which fits your needs. A little research could save you $500 in parts you’ll never end up needing.
CyberPowerPC Ultra GUA3120A
|Dimensions (LWH)||25” x 12.5” x 21.5”|
Won't spend too much time here since each job calls for vastly different specifications (not to mention the great Apple/Microsoft debate).
I bought this a couple months back and can't fault it one bit.
It has the latest generation Intel processors, 8GB DDR3 ram, 1TB hard drive, all on Windows 10. I'll describe it as being built for gaming performance but excellent as a business machine.
The graphics card handles all my day-to-day tasks and entertainment, but if you do 3D rendering or video editing, get something with a bit more grunt.
Note: It comes with a high-quality keyboard and mouse which match in style and color - sweetening the offer.
Some need two monitors, others only need one. But be aware, the difference between a cheap knockoff screen and one one that utilizes the latest technology is shocking. Here are our recommendations for both groups.
Dual Screen: AOC 22 Inch LED Monitor x2
|Dimensions (LWH)||19.6” x 4.8” x 14.8”|
|Screen (Resolution)||1920 x 1080 px|
Starting at 22 inches and going all the way up to 29, these screens have noticeably thin bezels, making it perfect for a dual setup.
An anti-glare coating allows you to open the curtains and not have the sun make it impossible to see. It also means fewer smudges and finger marks.
As with most screens these days, putting it together is a matter of screwing in the back and sliding the monitor in.
Buying 2 will generally cost less than a single top-end monitor.
Single Screen: Samsung 27 Inch Curved Monitor
|Dimensions (LWH)||24.2” x 10.6” x 18”|
|Screen (Resolution)||1920 x 1080 px|
Spanning 27 inches, this curved monitor from Samsung is something to behold. Everything from the slick frame to the glossy screen to the built-in speakers feels top of the line. And rightly so.
The ‘Eye Saver Mode’ reduces blue light and the press of a button, causing less strain on your eyes and less damage to your sleep hygiene.
It has a minimalistic design with inputs hidden away, half inch screen thickness, slim bar down to the base, and ridiculously thin bezels.
Computer monitors is a seriously competitive field with countless alternative brands and models, but we stand by this one.
Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
This mouse is backed by the behemoth Logitech. With over 35 years experience in the industry, you know this is quality.
The M510 is an ambidextrous mouse with contoured sides to perfectly fit your hand, meaning you won’t cramp during that 5th hour of continuous use. Forward and back buttons are found on the left side which enables you to navigate your work documents and boost overall productivity.
Plug in the compact USB receiver to connect up to 6 keyboards and mice. Ok, 6 may be an overkill, but imagine controlling your computer from the other side of the room.
As you’d expect, it employs laser-grade optical sensor technology which takes movement accuracy to a new level.
- Both vertical and horizontal scrolling (with the added bonus of zooming)
- 2-year battery life (with your first set of AA batteries included)
- Programmable buttons
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboard
There are only a few things in this world more satisfying than the sound a mechanical keyboard makes when you press a key. The difference between it and keys with rubber membranes is night and day. More so, they have clear advantages, including:
- Stands up to wear and tear - Instead of rubber that wears out after countless presses, metal springs just keep doing their job. The millionth press will feel like the first.
- Stability - When the rubber starts to fade, the wobbling and clattering begin. Again, mechanical keys will always feel sturdy.
- Typing experience - On top of the sound emitted, typing speed and accuracy increases because you never have to second guess if you typed a letter or not (A huge plus for those who look down while typing)
Sales pitch aside, the Razer BlackWidow has won awards for its precise, tactile-feel switches. The keys are spaced slightly further apart than standard but it’s easy to get used to.
16 million color options are at your disposal, lighting up both the cracks and the keys themselves. Create a custom lighting effect to match your man cave (also comes with several pre-installed effects).
Don’t let the colors make you think this is just a showpiece item - all keys are programmable so you can edit them to your work. Have a shortcut which takes 3 keys? Make it one. Life’s too short to waste time.
- Microphone and headphone jack on the side
- Media control center
- 2-year warranty
Speaker: Creative T40 v2 Multimedia Speakers
|Dimensions (LWH)||3.5” x 5.6” x 12.3”|
These speakers have a slick and slim design which fits well with the other products on this page.
Thanks to its BasXPort technology, the sound is incredible.
- Enables low-frequency waves without the need for a separate sub.
- 80dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) with 32W of power
When you don’t have anything playing, it goes into standby mode then picks up once it detects sound. The main benefit is a longer lifespan.
The wires are inconspicuous and are long enough to have each speaker wide apart (6ft to be exact).
The proper storage keeps paper skyscrapers away from your man cave. No one likes to spend 10 minutes to find a working pen.
5 Tier Bookshelf
|Dimensions (LWH)||30.5” x 12” x 63”|
|Weight Capacity||25 lbs per shelf|
Whether you’re in a traditional office or man cave one, storage is essential. Files, stationery, books, resources; it accumulates over time.
This black, 5 level bookshelf by Merax is a great addition to any office space. It’s made from medium-density fibreboard (MDF) with cross shapes bolted in on both sides for extra strength. Also, the back strips avoid things falling down.
Assembly is required but will take less than 30 minutes start to finish.
Tip: Get a few storage baskets so you can keep everything separate and organized.
LED Lighting Strips
Candles were once the go-to source for changing the mood, now it’s LED lights.
These LED strips by Rxment are nearly 33 feet long and have 300 lights! They come with 16 color options as well as plain white for when you need to focus. That being said, there’s evidence to suggest that mood/productivity can increase by simply changing the color of your work space.
Each strip comes with adhesive 3M tape, cutting out the need to buy your own.
Each kit contains:
- LED strip (which can also dim and strobe)
- Infrared control box
- 24V power supply
Zyllion Shiatsu Heat Massager
Work caves are generally not the place to have a bulky, full-featured massager/recliner (how would you get any work done?). So what’s the next best thing? Zyllion’s 3.5” heat massager!
I highly recommend these bad boys.
The 4 heated nodes (2 per rotating disc) get deep into your muscle and relieves any stress you’ve built up for the day.
They’re small and ergonomic enough to place on any part of your body. The back strap can attach to your chair, couch, or even leg - allowing you to work while getting a massage.
Zyllion uses premium leatherette which is great to the touch and strong enough to last years of daily use.
Tip: Put extra pressure onto your problem area to really get it and untie the knots.
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Those are some ideas to get you started. Remember, only you know what you need to get, so get out a pen and start brainstorming. Firstly, what is essential to your job? Secondly, what would fill you with pride if you had it on your desk?