Man cave survey takes deeper look at what men want

9:58 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 Austin360 Home

“You are not going to put that thing in the house!” is something I hear from time to time. 

My wife is usually referring to something rusty, dusty or dead. Or some combination of the three.

Fortunately, I have no intention of putting my treasures in the house. They’re going in the garage — the vintage Texas honky-tonk at the end of my driveway.

You’d call it a “man cave.”

Man caves get a bad rap. But is there a more interesting room in the house? They could be as modest as a spare room converted into an office/game room with a couple of last-remnants-of-the-dorm-room touches. Or they can be as aggressive as a gleaming-chrome garage stocked with vintage vehicles and rows of tool boxes.

Man caves can be as dual-gender-friendly as a basement movie room with a big screen and oversize chairs. Or they can be decidedly guy-only affairs like a hunting/fishing-themed shed.

Still, as personalized as a man cave can be, you wouldn’t be blamed for wondering what the other fellow is thinking. Fortunately, online furniture retailer Joybird is on it, conducting a survey of more than 600 men asking them about their preferences.

Here are some of the results: