4 Steps to the Ultimate Father’s Day Man Cave

Shopping for dad can be challenging to say the least, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, kids and wives everywhere will be scrambling to find the perfect gift. Show dad he’s king of the castle this year by wowing him with his very own “Man Cave.”

Every man longs for a space all his own at home; a space without frilly throw pillows and feminine nick knacks. And whether his sanctuary is in the garage, spare bedroom, upstairs loft or media room, you can create a space so cool that dad will want to share it with everyone in the family.

We’ve taken the Man Cave to a whole new level by integrating creative interior design and smart technology, including sensors, automation and high-tech entertainment systems, into your space.

Step 1: Personalize It

Dads come in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of interests, and so do man caves. Design your space around dad’s personality. Some fathers’ perfect space is a sports cave, while other men would prefer a game cave or home theater. Get creative. Choose a Star Trek theme for the ultimate Trekkie or San Francisco Giants theme for the bay area baseball fan. Add multiple televisions for gamers and sports lovers, a giant projection screen for the movie buff, or a bar, and billiards and poker table for the dad who loves to get together with the guys.

Step 2: Automate It

Dads love gadgets; especially gadgets that do stuff for them. Automating your man cave with an automation controller, like the new EA Series from Control4, is a must. An automation controller will automate all of your entertainment devices, including TVs, music and video game consoles, along with your smart thermostat, door locks and lighting. You can even automate your shades for the perfect movie-viewing experience. Operate all of your equipment with a simple touch of a button on your smart phone, tablet, computer or stylish touchscreen.

Step 3: Customize It

Take the automation in your man cave to the next level with customizable themes. Different activities warrant different lighting, music and other settings to create the ideal atmosphere. Program buttons for every occasion. Watching a big sporting event? Customize a button that queues up multiple TVs, triggers lights to show off your sports memorabilia and plays your team’s fight song when someone enters the room. Tap the romance button to close the shades, dim lights and cue a playlist of love songs. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Step 4: Lock It

It wouldn’t be a man cave if it wasn’t private. Add a smart lock so dad can restrict access to visitors as he chooses and control his space. Maybe he wants to keep the man cave locked up until the kids’ homework is finished. You can also view a log to see who enters the room and when, and get an email or text anytime the door is unlocked. You can even lock and unlock the door from your mobile device.

Let Hi-Tech Home help you create a man cave perfect for the special man in your life. We’ll take care of everything from design to installation. View our project gallery for inspiration.

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