‘Man caves’ are the perfect place to relax

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With Father’s Day approaching, many men might be thinking how they will spend their special day and for some, it seems, it will be time spent in their man cave.

Research from Reeds Rains estate and lettings agent has found that 62.5 per cent of people surveyed have a man cave, with 30.7 per cent choosing their basement as the main location.

Other popular rooms include: The garage 15 per cent, loft 12.8 per cent and outbuildings 12.8 per cent. A man cave is a male sanctuary, such as a specially-equipped garage, spare room or basement where men can ‘do what they like’ without upsetting any female feeling.

Martin Archbold, branch manager for Reeds Rains in Waterlooville, explains: ‘Basements tend to be underused spaces which are often left for storage and are ideal for converting into a man cave. We are visiting more properties where spare rooms are being used as spaces for man caves and this is growing in popularity. When the survey asked ‘‘what is it about a man cave that is so appealing?’’, some of the popular responses included: ‘It’s cool, it’s private, and it’s unusual.

‘People visit the house and have man-cave envy’, ‘peace and freedom to do as I wish’, and ‘it keeps him out of the way’.

‘Man caves are great because they give you the space needed to unwind after a long day at work.’

If you would like to find out how the Reeds Rains team can help you buy or sell your property, then please pay a visit to reedsrains.co.uk