In your dad’s day, the “man cave” was the workshop in the garage. Today, it’s your basement den or office. Whereas your father might not have cared about sprucing up the workshop for company, today’s caveman, with the NHL Playoffs coming up, might want to upgrade their sanctuary before inviting other cavemen and their better halves.
DirectBuy, the leading home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices, has some pointers for making the man cave guest-friendly for the upcoming NHL playoffs and beyond.
“While being able to get away from the rest of the house and watch sporting events like the NHL playoffs in peace may have been the genesis of the man cave, what might not have been taken into consideration initially was the desire to someday invite others to watch the game with you. And setting up a space fit for entertaining guests is something a lot of men may want some assistance with,” said Regis Girard, owner of DirectBuy of Ottawa.
So what items might today’s cave-gent need to complete the perfect hockey-watching party?
Kegerator – a man-cave essential for a beer-drinking crowd.
Wide Screen TV with HD; surround sound speakers optional but highly desirable.
Sectional sofa to accommodate multiple visitors; reclining chair with cup holders for the host.
Full-size built-in bar area or free-standing, mobile bar station.
Tile or wood flooring that’s particularly resilient to potential spillage.
Pool table, air hockey or foosball for halftime recreation.
Mini-kitchen with microwave to reheat buffalo wings.
Home gym equipment—e.g. treadmill, elliptical—to work off the excess calories consumed during man cave weekend hockey marathon.
DirectBuy offers nearly everything you need to create the perfect man cave no matter what your favorite sport might be at prices direct from manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. If you know what you want but don’t know how to pull it all together, DirectBuy also employs product specialists and professional designers well versed in the art of designing the perfect recreational space, while keeping you on budget.
For more than 37 years, DirectBuy has been showing thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes – from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories and much, much more. With more than 160 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to approximately 700 brand-name manufacturers and their authorized suppliers in the US, and more than 500 brand-name manufacturers and authorized suppliers in Canada.
Locations of DirectBuy by province are:
DirectBuy of Calgary Unit 17 3900 106th Ave. SE, Calgary, 403-543-1620
DirectBuy of Edmonton, 10427 174 St. NW, Edmonton, 780-413-8242
DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, 604-552-5252
DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, 604-251-5822
DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd, Kelowna, 250-763-4130
DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, 250-412-0238
DirectBuy of Winnipeg, 180-117 King Edward Street East, Winnipeg, 204-925-4190
DirectBuy of New Brunswick, 950 Mountain Road, Moncton, 506-384-3009
DirectBuy of Halifax, 60 Williams Avenue, Dartmouth, 902-446-4355
DirectBuy of Toronto Northwest, 2500 Williams Parkway E Unit 37, Brampton, 905-793-0639
DirectBuy of Ottawa, 1392 Cyrville Road, Ottawa, 613-749-2700
DirectBuy of London, 4093 Meadowbrook Dr. Unit 108, London, 519-652-0552
DirectBuy of Toronto North, 205 Torbay Road, Unit #2, Markham, 905-948-1911
DirectBuy of Mississauga, 4120 Ridgeway Drive Unit 26, Mississauga, 905-608-9244
DirectBuy of Kingston, 1121 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, 613-545-1200
DirectBuy of Toronto East, 1735 Bayly Unit 17, Pickering, 905-839-7747
DirectBuy of Hamilton – Niagara, 589 Barton St, Suite 102, Stoney Creek, 905-643-8271
DirectBuy of Toronto Downtown, 20 Banigan Drive, Toronto, 416-467-0078
DirectBuy of Waterloo, 755 Bridge St. Ste. 14, Waterloo, 519-885-3231
DirectBuy of Windsor, 2705 Kew Drive, Windsor, 519-945-3200
DirectBuy of Barrie, 320 Bayfield Street Unit 63, Barrie, 705-719-2999
DirectBuy of Saskatoon, 201 Robin Crescent, Saskatoon, 306-683-3490