Operation Man Cave, Err, Nook.

Well, check that. Operation Man Cave Nook. Part of owning a house is having some space that represents a little bit of you. There’s pieces of me all over our house in tiny ways, but there’s not a room that screams Jord. That’s likely to change, as I recently got Sara’s approval to take a very tiny space – that probably technically classifies as a closet – and turn it into my man cave. Well, instead of a cave, I’m now calling it a nook.

Below is a picture of where the nook is located in our lower level; we’ll work on getting “before” pictures taken of the actual space:

Man-Nook

Hidden behind the door has been a catch-all for various storage items that we have yet to find a spot for, or stuff that we just simply unloaded from the moving truck back in August. The space isn’t large, and it isn’t grand, but after a quick test run, it’s quite perfect for my needs. With some simple modifications, a bit of TLC, a Master Chief Fat Head, and finally Sara’s stamp of approval, I’ll have a perfect man-nook.

Now I won’t likely host parties or be able to squeeze anymore than just myself in there, but 99% of the time, that is it’s purpose. A spot that can hold all of my toys, and easily keep them out of sight (I really have no idea why she doesn’t think a big PC, dual screen monitors, MASTER CHIEF!, among so much other stuff isn’t cute when it’s located in a room that people often hang out in, but I don’t always have to understand her. :)

Things I’d like to do:

  • Mount two computer monitors on the wall.
  • Mount a drop-leaf table/shelf that collapses for ease of movement but functions to hold a keyboard & mouse when I’m in gaming mode.
  • Build a spot for the Operation Nerd Mode PC I plan to build and Xbox 360/One to sit.
  • Create a cool way to hang/hold accessories, games etc.
  • Find a cool chair.
  • Hang up Master Chief Fat Head.

Things Sara would like to do:

  • Address the drywall situation (while the space has been drywalled, it is need of sanding – big time – before painting)
  • Paint the room a light and airy color (BM’s Palladian Blue, like L’s bedroom?)
  • Give some love to the concrete floor (paint it, a la Young House Love? add rugs?)
  • Add/Build concealed storage furniture (for baby items, holiday items, etc.) in smaller space under stairway (beyond the “man nook” area)
  • Take down Master Chief.

It should be quite cool, even though it will take time; it’s a process that, I imagine, could take a full year. I don’t want to just dump a ton of money into a room that’s for fun, but as you can see from my list of projects (ignore Sara’s – she’s got big stuff in mind!), this room has the prospect of getting done slowly with some spare change here and there.

About Jord

jord considers himself nerdy, mostly because he's a devoted gamer and freelance web designer. he works in computer technology and information services, but he'd be most proud to tell you that he recently built himself a computer, loves audio books, trying new beer and wine, grilling, and is so excited to have added "homeowner" to his list of titles.

One Response to Operation Man Cave, Err, Nook.

  1. Jord Windy February 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM #

    I can’t find any halo or starcraft rugs :(