Cinema or game room: What to do with your mancave

Published on: Thu 16 Feb 2023

Having your own custom garden room is a very satisfying feeling. Being able to fully immerse yourself into your new space is a unique experience. Because our garden rooms are so versatile, they can be used for anything. One of the most popular uses for a garden room is a mancave. Decked out with screens, games consoles and memorabilia, a mancave is a place to relax and revel in your own interests. Here’s some inspiration for what you can do with your cinema/games room, and why a custom garden room is the perfect fit.

Increase your screen time

Getting the right TV for your mancave garden room is crucial – especially in a cinema room where the main use will be watching all your favourite films. It’s not just the screen that’s important in these rooms, but the accessories that come with – DVD players, sound systems, games consoles. There’s no fun in having a screen with nothing to go with it. You don’t even have to have a TV, go for a projector and create an authentic, cinematic experience.

However, with a garden room from us, we can accommodate for everything you need. Our rooms come with full electric access, including 4 double sockets and a 2-way consumer unit that you can plug all your appliances into.

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Game on

Whether you’re all about the latest technology in your console, or you prefer to break first in a game of pool, there’s fun to be had with all your family and friends in your own dedicated gaming space. To accommodate for all the activity, you need strong foundations to put all your equipment on or else its ‘game over’. At Custom Garden Rooms, we’ve got what you need. All our rooms come with high performance, fully installed ground screw foundations with a 25-year guarantee on galvanising, giving your games room what will feel like an extra life with no reboot needed.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy

As you get comfortable on your sofa and open a bag of popcorn, you’ve got the perfect setting to your film night. Well…almost. Perfection comes in the form of having your own cinema in a custom garden room, where you can be warm and cosy while watching the big screen all year round. Our rooms are fully insulated, with plastered walls and ceilings that come with PIR foil faced board and earthwool. Insulation isn’t just about keeping you warm, but it also prevents any sound from disturbing your neighbours. An option we recommend for cinemas is investing in our acoustic sound insulation, enabling you to watch your films (or play your games) in complete privacy.

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Time to press pause

Let’s set the scene. You’re in your custom garden building, playing with your games and you need to be excused for a moment. It’s raining outside and running through the freezing cold and wet weather to get to your home bathroom isn’t ideal. What if we could save you the time and stress? Well, we can, as your garden room could be an annexe instead. As a living space, all our annexes come with bathroom facilities, so you can pause your films or games whenever you feel you need to go. However, it’s worth noting that if you wish to opt for an annexe, then this will require planning permission from your local authority before construction. This is due to annexes being larger than a garden room in size and more suited to being used as living accommodation.

Picture perfect

Your garden room should be true to you. No need for plain walls when you can hang posters of all the films, sports and games that you love and really make your custom garden room your own. Showcase your taste under the spotlight of our anthracite UPVC French doors. With all the natural light you need coming through A rated glass from the front of the garden room, it gives you more space to decorate your walls with whatever you like.

If you think it’s time to bring a mancave into your life, then you’re in the right place. At Custom Garden Rooms, we’ll design a room that fits your intended space and needs perfectly. Explore our range of garden rooms and annexes for more inspiration. For more information, get in touch on 0333 577 1212 or email us at [email protected].