Brick as a Wall in a Man cave

It is widely known that a ‘man cave’ has to be present in most modern houses and there are also millions of owners who own one. A Man-Cave is a certain space in the home usually in a finished basement, dedicated to male activities such as sports, and designed with socialization in mind. In an era of gender equality, “man’s caves” somehow avoid controversy because the social activities that occur in them are generally all-inclusive events. Wives, girlfriends, and children are equally welcome to gather and watch the big game; and part of the appeal of the “man’s cave” is not so much its inherent masculinity, but the fact that the décor resembles a sports bar or a casual family restaurant.

Home bars are equally frequent, and share many of the characteristics of a “man cave.” One of the ways many homeowners get the iconic look is by incorporating unique materials with a rough look, such as brick panels. In some homes, it is possible to use these real materials to achieve this, but more commonly a challenge that home bar designers face is finding a way to complete the look in an affordable and practical material.

The brick walls give a very rustic touch to a room, thanks to the hardness and roughness of the material. Therefore, it is necessary to combine it with other softer elements such as hair fabrics or bright colors. Besides, brick walls are a solid decorative component, so do not overload the rest of the house. A good option is to try minimalist shelving in the purest Scandinavian style.

Brick walls give a very cozy feeling to a room, due to the use of warm colors such as brick, orange or red. This feeling can be enhanced in a very positive way with the incorporation of plants and green elements to the decoration, creating a very harmonic chromatic range. Combine it with black to give personality to your home, but take a critical aspect, the lighting: it is advisable to choose yellow light so that the result is not too aseptic.

Another of the colors that work best with brick walls is white, which will give a more significant effect of space and expand the perceived surface of your home. You don’t have to worry about whether it’s cold or excessively Nordic, as the brick adds warmth and subtracts minimalism from the whole. Wood in light tones, wild elements and combinations with colors similar to the tonality of the brick walls give balance to the room, making it an appealing and very friendly space.

One of the best advantages of brick walls is that they stand up to the passage of time, are easy to install and do not require maintenance, is a challenging material, so it has become one of the perfect options for all types of decoration, as it withstands grease stains and brings warmth to a traditionally cold room.

The brick panels allow a variety of shapes, facades with undulating, curved, counter-curved, incoming and outgoing movements, among others.  Its use has several advantages from a technical point of view: easy to handle, long service life and low maintenance. For the people, it generates an identity in the collective that inhabits it. Finally, in interiors, it adapts to different styles of decoration and gives a very particular appearance to the walls.

Indeed when the brick is well incorporated into the design of our interior, it can add a unique, perfectly imperfect touch to this type of rooms Man Cave. It all depends on the furniture and textiles, which we use in a room with brick walls in sight. With the use of modern furniture, you can create an entirely different room with rustic, industrial or sporty vibrations.

The feeling of a bright space and a light glossy finish can help the bring out the natural beauty of a brick wall in a small squared, windowless entrance or hallway. To create a modern, clean looking design while preserving the texture of your brick wall a few coats of white paint are a popular choice.

The brick panels have no pores and are therefore highly resistant to water and low temperatures. It has exceptional aesthetic qualities for both interior and exterior use, generally used in facades. Its texture is smooth and homogeneous. It is usually used for areas that will be constantly subjected to high temperatures. Like rotisseries, ovens, and fireplaces.

We have tried using faux brick panels from several companies, but at the end of the day we found the panels from Faux Stone Depot to be the most realistic looking and also the most affordable.