'Me-Caves' new trend providing quiet and personal space in your own home
Forget the "Man Caves" and "She-Sheds" as the "Me-Cave" is the hottest trend when it comes to creating a special space in your own home.
Organizing a personal space inside your own home that’s peaceful and serves a purpose isn’t always easy. Man caves, once the mecca for men needing a space for themselves, are now media rooms for the entire family, often overflowing with memorabilia and the latest gaming systems. Women don’t always have the space (or the desire) for an actual “she shed” outside, and any additional room that may be available is frequently filled with knick-knacks. That’s why the latest trend in organizational home design is the Me-Cave, a multi-purpose sanctuary that suits both men and women.
Carving out alone time is important for the health and success of any relationship and building a designated quiet space at home is a great way to do that. An article referencing a study called The Early Years of Marriage Project reveals more unhappy couples blame a lack of alone time as the reason for unhappiness than they do intimacy.
Even among those who are content, a Pew Research Center study says 85 percent of adults agree it is important to have times when they are completely alone.
Closets by Design, the fastest-growing custom organization franchise in the home improvement industry, is helping local men and women turn their personal sanctuaries into organized, multi-purpose places with the Create the Ultimate Me-Cave guide. “Everyone should have a peaceful place where they can step away and escape from the worries of the world,” says Closets by Design President Jerry Egner. “This space should be organized and clear of clutter, and its users should have easy access to their personal belongings. Our Create the Ultimate Me-Cave guide helps homeowners figure out how they can turn a spare room, or even the back corner of a walk-in closet, into the perfect personal sanctuary.” Five Ideas for the Perfect Me-Cave Both Men and Women Can Appreciate Creation Station – Instead of taking over the kitchen or garage when it comes time to hone your craft, move to a designated space. Creating a craft or hobby room is the perfect way to utilize spare space in your home. Using features such as a gift wrap station, organizing slots and craft supply drawers, Closets by Design can build unique hobby centers that will cater to everyone’s specific needs.
Hideaway Haven – Where can you keep the ceramic animals from your childhood, or your grandmother’s china, or your small (but special) collection of electric guitars? This is a room for items you don’t necessarily want to display in your living room, but you certainly don’t want them hiding in your attic either. Designing an organized space with adjustable shelves or slatwalls with hooks allows you to keep your prized possessions out in the open, within the limits of your personal Me-Cave.
Break Room – A “break room” isn’t just for the office; it’s a place where you can take a break from life. Homeowners can meditate, practice yoga, read or simply take a breath in this kind of Me-Cave. Pros can add organizational storage features to the room, such as an island with drawers, to make it free of anxiety-inducing clutter.
Dream Walk-In Closet – Who says closets need to be confined to the bedroom? A spare room can be used to create a clothes-filled oasis. Experts can create a closet system for the room that maximizes wall space, takes advantage of any windows, and keeps the area free of clutter. Add a comfortable armchair or bench and you’ve got a Me-Cave that makes getting ready for work a dream! Multi-Purpose Me-Cave – Your Me-Cave doesn’t need to have just one purpose. It can be a hobby room, a place to relax, and a room for storage. At the same time, this can still be an office or a guest room. A wallbed can easily be tucked away after your visitors go home, and your Me-Cave is yours again. Closets by Design’s office systems also make it easy to keep one half of the room for work and the other half for fun. About Closets by Design
Did you know that Closets by Design has been creating attractive and functional closets, garage organizers, in-home offices and more since it was founded in 1982. Rated No. 1 Franchise in our category and one of America’s Top 50 New Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine, Closets by Design has also been listed as one of the Top 100 Up & Comers by Franchise Times and one of the Top 550 Remodeling Companies by Remodeling Magazine. Closets by Design is a leader in the home improvement industry, and it has set the standard for customer satisfaction through dedication, quality and service. See more and what Closets by Design can do for you and your family by visiting closetsbydesign.com.