Urbandictionary.com defines “man cave” as “A room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve him in certain hobbies, activities without interruption.” If that sounds like a little bit of heaven, you're not alone – man caves have become increasingly popular during the last decade as men seek for ways to decompress during their spare time, and man caves have emerged as the ideal antidote for a stressful day at work. Of course, wives and other family members benefit too – after all, a guy who's recharged and relaxed is, in turn, much more relaxing to be around.
Because the average home isn't built with a man cave as part of its architectural specs, most man caves are relegated to the basement or some other generally unused area of the home. And while they can be outfitted very comfortably, they often suffer from a lack of natural sunlight. Numerous studies have demonstrated the amazing effects of natural light on moods, so if the purpose of your man cave is to help you relax and elevate your mood, it makes sense that adding a little natural sunlight would be an important priority.
Unless you can convince the other members of your household that they need to abandon the living area over to your masculine needs, the best way to add sunlight to your man cave is with a tubular skylight – and not just any tubular skylight, but a tubular skylight from Solatube.
Tubular skylights are ideal for spanning long distances because they can be tucked between your wall studs, so there's no need for major construction during the installation process. However, what makes a Solatube skylight better than other tubular skylights is its design. Solatube uses a patented dome that perches on top of your roof and gathers sunlight from all over the sky, even when the sun is riding low. Then it transmits that light to the tube, which is lined with the most highly reflective material in the world. That means not only will your Solatube skylight capture as much sun as possible, but also it will transmit it over long distances much better than its competitors will, so you can enjoy more light to brighten your space.
Solatube lights also come with add-on features, like a Smart LED lighting system that enables your skylight to provide energy-efficient light even after the sun sets, with no need to install additional ceiling fixtures. Plus, there are daylight baffles to block the sun when you want to catch a midday nap and plenty of fixture choices so you can match your light to your room's overall style.
Finally, your Solatube skylight will save your family the extra energy costs associated with bathing your man cave in light, so you won't have to worry about higher utility bills.
If your man cave could stand a little brightening, contact us today at 13 16 19 or use our online contact form, and learn how we can help you turn your man cave into a man oasis.