Say “Happy Father’s Day” With a Man Cave, Home Theater or Backyard Escape
As the proud father of two boys, I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to knowing what dads REALLY want for Father’s Day. Over the years, I’ve received my fair share of ugly ties, hand-molded ashtrays (even though I don’t smoke), and woodshop class projects intended to pay tribute to all of my hard work as a dad. While I will forever cherish each of these well-intended gifts – as all dads do – if asked what I would really love to receive on that one special day each year designed to celebrate fathers everywhere, it would be the gift of peace and quiet. A small part of the home that is solely mine, and I’m not talking about the obligatory fraction of the walk-in closet in the Master Suite – I’m talking about an entire room. Just as little boys love their clubhouses and tree forts, no matter their age – grown men still desire the same feeling of solitude and exclusivity (minus the sign that reads “no girls allowed”). Even though I will gladly share this space with the other members of my family from time to time, there’s serenity in the knowledge that I have a place to go when I want some time to myself.
This space may be different for a variety of fathers. For the grizzly bear of a dad, he may find solace in a Man Cave – a space carved from the basement or even garage of the home and filled with his favorite things – where he can while away a weekend afternoon or weekday evening after a hard day at work. If he is a tinkerer, his Man Cave may take on the appearance of a workroom filled with shiny new tools and a big manly workbench. If he is a social creature, his Man Cave may look more like the set of Cheers – with a big bar lined with stools and a pool table perpetually set up for the next game. If Dad’s the outdoorsy type, he may prefer a big backyard oasis where he can hang out at the built-in grill of his outdoor kitchen and take pride in his landscaping handy work. If Dad’s a big movie buff and loves all of the big action films, a home theater with big screen TV and surround sound may be his concept of the ideal escape.
My design team at Highlight Homes can help you give Dad a gift he will treasure long after the sun sets on Father’s Day 2011. While there’s really no way to complete any of these projects in time for Father’s Day, how cool would it be to hand over the designs to his new “MINE, MINE, MINE” living space or have him cut the ribbon on a room you’ve designated solely for him where HE can decide what that space will become? I welcome the chance to discuss with you what your next steps can be to make Dad’s dream a reality. Simply give me a call at 678.873.9234, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out an online contact form – and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can. Keep in mind – Father’s Day is right around the corner on June 19, so we’ll have to work fast! To give him a gift that says “Thanks for being a great Dad” every day of the year, call me TODAY.