Monday, August 4, 2014
Why Men Need Man Caves: A Typical Chicago Basement Remodeling Project
"Men who have an extra, unused space in their homes (typically a basement) often look at it as an opportunity to build a so-called “man cave” – a place entirely their own, where they can effectively retreat from the hustle and bustle of being the typical family man. A common project for most companies offering professional basement remodeling around Chicago and elsewhere, the man cave isn’t exactly a humdrum luxury as some people (most especially, the spouses) might view it. In an interview with Houzz.com writer Mitchell Parker, psychology professor and book author Sam Gosling said, “Space is very important for regulating emotions. It’s incredibly important to be in one’s own space and resonate with who he is.” Gosling’s book, entitled Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You, stresses how space is a powerful mechanism for keeping a person’s emotional state stable."