Outdoor Man Cave for Father’s Day

June 3, 2020

Father’s Day is drawing near and so is the first day of summer. In fact, the first day of summer is the same weekend. So, what about giving the man in your life a place where he can appreciate warm summer days and nights? Give him an outdoor man cave. Below you’ll find three different… Read More


Father’s Day is drawing near and so is the first day of summer. In fact, the first day of summer is the same weekend. So, what about giving the man in your life a place where he can appreciate warm summer days and nights? Give him an outdoor man cave.

Below you’ll find three different ideas of outdoor man caves featuring some of SugarHouse’s products.

For the Game Enthusiast

Take inside games outside for a fun way to enjoy the warm weather. Create a space for the man of the house with a few games to play with his buddies. Do this by taking any game equipment you have in the house out to the patio. For instance, if you have a pool, air hockey or ping pong table, take it out to the patio. Smaller items can also be used like cornhole, darts, or a table and chairs to set-up a game of chess. You can protect these items from inclement weather by installing a pipe frame canopy. 

Our pipe frame patio canopies provide protection from both sun and rain, making your deck or patio the perfect place to enjoy your yard during any season. Made with high-quality, galvanized steel pipe and attached to your home with our special brackets, these canopies provide the ultimate protection.

More about pipe frame canopies:

  • We use name-brand fabrics like Sunbrella® and Dickson® that carry a 10-year limited warranty.
  • The fabrics also come in a variety of colors and in striped or solid patterns.
  • The scalloped valance along the bottom of the canopy is an optional feature available in multiple sizes and colors.
  • The canopy has lace pockets that securely attach the front bar and rafters to the fabric cover. This prevents the fabric from lifting up from the frame in the wind.

For the Chef

Who doesn’t love a summer barbeque with family and friends? Barbeques this summer may look a little different with some restrictions still in place. However, you can still make your small gatherings fun and tasty with the ultimate cook area any chef will love. 

Start out strong with a durable cover that can be opened to let sunlight in or closed to provide shade and weather protection. A louvered roof is made of tough extruded tempered aluminum and comes with a maintenance-free powder-coated finish. They can withstand up to 180 mph winds and up to 60 lbs. per square foot of snow loads in the winter. SugarHouse’s tectonic arched louvers can span longer than any other louvered roof product on the market. Bonus, they look really slick.

We all know that when you have a gathering indoors and it includes food, everyone ends up in the kitchen. So, for your outdoor space, you’re definitely going to need the same space. There are several options for you so we’ll just give you a couple as to not overwhelm you. The first is the most luxurious. An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and a fully stocked bar/soda bar. In order to have a pizza oven, you’ll need plenty of space. 

If you don’t have that big of a space or don’t want to go quite that fancy, an L-shaped kitchen island with a built-in barbecue is another option. A small fridge, sink, and prep area can all be on one side. On the other side, a raised countertop with bar stools so friends and family can keep the chef company.  

When your cook area isn’t in use, protect it from unpredictable weather with one of our custom canvas covers. We can make a cover to fit any shape outdoor kitchen you end up creating. 

Once you get your cook area set, here are a few more ideas to fill out your space:

  • A firepit with chairs around for a fun gathering spot.
  • What man cave is complete without a TV to play video games or watch a game when sports return? You can wheel out a TV on a cart if there isn’t a place to mount it.
  • Add a basketball hoop big or small.

For the Laid Back Dude

We’re all about making your backyard your oasis. Not every man cave has to be lively and loud. Some men want a space to relax and not hear the incessant call of “dad, dad, dad” while quarantining. Here are a few ideas of how to give your laid back dude an oasis of his own right on the patio or deck.

  • Lounge area complete with a sofa and oversized pillows.
  • A hot tub with lots of greenery around to give the illusion of being secluded in the woods.
  • Hanging chairs, a hammock, or anything else where you can sit and sway.

To really get away from it all, it’s great to have the option of shades for some privacy. Our Verticool Drop Shades and Verticool Rope Operated Drop Shades come in handy here. They provide an escape from blinding sun and can be lifted easily to see a beautiful summer sunset. The drop shades come with motors and wireless remote controls for shade on demand. The rope operated shades simply drop when the rope is released and raise by pulling on the rope. Both are fantastic products that give you the privacy you need.

We can’t wait to see what other ideas you have for an outdoor man cave. Give us a call at 801-563-9300 so we can get started on a Father’s Day present that will be used over and over again.

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.