Wisconsin students transform garages into man caves for home improvement event

Last week, interior design students from Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Gateway Technical College in Racine, Wisconsin, participated in the 51st Annual Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show, an event that showcases a variety of projects and provides tutorials from some of the top minds in the remodeling industry. 

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a regional news source, 15 students from WCTC worked to convert 12-foot-by-12-foot mock garage spaces into luxury man caves to put on display during the event. For those unfamiliar with the term, DIY Network describes a man cave as an exclusive space for guys to hang out in their home – often featuring musical instruments, an entertainment center and a bar. 

Students were given a $1,000 scholarship and $250 budget for their participation in the event. Jenii Kluver, a sophomore at WCTC, said she collected responses in a Facebook poll to find out what an ideal man cave would look like and used that information, as well as her boyfriend’s input, to create her space.

“I’m always impressed with the ingenuity with small budgets. That’s what a lot of home improvement is,” Patty Johnson, a spokeswoman for the NARI, told the source.

There are, of course, woman caves, too, but Gateway student Jackie Gauger joked that creating one of those would be 10 times harder. 

At Bazaar Home Decorating, we have custom garage organization systems and other home decor solutions that can help Milwaukee area residents transform parts of their house to meet their unique vision. There’s no reason that a man cave – or a woman cave – in the garage can’t also serve as a functional space to store items that don’t fit inside the home. If you’re interested in hearing about some of our custom home organization solutions, we have friendly staff members who would love to assist you.