By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the growth of the “man cave” in homes, that place of refuge for men to retreat to often outfitted with comfy chairs, a big screen TV and a mini fridge. But now the mom’s are wanting their special space too: Welcome the Mom Cave.
I recently stumbled upon this article, “Mom Caves are Latest Interior Design Trend” by Kelly Roncace, that detailed this new fad.
Unlike the masculine design of the “man cave,” moms want a peaceful place to unwind, often with soft hues, relaxing music, and an overall stylish decor to create their special retreat.
But with men taking the garage or basement as their place of refuge, where are the moms to go for their own place in a home?
In the article 5 Steps to Make Your Own ‘Mom Cave’, design experts suggest that the perfect spot could be anywhere from an unused guest room to as small as a closet that you transform into a colorful space with a small desk and comfy chair. But whether you send the moms to the closet or elsewhere, the perfect spot requires a place where a mom can close off the area from the rest of the house, creating a “kid-and-husband-free zone.”
The article also suggests “mom caves” in bright, cheery colors and surrounding herself with things she enjoys, from photo books to inspiring messages.
So how would you outfit a mom cave? And do you find yourself increasingly helping your buyer-moms envisioning that special space in a home just for them?