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Stake your claim to the spare bedroom, garage or shed with these 10 key decorating items for your man cave.

Stake your claim to the spare bedroom, garage or shed with these 10 key decorating items for your man cave.

Big screen TV
When it comes to your man cave’s TV, stick by the motto: Go big or go home.

Reclining chair
The perfect cocoon from which to watch all your favourite sports teams get their game on.

Sports memorabilia
Whether it's your beloved autographed Blue Jays jersey circa 1993 or the Spalding you toss around on the court every Saturday, house all sports merch here — or risk your mate losing it.

Mini-bar and fridge
Stash away your best buds (a.k.a. Stella and Alexander) in a mini —fridge, and keep snack-attach staples like salsa and tortilla chips close at hand.

Pool table
If you’ve got the space (or if you’re Frank Costanza), a pool table is a man cave must.

Keep this in mind when choosing your next house and outbid your lady’s desire for a guest room for visiting in-laws or, worse, a place to knit quietly.

Dart board
Perfect for killing time between commercials and for a little friendly competition.

Door
For privacy, of course.

(And so your partner can shut out your antics.)

Oversized couch
To comfortably seat all your boys when they come over on Super Bowl Sunday.

Phone
Cell, land line, whatever. It’s the quickest way to access dinner (a.k.a. the pizza guy).

Poker set
Two words: game night. Close the door, break out the brandy and cigars and go to town.

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