What It Takes To Build The Perfect Man's Cigar Lounge
Every cigar enthusiast dreams of building the perfect cigar lounge. A place where you can relax and enjoy a quality cigar with no worries or interruptions. Look no further, in this article; we provide you with a guide to help you build your dream cigar lounge. It includes everything from location to decorating choices to insulation. In this blog post we'll discuss how to build the perfect man's cigar lounge by covering these topics.
Pick a location with a window
First thing first, you need to pick out the perfect room which has preferably a window. Smoking cigars inside is always best when you can control where the smoke is going and provide an exit for its escape. If you have enough space on your compound, you can choose to convert a rarely used room such as the basement, attic, garage, or a spare room and turn one of it into your cigar lounge.
Let's be honest with ourselves; not everyone in your household is a fan of cigar smoke. Thus if you want to relax and smoke your cigars without having to worry about the smoke spreading throughout the house and bothering the non-smoking family member, then you need proper insulation. The best way to do this is to insulate using spray foam. Spray foam will cover every nook and cranny between those dry walls that standard insulation won't, ensuring that barely any smoke spreads out to other areas of your house.
How to vent smoke outside - Ventilation! Ventilation! Ventilation!
You need to figure out a way to clear smoke out of your cigar lounge. While a pleasant whiff of smoke is acceptable, you don't want to be sitting in a room filled with smoke whenever your cigar buddies come over for a smoke. Thus for your lounge, an ancillary purifier is must have to clear out the smoke and create a comfortable experience if you don't have an isolated window or independant smoke ventilation system . Big Smoke Eaters are most recommended for people with large rooms and commercial spaces.
Cigar Storage Tips and How to Properly Care for Them
Now that you have figured out the room's essentials, we come to some more practical considerations. The ideal storage temperature for a cigar is approximately 16 to 20 C or 60 to 68 F and in a relative humidity of 65 to 75%. The humidity is crucial because if your cigar becomes too wet, it will not smoke. If it dries out, it will taste hash. As humidity varies with temperature changes, it is important to keep the temperature under control in your cave.
Small Humidor Cabinet to Large Walk-In Humidors
And where to store them. Perhaps the ideal humidor is the "walk-in" variety in which both the temperature and humidity are controlled electronically. You can have one custom-made for you by companies like Newsham's Woodshop or you can find a wide list on Thomasnet. They will be able to recommend you as well on the selection of the best wood such as the spanish cedar which is the best type of wood for preserving humidity or Honduran mahogany or the American red cedar. Or you can simply go for a portable humidor box if you only plan of buying less than 150 cigars. We list a selection of humidor box below as illustrated. The good ones will range from $30 to $300. You can always upgrade it later if you prefer.
Planning your Man Cave Cigar Lounge
Image by Phan Van Truong, architect & interior @ Truong & Partner.
One interesting tool you can use to plan your new man cave project is houzz in case you would like to hire a local handyman to help you. This is the best part of building your cigar lounge, making it your own. When you think of cigar lounges, you think leather, wood, and cognac. You can slowly build off there and pick a theme for the lounge and decorate it accordingly. Include leather seats to give it that classic cigar lounge vibe. Plus leather seats usually absorb less smoke. Include a coffee table you can even go further and get a humidor coffee table. Add in electronics like a flat-screen television and a sound system. Ensure also to include a bar set up because what's a cigar room without some alcohol. Your cigar lounge can also double up as a game room; thus, you can include a pool, poker table or football table or a dartboard.
Spanish Cedar Wood Humidors
Most modern humidors will have an interior designed with some kind of a wood. These can vary from mahogamy, cherry, walnut, maple, oak and the most famous cedar.
Glass Top Handcrafted Cedar Humidor with Front Digital Hygrometer, Humidifier Gel, and Accessory Drawer - Holds (25-50 Cigars): $99.99 Buy here
Mantello Glass Top Handcrafted Cigar Humidor - Holds (25-50 Cigars) - Spanish Cedar Cigar Box with Humidifier, Hygrometer and Adjustable Cigar Tray: $44.99 Buy here
DUCIHBA Desktop Humidor Case Holds 50-75 Cigar: $59.99 Buy here