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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

Holding up to 100 cigars, the October has a meticulously crafted octagonal shape and comes finished with an elegant high-gloss black piano finish and have partnered with Trees.org.

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Larger Humidors with built-in electronic room temperature and humidifier

These electric and table counter larger humidors include an hydrometer to monitor their humidity levels.

  • Whynter CHC-120S Stainless Steel 250-Cigar Cooler: $174.88 Buy here

  • Whynter CHC-251S Stainless Steel 400-Cigar Cooler: $845.65 Buy here

  • BROADWAY High Gloss Burl Wood Finish - Up to 150 cigars: $155.73 Buy here

  • Prestige Import Group THE Milano Countertop Display Humidor: $126.95 Buy here

What Cigar Accessories Do you Need

There are a lot of fun novelty items you can buy for fun like the Godinger Cigar Whiskey Glass or the Bezrat Old Fashioned Cigar Whiskey Glasse for esthetic but your main essential cigar accesories will always remain the cigar cutter, the cigar torch/lighter, the travel case and your ashtray to avoid any unwanted furniture burns. You can also get a guillotine-style cutter for your cigar or a simple punch and place it on the coffee table.

  • Godinger Cigar Whiskey Glass: $24.95 Buy here

  • ALASKA BEAR - Cigar Cutter Stainless Steel Guillotine: $9.95 Buy here

  • Bezrat Old Fashioned Cigar Whiskey Glasses: $52.95 Buy here

  • Top Quality 3- Finger Brown Leather Cigar Case: $29.99 Buy here

  • CiTree Cigar Ashtray, Cigar Travel Ashtray, Metal Ashtray: $19.99 Buy here

  • All-in-one Lighter: $42.98 Buy here

  • LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home: $89.99 Buy here

  • AMANCY Popular Cedar Wood Lined Portable Travel Leather Case: $24.99 Buy here

  • Elechomes Ultrasonic Humidifier 6L Vaporizer Warm and Cool Mist for Large Room: $89.99 Buy here

  • 14,000 BTU Dual Hose Portable AC, Dehumidifier, Fan with Activated Carbon Filter Plus Storage Bag for Rooms up to 500 sq ft: From $500 Buy here

How Much will a Cigar Lounge Cost Me (based on a 500 square feet room)?

  • Floor ceramic tiles: budget $7- $14/sq. ft. installed

  • Wall Foam Insulation: $220 to $750

  • Smoke Purifier System: $200 to $500

  • Leather furniture, table, lamp: From $3,000 to $15,000

  • Game room: from $1,200 depending on the toys

  • Walk-in humidor: From $2,500

  • Portable humidor: From $35 to $250

  • Accessories: From $155

  • Humidifier: From $25

  • Cigars: $7-9/each

  • Lighter/Torch: From $15 - $50

Beautiful Example of a Cigar Man Cave/ Whiskey Lounge

DIY Cigar Lounge: How to build a cigar lounge in a basement

This is your man cave lounge, thus, you deserve to build it in a style and ambience you love. If you opt for the DIY option, you can certainly build one within a $2,000- $3,000 price range or if money is no object, you can have it custom-made by professionals for up to $20,000.

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