These 8 Spaces Showcase the Very Best in Dad-Worthy Design

Photography by Laurie Kilgore Photography, Design by Noble Designs

Text by Bethany Adams

From grilling great food to enjoying a favorite hobby, every dad deserves a personal space fit for a king! Moving beyond the man cave, these designs make an art of creating spaces that will encourage the man of the house to relax in style—whether he prefers reading in his own quiet corner or serving up something unforgettable to his closest friends.

A Study in Drama

Photography by Mikel Welch

Providing a moody touch, the monochromatic wall in this study helps details like the brick fireplace to pop, and unique built-ins provide nooks for favorite collections and reading materials. Perfectly placed by the fire, a sleek leather chair combines the best of classic comfort and modern design, making an evening alone all the more enjoyable.

Get Together

Photography by Laurie Kilgore Photography, Design by Noble Designs

Whether it’s a football party or a family gathering, every dad needs a place to entertain a crowd, and this dining room would be a go-to for any group. What makes the space truly stand out? A statement ceiling pairing rustic wood with a dramatic black border certainly sets it apart.

Fire Up the Grill

Photography by Lynx Grills

What’s better than a Saturday spent grill-side? One spent in this griller’s paradise, serving up spectacular flavor to friends and family with everything you need right at hand—including a cold drink!

Let’s Play

Photography by Nichole Lynne Design

A place to unwind is paramount for every dad, and this rec space certainly encourages relaxation. With an outdoor grill space and stare-worthy views just steps away, it’s ideal for both entertaining large gatherings and hanging out with the family.

In Shape, In Style

Photography by Bachly Construction

Staying fit at home isn’t always easy, but a setup like this would be sure to help! Exposed brick and wood paneling create an atmosphere that’s easy to stay focused in, and floor-to-ceiling windows keep the view interesting.

Between the Lines

Photography by Duet Design Group

Surprisingly subtle, the masculine style in this library finds its place in understated leather upholstery and wood shelves backed by brick. With enough room for any well-read gentleman’s collection, the space is balanced out by light wood floors and plenty of sunlight.

A Seat at the Bar

Photography by Klassen Photography, Design by Kevin Gray Interiors

A well-stocked bar with comfortable seating is a great place for dad to catch up with old friends while showing off his skills. Throw in dark wood planking and a stone accent wall, and you’ve got an ideal addition to any man cave.

A Place to Plant

Photography by Mac Jamieson

Everyone loves a she shed, but this space would be a dream for any gardener. An excess of light, plenty of workspace, and a spot for every possible tool will have dad ready to work in the garden every weekend!

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