Outdoor Man Cave Done Right

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Who said your man cave had to be inside? You can take it outdoors and still have a large flat screen TV and serious sound system, plus a great grill for manly eats and a mini fridge to keep your favorite beverages close. You can have all these luxuries outdoors, and when done right, still create a space the whole family can use too.

Must-haves for the ultimate outdoor man cave?

  • Outdoor TV
  • Great sound system
  • Grill
  • Outdoor fridge
  • Comfortable seating

Outdoor TV vs. Indoor TV

There are signifurlicant and important differences between outdoor and indoor television sets. An all-weather outdoor TV is designed specifically to withstand outdoor conditions such as heat, humidity, dust and even bugs and it will have an electrical cord rated for outdoor use.


When you’re outside watching the big game, you want a TV with an anti-glare screen that won’t make it difficult to see who’s at bat or which team just scored that touchdown. Outdoor TV screens also have a protective layering to resist scratches and any issues from the elements. You can mount an outdoor TV to a wall and create an eye-catching focal point for your outdoor man cave.

Sound Systems

Depending on the proximity of your neighbors, you may opt for a pair of headphones while enjoying the game on your outdoor TV. However, a great portable sound system may be just want you need when hosting a game day party — just don’t forget to invite the neighbors! Consider wireless speakers that also can be used to stream your favorite music as well, ideal for parties and get-togethers when you’re not using the outdoor TV.



Whether you swear by the easy start of a gas grill or are a die-hard, got-to-have-charcoal kind of guy, P.C. Richard & Son has the perfect grill for your outdoor man cave. If the outdoor TV is going to be the focal point of your man cave, then consider placing the grill on the opposite side of the space. This helps keep smoke from wafting into the TV viewing area and is a great way to keep the “kitchen” in its own space. Consider a grill that will serve all your needs. Side burners are a great way to heat sauces and sides liked baked beans. A grill with a large work area plus space for holding the proper tools is the perfect way to keep any grillmaster organized and on point when cooking for a crowd.

Mini Fridge

A compact refrigerator or mini fridge is an easy way to maximize space in an outdoor man cave. A compact fridge measuring 5.6 cubic feet can hold about 5.1 cubic feet of fresh food. It’s perfect for keeping cans, bottles and other beverages cold and within reach while grilling and watching the game with friends. Some mini fridges even include freezer space; a nice feature when you want popsicles handy for the kids when sharing this luxury leisure space with the family on movie night.

Comfortable Seating

The ultimate outdoor man cave needs comfortable seating that includes a place to put your feet up and can double as a great conversation area when entertaining friends. Look for sets with thick cushions upholstered in all-weather fabric that will resist fading with sun exposure. If the space permits, indulge in sectional-style outdoor seating that comes with a cushion footrest that can double as an additional seat if needed.

Other outdoor man cave items to consider are fans to keep cool even on the warmest days, and decorative lighting. If the layout and spacing of the outdoor area allows, don’t forget to add a fire pit!


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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Get Dad What He Really Wants!


Happy fathers Day


Father’s Day is just around the corner and you may be thinking, “what should I get for Dad?” Forget the ties, socks, and coffee mugs… this year, get Dad what he really wants.



#1 GrillWeber Grill

If your dad is anything like my own, he’ll look for any excuse to BBQ. During the summer months mom usually gets a break from preparing dinners and dad will ‘man’ the grill. If your father’s grill is looking a little worn or just outdated, you can be sure he would appreciate a new one. To show his appreciation we bet he’ll grill you up something tasty!


#2 HDTVsamsung-tv

There is always a bigger and better TV out there and dad wants it! If he hasn’t upgraded his television in a while, he just might be itching for a new one. Lucky for you we are the HDTV giant! We have the largest selection of indoor and outdoor TVs, from LED, LCD, plasma, 4K and more, at the guaranteed lowest prices, and if you need help sorting through these many options check out these 5 points to keep in mind when shopping for a new TV.


#3 Home Theater Sound Bar  Soundbar    

If your dad already has a nice new TV or his happy with his current one, why not enhance his HDTV’s audio with a soundbar? Soundbars have a sleek design and a wireless setup, making it easy to install. Many also come with the ability to produce quality surround sound with additional speakers.  If you want to give your dad better sound this Father’s Day, a soundbar is the best and easiest way to do it.

#4 Mophie Juice Packmophie-juice-pack-plus-03

Give your dad the gift of extended life… extended battery life, that is! Mophie Juice Pack hard-shell cases will not only protect your dad’s phone from the average daily wear and tear, but it will also provide up to 80% extra battery life! This is an awesome gift at a great price.


#5 Tablettablets-montage

Tablets put everything dad needs right at his fingertips, from the web and social networks to email and games. If your dad has a habit of grabbing your tablet and sneaking off to play Angry Birds or Candy Crush, it’s a good sign he would love one of his own. Whether used for work or play you can be assured Dad will be using it. Check out our wide variety of tablets for every budget starting at just $59.99!


#6 Fitness Tracker or Smart WatchGearFit02

Have you heard dad saying he would like to get in better shape? Help him reach his health and fitness goals with a fitness tracker or smart watch. Dad can log workouts, track calories, get his heart rate, and so much more. Trackers also celebrate fitness milestones and challenges, keeping dad motivated on his progress. Learn more here.


#7 Camera or Camcordercameras and camcorders

I can’t think of anyone’s father who doesn’t like taking family pictures or home videos. When I was growing up, despite their bulkiness, my dad was never without his Polaroid camera or beta movie camcorder. Now, with today’s technology, cameras and camcorders are small, lightweight and take impressive shots, making it easier for dad to catch those memories.  From point and shoot to digital SLR cameras we have a wide selection of cameras and camcorders that your dad would love.


#8 Portable Speaker Portable speakers     

A portable speaker will make it easy for Dad to enjoy his favorite entertainment on the go. Whether he wants to liven-up his next BBQ or watch a movie on his tablet, he will really enjoy his new toy. You can browse our wide selection of portable, Bluetooth and wireless speakers here.


#9 Mini Fridge Mini Fridge

Dads appreciate their space, whether it’s the garage, basement or a room that has been transformed into a “Man Cave.” They will disappear and spend countless hours of their time there. Does this sound like your dad? If so, then it’s essential for him to have a mini fridge. Your dad will love the idea of having beverages and munchies on hand without extra trips to the kitchen.


#10 Power WasherPressure-Washing

All men love their toys, especially if it’s a toy that cuts work time around the home in half. An electric power washer can freshen up the exterior of your father’s home in half the time, and offer a “fresh-as-new” look. From the home exterior, to wood decks, driveways, and sidewalks, electric pressure washers have the outdoor areas looking new in the shortest amount of time. With a power washer dad can get the yard cleaned up and ready for summer barbecuing in no time!

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our weekly ad or stop down to any one of our P.C. Richard & Son Superstores and one of our expert sales representatives can help you find the right gift for dad! Don’t forget to check us out on Hometalk.com and learn how you can win a $100 P.C. Richard & Son gift card to get dad just what he’s looking for!


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How To: Take Care of Your Mini Fridge

A mini fridge is a necessity for students going away to school. They’re a convenient way to store snacks and drinks while saving on trips to the grocery store… but do you know how to take care of one? Sure, a mini fridge might cost less than the textbooks you need for a semester, but you need to protect your investment. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your fridge so you have it for your entire school career and beyond.

How To Pack & Move Your Mini Fridge: Keep It Upright!

Step one is getting your fridge into your dorm, right? The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the fridge upright at all times. Laying your mini fridge horizontally could cause problems with the mechanics that keep your fridge cold when you plug it in. Should you really need to lay it down any other way, try to lay it flat on its back or tilted for as short a time as possible. When you are able to stand it upright, wait 24 hours before plugging it in to allow the system to re-correct itself should anything have shifted during transport.

How to Maintain Your Mini Fridge: Keep It Clean and Smelling Fresh

Once you have moved in and have placed food or drinks in your mini fridge, aim to clean it out once a week. Check for expired milk, meat, fruits/veggies or other perishable items and discard them as needed. Should you have a spill in your fridge, clean it out immediately to avoid bacteria, mold, mildew or food-borne illnesses. You may also want to place a small box of baking soda inside to absorb odors.

How to Defrost Your Mini Fridge: Defrost Every Break!

When your mini fridge will be left unattended for long periods of time like when moving out or on Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring breaks, your refrigerator will need to be defrosted. Plan on defrosting your fridge at least 24 hours before you leave. To defrost your mini fridge:

  • Remove and discard any items inside.
  • Unplug your fridge, prop open the door and place a towel or tray underneath it to absorb any water. You may also want to place a towel inside the fridge as moisture accumulates.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • The next morning, wipe down any excess moisture and dry the towels, trays or cloths you used in and around the fridge.

This is also a great time to clean the shelves, drawers or racks your mini fridge may have. Never use harsh or abrasive cleaners inside your fridge, but a hot water/baking soda mixture or warm soapy water will do the trick. Rinse it with a clean rag or sponge and dry.

An important note: ALWAYS make sure your fridge is dry before closing the door to avoid mold and bacteria! A moldy fridge is certainly nto something you want to come back from break to.

How to Use Your Mini Fridge After College

I donated my mini fridge to an upcoming college freshman after I graduated, but there are many things you can use it for should you wish to take it home with you. Here are just some ways to keep using your fridge:

  • Man Cave or Home Theater: Store cold beverages in your man cave or home theater so you don’t have to make your way to the kitchen every time you or your friends need something to wet their whistle.
  • Extra Food Storage: Keep your mini fridge in your utility room, basement or garage and use it as extra space to hold excess leftovers or groceries. This is especially convenient during the holidays or while throwing a party!
  • Mini Fridge as a Wine Cooler: It may not be as great a solution as a proper wine cooler, but will suffice to make space in your actual refrigerator.


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