For the cigars lovers out there, one of the most frustrating things can be finding the perfect place to enjoy your cigar. They don’t exactly have a mild smell, which means it’s not necessarily something you want to light up in the kitchen or family room. That and it doesn’t really add to the whole experience. Enjoying a cigar should be just that, which typically means a dedicated space.
So, if you’re looking to convert a room or garage of your house into a cigar room, giving you that perfect place to enjoy cigars year-round, then we’ve got some tips that you can use.
Pick the Spot for Your Cigar Room
The hardest part of creating a cigar room in your home is usually picking the best spot for the room to be located. You want to be sure it’s a room that won’t be multi-purpose, meaning it will also need to double as a family room, laundry room, storage room, etc. It needs to be its own dedicated space in order to be done properly. One of the most popular places homeowners pick is a small room in their basement. Even if this means you need to finish off a small room and throw up some walls and door, it will be worth it.
Ventilation – the Absolute Most Important Thing
Now that you’ve picked the spot, it’s time to tackle the most important thing in building a cigar room, and that’s providing adequate ventilation. There is no way around this step, whether your cigar room is small or large, it needs ventilation.
The Cigar Cafe recommends going with a small ventilation unit if you are just building a small cigar room in your house. Something such as the Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780A will be able to ventilate a maximum of 815 square feet of space. If you’re right at that 800 square foot mark though, you may find that two units are necessary. This will not only clear the air better, but it will do it faster too.
A Source of Fresh Air
Whenever possible, you want to pick a space that also has a source of fresh air. Even with the proper ventilation unit, you’ll still find that fresh air is useful. The ventilation units work to get rid of the smoke, whereas the fresh air will help to clear out any smells that are lingering.
Invest in Cigar Storage
Now that you have the basics in place, it’s time to think about cigar storage. There is a large selection of storage units that are not only made for cigars but also add to the decor and atmosphere of the room. Remember, if the room is over 70 degrees, you risk damaging the cigars. You will want to keep this in mind with your storage too, which is why humidors work well.
Finish it Off with Furniture
The last step to finishing your cigar room is to add some comfy furniture pieces that are perfect for lounging. Leather is often the fabric of choice, as it helps to add to that whole cigar bar/lounge feel.