Assembling Your Ultimate Cigar Room
Having a cigar room is the ultimate haven for cigar smokers. Most of us can’t smoke at home for a variety of reasons. Therefore, we’re forced to smoke outside or go to the local cigar shop. Going to the cigar shop could be a pain. You might not like the guy running the shop, the ventilation might suck, they don’t have the cigars you smoke, it’s expensive, your cloth smells like you swam in a pool of ash and the list goes on.
Now, you finally have the designated vacancy for your cigar room, where you can avoid all the hassles surrounding your precious hobby.
While furnishing a cigar room might seem expensive, it doesn’t have to be. Sure, you can go fancy and purchase everything brand you, nothing wrong with that. However, you can go with a more vintage or rustic look with used furniture, or even refurbished furniture (if you have the skills for it).
Before you even start planning the layout of your room, you have to think about ventilation. Think about smoking with a couple of your friends while watching a game. It would be a lousy experience if the smoke will get in your eyes, stick to your cloth, and stink the whole room. Not to mention how bad it is to your health. So, the ventilation system should be your top priority.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on air purifiers or exhaust fans. Spend enough for something that matches the size and max occupancy of your room.
Leather. It could be either chairs or a couple of couches, either way, leather is the way to go. It fits best with cigar rooms and doesn’t absorb the smell. Try to go with darker colors, although not a must, it just goes better with the whole concept. Black, brown, or burgundy are most common.
It depends on the sitting structure of your room and its size. It is recommended that you’ll have a small table in between the chairs for your ashtray, lighter, cutter, drink, etc.
It doesn’t have to be a big humidor. It all depends on how much and how often you smoke. You can go with a small 30-50 count humidor or have a humidor cabinet. You can even build your own humidor. You can be as creative as you want with this, just make sure you have a humidor that is big enough to store your cigars and keep them fresh.
This could be a standard-sized fridge, although a mini-fridge would be ideal. If you’re planning to store anything other than sodas and beers, you might want to go with a bigger fridge.
If you decide to go with a mini-fridge, make sure it matches the theme of the room. Having a red mini-fridge in an all-black/grey room would look awkward.
This is not a book club. It’s your sanctuary, and you want to kick back and relax with a cigar and a cold one. You want to watch a game or your favorite TV show, or maybe stream some goofy videos.
It is also an excellent solution for these awkward silent moments where nobody has anything to say.
For obvious reasons. Make sure that the ashtrays you pick are big enough to hold at least two cigars at a time, and that they match in size with your end tables.