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Fitting out a cigar room at home

Fitting out a cigar room at home
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Enjoy your cigars in a relaxing home space

If you are a cigar lover, you might have dreamed of having your own cigar room in your home. A cigar room is a place where you can enjoy tobacco in peace without disturbing others. It is also a place where you can store your cigars properly and display your collection with pride.

But how do you create a cigar room or smoking lounge that suits your needs and preferences? Here are some tips to help you get started.

An isolated room for cigar and pipe smoking

Ideally, your smoking room should be isolated from the rest of the house, preferably on the edge of the property. This makes it easier to keep smoke from spreading to other rooms and affecting other people who don’t share your fondness for tobacco.

The room should have enough space for the furniture and accessories you need to enjoy cigars. You will also need a heating and ventilation system for your cigar room.

Ventilating a domestic cigar room

The most important thing for any smoking room is ventilation. Without proper ventilation, your cigar room will become stuffy, smelly and unhealthy – see our post on improving the air quality in your home to learn why. You need to have a system that can remove the smoke from the room and bring in fresh air. It’s easier to ventilate a room that is on the outside of the house, or even a cigar room in an outbuilding.

There are different ways to ventilate a cigar room, depending on your budget and preferences. You can use an exhaust fan, an air purifier, a window fan or a combination of these methods. You can also install ducts or vents that connect to an outside source of air.

Whatever method you choose, make sure it is powerful enough to handle the amount of smoke you produce and quiet enough not to disturb your relaxation.

Air Flow Academy has some detailed information about the different options for ventilating a cigar room.

A dedicated space for your cigar hobby

Because of the nature of cigar smoking, it’s best to have a dedicated room, rather than trying to create a multipurpose space that is used for other activities or storage. Don’t risk ruining domestic goods by trying to store them in your cigar room. Instead, consider the external storage options that are available to you. This might include a self-storage unit outside your home – and remember to protect your stored goods with insurance.

Invest in cigar storage

Another essential element for any cigar room is storage. You need to have a place where you can keep your cigars in optimal conditions. Cigars are best kept at a constant temperature and at a constant humidity level. This will ensure that the tobacco ages well, maintaining and improving the flavour and aroma.

The best way to store cigars is in a humidor – a box or cabinet designed for cigars that regulates humidity levels inside. While there are walk-in humidors available, for domestic use a smaller model is more practical.

Cigar smoking also comes with its own suite of accessories, for example:

  • cutters
  • lighters
  • ashtrays
  • hygrometers

Finish off your cigar room with furniture

Once you have taken care of ventilation and storage, it’s time to add some furniture to make your cigar room comfortable and cosy. Chairs or sofas will allow you and your guests to sit back and relax while smoking. You can also add some tables where you can place your drinks and reading material.

You might want to consider adding some shelves or cabinets where you can display your cigar boxes or accessories. This will give your cigar room some personality and style.

You should also think about lighting for your cigar room. Natural light is pleasant in a cigar room, but warm, dimmable lamps create an inviting atmosphere whatever the conditions outside.

Finally, after all the hard work is done, it’s time to enjoy your cigar room! Invite some friends over for a smoke session or just relax by yourself with a good book or music. Your cigar room is now ready for use!


Question and Answer


Can I insure tobacco in a self-storage unit?

Check with your storage company whether you are allowed to keep tobacco, cigars and cigarettes in your storage unit. Your Store and Insure policy will cover stored tobacco. But note that no more the 10% of your sum insured can be any combination of bottled spirits, processed tobacco, tobacco products and bottled perfumery.