Nothing makes a guy feel more like a man than having a beer in one hand and a hammer in the other. Get in touch with your inner male by getting your hands dirty and building something with them.
You’ll be able to physically see the results of spending a few hours working with your hands which will make you feel accomplished. We’ve spoken before about how improving your home can improve your life and today we’ll be sharing a few ways that you can do this.
Now, for the bigger jobs like a bathroom or kitchen renovation we do recommend sticking with the pros, but there are many DIY home improvement projects you can tackle on your own. Here are four of them.
1. The Man Cave
If you don’t yet have a man cave, it’s time to get to work on building one! A man cave is a sanctuary within your home. Even if you live on your own and don’t necessarily need your own ‘me space’, man caves are a great place to entertain the boys and watch the game.
Turn your spare bedroom, garage, den or basement into a man cave. Use the colors of your favorite sports team as theme inspiration or stick to traditional masculine colors such as navy, crimson and shades of gray. Any man cave worth its salt needs to include the following:
- Recliner, couch or comfy chair(s)
- TV and gaming station
- Mini bar or fridge
- Bar stools
- Pool table or dart board
2. The Grillzebo
While it sounds more like the name of a dinosaur meet gorilla, a grillzebo is simply a gazebo for your grill. Building a grillzebo is a pretty large undertaking, so make sure you have the time, energy and tools you’ll need as well as a buddy who can help. Check out the Family Handyman blog for detailed instructions.
3. The Fire Pit
In line with the man cave idea, what is more synonymous with a cave than a fire? Not much in our opinion, which is why building a fire pit is one of the ultimate DIY home improvement projects for men.
For step by step instructions on building a fire pit check out the DIY Network. When building a fire pit don’t:
- Position your fire pit too close to your boundary wall
- Use flammable, water-retaining building materials
- Attempt this alone; get a buddy or two to help you
4. The Repaint
Repainting is one of the quickest, easiest and cheapest ways to improve your home. And don’t think a lick of paint isn’t classed as home improvement because it has the ability to totally transform your space. Whether you’ll be adding a feature wall or repainting your floors, walls or ceilings—sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all your house needs to be called a home.
Get your man card back by trying out any of these four DIY home improvement projects that will not only make you feel mega macho but will impress the lucky lady in your life.
If you want to move on to improving your office, be sure to check out 4 ways to give your home office a manly makeover.