How to Make Your Garage Into a Man Cave
Every man should have a space where he can simply do manly things. Some men have dens, some chose to be manly in their offices, but the most common man space of all is the humble garage. The garage is where men go to be men, it is where all things manly are kept: tools, cars, bikes and if you're lucky, a beer fridge.
Everyone needs a set of tools. If you do not own tools, pick up a cheap set from your local hardware store. Start with the basics like a hammer, flat-head screwdriver, Phillips-head screwdriver, pliers and wrench. Once you have the basics, feel free to move onto more complex and specialized items. What's most important is that you display your tools. Hang them and organize them on a pegboard for all to see and admire. A toolbox is functional, but who needs one when you can show off your tools?
The garage can be a space where neighborhood men can congregate. It is important to be prepared to welcome guests into your man-cave. A few, preferably foldaway, lawn chairs will do the trick to make your garage the most comfortable of hangouts. Your lawn chair is your thrown.
Of course, every garage needs a beer fridge. You may feel the urge to store extra groceries in your garage fridge, but this appliance is only to be used for beer and maybe some ginger ale to mix with your rye. Of course that's if you need to mix anything with your rye.
Some sort of music-playing device is a necessity in your garage. It could be an old, paint-splattered radio or the newest Bose iPod dock. What's important is that you can express your manliness through music while you whittle furniture or give your car that second coat of wax.
Just like the inside of your house, you should give your garage some personal flare and individuality. Sticking with the manly theme, you may consider displaying some (legally purchased) street signs to show your rebellious side. Display posters of your favorite bands and musicians. A safe bet is a Pink Floyd album cover or possibly a poster of Jimi Hendrix rocking out. Make your garage art personal and display pieces that mean something to you and express your individuality. Also, if you happened to have a dear head lying around, that would be perfect to hang just above your workbench.
All work and no play make every man a dull boy. The garage is not just a workspace; you should be able to have fun in there too. Try installing a dartboard or a punching bag to get your aggression out when that flat pack furniture just wont go together.
Ideally every man would have a garage to call his own, but in reality you need somewhere to store your car. Maybe a beer fridge and a punching bag wont fit in your garage, but you can at least make some small changes and additions to personalize your man-space.