Easy DIY projects that’ll make your braai-area something to talk about this summer

Summer in our beautiful country means sunny days, pristine blue skies, refreshingly crisp beverages and, of course, the homely aroma of meat sizzling away on the braai. Seriously, what more could we ask for? The only way to better the experience is to make sure that your braai-area reflects your (obviously superior) braai-master skills. Talk of the Bokke, Proteas, Bafana and your latest business venture can’t, after all, take place in a mess.

The braai lovers at Builders have put together some easy to do DIY tips that’ll take your braai-area from drab to fab in a single, fun and satisfying weekend.

Make a hanger for those essential braai utensils

Gone are the days when you could still look respectable with just a pair of old-school tongs. Today, basting brushes, steel brushes, spatulas, roasting forks and carving knives are a minimum requirement. Check out the following video and make sure they’re easily reached and look neat.

Repurpose old tyres and create a handy storage bin

Don’t leave your charcoal or wood lying about collecting dust and creepy crawlies. This storage bin is easy to make and looks great, too.

Carry those cold beers in style

Few things are better than your favourite chilled brew once those firelights have been lit and the smell of wood or charcoal smoke has begun to fill the air. Given its place in South African culture, pay due attention to how you present your braai mates with their beloved brewski.

Take your braaing to the next level with this compact braai station

If you’re not afraid to tackle a slightly larger DIY project and have the necessary tools, this compact station will not only organise your area like a pro, but it’ll look really impressive, too.

Make your trusty old braai look like new

She’s been with you for years now, and you always get the results you want from her – so pay back the favour and give your braai a new lease on life.

Lastly, if you’re looking to explore inspiring recipes that’ll take your taste-buds to seventh heaven, check out the Builders Love Your Home braai issue. For great braai deals, go to your nearest Builders or shop online.

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