If you’re looking to try something new this Valentine’s Day and give your loved one the unique, thoughtful and creative gift they deserve, you need to think outside the box.
Of course, there’s certainly nothing wrong with going the traditional route and giving them a bouquet of flowers or some chocolates. But the best kind of gifts are the ones that show you spent some time thinking about the things they may actually need and enjoy – not just today, but down the line as well.
And the good news is that you don’t have to travel very far (or at all) to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. There are plenty of things you can do from the comfort of your own home (and, no, we don’t just mean cleaning – though, that probably wouldn’t hurt).
Below are some of the simplest yet impressive home remodeling projects to make this Valentine’s Day more romantic and special:
“Surprise your valentine without leaving the home.”
Upgrades for a better bathroom
Instead of getting your loved one a gift certificate to the spa this year, why not give a gift to turn your bathroom into a spa of its own? Having a nice, luxurious and comfortable place to unwind in at the end of every day is something every homeowner should have.
So if your significant other has complained about the outdated bathroom or mentioned wanting to have a soaker tub, now’s the time to take advantage of the opportunity to give them just that. From new tubs and spa showers to updated vanities and fixtures, there’s no shortage of ways you can significantly improve your bathroom.
Plus, making these improvements won’t just make your valentine happy – they will also help increase the value of the property as well.
If your goal is to make this Valentine’s Day as romantic as possible, there are few changes you can make to the home that will be more effective in helping you achieve this than light dimmers. Not only will they make it easy for you set the mood and ambiance, but they are also useful in just about every room in the home, all year long.
Other than setting a more relaxing and comforting tone, light dimmers can help you reduce energy consumption and, therefore, costs. And who wouldn’t enjoy a gift that can help save them money? Watch the video below to learn how you can change your light switch to a dimmer in just 60 seconds:
There are two truths about the kitchen that most people – including designers and real estate professionals – tend to agree on: It’s the room that gets the most use and is a good area of the home to focus on if you’re looking to up its value.
As with the bathroom, there are a wide range of kitchen remodeling projects you can make that will significantly enhance its appeal and make for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one. You can replace cabinets, countertops and flooring to give it an entirely new makeover. Another idea you may want to consider when remodeling your new kitchen is disguised appliances to achieve a more modern and sophisticated appearance. You could even install a wine refrigerator under a counter or the kitchen island to have an elegant and convenient place to store your beverages!
If you’re having trouble deciding on the new design of the kitchen, you should ask yourself what you use the kitchen the most for. Is it cooking? Entertaining guests? Answering this question and consulting with a kitchen designer can help guide you in the right direction.
Another idea you may want to consider for this Valentine’s Day is starting a do-it-yourself project – only making it a do-it-together project. Is there anything you two have talked about changing in the home you haven’t quite gotten around to? Whether it’s putting together a piece of furniture, repainting a room or something else, now may be a good time to get started. Between your busy schedules and tight budget, it can be difficult to find time to focus on your relationship. But do-it-yourself projects allow you to spend quality time together, while also enhancing the home.
Whichever way you decide to go for your Valentine’s Day gift this year, the important thing is that you go out of your way to let your significant other know just how much they mean to you. By doing any of the above mentioned home improvement projects, you’ll be gifting them with a present that will last much longer than a flower or piece of candy could.
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