Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you can already feel the love in the air. Every year, couples try to give each other meaningful gifts to express their love and affection. Yet, after being together for many years, it can be hard to find the right gift for your special someone. This year instead of giving a box of chocolates or overpriced flowers, why not renovate a part of your home that you both can enjoy for years to come! Give the gift of home improvement and try one of these five projects to renovate your home with love.
1. A Couple That Works Together, Stays Together!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies moved their operations online and asked their employees to work remotely from home. For many couples, this meant trying to find working space for two within their home. Instead of trying to find separate spaces, why not try to recreate an office environment at home? Look for some available space in your home, either in the basement, dining room or a spare bedroom, and put both of your desks in there. Alternatively, you can use one large desk for the both of you.
Sharing your office space with your partner means you’ll be able to share supplies, take your coffee breaks together, and even share snacks. Just like a real office, you will have someone to talk to or bounce ideas off every now and then. You can also add a comfy pet bed under your workstations for your dog or cat so you can also be proud work-from-home pet parents together!
2. Enjoy Date Night with a Romantic Outdoor Kitchen
Nothing says romance like a candlelit dinner on your own patio that you cooked with your partner using your outdoor kitchen. Be it winter or summer, you can make the most of an outdoor kitchen that is designed to weather the seasons. Outdoor kitchen renovation pros, such as NewAge, can help you build an outdoor kitchen with a gazebo that will allow you to have romantic dinners on winter nights as the snow builds up. You can use the same setup for a cozy fall dinner by adding an outdoor fire pit to complement the modern kitchen on your patio. Just think how nice it will be to get out of the house and dine in your own private backyard restaurant together.
3. Build Separate Closets to Bring You Together
One of the biggest challenges of living with a partner is finding enough room for all of your things. For example, trying to fit two wardrobes into one closet can cause chaos. Without proper organization, you may spend valuable time trying to find your blue sweater only to pull out three of theirs. Instead of living with one messy closet, you can create a custom closet that has room for both of you. Whether you have a walk-in closet or a small wall closet, building separate spaces and making left-right or top-bottom divisions can make sharing a loving experience. Talk to the nearest custom closet designer so you can build separate closets to bring you together.
4. One Bathroom, Two Vanities
Sharing is caring but sharing one bathroom can become annoying. This Valentine’s season, renovate your bathroom and add a vanity with a sink for each of you. Each person owns a different set of beauty products, hygiene products and accessories. Building two vanities will give you and your partner much-needed space to store your personal items without cluttering the sink countertop. Two vanities will give you more space, and give you the joy of getting ready for work every morning together.
5. Start Your Mornings Together With a Breakfast Nook
In your day-to-day busy life, it can be difficult to find some time together to have a nice peaceful conversation. It is often said that sharing a meal together helps bring people closer and as we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! This year, create a cozy breakfast nook or dedicated area to start your day together. You can work with a kitchen designer or a carpenter to find the ideal space for your nook. Some light conversation over a steaming cup of coffee can become an intimate everyday ritual. Start your morning with a little conversation and a healthy breakfast together.
This Valentine’s Day, sit with your partner and make a list of all the beautiful romantic changes you would like to make in your house that you both can enjoy as a couple. Once you have your list, HomeStars’ pros will help you design and build these changes to make your life easier and more accessible. Stop shopping for gifts and get a custom quote for your Valentine’s Day project today!