You finally meet the man or woman of your dreams. You date, you fall in love, you get married. What’s the next step? Why, now you two crazy kids have to tackle a home improvement project together. There are all kinds of things you can do with your significant other to help enhance your home and strengthen the bond you two share. The process of planning, working and then sharing the fruits of your labor can create lasting memories for you and your loved one.
If you are looking for a project that you and your sweetie can do together, look no further. Here are 10 great home improvement projects perfect for couples in love.
1.Remodel a Room
Pick a room that you haven’t really done much with and remodel it together. Figure out what kinds of things you like to do together as a couple and You might want to turn it into an entertainment center for your home – with a big-screen TV, loud speakers and theatre-style seats. Or, create a tropical-themed room by painting it a lovely shade of blue or green and decorating with beautiful plants and flowers. Think of special features that the two of you will love and appreciate. Decorate with mementos from your relationship like photos of a special trip the two of you took together.
2.Hang Up a Porch Swing
Get started spending the rest of your lives together with a great porch swing for the front of your house. Porch swings give you a chance to unwind together at the end of a long day. Not only that, but they are not too difficult of a project for even the most novice handyman (or handywoman) to tackle.
3.Start a Garden
Gardening is another great way to spend time together. Look for a sunny, even patch of land to start a garden together. Plant beautiful flowers so that your loved one can surprise you with them when you need a pick-me-up. Or, plant fruits and veggies that you can use while cooking together. You will need to dig up the ground to get it ready for your incoming bounty. Invest in the right tools and a few seeds and you will be showing off your green thumbs in no time.
4.Install a Jacuzzi
The couple that relaxes together, stays together, right? Well, that’s not really the saying, but it really should be! Have a hot tub installed on your property – you can relax in the summer and be warm and cozy in the winter. Hot tubs are large, but they really aren’t complicated to put together. If you are nervous about the electrical side of the job, you might want to bring in a skilled electrician to make sure your home’s wiring can handle the additional power that a hot tub requires.
5.Put in a Wine Cellar
You don’t have to be rich and famous to have your own in-home wine cellar. All you need is a spare room in your basement. To do it, you’ll have to put up storage for all your bottles of wine. You will also have to make sure the room hooked up with the proper cooling unit and insulation system to keep the wine at a comfortable temperature. Even if you are short on space, there are smaller portable wine storage units that you can install in your kitchen or bar. These little units help preserve your wine at the proper temperature so it’s ready whenever you are.
6.Build your Own Bar
While you are mulling over your wine cellar, why not go whole hog and put a bar in your home as well? All you need for your own in-home bar is some simple plumbing upgrades, and space for a countertop and storage. Find a good spot in your home to put your bar – for many people that would be in the basement. You’ll want a nice countertop, a sink, some bar stools and a refrigerator. You may even want to refinish the floor around your bar with something easy to clean like wood or tile.
7.Upgrade your Kitchen
Using ceramic tile is a great way to get creative and add color to your home. Come up with a design and then create it using ceramic tiles somewhere in your home. A great place to do this would be in your bathroom or in your front entryway. The process of gluing hundreds of pieces of tile might get a little boring – but hey, that’s why you two have each other!
8.Tile a Floor
No one wants to work in a windowless closet. Bring in light and sunshine with some new windows. If your office has small windows, see if it’s possible to put in larger ones. Keep window dressings light and airy so that workers can see the sights outside. Investing in new windows might help you, too. Some older models of windows aren’t very good insulators. Better insulated windows mean you spend less money heating and cooling your office space.
9.Closets Built for Two
If your home is well-organized, that’s one less thing that the two of you can fight over. Organize your closets so that there is a place for everything. If you want, you can bring in an organizing expert that can help the two of you design the perfect storage system for the two of you and all your stuff. Or, you can just figure it out together. Before you organize, make sure to go through all of your clothes. You can donate or trash things that you don’t wear anymore.
10.Remodel the Master Bathroom
The bedroom is another place that couples spend a lot of time – for obvious reasons. Make it a place that you will love being together. Set a romantic mood with candles. Hang up pictures of the two of you, your friends and family. Invest in a high-quality mattress and good sheets to make your bed the best part of the room. Again, this is a time where you can bring out an expert to help you or you can tackle the project yourselves.
By doing a home improvement project together, you and your significant other are not only improving your relationship but you are improving the property value of your home. Get started planning the next project you will tackle with your honey today!