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Practical Home Improvement Gifts for Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. While chocolates and roses may be a long-standing tradition for many couples, consider surprising your partner with something extra special this year.

If you haven’t shopped for your sweetie yet, these practical home improvement gift ideas are a sure way to spice up your gift-giving this Valentine’s Day (even if it’s belated).

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New and Improved Date Night
After a long day of work or taking care of the children, all anyone wants to do is relax. Keep it simple and plan a date night with your sweetie. Cross an item off of the honey-do list by finally getting around to that chimney cleaning! Then light a fire for dinner by the fireside. Or, have a picnic in front of your home’s most expansive view with some of your partner’s favorite foods. If you’re not up to cleaning or cooking, you can easily pick up a dessert from the local grocery store and watch a movie together.

A black entry door is half opened to a clean living room

Front Door Hardware
Think of upgraded hardware like jewelry for your front door. Not only will it make a statement, but it’s also a very practical fix that will pay off in the long run. Consider replacing your front door’s hardware for a fresh look. Not only will this upgrade boost your home’s curb appeal, but it can also help keep you safe.

Quick Fixes
Is your partner a perfectionist? If so, go around the house and fix those squeaky doors and floorboards. Feel more organized by adding extra storage compartments to drawers and desks. Or simply do the dishes and tidy up around the house. The gift of extra time and relaxation is priceless, and by helping out around the house you’ll have more time to spend together.

A couple stands besides their grill on valentines day

It’s the Little Things 
Sometimes all it takes is something small to show someone you care. Plan to make dinner together one night a week – it's a great reason to surprise your partner with new cookware or kitchen gadgets that can be used immediately.

 Celebrate Some "Me Time”
Treat yourself to a home improvement project of your choice. Hate the color of your living room? Open a bottle of wine and spend the day painting. Browse your favorite flea market for an item to repurpose. Or spoil yourself with a takeout gourmet dinner.

Surprise your special someone with an even bigger home improvement project by learning more about how window and door replacement can save you money in the long run.

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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