If you’re looking for a way to impress that special someone in your life, how about updating some of the rooms in your house? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a list of home improvements your spouse will love to come home to.


14 Simple Home Projects Your Spouse Will Love


1. Paint the Master Bedroom

Does your significant other hate the color of your bedroom walls? Slap on a few coats of paint and it will be the most appreciated and least expensive gift you could ever give.

2. Upgrade Your Laundry Room

A few simple upgrades in the laundry room can making doing laundry infinitely more enjoyable. You could place your washer and dryer on a pedestal with room for baskets underneath or you could hang a tension rod above the machines for air drying.

3. Install New Shower Heads

Installing new shower heads can be a great eco-friendly way to improve your home. Low- flow aerators on your showerheads can save up to 77% more water with about the same amount of water pressure.

4. Build a Hanging Porch Swing

Who wouldn’t love having a place on the front porch to sip on coffee and read the newspaper every morning? Your spouse would love to come home to a hanging porch swing.

5. Clean Out the Garage

No one likes parking in the street because the garage is too full of junk. If you really want to impress your significant other, take the time to clean out the garage and organize everything in it.

6. Pocket Door

Making your own pocket door is a great DIY project for the person who needs just a little bit more room in their hallway. This home improvement project may be a little difficult for the non-DIYers out there.

7. Organize the Pantry

Does your spouse whisper curse words every time they go into the pantry to find something?  If so, give them the greatest gift of all with a neatly organized pantry.

8. Add Glass Shower Doors

Installing glass shower doors may take a little more elbow grease than organizing the pantry, but it will open up your master bathroom in a major way. Your partner will love it and you will too.

9. Trash Can Holder

Having a stinky, smelly trash can out in the open is never an appealing sight. Show your loved one you care by building them a trash can holder.

10. Add Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are great for when you need a place to hold things but don’t have enough room for a book case. The best part about floating shelves are they are simple to make and very in style.

11. Build a Mudroom

If your significant other hates having to remove their shoes before walking in the door, how about making a mudroom complete with cubbies for coats, shoes and whatever else you need.

12. Create a Craft Room

Every crafter dreams of having their own little space for their projects. If you really want to impress your creative partner, you could make a beautiful crafting room inside a closet.

13. Upgrade Your Small Bathroom

If your spouse is tired of a cluttered bathroom, this is the perfect home improvement project for you. There are plenty of ways to make the most of your small bathroom, from installing shelving over the toilet to installing a corner sink.

14. Construct a New Kitchen Island

If your spouse is a master chef, more counter space is the best gift you can give. Build a DIY kitchen island using either an upcycled dresser or cabinet to make their day.

Home Improvements: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your spouse, they’re bound to love the upgrades on this list. Do you have any suggestions for a home improvement project for your loved one? Let us know by leaving us a comment section below!