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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And while roses and chocolates are a safe bet when it comes to gifts for the one you love, why not surprise your significant other with something more personal?
Here at Zabitat, we believe that home improvement is the gift that keeps on giving! Check out these fun, creative ways to show your love on Valentine’s Day with 10 home-improvement ideas and products to share with your partner.
1. Outdoor String Lights
Nothing fancies up a back patio like a few strands of string lights. This pair, the Brooklyn Outdoor String Lights in black, comes from one of our favorite home decor sites, One King Lane.
Individual strands are 48 inches in length, and you can string up to four sets together (1500 watts) to create a beautiful, romantic outdoor escape for you and your love. Pop open the champagne, turn on the string lights, and spend Valentine’s Day gazing at the stars on your new-and-improved patio!
2. Decorative Door Glass
Treat your lady like the princess she is with new decorative door glass from our Princess collection. She’ll feel like royalty when this stunning yet timeless glass transforms her front door from boring to beautiful.
Want to really make her day? Show off your DIY skills by installing the new door glass yourself. Check out our instruction video and you’ll be ready to pull off a swoon-worthy surprise!
3. Video & Air Quality Monitor
For the tech-lover in your life, this product from Withings is sure to be a Valentine’s Day showstopper. This smart home product pairs with your mobile device and syncs with an app (available for both iOS and Android) to send you alerts when noise and movement are detected in your home. It also monitors overall air quality and spikes in pollution. The perfect gift for frequent travelers or those wanting to get more out of their home security.
4. Rose Tree
Forget a bouquet of a dozen roses, your valentine deserves an entire tree! Through BrighterBlooms, you can order a Knockout Rose Tree and have it delivered right to your door. These trees are relatively low-maintenance and thrive in most areas of the country for nine months out of the year.
If you really want to go above and beyond, you can treat your lady like a true Queen of Hearts and plant her a rose tree garden. BrighterBlooms discounts each tree when you purchase three or more, so use this chance to buy in bulk and create an outdoor oasis your valentine will love.
5. Decorative Wall Sign
This simple yet heartfelt gift is sure to warm your valentine’s heart when they see it hanging on the wall. Handmade on Etsy, we love the chalkboard look of this sign and think it looks great in the kitchen, bedroom, or office.
6. August Smart Locks
Give the gift of on-the-go home security this Valentine’s Day with another tech-inspired solution, August Smart Locks. With August Smart Locks, you can lock and unlock your home right from your smartphone. Set passcodes to eliminate the need for keys, and control who can or cannot access your home all within the August Smart Home app (available for both iOS and Android). If that’s not enough, August Smart Locks are compatible with Nest and only take 10 minutes to install — a gift in and of itself, don’t you think?
7. Area Rug
Nothing spices up a room like a colorful new area rug. This Barcelona Red area rug from Wayfair reminded us of Valentine’s Day with it’s cheerful, rich color palette and unique pattern. Put this rug down in the kitchen, place a bouquet of roses in a vase, pour a couple glasses of wine, and there you have it — the perfect Valentine’s Day.
If you promised your valentine a candle-lit dinner, she’ll be shocked when she finds out this is what you really meant (in a good way!).
Nothing screams romance more than a new chandelier, especially this one from our friends at Bellacor. With six lights and a white, distressed finish, we think this chandelier will look great in your farmhouse-chic dining room, bedroom, or bathroom.
9. Vermont Wooden Doormat
Stop! (In the name of love, of course) And take off your shoes.
Keep your beautiful floors clean with a beautifully-designed floor mat. A gift appreciated by busy moms everywhere, this is a mudroom solution that not only works, but looks great, too. Each of these doormats from JKAdams is made from white pine wood that will last through years and years of use, no matter how harsh your winter is.
10. Retractable Screen Door
Our Brisa screen doors aren’t just a gift your valentine will treasure, it’s something the whole family will enjoy. Say goodbye to the noise and finger-smashing danger of your old hinged screen door, and instead, say hello to our sleek, retractable screens by Brisa. This fresh approach to fresh air will make you (and your valentine’s) heart sing!
You can learn more about Brisa Retractable Screen Doors here, on our website.
No matter what you decide to gift your significant other on Valentine’s Day, we hope you have a fun-filled holiday full of love, laughter, and if you so choose … home improvement!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Looking for more home improvement ideas? Check out this blog post we wrote on how to upgrade your entryway. You’ll find some other great gift ideas there, too!
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