You’re coming up on a big anniversary, and to celebrate, you’re looking to surprise her with a few projects around the house that you’ve both been talking about for a while now. You don’t have all the time in the world, so let’s narrow it down to three of the simplest ones that will thrill her. Most of these can be done in part by using a few fasteners from retail outlets, in your neighborhood.
She Won’t Believe Her Eyes
One thing that can make a room feel dark and claustrophobic is a low, flat ceiling. By creating an inexpensive, painted illusion on the ceiling you can add architectural sophistication and give the illusion that the ceiling is higher. Depending on your technical and artistic ability, these paintings can be anything from a depiction of an open sky, to a high, vaulted ceiling.
Control The Sunshine
Another easy project to consider is replacing a window treatment. Has the window shade above your kitchen sink been ruined and worn down by repeated exposure to splashes and cooking liquids? Then maybe it’s time to replace that stained window covering with an inexpensive fabric treatment. You’ll be sure to see your kitchen in a whole new light.
Get Out The Saw
If your heating or cooling system makes a lot of noise, consider building a noise reducing air vent cover that looks beautiful and solves the problem in a cost effective manner. Unlike store bought air vent covers that come with narrow slits, the one you make yourself using a garden trellis will be quiet and beautiful to boot. Using the proper hex bolt to secure it can also make a difference. This is a great home improvement project for for that woman in your life, who loves peace and quiet.
Small Effort, Huge Returns
All of these are projects that are small in scope, price, and time investment. You should have no problem getting them done, and impressing her with how little it takes to transform your home. Even if you’re not exactly the world’s greatest handyman, fear not- these projects are all possible to do on your own, no matter how much or how little skill you may possess. Take some time one afternoon while she’s out of the house, and get it all done so that she comes home to a surprise!