We would do anything to please our partner, wouldn’t we? At least, that is what many people will say in public. Despite our cynical tone, we do actually believe that it is to some extent true.
Whether it is helping out around the home, taking part in a hobby with our partner, or just generally doing something that makes their life both easier and better, it is a natural thing for most of us to want to keep our partner smiling always.
One way that you might not have thought about in terms of keeping your better half happy is in terms of home improvement. Although it might seem a little extreme, even a few changes around the home can help to make your partner smile. What are the best things to do?
Get in the Garden
It is amazing how many people want to indulge in some home improvement and interior design but neglect the outdoor portions of their home. With the summer approaching, what better way to please your partner than by discovering your green fingers and sorting out the flowerbed or rock display that you have been discussing for months, maybe even years?
Sometimes it might mean something even simpler, such as manicuring the lawn in preparation for barbecues and hosting visitors in the months to come. Either way, it is an impressive feat.
Is your dining table too big for the room it is in? Can you not open your bedroom wardrobe properly because the doors continually crash into the side of the bed? If these sound like familiar frustrations to you, there is an answer to them.
A drop leaf table and sliding wardrobe doors solve those two specific problems, but even if there is not an active issue to solve then a new piece of furniture or a decoration will always be a great surprise that your partner will love.
The Spare Room
The spare room of a home going undecorated and eventually being used for storage might sound like a myth, but we all know it happens more often than we would admit to. Our spare room is always that one thing we keep talking about but never get around to dealing with. Year after year we tell ourselves to sort it out, but alas, we never do.
Stop waiting for your partner to say “this is it,” and make yourself the one to take the lead and get the spare room sorted once and for all.
If the other options do not appeal, then you could always suggest redecorating one of the rooms in the house as a home improvement project, even if it is for nothing more than to have a project at home to be working on. Maybe you want your girlfriend to feel more at home in what was once your bachelor pad. Perhaps a woman would want to get rid of a little pink and baby blue to make certain aspects of the house stronger.
Whatever your circumstances, redecorating can be great fun and refreshing for your home, as can all of the ideas on our list, however challenging they may seem at first glance.
About the Author
Robert lives with his girlfriend, and together they are always seeking out mini-projects around the home that they can do individually or as a couple. Robert is planning to have sliding wardrobe doors fitted without his girlfriend’s knowledge in the coming weeks; she has long been frustrated with the swinging door crashing into the end of their bed.