5 Ways to Give your Home a Valentine

Give your home a valentineAround Valentine’s Day, as you’re debating how best to make your loved one feel special, don’t forget the other love in your life, one you may be neglecting a bit too frequently—your house! Don’t let February pass without showing some love for the roof over your head. Here are ten ways to give your house a Valentine. 


There’s a reason we associate flowers with love and happiness, especially this time of year when the outside world is cold and gray. The next time you’re running errands, why not grab an assortment of flora, or a dozen stems of your favorite flower? Apart from the beauty of the blooms, your house will reward your generosity with a wonderfully fresh scent.

Clean the Carpets

Really clean them. Either hire a professional or rent one of those heavy-duty cleaning machines over a long weekend. Sure, the carpet may look clean enough, but a thorough conditioning not only removes dirt, but also redistributes the pile, making the carpet appear new again.

Replace the Shower Curtain

t’s cosmetic, sure, but while you’re saving up for a full remodel, replacing the shower curtain is an easy, quick, and inexpensive shortcut on the way to a rejuvenated bath.

Restore the Cabinets

If your stained or painted wood cabinets have seen better days, give them a facelift. Your level of investment in the required tools and materials will be small, and the immediate payoff to the look of your kitchen is likely to be huge.

Upgrade the Furnace Filter

It’s easy to keep buying replaceable fiberglass furnace filters, but if you really want to treat your HVAC system well, consider stepping up to a model that improves air quality and energy efficiency.