Remodeling and romance don’t exactly go together for most people. Disruption, debris and dust are usually more likely what’s on your mind rather than roses and relaxation. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’re just starting out on a remodel, right in the middle of one or wrapping things up, we’ve got you covered on sweet ideas that help you keep love at the center of your day.

1. Go Back to How it All Started

Remember when you moved into your first place together? If you’re anything like us, you likely sat on the floor surrounded by boxes, unable to locate (or even own) a wine glass or a plate! Most of us were too excited about what the future held to care. Recreate that feeling. Set up a picnic blanket, light the candles you’ve been saving for that “special occasion” (note – it’s now!), order in and have a picnic together. You’ll be amazed how going back to basics is good for the soul – and your relationship!

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2. Make Plans for the Future

Not interested in a trip down memory lane? Always looking to the future and just want the remodel to be over? Then take some time on Valentine’s Day to stop everything you are doing, take a deep breath and plan for the future of your space. Get off the remodeling roller coaster for the day and take time to sit down with your significant other and plan for what you are going to do AFTER the work is complete. Sometimes, it’s all too easy to just want to get through the remodel, rather than think about what you’re going to do with the space once the dust has settled. One of the key steps in the Renovation Roadmap is to Plan Your Journey – we firmly believe understanding the why of your renovation is just as important as the what. You are in this together so use it as a time to reconnect.

3. Bring Harmony and Energy Back into your Life

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Whether you are single, dating or in a committed relationship, Feng Shui in the bedroom can help you live a fuller, happier life. Having a bedroom that is a sanctuary during a remodel where you can re-energize and escape is important. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to rearrange your furniture and shift the energy in your bedroom. It will help you deal with the day-to-day stress a remodel can bring AND have a positive impact on your relationship.

Read more about how Feng Shui Starts in Your Bedroom (and how to make it happen!)

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Inspired to start a remodel? Stuck in a remodeling rut and need help?

The Renovation Roadmap is a one stop shop with all the guidance, tools and resources you need to help you complete a successful remodel. We can’t solve your relationship troubles, but we can help you with your contractor relationship and guide you through the process from start to finish using our online home remodeling tools! Learn more about the Renovation Roadmap today!

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