Do It Together DIY Projects with Someone You Love

A303Forget about wine and flowers, this Valentine’s Day do something together you’ll both appreciate for years to come – a small makeover to your home. Even if you’re both DIY-challenged we’re suggesting 4 easy to complete projects for the less than handy homeowner. These goofproof projects will make your home more attractive and make living there more comfortable and convenient. We chose these upgrades because it take two to more easily accomplish when there’s partners involved. You know which of you is best at the different phases of any project so make that decision first. Who’s good at planning the job, handling the tools, acting as helper (aka supervisor) and cleanup? That’s for you to decide.

Choose one of these four projects and enjoy doing it together this month.

A wall mirror ($50) hanging above a cabinet or in a hallway is an attractive and practical enhancement. Here’s what’s involved, how much time it takes to Hang a Wall Mirror

The perfect way to showcase a treasured piece or collectible is on a glass shelf ($160). You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to and learn how to do it and how much time it takes to Install a Glass Shelf

No more digging into the back of a kitchen cabinet to find something with an accessible rollout ($75). It take more time to empty the cabinet than to  Install a Cabinet Rollout Shelf.

You’ll both appreciate the added space in a small bathtub enclosure by adding a curved shower rod ($40). Learn what’s involved, the time you need to Install a Curved Closet Rod.


Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.
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