3 Simple Home Renovations that Your Spouse Will Love

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More often than not, home renovations center around efficiency and what the family needs. We upgrade the bathroom and redo the cabinets in the kitchen because they often are the most used spaces in the home and often need some retouching. But maybe it’s time for a home renovation that focuses not on what the family needs or what you want, but rather on what your spouse will love. Whether it’s an all out surprise for when they get back into town or a special gift you’ve been looking to give, here are three simple home renovations that your spouse is sure to enjoy.

Themed Room
We don’t necessarily mean that you need to have a room full of sports paraphernalia, or red and navy everything. With a themed room you can create a fun place to chill, relax and hang out that showcases your favorite hobby, sports team or even movie. Include framed posters, throw blankets or pillows, or other knick-knacks that can pull the entire room together.

Even if it’s just a theater room, get posters of your favorite flicks and put them through the room to give it that blockbuster feel. If your spouse is a big music fan, decorate with vinyls, instruments, and be sure to get that record player you’ve always wanted. Or if you love the seaside, try creating a room centered around nautical inspired pieces: sail boats for decoration, shells you’ve collected from beaches around the world, rope-based lamps and handles, and of course, stripes.

Wall Decals
Possibly the simplest home renovation are custom wall decals. You can pick from your favorite sports player, to an inspiring quote or design. This home renovation is one of the easiest to install (and even remove!) and can really fit into already existing themes or designs.

Custom wall decals or vinyl can go anywhere from the wall to even the side of a bookshelf, door or appliance. Their variety and mess-free removal make them a great renovation for any home or rental space to give a little extra pop and personal touch.

Be sure to focus on something your spouse will enjoy and place it somewhere they can see often to get that extra joy from it.

Personal Getaway
Whether it is for your husband or your wife, consider renovating a spare room, attic or basement into a special getaway for your spouse. If your wife has always wanted a special crafting room or her own home office, roll up your sleeves and create the perfect personal space for her. Be sure to design the room not as you would want it but as she would. Pick her favorite colors and artwork and even leave a little room for her to add her own personal touch — if you’re worried about picking the right wall color, leave that alone for her to decide on her own (instead of picking something she’ll later get sick of). The great thing with Pinterest and magazines is that you can find her design preferences or furniture pieces that she loves and put them in that personal getaway.

If your husband always raves about that longed-for man cave or theater room, it might be time to surprise him with it. Be sure to hit the best points with things he loves: a comfy chair, a bookshelf for reading, or a mini fridge for his favorite snacks and drinks. Make sure to spruce up the room toward his likes and interests and not just what is popular. You might be surprised to find that he’s always longed for a quiet reading space or home office over the traditional man cave.


By Mikkie Mills


About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

Greg understands that it is important to secure not only the most able buyer, but also to the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Greg is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike.

Greg also knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Greg’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you into a client for life.


Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

Listen carefully to make sure your goals and objectives are clearly understood

Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

Work diligently to sell your home quickly and efficiently

Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

Work hard to ensure that each step of the transaction is running smoothly

To ensure that all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working correctly, and to obtain certificate from town/city

To obtain final payoff for city/town water bill

“Most Importantly to communicate with you consistently and efficiently throughout the entire home selling process”

Certifications and Recognitions

Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate