Well, folks, it’s here again. All across San Antonio, the entire 2.2 million people who call the Alamo City home will be racking their brains, trying to figure out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for their significant others. The average person will spend an exorbitant amount of money trying to show their loved one just how much they care. Reservations for expensive restaurants are already filling up, all the grocery stores are stocked up with chocolate, the prices on flowers have skyrocketed, and there will be enough jewelry sold over the next week or so to seriously make Leonardo DiCaprio consider starring in Blood Diamond 2.
Amidst all the pageantry and mayhem, most people overlook a much simpler way to show their loved ones how much they care: they could always get a new bathroom or kitchen remodeling project completed by the professionals at Superior Painting and Remodeling.
Ok, stay with me a minute. I know this is going to seem like a bit of a stretch (mixed with some shameless self-promotion), but there’s actually a very good point to be made. In fact, there are three great reasons why you should forego traditional, cliché Valentine’s Day gifts and instead consider finally taking care of that remodeling project you’ve been putting off for the past several months or years.
Everyone loves the way you feel after you receive a “traditional” Valentine’s Day gift. There’s no denying that. You receive the chocolates you’d been eyeballing at the grocery store (and will subsequently hate yourself for devouring so quickly), the cute teddy bear that says “I love you” on a pillow, or – if you’re lucky – you get surprised with a unique experience for Valentine’s Day, such as a trip to a romantic Hill Country Bed and Breakfast or maybe a night out at a rodeo concert.
As awesome as any of those gifts are, the excitement you feel is fleeting. The roses wilt away, the chocolates are gone way too soon, the expensive dinner fades into a memory, and even the unique experience becomes an afterthought as soon as you return to your normal day-to-day routine. That’s just kind of how these things work.
However, if you were to go against the conventional wisdom and get the new kitchen or bathroom that you’ve been talking about (and let’s face it, by that we mean the new kitchen or bathroom that your loved one has been talking about) for several months, you’d have something that would last for the life of your home. Most people who get a kitchen or bathroom remodeled sell the home with those updates in it, so you’d be sure to enjoy this type of Valentine’s Day gift over and over for several years.
Ok, we get it. Nobody really likes to be practical at Valentine’s Day. The entire concept of going over the top to show someone you love them is contrary to practicality in the first place. However, this thought lines up perfectly with the previous point.
Let’s say you really knock it out of the park this Valentine’s Day. No matter how well your gift is received, the vast majority of Valentine’s Day presents either expire (foods, flowers, etc.), or get stuffed away in a box or on a shelf. That human-sized teddy bear that you picked out will most likely stay in the guest room for a few months, then find its permanent home in the garage somewhere.
However, studies show that the average American spends nearly as much time in their bathroom or kitchen as they do any other area of the home. Whether you’re rummaging through the fridge for snack, preparing a full meal for the family, or hosting a party for your friends and family, the kitchen has a gravitational pull that keeps you in it way more than you expect it should. Similarly, the bathroom is one of the most visited rooms in the home, primarily because it serves so many uses. Think about it; whether you’re showering, getting ready for work, putting on make-up, brushing your teeth, using the facilities, cleaning, or unwinding with a soak in the bathtub, you spend a lot of time in the bathroom.
If you’re going to spend that much time in these major rooms in your home, shouldn’t you actually like them? The professional team at Superior Painting and Remodeling can help make sure that you have the perfect kitchen or bath for your home.
Finally, let’s talk about the financial implications of Valentine’s Day. Studies show that we spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day. In fact, most people spend more on Valentine’s Day than any other holiday besides Christmas. As we’ve already discussed, the vast majority of those gifts have only a temporary, fleeting value. They depreciate quickly and do not retain their value well.
On the other hand, renovating your home with a professional team like the guys at Superior Painting and Remodeling can actually add value to the worth of your home. Whether it’s something simple like a new interior paint job, a new coat of exterior paint, a completely remodeled kitchen, or a totally renovated house, these projects improve your home’s resale value and will help you get more bang for your buck. I’d like to see a Valentine’s Day stuffed animal do that.
So, while it may not be the sexiest idea, going against the grain and opting to hire a team of professional contractors like Superior Painting and Remodeling can go a long way to being a more value, long-lasting, and practical Valentine’s Day gift that will show your loved one that you’re listing to their subtle hints about the house and that you care about their happiness.
Contact the experts at Superior today to get a free quote on your next remodeling or painting job. We’re not saying that hiring us will be the romantic spark that makes this Valentine’s Day memorable, but we’re certainly not saying it won’t.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!