There’s a big splash in the news of the celebrity Ashton Kutcher, a father who lamented there aren’t baby changing stations in men’s restrooms, who worked with Houzz to secretly remodel his Mom’s house as a surprise for Mother’s Day. While she was away tending to a newborn granddaughter, he oversaw the project of transforming a den of lazy boy chairs decorated with a deer’s head, to a place for her to enjoy. "My mom…went to great sacrifices to give me the life that I have, and anything that I can do to say, ‘thank you’ is the right thing to do. So, if I can make this space special for mom and make it a space that she wants to go spend time in, and just really make it beautiful for her, that'd be fulfilling something I've always wanted to do." Judging by her reaction was caught on camera, it was a success. It was transformed into a cozy, contemporary-rustic space with big windows, built-in bunk beds for the grandkids, a fireplace and special areas to display Mom's antiques and homemade canned salsa.

Whether you want to remodel your Mom’s house, or better host your Mom at your house, or to celebrate and say thanks to the Mom of your children, here are some ideas of a gift she can enjoy every day.

Does she love to create in the kitchen? Then make it a space that is a reflection of her. Remodel so it facilitates how she wants to use it, whether it be for specialty cooking, for entertaining, or adding storage, updated appliances, or a fresh look with new countertops and sink.

Would she better appreciate an updated spa-like bathroom to relax and renew? A no threshold walk-in shower with a bench?  New tile, vanity and countertop?  Better lighting? In floor heating? A Tornado Body Dryer?

How about a bedroom addition for the Mom in the household for a walk in closet, a sitting room, or a private gym?

Maybe a second master bedroom, mother-in-law suite, or casita to host the mother’s in your lives? Or to host the visiting of adult children and grandchildren?

Maybe she’d love to get out of the house more, with a beautifully designed outdoor room.

You may not be able to stage a surprise by getting remodeling done while she is away, but you still can surprise her! Write down the remodeling gift you want her to have, put in in a card or wrap in a box, and she will be thanking you everyday for making life at home that much better!

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13

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