clock menu more-arrow no yes

Honey-Do Coupon Book

Print these coupons to give your sweetheart what they really want for Valentine's Day

Do It on Valentine's Day

Illustration by Douglas Adams

What are you planning on giving your honey? Chocolate? Jewelry? A heartfelt card?

Guess again. We asked your honey, and your honey told us: What they want more than anything is for you to finally fix that leaky pipe in the basement they've been begging you to look at.

Trust us on this one: Scrap the plans for the romantic Bowling Night Out for Two, stay home, and do some much-needed plumbing, or carpentry, or electrical work. Present your darlin' with a This Old House Honey-Do Coupon, strap on your tool belt, and show some love. You'll score the serious points you've been angling for.

Be a Caulk-Gun Casanova

Illustration by Douglas Adams

Candles burning, wine chilling, Barry White on the stereo, a steaming bubble bath for two... Ahhh... Or, ewww! Nothing can chill a sexy tub faster than moldy caulk. Or stained grout. Or chipped porcelain.

Before you can woo your wanted one into the water, you need to clean up that tub. We can help. Here's how to:

•Caulk Around the Tub in Just 1 Hour

•Get New Grout in a Day

•Renew Your Cast-Iron Tub for a Few Hundred Bucks

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE TUB REPAIR COUPON

Your Honey is Hot...

Illustration by Douglas Adams

... so cool the poor soul off—with that ceiling fan you've been promising to install since last summer. Here's how to:

•Install a Ceiling Fan

•Balance a Ceiling Fan

•Choose a Fan with Style

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE CEILING FAN INSTALLATION COUPON

Pitch Woo, Patch Wood

Illustration by Douglas Adams

No one wants to make whoopee on a worn-out wood floor. And a slow dance is no fun when a heel gets stuck in a gap between boards. Spend a weekend sprucing up the floors in your love nest. Here's how to:

•Refinish the Floor For a Few Dollars

•Fill Gaps in a Wood Floor in an Hour

•Patch Strip Flooring in a Couple of Hours

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE WOOD FLOOR SPRUCE-UP COUPON

Your Own Garden of Eden

Illustration by Douglas Adams

Um, I beg your pardon, you did promise a rose garden. Make good by planning your spring landscaping now—together. Here's how to:

•Plan Foundation Plantings for Curb Appeal

•Build a Retaining Wall for a Sloped Yard

•Grow a Grand Garden in a Small Space

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE LANDSCAPING COUPON

If Your Love's Grown Cold...

Illustration by Douglas Adams

...maybe it's time for new weatherstripping. Warm your honey's heart and your home—plug those air leaks. Here's how to:

•Hire an Energy Expert to Detect Drafts

•Make Your Doors Draft-Free in a Day

•

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE DRAFT-PROOF DOOR COUPON

Rev the Love Engine

Illustration by Douglas Adams

Are you one of those types who spends most of your time tinkering in the garage? Well, maybe your honey would visit you there—maybe even bring you a cold beer and a sandwich—if the garage weren't such a mess. Here's how to:

•Plan the Garage Clean-Up

•Store All the Garage Stuff

•Stop Puddles from Forming on the Garage Floor

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE GARAGE SPRUCE-UP COUPON

What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?

Illustration by Douglas Adams

Shakespeare was right; windows are very important to romance. Just ask Romeo and Juliet. Or Rapunzel. Or any teenager who's ever climbed out their bedroom window to meet their crush on Lover's Lane. Of course, all the pebbles those crushes toss at those windows could lead to breakage.

Here's how to:

•Reglaze a Cracked Window

•Get a Little Privacy with Interior Shutters

•Unstick a Stuck Window So You Can Elope

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE WINDOW REPAIR COUPON

Shelve Differences

Illustration by Douglas Adams

Don't bicker! Be cooperative; hang those shelves your honey's been asking you about. Here's how to:

•Install Wall-Mounted Shelves in an Hour

•Install Pull-Out Kitchen Shelves in a Day

•Build a Bookcase in a Weekend

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE SHELF INSTALLATION COUPON

Color My World

Illustration by Douglas Adams

Roses are red, violets are blue, but your walls are a drab white. No wonder your honey's feeling ho-hum. Add a little color to your love life. Here's how to:

•Choose Interior Colors

•Get the Right Brush

•Paint a Room

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE INTERIOR PAINT JOB COUPON

Don't Be a Drip

Illustration by Douglas Adams

You laid the pipe, now fix the leak. Here's how to:

•Fix a Leaky Pipe Without Solder

•Solder Copper Pipes

•Repair a Leaky Drain Pipe

Give the gift of home improvement:

DOWNLOAD THE LEAKY PIPE FIX COUPON