Whether you're looking to buy a new house this month or do a little remodeling, take advantage of the opportunity to give the mom in your life a present she'll appreciate every day.
Below are a few ideas for housing priorities and renovation projects that typically rate high on women's wish lists for their homes.
Open Living Areas
The open floor plan is usually a big plus for any mother. They want to be able to cook dinner in the kitchen while monitoring their children's schoolwork at the dining table.
So look for a house that affords this visual luxury or consider the generous gift of getting dirty and knocking down some walls.
What woman doesn't need more room for her clothes, shoes and purses? If you're looking at houses, keep in mind how much closet space will work for your wife or mother.
If it's not enough, see if there's another area you could convert to create a custom closet. Another great gift would be to upgrade your mom's closet with a new shelving and organizing storage system.
And great storage doesn't stop in the bedroom. Most women like to keep the family's things organized and put away, so think about upgrading some of the other cupboards and closets in the home as well.
Some women are expert gardeners or love home-improvement projects; however, many just want to leave those tasks to someone else.
Many moms love easy-to-wipe-down granite counters and hardwood floors. These can be beautiful and functional home upgrades all at the same time.
And especially if you're shopping real estate for an elderly mother, consider looking at Rockville homes that are new construction, have easy-to-care-for landscaping and maintenance-free siding or brick.
Easy-to-Use Security System
While security is important to everyone, it ranks high on most women's list of priorities. As a Mother's Day gift, research providers and have a security system installed.
Whether your mother is living alone or your wife is worried about the family's safety, this practical present will give everyone peace of mind.
Make a big gesture this Mother's Day by giving the woman in your life that renovation project she's been pining over.
And, if looking at buying a new home, keep in mind what's important to Mom.
Finally, if you'd like more tips on Mother's Day home shopping or upgrades, call your favorite real estate professional for the best advice.