We finally made it through Valentine’s Day, and you’re probably cringing at the thought of arranging another date night anytime soon. There’s no doubt that the season of love can become a bit overwhelming when it comes to planning dates, as searching endlessly for decent dinner reservations and waiting in 30-minute lines to buy flowers isn’t very practical for an everyday lovelife. Finding ways to channel your inner romantic within the relaxation of your own home is the best solution for couples who would much rather stay in the house this post-Valentine’s season, which is why at McGuinn Homes, we’ve put together a list of five ways to help you turn your home into the perfect date night location.
1. Turn your kitchen into a gourmet restaurant
There is nothing better than a high-quality, home-cooked meal, and with the endless possibilities of online recipes at your fingertips combined with our spacious, elaborate kitchens, you can easily turn your McGuinn kitchen into a gourmet restaurant for the perfect date night. Bring out the fancy dishes and proper table settings, or enjoy your delicious meal from the comfort of your couch—the choice is all yours, which may be the best part about date night from home.
To up the ante even more, take on a “Chopped” challenge by picking mystery ingredients for one another and making a meal out of them. May the best dish win. Either way, enjoy each other's company in your McGuinn home over the thing that we all love most, food.
2. Switch up movie night
Ditch the trip to the movie theater and bring the magic of the cinema into your own living room. Shake up your typical “Netflix and chill” movie night by picking out a movie neither of you have seen before and ordering takeout from one of many renown restaurants nearby. A nice movie night from home pairs perfectly with some good eats, plus, who doesn’t love local takeout? Cozy up with a throw big enough for two and dim the overhead lights for the ultimate cinematic experience.
The openness of your living room brings the luxury of the theater directly to your own home, and with a little bit of delicious takeout combined with the thrill of watching a new film next to your better half, you’ll never need to step foot into a movie theater again.
3. Prioritize self-care
We’re in the golden age of self-care, and you know what they say—“you can’t love others until you love yourself first”—so what better way to do date night from home than some high quality self-care time? Spend some time in your luxury bathroom with the person you love most, along with a best-selling bottle of wine, soothing face masks, and perhaps even stream a yoga class together for some ultimate relaxation. To add the finishing touch to your luxurious self-care date night, check out some matching robes for the perfect spa experience, brought to you from the comfort of your own home.
4. Did someone say game night?
Embrace your competitive side and scratch the “unwavering support” promise of your relationship during game night. Compete with your other half and gain the perfect opportunity to show off your skills with a variety of games available to play under your own roof. Play with just the two of you, or invite some other couples over to join—there is plenty of space and open area in all of our floor plans for whatever you may choose. Set up a snack bar full of eats and treats of your choice, and get ready to unleash your competitive alter ego without having to leave the house.
5. Let your home do the rest
Regardless of what you may choose to do for your at-home date night, McGuinn Hybrid Homes believes that as long as you love your home, love will continue to grow within it. Whether it be cooking a meal in our spacious kitchens, watching a movie in our cozy living rooms, achieving maximum self-care in our luxurious bathrooms, or hosting the best game night of your life in the comfort of your own home—we know that no matter what date night ideas you come up with, opportunity, creativity, and love will continue to flourish under your roof, and your home will always be the perfect date night location. If you’re ready to fall in love with your new home, give us a call today at (803) 917-5583 or fill out our online form and stay up-to-date on our upcoming communities.