How's this for a gift? Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher solicited the help of his stepfather Mark and home design website Houzz.com to renovate the Homestead, Iowa house he grew up in as a surprise for his mom Diane on Mother's Day.
According to Kutcher, he and Mark built the house when he was 13, and the place, particularly the basement, was in need of an overhaul to adapt it more to his mom's taste and lifestyle.
"Growing up, it was the perfect home for us: myself, my brother, my sister," Kutcher said. "But these days, we've all moved out and kind of outgrown the space."
After much planning, convincing Mark to let go of a couple of his seven recliners, and using Houzz.com apps, he effectively gave his mom a happy surprise. The newly revamped basement now has a sitting area with a fireplace, bedrooms for when the grandkids stay over, and even a walk-in canning room.
"It does mean a lot to me. It's just beautiful," Diane said. "I'm going to be blubbering for months."
"At the end of the day, it's my way of saying 'thank you' to my mom. My parents gave me everything. They went to great sacrifices to give me the life that I have," Kutcher explained.
What are you giving your mom on Mother's Day?
Watch how Ashton did it: