You would not think home remodeling can be stressful on your relationship, but it can be according to a survey conducted by Houzz, a home remodeling and design network it is.
Although I do not claim to be a relationship expert, Houzz offers four tips:
Four Tips To Take The Stress Out Of Home Remodeling And Save Your Relationship
- Create ground rules. Determine which items must be agreed upon by all parties before proceeding, for example appliances or wall color. Do not leave each other out of important decisions.
- Have a budget. Before moving forward do your research and stay in budget.
- Just as in all other respects of a relationship, home remodeling is give and take. Pick your battles.
- Go on a date night. Talk about your ideas and listen to the other person’s ideas and make a note of the commonalities.
The survey showed that couples were often happier after the remodel was complete so there is a happy ending.