That remodeling your home (or even a room) can get frustrating is the understatement of the year. If you’ve had to consider someone else’s preferences in the process then you know how seemingly insignificant details, like where to place power outlets, can raise tensions and ruin a perfect evening. Yes, it may seem silly but the pressure can get real.
A home remodel is an exciting endeavor and can be a trying journey for couples as well. The destination is a beautiful canvas of change where you can create new memories. While it’s easy to see the potential complications in a home renovation — changes to lifestyle due to the mess, inconsistencies in who’s putting in more effort to get things done, and fighting to see who’s favorite tile will win — it can also be a process that brings couples closer together.
Here are some tips from seasoned contractors and designers who have witnessed countless couples crossing this path. They share pointers on how to avoid arguments and actually use the remodel journey to strengthen your relationship.