Home renovation is one of the most stressful jobs a couple can undertake, despite how easy it appears on television. The project can reveal or even trigger severe relationship troubles over time.
Many factors must be considered before beginning a major home remodeling project, including the budget, a realistic timeline, competing design aesthetics, your ability to do the work yourself vs. hiring professionals, the mess and dust in your home, packing away items for months, planning for water and electric shutoffs, protecting children and pets, and the disruption to your family’s routine. The one factor that most people overlook — and which has the most potential for harm — is the influence that house renovations can have on a couple’s relationship.
Will a home renovation project leave your marriage in need of repair? Read the following tips before you start — and review them often as you proceed!