Before beginning a major home remodeling project, there are many things every homeowner must consider: a budget, the timeline, colors and aesthetics, hiring pros vs doing it yourself, disruption to your routine, etc. The one thing that most people do not consider — and the one that has the potential to do the most damage — is the impact that home renovation can have on a couple’s relationship.
While it looks easy on television, home renovation is among the most stressful projects a couple can undertake. Over time, the project can expose or even cause serious relationship issues. You should be aware that most couples who renovate a home together do not agree on every last detail. Whether their relationship survives or falls victim to the wrecking ball has far more to do with the way they communicate than the colors they choose for their new space.
Read the following tips from Dr. Anne Hancock, a licensed marriage and family therapist from The Wellness Counseling Center before you start — and review them often!