Renovation doesn’t have to come at the expense of romance
When it comes time for a home renovation, relationships can become strained. Renovating woes definitely count as one of the normal fights that even happy couples have. But our expert advice and great tips from our readers will hopefully help you complete any renovation project while maintaining a happy relationship. With this advice, you’ll want to go on a date night once the renovation is all complete to celebrate!
Respect each others' talents
“My wife decides all the details about how something should look, and I retain veto power if I DISLIKE anything.” -David Hawkins
“Get the whole family involved. A remodel that doesn’t meet everyone’s needs will lead to more arguments and more stress as soon as the last nail is driven.” -Paul Bianchini
“My wife likes to say, ‘We work best together in separate rooms.’” -Ed Stawicki
“I let her make all of the design decisions and I do all of the work, which is the part I enjoy!” -Dave Pike
Pick your battles
“Pick your battles. If it really doesn’t matter to you if the room is blue or yellow, let it go.” -Nancy Hayes
“The three most important words in a marriage: ‘you’re right, dear!’” -Larry L. Meacham
“I do everything but paint. I’m not allowed to do any of that at all, and for 27 years that has worked fairly well.” -Michael Gilfilian
And if the argument is about one of these home renovations you’ll probably regret later, you might want to reconsider it altogether.