Caution: Remodeling can be hazardous to your marriage
One divorce lawyer says he’s seen more divorces over remodeling projects than from extramarital affairs.
On a scale of 1 to 10, family therapists rate remodeling projects at about a six in terms of stress on a relationship.
Paint color is one of the greatest sources of DIY disagreements for couples.
Get the family involved
“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