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How to Remodel Your Relationship While Remodeling Your Home

Everyone knows that remodeling a home takes a lot of planning. What will it cost? What will it look like? Who will build it? Where will we stay during construction? These questions help people map out a path to a successful outcome. But couples who embark on such a project together often forget to think about one crucial question: What effect will the stress have on our relationship? 

A recent Houzz survey of homeowners in 10 countries — Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States — offers insight into the many perils and pitfalls couples face during building, remodeling and decorating projects, and the tips and tricks to help solve those challenges and relieve stress. 
“Insist on what you want, but know that sometimes close to what you want is just as good,” said one anonymous commenter from the United States.