5 Ways On How Remodelling Your House Can Help Your Marriage
Married life isn’t all roses. A rough patch will emerge at some point that will test your bond. A difference in opinion, disparity in taste or plain insensitivity can have you second guessing if the two of you really make a good pair.
A stressful time most married couples face is when going through a house remodelling. It can be chaotic, cluttered, noisy, costly, and downright tiring. But it can also be a constructive way of making your relationship stronger and bring the two of you closer.
Here are 5 ways on how remodelling your house can help your marriage:
1. You’ll Learn to Communicate Better
She likes a French-inspired interior while you prefer a hipster appeal. Conflicting styles is a major source of arguments (and headaches) but it’s easy to get past this by clearly and calmly discussing your ideas, dreams and expectations from the get-go. Try it in a more ambient setting like in a fine-dining restaurant during date night.
2. You’ll be ready for the unexpected
Any house renovation project will present you with at least one or two unforeseen issues that boost costs, such as termite damage that needs repair. You should prepare for creeping costs and avoid money woes by stashing extra cash (add at least 20% to the budget for the remodeling). And if by the end of the project you fortunately still have some cash left, you can go take your partner out on a movie date.
3.You’ll Learn the Value of Trust
If your partner tells you that the color of paint you chose won’t go well with the tiles in the kitchen, you better trust your partner. Your partner might not be 100% right but it shows that you trust your partner’s word and intention. That’s a big step into marital maturity.
4. You’ll See the Brighter Side of things
Remodeling a house can be about the most stressful activity a married couple can engage in. But you can make the whole experience seem untaxing by seeing the good that comes out of it. You’ll be spending time together with your partner, making decisions together and even horse around. Moments made more memorable just because you’re together.
5. You’ll know your Limitations
If you hit a stumbling block with the remodelling process due to overestimating your DIY skills and the time you have to devote to a project, it may be time to get the service of a professional. You’ll be spending extra but think of how much more you’ll be spending if you take on all the work yourself.
It’s clear to see that remodelling a house is a process and so is married life. When things get a little rough, you don’t give up. Instead, you push through because your heart tells you that better things are in store if you persevere.
Article provided by: hoppler.com.ph
Joel Samonte works as a Content Writer for Hoppler – the most advanced online tool that helps you search, buy, sell and rent properties in the Philippines. A true Bosconian to the core, health buff, devoted husband and a loving father. You can reach him at [email protected] or through LinkedIn.