Fixing Your Home Improvement Relationship

Getting on the same page with your spouse for major home improvements is often easier than you might think as you give yourselves time to discuss and you are typically working with a professional to offer sound advice. It’s the smaller projects that can sometimes cause the most friction between a couple. From leaving jobs unfinished to procrastinating projects that need to get done, maintaining a smooth “home improvement relationship” isn’t always easy.
But as with any household chore or jobs if you communicate intentions and go into any situation with a 80-20 attitude (advice from my mom) then no one comes away slighted as they understand it will all work out in the end.

This post was inspired by a recent article from the New York Times that discusses the same issue they call the Honey-Don’t List.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.