How to Keep Your Marriage Healthy During a Home Remodel

Keep your marriage healthy with tips from HFS Financial.

You have home remodel ideas. Exceptional, grand, life-changing ideas! Just like the perfect HGTV transformation, you are sure your home renovation will absolutely transform your life. But is your dearest love on the same page as you? According to Buncher Family Law, 12% of couples sadly consider divorce during their home renovation. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a statistic. 

At HFS Financial, we have some tips on how to keep your marriage healthy during a home remodel. You’ll come out better on the other side and have a wonderful new place to share your life and love together.

Keep Your Home Remodel Goals Realistic

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or building a backyard swimming pool, both of you should have the end goal in mind together. If this is your first renovation, it may not be as HGTV-worthy as you have envisioned. The edited, made-for-TV renovation beauties are not only at times seamless, they are orchestrated by construction and production professionals. 

So, keep it realistic and realize there may be bumps along the way. What does your financial and time budget allow you to do right now? Do you need extra financing through home remodel loans to hire the help you need? Do children or pets need to be considered in the process? 

Keeping a realistic perspective on where you are going and how you will get there is key to keeping healthy and pointed in the same direction together.

Talk It Out

Both you and your spouse will have a renovation outcome you want in mind. Communication is paramount to making the end result of your renovation something that you can both be happy with. 

From choosing paint together to picking out the perfect sink, there are a lot of areas where disagreements and personal preferences can arise. 

So, have a conversation (or many!) together before you embark on your renovation adventure. Ask questions of each other like:

  • What are your goals?
  • What is your design preference/style?
  • What do we want our new space to be primarily used for?
  • What are your must-have additions and changes?
  • Is this a DIY project, or are we going to hire a professional?
  • What is our budget?
  • Will we live in our space during the remodel, or need to find other housing arrangements?


Talking through each step of the way will help keep communication lines open between the two of you and assist you in bringing resolution to the situation when bumps in the road arise. It can also help you hear the wants and needs of the other person. Ideally, it will strengthen your marriage overall.

Go Into The Home Remodel Together with Open Eyes and Hearts

Go into your project together as a team. Attend meetings with contractors together. Shop for finishes and colors and cabinets and landscaping together. Whatever the home improvement project, big or small – do it together. And don’t forget to take a break when you need to. 

With all the hard work you put in on both your marriage and your home, you can expect to reap incredible benefits. While your home will be updated, you may find that the biggest benefit is the gains made in your relationship. You’ll have built something beautiful – forever – together.

HFS Financial Is Your Home Improvement Financing Partner

Don’t go at it alone. With HFS Financial, you have the best way to finance home improvements as well as an exceptional team of people to support you as you embark on your renovation journey. We’re the home improvement loans partner you need, so you and your partner can focus on accomplishing your home renovation goals together.

So, let the remodel project begin! Submit a 60-second online inquiry today to view your rate and term options. Know that with these tips, your marriage can be stronger than ever.


How to Keep Your Marriage Healthy During a Home Remodel

HFS Financial solely operates in the home improvement lending space which means we can confidently say that we are THE HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN EXPERTS. When you apply at HFS Financial you will get a customized loan experience tailored to ensuring you get the best personal loan to meet your home improvement loan needs.