One of your motivations for a remodeled kitchen surely must be the chance to bring the family closer together. Doing dishes in the bathtub and warming up soup on the hot plate—fun! It’ll be just like a campout at Yellowstone! On the way to your bright and shining new stainless steel appliances, your house will indeed be turned upside down. You’ll be wiping dust off the kids for weeks. There will be delays and other frustrations. Your family ties will be tested. Advises one remodeler: “Don’t work with your spouse. No matter how wonderful your relationship, you will fight like never before.” But before you decide to really pitch a tent at Yellowstone, take some defensive measures: know what to expect and how to prepare.