There are many things to be excited about as a newly wedded couple. You have your entire life ahead of you. Don’t be under immense pressure to do everything you want at the same time. Take one step at a time. If you decide to build a house, here are some tips to have the best one.
It should have something you want
When building a dream house, you should decide as a couple. You want to get involved in every process, even the paint colour to use. However, you should agree that there must be one feature or area that you can have, without the other person’s approval. It’s your personal space. You can determine every detail in it. If you love collecting designer clothes and accessories, consider having fitted wardrobes. There will be sufficient space to keep all your belongings. Finding what you want to wear for the day won’t take time, either. Since you agreed to have it, allow your partner to do the same. It doesn’t matter how ridiculous or extravagant the choice is. Whether it’s a music studio or a mini library, you should say yes.
Don’t go beyond your budget
The new house isn’t the only expenditure you will have. Remember that you spent a lot to hold the wedding. You are yet to start paying the bills incurred, and you don’t have unlimited financial resources. Be realistic when designing your house. If you can’t afford every aspect of the plan, for now, you can do it in the future. Otherwise, you will bury yourself in debt. Prioritise the areas that require immediate attention.
Do everything together
When you planned the wedding, it felt great when both of you got involved. It didn’t feel like only one party was interested in pursuing the plans. The same thing should happen when designing your house. You have to do it together. It’s your dream house, and you will share it forever. Take the time to discuss the details at night when you don’t have many things to do.
Keep your cool
It can be frustrating when you can’t agree on anything. You want to pursue one thing, and your partner wants to go the other way. Again, you can’t have everything you want. As a couple, try to work on things together and be level-headed. Screaming at your partner or walking out doesn’t take you anywhere. If everyone is in a lousy mood, pause for a while. Resume your plans later when you started to cool off.
Don’t be short-sighted
There might only be two of you for now, but you will eventually grow. Plan your house, assuming that you will soon have children. Build extra bedrooms and bathrooms. Think of other features that your children will enjoy, including a playroom. You might have to spend more, but it’s for a long-term plan.
Enjoy the process and make the most of it. Even if it takes time, you will eventually see the results of your hard work. Be willing to change the original plan, if necessary, as long as the results look promising.