With the dawn of the modern age, rising technological gains, and unceasing questions on the structural norms our society operates on, the new India has been making great strides towards creating an open, modernized, and an equal society.
Tremendous gains have been made but there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to live-in couples. Subjected to harsh criticism, scrutiny, and often, scoffed at for apparent disrespect of “Indian Culture.” While we agree and understand the idiocracy of those arguments there is only so much we could do.
If you are moving in with your partner or planning to ask them to move in with you, here are a few things you should consider and be on the same page when looking for the perfect home together.
Communicate Clearly With The Landlord.
I can’t emphasize enough on the importance of being honest and communicating the situation to your landlord. It can be a lifesaver for all those unexpected visits by your owner. Even if he lives outside the city/country, it could be catastrophic for someone else to bring the situation to your owner’s notice. Be clear, and don’t be afraid of asking the important questions.
Not all owners will be welcoming of the idea of an unmarried couple living together, but there are fair enough who understand that it’s no big deal and normal for two people to choose to live together.
Adjust & Compromise.
If you are going to say that you and your partner see eye-to-eye, I assure you somewhere Romeo and Juliet are feeling a little shifty in their graves. Now, that you are living with your partner not everything is about going to be about you.
Right from what the color of the curtains should be to what is actually needed in the home, it’s a never-ending tale. The best way is to realize and find a middle ground, to minimize the friction in the relationship and make sure a healthy and happy experience.
Go With An Extra Bedroom.
Irrespective of the fact if your parents are aware and totally chill of te fact you’re living with someone else, or you’re keeping them in the dark, it’s a good idea to always have a spare room.
It could in place serve as a guest room for your parents or friends visiting, on those days when you end up having a fight and would prefer to sleep alone, or for code red situations when you have to get one your friends over as a “roommate.”
It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Furnished or Unfurnished or Semi-Furnished?
Do you go for a fully furnished home or a semi-/un-furnished home? Since you both are starting off a new phase of your relationship, it would be advisable to go for an unfurnished or semi-furnished home.
Starting off with a blank home gives you and your partner to build your home the way you like it. From your furniture to your decor ideas, it gives you the perfect liberty to incorporate your personalities and give a refreshing look at your home.
Be Smart With Initial Expenses.
For the most important element of your home, the decor, and furnishings. The simplest solution would be to rent furniture for your home. Double beds, dining tables, sofas, etc are generally expensive and tend to dent on your savings, however, renting makes sure you get all you need without an ounce of worry.
Also, you can always use simple home hacks and DIY tutorials to add a personal touch to your home while making a great bonding experience for you and your partner.
In this day and age of right swipes and instant dating, you are lucky as hell if you’ve found someone whom you think you can take the next step with. As you enter a new phase of your relationship we wish you all the best and hope these tips help make your life simpler.
If you are living in with your partner, share with us your tips and problems you faced when first making the big transition, in the comments section below.
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