If you and your significant other are planning on building a new home, or remodeling an existing one, it can be difficult to figure out what features need to go into the design. There is a lot of pressure for couples to have their own space in the house- but how do you balance this with maximizing floor space?
The truth is that designing a home for two people can be tricky. You want enough room so that both partners feel comfortable, but also don’t want to waste any money by overdoing it! In this article we will outline some tips and tricks for designing homes just for two people.
1) Choose the Right Location
One decision you have to make when building new is choosing where exactly the house should be. For couples, this can mean balancing between living in a city or country setting, with easy access to entertainment and jobs versus being able to enjoy rural peace and quiet. If one partner wants more space than another then it may be possible for both to compromise by looking in a specific area.
Another thing to consider is the layout of the house. If you are short on space, it might be better to choose a location with more outdoor space that can be turned into communal areas (like a garden or patio). Alternatively, if you want each person to have their own defined space then look for a house with more windows so that you get plenty of natural light. Remember, if space is limited it might be better to go for multiple small rooms than one big one (this way each partner can have their own private area).
You should also consider where your home will be when under construction. If the location has little infrastructure then this can mean you will have to deal with a lot of disruption. Make sure that the location is suitable for building, and also has access to all utilities (so it doesn’t disrupt construction).
2) Consider Design
Sometimes, the layout of a house is best suited for couples. How you use space depends on your personality type and goals for living in that home. For example, if one person likes to have their own private activities then it might be better to design multiple rooms rather than trying to squeeze everything into only two or three spaces (this way each partner can have their own defined space).
If you and your partner enjoy spending time together, then it might be better to design an open-plan home. This will allow for more interaction and bonding between the two of you (plus it’s great for hosting parties!). Alternatively, if one person likes to work from home or needs some peace and quiet then it might be better to have a home office space that is separate from the main living area.
When designing your home, make sure you think about how you will use the space. If one person likes to cook and the other doesn’t, then maybe consider having an eat-in kitchen or a breakfast bar so that both can share in mealtimes. If one partner likes to relax in the bath and the other doesn’t, then maybe include a Jacuzzi tub.
3) Future Home Planning
One thing to consider when planning a home is how it will grow. If you are building new and don’t have any children, then the design of your home can be adapted later on with ease (maybe add an extra room or two). However, if one partner wants kids in future and the other doesn’t this could become problematic. It is better to have an open dialogue when designing a home so that the couple can agree on how they want it in future.
If you are building a new house, then one thing to consider is having separate entrances or access points into individual rooms. This means each person has their own space which can be easily kept private (for example if they want to work from home).