Whether you’ve both decided it’s time for a new look in your home or thinking it’s time to simply rearrange your furniture, effective communication between you and your significant other is a must for your next home project to run smoothly.
If you and your partner share similar tastes in décor, then half the job is complete. However if your tastes varies, then a collaborative effort is needed to design the home you both will love.
Conflict often arises when one person refuses to comprise – thinking that their idea is best.
But you have to resist from excluding your partner and work together, addressing both of your design styles into your next home improvement project.
Compromising is about finding a way to work with both of your styles and coming up with something better than either of you came up with before. Some of the best home decors are blending the two different people with two different interests together, and coming up with something that you can both love.
Regardless of how big or small your project is, there needs to be clear communication between both individuals.
Even before you begin the home improvement project, take the time to review every detail of what needs to be completed and make a list to ensure that both of you are on the same page.
You could even try dividing up responsibilities so that each of you is guaranteed to have a say in the creative process without the hassle of deciding together through every little thing.
Some things just aren’t worth fighting for – right?
If your partner is set on having a bigger bathroom and you just want to renovate the basement – try to find a happy medium. Maybe the bathroom gets a fresh coat of paint and the wood flooring in the loft gets sanded and varnish.
It’s a good time to even consider revising your initial plan for the project due to any changes in design choices or additional tasks that needed to be included. The more stress you eliminate, the better, and keeping the lines of communication open from beginning to end will make all the difference.
This is the ultimate test of relationship endurance – and it’s up to you to work together to survive it!