Laure recently posted on the trials couples face living in separate spaces
, which got us thinking about what happens when you decide to move in together. There are many challenges to co-habitation with a loved one, who cleans the bathroom, dealing with different levels of tidiness and sharing wardrobe space are some of the usual suspects. One we didn’t really anticipate that is coming up more often now that we’re putting extra effort into our apartment design, is how to make it representative of both inhabitants. It can be hard when one of you is more interested in the interior and the other only knows what they don’t like. Or if you both have very strong, conflicting tastes. Worse case scenario is when one partner does something major that the other hates. To avoid this communicate and share ideas before you enact them. Here are our thoughts so far on harmonious co-habitation:
How have you approached designing your home as a couple?
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