New home: A couple's guide to getting what you both want
If you’re on the look-out for a new home, it’s likely you’ve already been warned that moving is ‘one of the most stressful experiences of your life’. And if you’re buying as a couple, you might already agree with that statement. After all, who hasn’t clashed with their partners over bathroom suites, living room decor and the size of the garden shed?
So, what should you do if one of you wants an old property, and the other wants a new build? Or one of you wants a big garden, but the other thinks a modern kitchen is more important? Differing opinions are inevitable, so the first step is to accept there will need to be compromise somewhere along the line. While you might have different ideas of what type of house you want to buy, all is not lost. There are lots of tricks and techniques you can use to make the best of the experience, and ultimately buy a home that you’re both totally happy with.