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Home Features Perfect For Sharing With Your SO

Brad Allen

The ART of Real Estate was founded with one question: What if buying and selling real estate could be a great experience? I've been asking myself that...

The ART of Real Estate was founded with one question: What if buying and selling real estate could be a great experience? I've been asking myself that...

Dec 19 3 minutes read

You may have had roommates before and are an expert in the area of sharing space with others. But living with your significant other is different. You need to take a little more care to prevent cohabitation-related fights because keeping that bond intact is oh-so-important. So, here are home features that make living together so much easier.

Storage Space

Having plenty of storage space is key. You may not think you have a lot of stuff, but you do, especially when there are two of you. It’s an easy thing to miss when the countertops are brand new and the pool is so nice. But not having enough storage could cause arguments. We recommend handy items like flat storage tubs on wheels to put under the bed, side tables with drawers, and more. Check out our recent blog post for more ways to create extra space in your home.

Two Bathrooms

I highly recommend prioritizing two bathrooms. You may be able to get away with one bathroom when it’s just the two of you. But anytime you have a friend or family member stay with you, you’ll be wishing you had options. Not only that but having two bathrooms prevents emergency situations when you both need to, um, go.

Kitchen Counter Space

You’ll probably make a lot of meals together and you don’t want to bump into each other while one person tries to chop the vegetables and the other tries to flip the chicken breasts on the stove. Let’s not let irritations put a damper on your romantic dinner. Create a more organized space in the kitchen with handy items like this 3-tier baker's rack, 6-pack cabinet organizer, and food storage containers.  

Proximity to date night spots, grocery stores

You don’t need to live in the middle of a busy going-out district, but it’s nice to be in close proximity to restaurants and grocery stores. Life gets busy and you may not have the energy or time to drive to another part of town, just to have a little date night. Plus, if you live near a grocery store then you don’t need to argue over who is going to make the long trek to get more household essentials. You can both easily pick up these items, as you need them, on your way home from work.

Two bedrooms

If one person is sick and coughing all night, he or she can move to the guest room and not keep the other one awake. If you have friends who live far away, you can give them a place to crash. You can put up visiting family members who would rather not pay for a hotel. You won’t believe how much use you’ll put that second room. 

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