Marriages are made in heaven. But, it is up to you two to create a heavenly space for the both of you. For a newly married couple, building a new house (their home) might instill in them both excitement and fear. Excitement because it might be their first project together as man and wife and fear for precisely the same reason. Whether it is about converting your ‘previously a bachelor’s pad’ to a house, or about finding a new place and furnishing it, the task may seem insurmountable. To make the matter worse, especially accommodating that new wardrobe of your typical new Indian bride or the Indian groom, with all the paraphernalia, might seem like an impossible feat to conquer. But if you follow our tips closely, things might suddenly start to look up.
Fix the Budget
The key to successful completion of any project is planning and communication. As far as planning is concerned, it is essential to have a budget in mind and to try to stick to it as closely as possible. There is no upward limit to the number of resources that can be put into this project (like any project), but, it is always a good idea to know how much you would like to spend on the new task at hand, and always be aware of it. So far as communication is concerned, since this is going to be a space for ‘the both of you,’ it is critical that both the parties are on board with the planning and execution.
Set the Target – What Are You After?
Often, we may not know what we are after or what our goal is. Are we after adding storage space for the new entrant? Or is it more about re-doing the current space or renovating it? It is important to know what the direction of our pursuit is and the expected results are. Once clear, sit together and chart out a plan of action. With information aplenty through matrimony sites as well as magazines and other sources of information, it is critical to know your wishes then plan accordingly.
Do Your Research
Today, almost everything is available online from consumer goods to furniture. While these ‘over the click’ purchases might be more convenient, they may not always be the most economical. Therefore, you might consider doing a bit of a recce. Try finding the time to visit hidden markets offering unbelievable prices and deals and make the most of them. In the process, you might be creating memories together which will add value to your new buys.
Home is way more than bricks and mortar. It is a reflection of you and your philosophy. Entering matrimony is just a start to a life of togetherness and memories, and your home will be the centerpiece of it. So, take your time to plan and execute your first project together and above all, have the patience. Rome was not built in a day, and your dream home, likewise, will not be a project accomplished in the blink of an eye.