CaulfieldTransitional Living Room, Melbourne
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6. Connecting to the outdoorsWhen the sun shines we all naturally gravitate towards the great outdoors. Position living area furniture close to patio doors to allow guests to spill out onto the deck, or into the backyard after dinner or during a casual gathering. Orientate the seating in both the indoor and outdoor areas so that conversation can flow easily between the two spaces, and people can easily move around from group to group.
Do your bitLiving with anyone can get irritating at times, but chances are you are just as annoying to live with as you think your partner is. Commit to keeping the house nice for the benefit of the other and check in now and then to see if there’s anything he or she would love you to do to make your lives better. You might be surprised at the reciprocal benefits that ensue.Tip: A tidy house always feels better to be in than a messy house in need of a clean. If cleaning and tidying isn’t your forte, consider hiring a cleaner. The less resentment you have for your partner (and vice versa) when it comes to housekeeping, the more you can focus on what really matters – having fun. If a cleaner isn’t affordable right now, agree which chores each of you will do and how often. It soon becomes obvious who isn’t pulling their weight.