Creating a comfortable shared living space is essential, as different people have different needs and preferences. Fortunately, Snug Shared Living offers plenty of personal space, but it’s still worth thinking of ways to make shared living spaces (such as your kitchen and living room) cosier and more welcoming for all housemates. With some thoughtful planning and creativity, your shared home will be enjoyable for everyone. Here are some tips to help you create a comfortable shared living space:
Establish clear rules & boundaries
The first step in creating a comfortable shared living space is to establish clear rules and boundaries. This includes things like quiet hours, shared spaces, and common areas. It's important to communicate these rules to everyone who will be sharing the space so that everyone is on the same page.
Create a shared vision
Discuss and create a shared vision for the living space. It’s important to have a clear idea of how you want the space to look and feel, and what kind of activities you want to encourage. Discussing and agreeing on these things with your housemates can help everyone feel more invested and connected to the space.
Even though Snug Shared Living provides a weekly cleaning service, you and your housemates can assign responsibilities for cleaning and maintaining the space between weekly cleans and clean-up after preparing and consuming food. Creating a cleaning schedule that everyone can follow can help ensure that the space stays clean and organised. Make sure everyone knows what their responsibilities are, and that they are willing to follow them.
Set up designated areas
Creating designated areas for different activities can help everyone feel more comfortable and prevent conflicts over space. Agree on using the space in different ways, taking turns to work there between certain times and leaving it free for socialising in the evenings and weekends.
Be open to compromise
Living with others requires compromise and flexibility. Be willing to listen to each other’s concerns and be open to finding solutions that work for everyone. Communication is key to creating a harmonious house-sharing experience.