When you’re shopping for a property, you probably have a list of must-have features for your dream home. But when you’re shopping for a home with your partner, your list of must-haves and their list of must-haves might not quite align—and those discrepancies can lead to disagreements, arguments, and some good, old-fashioned bickering.
But what features are most likely to spark those debates? A recent survey from home remodeling website Porch found that the home features couples are most likely to disagree on include:
- Wood-burning fireplaces;
- In-ground pools;
- Hardwood flooring;
- An outdoor bar or barbecue area; and
- A finished garage.
What does this mean for you? If you and your partner are planning on buying a home, make sure to talk about your must-haves before you go house shopping; that way, you’re on the same page—and you won’t find yourself bickering over fireplaces or flooring during the home-buying process.