Girls like flowers. Guys like food. Girls like romance. Guys like sports. These are just a few of the many stereotypes that arise when it comes to relationships. However, these stereotypes aren’t true for everyone. There are guys that love getting flowers and many girls that don’t care for them. As you get to know the girl or guy you’re interested in, you’ll come realize how true that is. But there’s one thing that will impress most dates whether they enjoy the stereotypical things or not: your home.
At some point, you’ll bring your date home with you, and at that point, you’ll want to dazzle them with some great features. If you don’t want to make excuses for why your date can’t see your house, consider adding these impressive features.
1. Beautiful Curb Appeal
The first thing your date will see when you pull up to your house is the yard, so the curb appeal better be great. Your front yard should be landscaped, with a curving driveway and sidewalks for good measure. Flowerbeds and well-manicured bushes also provide excellent visual interest and show that you take pride in the yard.
Don’t forget to spruce up the exterior of the house as well. If your home’s paint is chipping, and the screen door is falling off its hinges, you won’t get very far with your date. Nix the screen door, add a fresh coat of paint, and even paint your door a vibrant color if you want to leave a good impression.
2. A Great Backyard Space
Remember the backyard when it comes to landscaping efforts, as well. A backyard space is an extension of your home, and is a great place for entertaining and sharing drinks after dinner on a warm summer night. Even if you’re on a budget, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your backyard space without breaking the bank.
3. A Kitchen You Can Cook In
Nothing will impact your date more than a beautiful, functional kitchen. A kitchen you can cook in will inspire romance and intimacy, not to mention it’s the perfect place to host a special date. Trendy cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, and rustic seating will provide the perfect atmosphere for any of your dates. An open concept that facilitates the shift from the kitchen to the living room afterwards is a plus.
4. A Well-Designed Bathroom
In home decor, the bathroom often gets overlooked. While the living room and kitchen are often tastefully designed and decorated, the bathroom gets nothing more than a patterned shower curtain and a knitted toilet paper cozy. Make sure that your guest bathroom is just as carefully designed as the rest of the house with top-of-the-line porcelain accessories, a great color scheme, tasteful wall art, shelving above the toilet for decor, and attractive hand towels.
5. A Place to Entertain
Whether you’re into cuddling on the sofa, enjoying movies and sports, or engaging in intimate conversations with your date, a great place to entertain is a must. Consider installing a fireplace to make your talks or movies cozier and a big screen television, perfect for broadcasting the game. If you’re looking for a mix of both, hide the large television in a beautiful cabinet when you want to chat, and bring it out when you’re ready to watch something.
6. Features That Make the Place Unique
Every home needs to have a certain element that makes it unique and conveys your personality. Make sure to include features that do just that. Some people like to display interesting conversation pieces and artwork from their travels. Others like to integrate their personality into the design of the home with loud colors and unique furnishings. Including a statement piece in your home’s decor is an excellent way to bring out your personality and show your date that you’re confident in who you are.
When it’s time to bring your date home, don’t be embarrassed by the way your place looks. Use these tips to spruce up things, reflect your personality, and leave a lasting impression.