We have a thread about 3 wants in a home -- what are your 3 favorite things in your home?
At Linderhof . . .
1 - The three fireplaces including one in the master
2 - Although not many the large size rooms
3 - The breakfast room with brick floor and a view of the garden
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The 3 things I like best about my house are:
1) size - its large and roomy
2) location - in close-in-suburb, love neighbors/neighborhood
3) can easily accommodate 1st floor bath and bedroom when I can no longer do the stairs
what I DON"T like is:
completely level lot and downhill from neighbors so subject to severe drainage problemsThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Love, Lu,
My large Kitchen
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The 3 things I like best about my house are:
1-View is FLORIDA out of all large windows with our garden beds and palm trees!
2-Back entrance through garage
3-kitchen area open to den and dining
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1. The stunning view from our garden room picture window
2. Our family room with the blond bamboo floor and black Steinway grand
3. Converting son's bedroom into a walk-in closet with all the bells and whistles(yayyyyy!)
How did you do this? I want to convert a room off of my MBR but not sure how to I can make it work with 2 windows and 2 doors.
3 things I like best about my home:
1) My enclosed porch with the views. In the morning my place to drink coffee and watch the birds and at night a place to view the stars.
2) The location.
3) The fireplace in the MBR.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Georgia Peach,
Things I like most:
The Neighborhood - very quiet with very hip mid cent mod architecture.
Windows and skylights let in tons of natural light.
And the floor plan - living area is on one side, bedrooms and baths on the other.
Only three? Whine.... I'm trying to think of the things that if not present, would have been deal breakers.
1. Siting on lot, which leads to no direct North windows. So, LOTS of sunshine pours in. Also, siting on lot has to do with getting access to backyard to park RV. Most homes for sale we couldn't access the backyard due to lot size AND siting on the actual lot. (Regardless of HOA rules.)
2. Concrete driveway and garage floor, patio, walkway, front steps and porch. May the person who invented concrete be blessed by the Universe. I LOVE concrete. Of course, I've lived with mud, dry dirt, leaves & twigs for most of my life and I am soooooo over the mess it all makes in my home.
3. Location. In a very quiet neighborhood. Yet close to the stores where I do most of my shopping. Outside the city limits, but in "closed" subdivision--meaning there is only 1 way in/out. It's not a drive-through subdivision that has multiple entrances/exists. It also has a "close enough" proximity to the main Interstates that run through the city: I-40 and I-75. This makes it easy for our friends and family to get to us to stay overnight while on their way traveling elsewhere. It takes about 5 minutes to get to the Interstate.
4. Cheating, I know. City sewer. Having a septic tank DID break a deal on another house. I'm over them.
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3 things ..
1. Large kitchen, 36 feet long with a 12 foot tri-level island. It's where everyone wants to hang out!
2. Large master bedroom, 25x25 feet .. it always feels clean and uncluttered ... because it is!
3. "Little" things like chair rails, crown moldings, hardwood floors, french doors.
My three things are:
1) location in a stable, small neighborhood, whose houses were built over many years, not all in one fell swoop. We also are a 5 min walk from ocean.
2) small lot that is completely fenced in on three sides, making for very private back yard that is easy to maintain but still accommodates our needs for eating out, working, gardening.
3) division of spaces that allows us time to be either apart or together. Large enough to accommodate six in living and small enough that if those six are squeezed together to watch a movie or tv. we really enjoy it!
I've never had a septic system but envy those I know in our town who do have them. When we were away our water/sewage usage was 0. Our bill for that month was $46. $8 of which was for water, rest for sewage. This is our most expensive (other than heat) utility.
Abundant natural light.
Our son's bedroom was right next door to ours.
We had this fairly small closet and we broke through the closet wall into our son's room and made the entire room a closet.
Never been happier in my life.
1 - a nice quiet neighborhood in a quaint rural town
2 - the prettiest landscaping in the neighborhood
3 - Bigger than my last house in the city.
We divide our time between two homes.
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I am gratful for just the basics',LOL
This wasnt our dream home,kinda rushed and just picked something with enough 3bedroooms and 2baths at the time.Basic house and nothing fancy,No bells and whistles,but this is our home and what we've put into it.Now if we win that lottery,we'll have several Dream homes.1 at the beach,1 near DH family in NC and dream home here.
My favorites would be:
my front porch
l. View of the lake from main rooms
2. All quite large rooms.
3. Main floor master and bath.
It depends on the time of year. Since you are asking the question right now, the sunny back porch, the orchard in full bloom and proximity to the lake. If you asked me in the winter my answer would be fireplaces in the bedroom and family room, my large family friendly kitchen and proximity to the lake.
1. View of pond and park area across the street, where no new houses can be built. We're on the edge of a small town where it feels like we're in the country, but we're not.
2. Plenty of bedrooms and baths for visitors.
3. Corner gas fireplace in basement family room to cozy up to, has come in handy a couple of times when the electricity went out in an ice storm.
Three of the things I like about my home:
1. My open sociable kitchen. For instance, I located my cook top in the island, which means I can cook and chat with those who are seated across the island on bar stools. I have always liked to talk to people while I cook, instead of staring at a wall.
2. When we built the house we put in an extra bathroom upstairs off the hallway. This meant that when we were raising our kids we had one bathroom for our sons, and one bathroom for our daughters. We still call them "the boys bathroom", and the "girls bathroom". One of the best ideas I ever had.
3. I created a special lighting plan for our family room. There are two sofas and two arm chairs in the room, and I located recessed lighting in the ceiling that will light the pages of a book held by a person sitting in any place on the sofas or on the chairs. The reading lights are on a separate switch. Our family loves to read aloud, and we like to take turns reading to each other. With the lighting plan I designed we can gather and snuggle in, flip the switch, and we all have perfect illumination to read by, and it doesn't require a whole bunch of lamps.This message has been edited. Last edited by: cocok,
1. Almost completely private backyard -- I'm working on it! Only a few more fast growing trees to go.
2. Very small house for one -- 900 sf.
3. One level, no basement, no stairs
1. Large open "chef friendly" kitchen! I love to cook and to entertain.
2. Located in the middle of town, but in a well established neighborhood on a large wooded lot that gives the feel and privacy of living in the country...it's so quiet and peaceful.
3. My landscaping, pond, back porch and deck area. So peaceful!
Hard to really come up with 3. There are so many things I love about this house. We've been living here for almost 3 weeks now.
I'm loving the jetted tub.
Loving the porches and views.
Loving all the space both inside and out.
That was hard to choose the top 3.
I love the hardwood floors.
Loving the tile.
Loving the 3 bathrooms. We don't have to share one shower/tub..heaven!!!
Loving my big kitchen and all the storage.
Loving the big pantry. My big deep freezer is right there handy.
Loving the big laundry room.
Loving the bigger rooms and walkin closets.
Loving all the space in the basement. Ds has Connect for PS3 and they have several fun games and all that space to dance around. Had a blast watching dh play Fruit Ninja...teehheee Ds was funny on the dancing game. He doesn't have rhythm. Its going to be good exercise.
Loving all the space outside too. More space of my own than I've ever had in my life.
Loving all the decorating I'm getting to do.
Loving being able to use family antiques that I had no space for before.
I'm just in heaven on earth here in these Tennessee hills. Sorry but I just had to add all the other stuff. I guess I can't do just 3.
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I love that my house is large, so lots of room to move around in. I love it when my adult children come, spend the day or evening and then plenty of room for everyone to spend the night.
I love not having neighbors behind me. When it's warm outside we eat most of our meals outside, and I love being able to go out in my robe on Sunday mornings and know that our deck is private.
I love having a 2 story family room, adjacent to the kitchen. Very company friendly.
Only three? This is soooo difficult. It took such a long time for us to find our home that we take none of its benefits for granted. I am grateful every single day.
1) I adore all the windows. When I wake up each day, I love walking into the open concept kitchen/nook/living area and seeing the light-filled rooms. Even on the gloomiest of days, which are rare, there is so much light. I love the windows overlooking the pool and patio area in the back and in the front, the trees and rock retaining wall, as well as the squirrels, birds, ducks, and even neighborhood foxes.
2) Location, location, location! Our home is situated on a quiet, tree-lined street. We have a sense of privacy and seclusion because of all the trees and vegetation. In fact, we are hardly aware of neighbors. We are also close to shopping and services. Within two or three blocks, we have a Kroger, pharmacy, veterinarian, dentist, Lowes, service stations, fire department, etc. A mile or two in either direction, we have super Targets and other shopping available...but I still live on a quiet street. It's perfect for me!
3) Everyone comments on the functionality of our floor plan. As someone else said, it allows for being together or not. Our out-of-town guests have their own side of the house and privacy, which makes everyone feel comfortable.
There are other things I love, but I know, I know...we are limited to three.
There is one thing I'll have to admit I am coveting just a little tiny bit: arepo's Steinway. I would love to have a Steinway! I have a place for it already picked out.
It's difficult to pick only 3 things, but I'll try!
1. The view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
2. Our charming small downtown within walking distance.
3. The sweet memories of raising our 3 boys here.
I know none of these have anything to do with the actual structure itself, but those really are my favorite things. If I were to list what I like about the house itself, I would say this:
1. Fireplace in the master bedroom.
2. A large living room for family celebrations and holidays.
3. The traditional layout. Bedrooms upstairs, living spaces on the main floor.
The Three Things I Like Best About My Home are:
1. the view of the lake and distant mountains from 4 rooms and forest views from all other rooms. No visible neighbors' houses except way across the lake so it's private and quiet and every view is of nature. There are windows on 2-3 sides in nearly every room, lots of windows in the main rooms, and skylight.
2. my large kitchen with adjacent dining - in fact when guests are here that's where we visit much of the time as they don't seem to want to leave it. The kitchen is designed so that guests are never in the way when I'm cooking but are close for conversation.
3. I had wall sconces wired in when the house was built so there are 12 sconces in 4 rooms and the stairway which gives lovely diffuse light, so much nicer than overhead lighting.
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2. Love having my mom so close (a few steps down in a separate apt)
3. My banquette seating in the kitchen.This message has been edited. Last edited by: victoriangirl,
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1. We have privacy.
2. Our house is passive solar, and energy efficient.
3. Our hot tub.
1. Being back in it after living in hospitals and hotels for 6 weeks.
2. The floor plan we designed with our geriatric years in mind, that is serving our needs very well now. We only needed to change a few door knobs to levers when we came home.
3. Our location: 27 acres of woodland beauty and an abundance of wildlife. 2 miles to the nearest store. 13 miles to work.
1. A woodland view from every room and can't see any neighbors.
2. Acid Stained concrete floors throughout.
3. Lots of indoor and outdoor entertainment areas.This message has been edited. Last edited by: zone9alady,
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
It is tough to pick only three...
1. It's paid for! That's a biggy.
2. It's a cute little cottage on a little city lot with all the usual services...easy maintenance.
3. Short walk to city park and beach on a nice little lake.
**Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain**
I can't do just 3.
I love the location. I'm in the city limits, but it's in the country. I can see the lights of downtown. It's a short walk to the grocery store, or post office, or department stores, or Hardees or Burger King. Even this close to town, its quiet, except when some of the neighbors play their car radios when they're washing the cars.
The view--There's a field in front of me, and I can see the town. There's a field back of me, and I can see for miles. The neighbors are just close enough, but not too close. The sunsets are outstanding. I have a full-on view of them from the kitchen or bedrooms.
The carport. I love sitting on the steps that go into the kitchen from the carport, and watching the town traffic, and playing with my cats. And I love that when it's raining I can drive in the carport and get out in the dry.
My 4th one is the size of the house. It's 900 square feet, but it's big enough for one. And it's so convenient. The bath room is between the MB and front bedroom. The MB is on the opposite end of the house from the kitchen so I don't hear the refrigerator running.
Two things I don't like about it, is having to pay city and county taxes, and having to pay a water bill which is usually $59.00 a month. That includes sewer, garbage pickup and water reserve, whatever that is. But the things I love about living there outweigh the things I don't like.
Everything except cleaning it...
1. My grandparents built this house in 1954 and my Dad was raised here.
2. Love love love my front porch.
3. My mom and dad live 2 houses below me
My DH accused me of not loving our house anymore, and he's right; I've gotten to a point where I'm tired of same old-same old, day after day in the same neighborhood and same house (we've been here 27 years). I'm also working full-time at an unfulfilling job, and it all adds up to a feeling like I'm living the movie "Groundhog Day." But in an attempt to get over my pity-party, I will go for an answer.
1. The color flow. I've worked for years on mastering a pleasing (to me) flow through the downstairs.
2. The spaciousness. Five bedrooms, 3.5 baths. We never feel cramped, although the stairs will become more challenging as we age.
3. The convenient neighborhood. What was once on the out-skirts of the city when it was built is now considered fairly "close in" and close to all major retailers.
So hard to choosed just 3, but here goes:
1. Open floor plan with large rooms including large sunroom off of my kitchen
2. Large lot with very private backyard
3. Huge 3 car garage, with overhead storage for my outside holiday decor, and the third stall has my golf driving net so I can practice any time I want including those nights I can't sleep, LOL.
There are many more individual features, but those are 3 of the more all encompassing aspects that I love about my home.
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