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The Home Ownership Thread - Page 345
Measured the tree and I'll need to drill 8 holes per treatment. It's not a huge tree, but it shades my workshop and my collection of (semi-valuable) tropicals.
If you have a tree you want to keep, drilling holes in it is generally not a good idea. But about 1/3 to 1/2 of the canopy of this one is dying back a few months before it's supposed to in the fall. Even though it's generally healthy you can see that it's stressed the tree--enough that I'm going to treat it next year.
Edited by JohnGalt - 9/27/16 at 8:08pm
Is it the one that slides on metal rails along the wall,( that modern abomination of a pocket door)?
If it is, you should revoke her TV watching rights or talk sense into her. Having bath and toilet directly adjoined to your bedroom is bizarre idea enough, but having a door that provides no privacy between those two rooms is a next level......
We have a master suite. You enter to a foyer type space. Proceed down one short hallway and you enter the sleeping chamber. Huge windows, all framed in wood, beautiful wood/glass French doors that open to the patio. Head down a different short hallway and you come get the his and hers walk in closets. Farther down the hallway opens into a large dressing room with separate vanities and a walk in shower at one end. At the other end is a water closet. Huge window for natural light.
I await to hear how I'm doing it wrong.
Any rationale for the open kitchen and master bath hate?
The place I have was built in the 1930s and has a closed kitchen and a separate bath and I'm planning to keep it that way. But people are advising me that I should open the kitchen. What are the pros to keep the kitchen closed?
Some people like to confine kitchen noise, smells, and grime to the kitchen. You also get more storage if you have more walls.
If you don't use the kitchen as an entertaining space (as most Americans do these days), there's some functional upside to it.
The master bath hate seems to just be "Well, Americans do it so it must be wrong." It's a pretty functional design, especially if you have kids. Being able to get ready in your own little space is nice.
I have a smaller 1950s house, and it's super closed off with the original wall intact between the kitchen and living space. It went from being claustrophobic and terrible for entertaining to nice and open and has good flow.
If I had a lot more space, I wouldn't mind a separate kitchen. But I don't, so there you go.
When you've got a sprawling piobmanor, you can have your giant bathroom attached to your bedroom. I see why it is nice to have, and it keeps your other bathroom clean and ready for guests. Easy to see how it became a standard item at the time when american homes were blowing up in size.
But with sizes coming back down, or when remodling older homes...you are trading off a lot of space and money for something that is honestly unnecessary.
Even worse in non-detached homes. Seems that every new 2-BR condo/apartment needs to have a fucking master bath with double sinks and shit. It is dumb. I'd rather have that square footage added to about any other room.
The open kitchens are funny to me too. If you don't really cook but still have a fancy kitchen, they make a ton of sense. They also can let you share space, so they actually work pretty well in smaller homes...but they came to being as homes were ballooning up. If you have all of that extra space and you actually cook shit...why have your dirty dishes and cooking smells right next to your eating space?
They almost flip for me...If you've got enough space for an ostentatious master bath...then you should have enough space for a highly functional kitchen and a separate living area (could even have a wet bar if you absolutely need something like an island for people to stand around). If you are in a small space, then the open kitchen is one way to allow cooking/eating/living spaces to share peripheral area and make the place feel more spacious...but if you need more spaciousness, why the fuck do you have a 100+sq ft master bathroom?
My house is a 1950s story and a half and is about 2000 sq ft including the basement. We have a fairly closed off kitchen - just a kitchen and breakfast nook that has a sliding door to the backyard. I want to keep my kitchen pretty closed off because, as others have mentioned, why do you want all the grease, grime, and smells getting to the rest of the house. I cook all the time, so my kitchen isn't for show. Also, in six years, besides family, I think we have entertained in our house only once or twice.
We also have a master bath. The half story is one large master suite with walk-in closet. The bathroom though is about 40 sq ft, so small by today's standards. I don't mind it. I have never had a need for two vanities - my wife and I have pretty different schedules - and when I see houses with dual vanities I just think it is a waste of space.
I think you should go with your preference unless you have plans to sell in the near future.