Show Me Your House, Please?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by CouttsClient, Aug 24, 2011.

Do you give a tour of your home?

  1. Yes - I want people to see it

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  2. Yes- I want to make them jealous

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  3. No- I refuse

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  4. No- People don't visit me

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  5. I would If I didn't live in this cardboard box

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  1. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    Do you give one when someone new comes to your house?

    Do you ask people for one when you visit?

    I'll admit I'm very much into my privacy at home but I find it awkward. A little weird when a friend brings some acquaintance or new bf/gf over
     


  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Sometimes. When some close friends or relatives have visited I'm happy to give a tour. Not like I have strange children locked up in closets. But I don't give it to every visitor. If someone asked I'll give them a brief look see.
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    never liked the idea of showing people around my house like its some museum. and I don't like being given the tour also... last time I went to a friend's new place I purposely stayed downstairs and just enjoyed my beer.
     


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    Option f: If they seem like they want a tour, I'm happy to give them one. I always remember to include small places like toilets, Supply closets and false doors.
     


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    I am renting mine now so I gotta show to prospective tenants, otherwise no, not me can't say the same for the lady though, you know how women are.
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    It depends. Generally if asked, I show them. That said, this happens mostly with family and long-time friends, and only after we've moved.
     


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    I never give a tour if they don't ask. Personally, it seems a bit show-offish to do so if they didn't ask. Of course it's a completely different situation if friends and family come over for the first time to a place I had just recently bought.

    If they ask, I'm happy to show them around. I live in a very quaint home, so it doesn't take anymore than 5 minutes. Nothing to ogle over, so it's no big deal.
     


  8. JayJay

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    I never offer, but often people ask for a tour. When they ask, I'll show them the rooms on the ground floor, but I do not take them upstairs to the bedrooms, family room, and office. I never ask for a tour when I visit others, but often one is offered in which case I politely decline but will do so if they insist.
     


  9. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    I hate touring someone's home much the same way I hate receiving a gift and having to pretend to be interested
     


  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    +1. I'm not really curious to see what others have or how they live. However, I find that some people insist on showing their home off. I go along and feign interest, but hate every single minute of it.
     


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    In my 1BR...you gotta be a pretty terrible navigator to need a tour :)
     


  12. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    So I guess you chose the "cardboard box" response?
     


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    yeh old friends in a new house - of course
    new friends in an old house? no way.
     


  14. Michigan Planner

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    If somebody asks, I'll give them the tour. I've got nothing to hide. The only time I've offered up an unsolicited tour was a couple of weeks ago when my parents were over for the first time since I put down new cork flooring in our den and got new furniture and I wanted them to see the floors and color choices for the walls (I'm not the handy-type but I was particularly pleased with my work so wanted to show it off).

    When visiting somebody else I don't ask for the tour but am always nosy enough to go on it when offered or giving it to another guest. The one time I did ask for a tour was just last weekend at a very good friend's newly built 8,000sqft monstrosity. I had to use a bedroom to change my daughter and couldn't figure out which of the three staircases I needed to use to get back to all the other guests. After that I decided I wanted to see the rest of the house.
     


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