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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    atlas, that sounds like something we're looking at for our bathroom whenever we get around to it.
     
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  2. Ataturk

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    Most bathrooms I've seen with travertine (or faux travertine, which has to be the world's most popular ceramic tile) end up looking like a well-lit cave. Plus, even though I like the look of the stone (in isolation, at least), it's not very practical--stains very easily and darkens from dirt like grout. I do like the "random" type patterns you see often see with it, though.

    I went and looked at the faux-wood tiles and, though maybe it's just my eyesight, they looked pretty darn good to me when sitting on the ground. Up close, obviously, they were not so impressive, but this was the $2/sq ft stuff at home depot. I really don't like the wide, short shape though. But it's probably the best option since you'd either get the laminate look (no seams between the faux board lines) or you'd have way too many grout lines with thinner tiles.

    Now I just have to decide whether I want to put in a heated floor. I'm thinking...yes.
     
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  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think a heated bathroom and kitchen floor is one of life's great luxuries.
     
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  4. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    And throw away that tub while you at it. I see tubs in every bathroom in US and most of them r used simply as a shower basins, it is impractical among other things.
     
  5. SUPER K

    SUPER K Senior member

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    got to keep the ladies happy.
     
  6. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Need something to soak your jeans in
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    jbarwick Senior member

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    One guy my wife worked with said he wore his jeans to the local river/creek and sat in that.
     
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  9. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    I agree with Medwed about how tubs are mostly used, however there is resale value in having a tub. No tub means no young families buying your house.
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Our master bath has a large walk in shower with multiple shower heads/panels. I highly recommend sinking some money into that type of setup.

    Agreed on tubs. We have a stand alone big whirlpool tub and I'm the only one that uses it and that's about three times a year which will no doubt go to zero once we get our spa outside. The thing is the absence of one is seen as a negative at resale.
     
  11. Ataturk

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    This bathroom is odd (like my whole house). It's an upstairs bathroom not connected to any bedrooms. No separate shower, but it's got a big-ish whirlpool tub and two large (60") vanities--with just one sink between them. One vanity set up for putting on makeup, I guess, since it has large cabinets over the mirror, which can only be used if you're sitting down.

    If we end up staying in this house long enough to do some serious remodeling I'd rather steal some space from this bathroom for a fifth bedroom with a separate bath.

    I could add 500 square feet to the house by finishing part of the attic and adding a couple dormers, but it's already the biggest house on the block. I doubt it would be a good investment.
     
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  12. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I wish I had a giant concrete basin sink in my basement...but until then, my bathtub frequently serves a fairly utilitarian purpose.

    Something like this:
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  13. Snoogz

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    +1, having two young kids, I could not make do without a tub, its too convenient at this stage.
     
  14. SUPER K

    SUPER K Senior member

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    when touring houses with a realtor, she pointed out the huge jetted tub in the master bath, saying : "Everybody wants them, nobody uses them"

    Think I've used it twice in 3 years
     
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  15. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Yep, we have one as well and it is never used. I may do away with it at some point, holding into these things for the reason that someone may want it in the future, to also not use it, seems like wasted effort. I have a tub in my spare bathroom that will serve any new parents that want to buy this place in the future.
     
  16. jbarwick

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    Our old place had a deep soaker tub without the jets. My wife used it every other week or so but she likes baths. New house has regular bath tubs while the master is just a small stand up shower.
     
  17. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    Thats what we have, the deep soaker w/o jets. I've used it once, after a grueling labor enduring day, and it was nice. Also can throw both kids in and not have to worry about too much water splashing. I am not attached to it myself, and 5-10 years down the line, could make for some more closet space [​IMG]
     
  18. lefty

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    You guys are crazy. I love my soaking tub.

    lefty
     
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    Do you take it with little scented candles?:embar::D:::foo:
     
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  20. nootje

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    Loved the bath in my previous apartment too. And FYI, the scented candle you are talking about was a cigar, taken with either a rum or whiskey. Combined with a good book it was heaven.

    Sadly, showers are not so tolerant towards cigars or drinks..
     

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