The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Crack in my kitchen ceiling. Wtf?
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Do people actually watch TV in their bedroom?
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    You do live in Baltimore.
     
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    The wife and I got rid of our bedroom TV when we moved to New York, and it has been one of the best things we've ever done. The bedroom is for sleeping (well... and other stuff); if you want to watch TV, go sit on the couch.
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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    I'm opposed to having a television in the bedroom (unless I'm older and a baller and can have a sitting room with TV and couch off set from the bed). I like reading before sleep or when I'm struggling.
     
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    jbarwick Senior member

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    We looked at a house with a sitting room that had a fireplace off of the master bedroom. We loved that aspect, hated everything else about the house.

    I am in the process of looking at washers and dryers in the US, anyone have any brands or a set they like and could recommend? Also we are electric and not gas for the dryer.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    I've never had a bedroom TV (nor did my parents growing up)...never really interested me.

    I mean, sure when I was in college, my computer monitor serviced as my TV in my dorm room and apartment, but that's more of a practical matter.

    Now I guess it makes me feel good when I read these articles about how watching TV in the bedroom is bad for you since your body should interpret the bed as a place to transition into sleep (or lovemaking).
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    This is totally just my opinion so don't think I'm trying to make some moral pronouncement here.

    I think for 99% of people a sitting room in a bedroom is pretty much a waste of space. I think there's a lot of imagining one's self in certain spaces but those spaces do not get used much in day to day living. The house we finally settled on put most of it's square footage into what I call "public spaces," or the main living areas of the house, vs. other places. I'm not saying our master suite is small by any means I'm just saying most of daily life takes place in certain places in the house and other places are just used for a specific function, i.e. bedroom for sleeping, etc.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    I'd agree with that. Unless you have very little space or live with roommates (so the bedroom is the only private refuge), the only being who is going to frequently use that chair in the corner of your bedroom is your cat.
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    I agree, Pio. Would rather have a nicer living room/kitchen/whatever.

    A sitting room does sound nice though, no question. I just don't think it'd get used.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    Especially as a big-city apartment dweller.

    Looking at the newer apartments/condos in the city, if I had free reign of wall movement, I would almost always cut down on the size of the bedrooms and bathrooms (especially master baths) in exchange for more kitchen/living space. Maybe some people need a california king and a small sofa in their bedrooms along with double sinks and separate bath/showers...but if square footage is limited, I'd rather it be allocated to the the places where I do more than shit and sleep.
     
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    I have a Samsung VRT series washer and dryer that I'm very happy with. It has a lot of different settings and options, but I usually just end up using the "quick" wash and dry options that take about 30 minutes each. Seems to be very efficient and cleans very well.

    I nabbed my set off of craigslist for $500 total :slayer:
     
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    2 sinks in a master bath is a godsend. Just saying.
     
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    I agree with this. The new house will have 1 floor of the normal living spaces with the 2nd floor entirely of bedrooms. I like this break up.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Even better: separate sinks and vanities on opposite sides of the main bathroom area.
     

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