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The Home Ownership Thread

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

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  1. jbarwick

    jbarwick Distinguished Member

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    My basement fireplace room is the perfect temperature to keep wine cool summer or winter. Stupid fireplace...
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I really do not have the faintest idea what you are trying to convey.
     


  3. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    The energy bills saved by not installing the wine thingy would afford you a nice wine collection. Not sure about the rest - possibly the 5 minutes are all it takes to discuss the nice wine collection (or nice wine within the nice collection) before you go back to your primary hobby - sports.
     


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    Huh. The obvious question is without wine storage where would one store this wine collection?

    Okay, need to get back to watching sports...

    So today, between sports shows obviously, we're having a land scape architect out. Starting to plan some major work to the property that will include a courtyard in the front yard and in the back yard an outdoor kitchen ramada (will be pretty major with built in grill, stovetop burners, fridge, cocktail station, storage, etc.), pool, spa, seating areas, and at least one fire place/pit type feature.
     
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    texas_jack Stylish Dinosaur

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    what model of vac did you get? I'd like to replace mine eventually.
     


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    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    They are a bitch when they break.
     
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    We were living in a rent house for the past 2 years until 2 weeks ago, after having spent the previous 5 years in a home we had built with a central vac. Needless to say, we put another system in the new house (which we spent the past 2 years designing and then building) and it's awesome. Only difference is that we did this one with the hoses that retract directly into the wall. Works great so far.
     


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    After a couple of years of living in a rent house as we worked on the design and construction of the new home, we finally moved in a couple of weeks back. Our builder is going to come in and do some better pictures once the punch list is knocked out, but here are a couple of pre-move in shots of the great room.

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    ^^ Looks splendid. Those floors and cabinets are very elegant.
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    Love the natural light.
     


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    Very dark room with very large windows, that architect is a genious.
     


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    Ten years on the labour, lifetime on the parts. The company that builds them has been in business about 65 years. I'm pretty sure I'm covered. Can't see where they're more of a bitch than a regular vacuum that dies on a consistent basis.
     


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    Should have listened to subconscious. When I first bought the house I kinda had a feeling it wasn't the best school district but was excited to be a first time buyer. I bought a small home in a nice area, next to a horse farm and nice views. The problem is I have a 3 year old and I just looked into the school system here. One of the worst in the state.

    So now do I sell as soon as I can and find a better school district with a nice house? I can sell in another three years.
    Or I can send her to private school and keep this little house.
     


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    My plan is to have a bi-racial child (hope wife does not mind) and then he/she will be bused to the better school district. Anyone should consider this as a viable option.:D
     
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    What is different about 3 years from now in selling a house? Don't think the economy won't shit the bed again then you have another 3 years scenario.

    As for school selection...I learned more on my own time than I did in school but that is because I wanted to learn. Putting i10casual Jr. in a better school district only means he is in a better school district. The kid has to want to learn and that is your job.
     


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