Too big, too small just right.

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Too big, too small just right.
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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 7:11am

What rooms in your house are too big, which are too small and which are just right?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 4:08pm
honestly, i think our dining room is wasted space, i guess taht's because we have an eat in kitchen PLUS that, but i'd be happy with a dining room over an eat in kitchen. there's this dream house (back home) that has this funky, cool galley kitchen and connected dining room, i like that kind of layout but can't lay claim to much experience with it, our first home was kind of like that but that was 1 1/2 kids ago too.

 

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 11:09pm
thats_fowl wrote:
My master bath is small, but we do have a decent size tub. Personally, I would rather just have a shower, and better utilize the space. It's not a huge enough problem though, for me to have thought about putting it in my first *too small* post, lol.

I have this fantasy that I could go from the bath tub to bed without walking through the house and using two bathrooms (one to take a bath and one to brush my teeth and take off my glasses.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 7:55am
If I were redoing the house, I would put a mudroom in between my garage and the kitchen. Right now you come straight into the kitchen, and so everyone's stuff ends up piled on the island.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 7:58am
As far as dining rooms being wasted space is concerned, there is no rule that you have to use a room a certain way. One of my friends made her dining room a library/music room with their beautiful grand piano as the focal point of the room. Because they have both a large eat-in kitchen and a screened porch that they use as a breakfast room at least eight months of the year, the dining room was superfluous.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 8:05am

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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 8:07am

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 8:15am

oh, i agree that a dining room can work as more than just an eating area.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 8:52am
i have a friend who lives in a split level home (some areas call it, bi-level). technically, its a three bedroom home with two living areas, an upstairs one and a downstairs. as her kids grew older they wanted more privacy and space so they converted the downstairs rec room to a fourth bedroom. it works for them but i think that kind of customizing would be a turn off in the event they sell it.

 

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 9:02am

I have a mudroom but still accumulate clutter on my counter!

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 9:03am

That would be my dream as well, a mudroom with a shower and a place for locker type shelving for everyone's stuff.

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