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    Default Spin Off: what room in a house is 'stupid'

    Just thinking about big houses and how they have lots of rooms. What room would you never have in your house? Would you change your mind as the kids get older?

    For me it's a formal dining room. I don't think I'd ever change my mind.

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    For me it's not the room as much as how they're laid out.
    When we went looking at house designs, so many had multiple living areas, and the common design was to have them all attached or open to each other in some way.
    So a main living area had an opening on one wall into a lounge, and then an opening on another wall into a family/rumpus room. It just seemed stupid to us. What was the point of multiple living areas if they were all attached, and with no doors?
    I also agree on the formal dining!

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    I know lots of people love them, but to me Butler's Pantries are odd. I can't understand the need for what is essentially a second kitchen hidden away.

    I'm also not keen on floorplans where the garage access involves walking through a room eg butlers pantry or study.

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    At the risk of getting terribly flamed.....Walk in Robe. Particularly little pokey ones that are there simply so someone can 'walk in' even though they provide no extra hanging space than a regular inbuilt along the wall would.

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    Default Spin Off: what room in a house is 'stupid'

    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    I know lots of people love them, but to me Butler's Pantries are odd. I can't understand the need for what is essentially a second kitchen hidden away.

    I'm also not keen on floorplans where the garage access involves walking through a room eg butlers pantry or study.
    A butlers pantry is my dream! I'd love another area where I could prep food and have another oven and dishwasher and fridge, we entertain a lot and everyone ends up in my kitchen so I'd love an extra room to hide all the mess in until people leave!

    Sitting rooms I find are a waste, I have friends with theatre rooms who rarely use them , the best waste of a room I've seen in a house we sold a few years ago was a bar and "nightclub" room , complete with karaoke stage, disco ball and lights and a stripper pole

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    Another for butler's pantry. I don't geddit. Just make a bigger kitchen?? It all seems so redundant?

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    As the men call it "man cave". Why should they get their own space. What do we get ?

    Formal dining. We have 1 eating area and if it's really nice weather we eat on the balcony which also encloses with cafe blinds

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    Yeah formal dining is a waste. And I agree that multiple living areas that flow into each other are silly. I also don't like formal lounge rooms but can see how they might be useful if you have teens. We have a study atm that I think is a waste of space. I prefer working on the kitchen table if I'm working at home - I hate being away from the rest of the house. And dh uses it to hide regularly so I'm left in the lounge room alone after ds goes to bed. We also have a second toilet which ends up being "the men's room"...yuck! But I still have to clean it most of the time.

    It depends on your needs though...size and age of your family, whether you entertain a lot, if you have more than 1 TV etc.

    Eta. I really am coming around to the idea of a "European Laundry" too rather than a whole room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    As the men call it "man cave". Why should they get their own space. What do we get ?
    Where else can they pin up tacky Zoo pics of naked women and hide from their responsibilities and get away with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelda View Post
    At the risk of getting terribly flamed.....Walk in Robe. Particularly little pokey ones that are there simply so someone can 'walk in' even though they provide no extra hanging space than a regular inbuilt along the wall would.
    Omg this!!! I hate walk in robes. In fact we hardly use our built in robe and rely mostly on our huge chest of drawers. In our old place our cat would keep peeing in the walk in robe so we closed the door and stopped using it.


 

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