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Rqotd - 7/21

What's your favorite things about your current house/apartment?

What's your least favorite?

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
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I like the storage of this house. We have more storage here than in our other two previous houses. It's not a ton by any means, but when you go from having no pantry to suddenly having 2 and a small storage room with the carport you feel like you're in heaven! Biggrin

My least favorite is pretty much everything else about this house. lol. I hate the tile floors especially. It's 12" off white classroom tile. It's gross and never looks clean.

Joined: 06/22/10
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i like that it's a house lol. we have been in apartments so long it's nice to have our own house. i like our walk in closet too it is pretty much all mine haha.

i don't like that the previous owners did a lot of cheap fixes and spent the lowest amount of money possible on things. we have been here 1.5 years and we have replaced several things already. also not impressed that it currently has ants but that is not the houses fault.

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Joined: 10/26/08
Posts: 345

My love list is long. We went from a teeny, tiny house to this one 2 years ago and I still feel like it's a dream. My favorites are having a master bath with two sinks, an attached garage (think winter in MN), and all the closets.

My least favorite think is the small kitchen. Good thing I am not much of a cook.

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Joined: 02/03/09
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Hmmm my current favourite thing has to be the air conditioning!!! It's been sooooooo hot out!!! We've lived here 3 years and before that we were in an apartment with no a/c. HOT HOT HOT!!!

Least favourite would have to be the backyard but only because we cannot afford to fence it and finish a patio. But I do actually like it, but wish it was more usable.

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Joined: 02/13/10
Posts: 525

My huge closet.. and huge laundry room! Now that i hhave a child the loft area upstairs is a big deal. We just leave his toys up there so they arent taking over my den.

I hate the carpet!! and the electric stove i really want a gas one.

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Joined: 03/16/10
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I love our big backyard. And I will love it even more when we put some flowerbeds around the deck with more outdoor lighting. We do a project every year, and that will be this years. I love our big closet and jetted tub. There are lots more, but I will quit at that.

Hate.....our carpet. The builder put the cheapest type down, it keeps furniture indents in it, and it's a cream color that stains so easy and looks dirty. Maybe if it weren't so cheaply made it wouldn't look dirty. I think a new carpet will be on the project list in the next few years.

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Joined: 12/31/07
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I love just about everything about our house Smile

two things I would change...slightly bigger and different neighbours (next door who moved in at Christmas have the 2 year old from hell Lol She's a devil child screaming and crying all day. I actually have stopped going in my garden because she's always there having a huge tantrum. She needs a good telling off and serious discipline. She makes my 2 year old look like and angel ;))

Joined: 04/23/06
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I love the location of our home...2 exits from PCH and Dana Point harbor, and walking distance to several restaurants/starbucks, as well as historic SJC.
I love that it has been completely updated and that it has 3 bedrooms, but I wish it was a single story home.
I do not love the age/style of our home, as we currently have a slab leak and a few other problems. But we feel very blessed to even be here, so we try not to complain too much! LOL

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Joined: 06/28/07
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Not sure what I love about my house. We used to be in a 900sq ft house with 6 people...so anything is better than that. I do enjoy my remodeled downstairs. Smile

I'd love a bigger kitchen and my own bathroom. But I'm simple....this house serves its purpose.

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This is our starter home so there's a short list of likes and a loooong list of dislikes. I like that its small (easy to clean). I like that the yard is large(ish). I like the layout. I like the changes we've made (new floors).

I dislike the backyard (dirt pile), the lack of a bathtub, the lack of storage, the electric stove, the tiny tiny kitchen, the old windows, and that there's no vent in the bathroom (seriously, WTF?). All these things can be fixed but they cost $$ and require time. We have neither at the moment. My FIL is coming to stay with us for a few weeks to take care of the storage and potentially the backyard problems. That will be a mixed blessing.

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Joined: 06/29/04
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Favorite: My color choices and design:0)
Least: THE SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and my kitchen...we are remodeling next year or the year after...just too expensive! Oh, and our basement...grrrr. Oh, and having one bathroom...that is so small I can touch wall to wall! LOL!

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Joined: 10/23/06
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I love just about everything about our house. Big enough without being too big, large country lot with lots of room for kids to run. And the geothermal heating/cooling - awesome!!!!

My least favorite thing is that it is a split level. A split level gave us the most house for the money, but I don't like that I am always going up and down stairs. And I wish it had 4 bedrooms instead of 3. It would be easier to convince Dh we could do baby #3 if each kiddo would have their own room. He had to share a room with his brother growing up and is pretty against having kids share a room. Personally, I think learning to share a room with a sibling is healthy, but...I digress.

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Joined: 09/29/09
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When my dad left me this house we completely gutted it and remodeled so there's a long list of loves and a very short dislike list.

I LOVE my master bathroom which most of you saw a picture of in my DITLO, it's HUGE. My laundry room is also very big and has a massive pantry for my canning stuff. My absolute favorite though is that we have a sitting room upstairs and a very large t.v. area downstairs (not a fan of t.v.'s on the main floor). I love my pond just out the back (and will love it even more next year when we get a dock on it). I also love my bar in the basement, it's really big and very cool looking. Someday we'll get to use it again Wink We have about 700 sq ft of storage in the basement, which can be good but it's also encouraging me to become a pack rat so it's great to have but is going to cause me headaches when I go to clean it out.

I really dislike how busy this road is. When I was young (I grew up just down the street and when I was 14 built this house) it was not this busy, but now people fly on it and there's so much traffic for a country road. We can't go for walks anymore because people are idiots. I dislike that the house is so close to said road. I also dislike that I let DH talk me into putting an electric stove in here (I want a GAS STOVE and so does he now!). I wish we had put in a sink in the bar and made it a wet bar so I could can in the basement. The last two are very minor things that I can live with or will change in the future.

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Christa, my house could almost fit in your basement ;).

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Christa, my house could almost fit in your basement ;).

Well, the basement is about 2000 sq ft so our first house could fit in just under half of it. I so miss the days of being able to clean the entire house in one evening.

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OK, so my house could fit in the "storage" portion of your basement. I miss having a basement. So easy to just throw stuff you don't want to look at down the stairs. There's no doing that in my house. If I buy it, I have to look at it.

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"misskaci" wrote:

I love the location of our home...2 exits from PCH and Dana Point harbor, and walking distance to several restaurants/starbucks, as well as historic SJC.

Kaci, I love your location too! Can I express how much I miss living in SoCa.

Things I like about our house are the large amount of space, extra rooms like den & playrooms, location across the street from park, and a/c.

Things I don't like are the amount of space when I have to clean it, in ground pool that is rarely warm enough to swim in, no overhead storage in the garage, and the neighbor with the dog that barks from 5-7am daily. I love having tile all through the downstairs but it gets gross fast so I wish it was wood. Also wish it sat on a big peace of land instead of on a basic lot.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

OK, so my house could fit in the "storage" portion of your basement. I miss having a basement. So easy to just throw stuff you don't want to look at down the stairs. There's no doing that in my house. If I buy it, I have to look at it.

But that encourages pack-ratery (that's a word, right?) which is what I deal with every time I contemplate cleaning out the storage area. I give up before I really even get started.

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"momW" wrote:

But that encourages pack-ratery (that's a word, right?) which is what I deal with every time I contemplate cleaning out the storage area. I give up before I really even get started.

Meh, that's what bonfires are for :p.

alwayssmile's picture
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I should take a picture of our crappy bathroom for y'all to have a good laugh at what they give officers here. The lower enlisted seriously have nicer bathrooms (they've been updated this decade!). We're getting ripped off majorly by living on base. We seriously pay over $1,400 in rent each month for a house that has mold. Jealous yet? :rolleyes:
The true positive of the house is that it's on the base and we have grass. We've never had grass before, just ugly rocks.

Christa, I would love to steal your house. Lol
And Kaci, can I live where you do? Walking distance to real places and a nice area of the country to boot! Smile
Erin, I don't miss true desert living. At all.

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Yes I'm totally jealous of Kaci too! I'd love to be able to walk somewhere like that! Apparently they are suppose to be opening a little strip mall not far from me that will hopefully have something good in it. It will still be a 30 minute walk, but much closer than anything now.

It is a nice area where I am with walking trails and ponds and stuff, but some retail places (like coffee shop, corner store) would be nice too.

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i am about a 10 minute walk to tim hortons lol. It's in a little plaza but there isn't anything interesting in there. 30 minute walk or so to the mall.

Jackie, I am totally clueless about living on a base. do you have to live on it? or is it just cheaper/easier. can anyone go in? we had horrible, ugly, cheap looking linoleum on our bathroom floor when we moved in. BIL gave us some left over tiles they had and FIL put them in for us and it looks way nicer. Too bad you arn't able to change anything:(

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"janijanis" wrote:

Jackie, I am totally clueless about living on a base. do you have to live on it? or is it just cheaper/easier. can anyone go in? we had horrible, ugly, cheap looking linoleum on our bathroom floor when we moved in. BIL gave us some left over tiles they had and FIL put them in for us and it looks way nicer. Too bad you arn't able to change anything:(

No, we do not have to live on base. During training single guys have to live on base. Married guys have the option. Here, if we lived off base DH would have to drive 20 minutes at least to get to and from work and when you're always doing 12 hour days plus study sessions with the rest of the class....it just didn't make sense to live off base. But this house really sucks. And we can't change a thing. Only people with military ID can get to our house unless we're with them escorting them.

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Joined: 12/28/09
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What do I love about my house, not much. This isn't really the house I wanted but hubby did so he got his way. I wish had had more time to look around because some really great looking places have hit the market lately. I guess we have a good backyard (if hubby doesn't turn most of it into a garden which if he does I will kill him, I don't have time to maintain a garden that big and we don't need one that big anyway) and once the bridge opens we are almost walking distance to town. We also live in a part of the street with mostly older neighbours, hubby and I are probably the youngest in the surrounding houses by about 10-15 years.

What do I hate- the laundry, it's just the washer and dryer under the house, there is no real laundry and I hate it's downstairs, I wanted one in the house (and those ones have a great platform off the back with the clothesline at the end), I hate that there is no bathtub and our useless bathroom and I hate where the stove is but it's the only spot it can go because it's gas and can't go under the window and we can't really move it because thats where the gas line runs to. We also need a new oven because the one in here is horrible.

Joined: 10/17/09
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I think I love just about everything about our house... except the space & storage... we really could use a bigger house, but we haven't even been in this one for three years... we moved in as a family of three, and as much as we had agreed on a second child, we didn't have a time set... She decided sooner was better for her!! Blum 3