U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > House
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-12-2016, 08:11 PM
eok
 
6,684 posts, read 3,154,822 times
Reputation: 8459

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymer View Post
A money tree would be nice...
Those attract too many pests. It's hard to find the exact pest control formula to spray it with.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-12-2016, 08:21 PM
eok
 
6,684 posts, read 3,154,822 times
Reputation: 8459
I want my house to be completely automatic, computer controlled, with artificial intelligence, which can do all chores. And it should even have spare time, during which it can hopefully get a job online and earn a living.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-12-2016, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Pac. NW
2,015 posts, read 1,509,860 times
Reputation: 3601
I wish my home had better neighbors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 05:55 AM
 
99 posts, read 64,801 times
Reputation: 304
I'd love an extra bathroom so I didn't have to share with my son. Maybe a basement or 3rd floor for some exercise equipment and a bonus room. Maybe a slightly larger yard? And an extra garage.

But I'm grateful for what I have.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
21,346 posts, read 24,000,174 times
Reputation: 8858
Someone else to blow leaves daily as we're having a early Fall.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,693 posts, read 26,676,572 times
Reputation: 20272
Quote:
Originally Posted by pvande55 View Post
Pure fantasy: a dance studio, not ballroom size but with mirrors, room for ten to line dance.
More serious: solar panels.
That would be cool. We love our home and have no intention of leaving. I did tell my wife and kids that if the money was there I would add a second and third floor. The top floor would be the kids rooms, each with its own bath. The middle floor would be the master suite, over the garage and the remainder would be a game, family, entertainment area. We are a Taekwondo Family. The real use for that big open area would be for a family Taekwondo studio

I say three story, because we have a small lot, land cost a lot here. Homes on the beach have grown to three stories and newer homes in land are being built up to 3 stories.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,693 posts, read 26,676,572 times
Reputation: 20272
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitt Chick View Post
full time housekeeper and chef
tax exemption
grass that only grew so high

Actually, we are happy with what we have.
It's no mansion and it's not fancy... but it is ours!
LOL, Many people here have been replacing grass around here with synthetic grass. Many others just for for the crushed rock or something similar.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,693 posts, read 26,676,572 times
Reputation: 20272
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamies View Post
A hanger and an airstrip.

Next one will.
That would be cool. I wish we had a residential aviation community around here. We have a county GA airport but no homes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,693 posts, read 26,676,572 times
Reputation: 20272
Quote:
Originally Posted by StPaulGal View Post
I love my 1929 bungalow, but there are a couple of things I really long for.

Central air is #1, by far. Unfortunately it's very, very expensive to retrofit behind the plaster. It will happen eventually, but the dollar amount gives me more chills than the system will once it's installed.

A pantry would be magnificent, either a walk-in or even just a floor to ceiling cabinet with roll outs. Right now I keep pantry stuff in the basement. The stairs are right off the kitchen, so it's not too bad, but it's certainly not as convenient as if the "overflow" dry goods and cans were right there in the kitchen.

Similarly, I would love to have more closet space in the master bedroom. Closets are pretty great for a house of it's age, but our bedroom is upstairs and the ceiling slopes such that closet space is pretty limited.
Have you looked into ductless AC? Each room ends up with a unit and a larger central unit outside. Still pricey I am sure, but a lot easier to install.
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating - Make Comfort Personal
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-13-2016, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,693 posts, read 26,676,572 times
Reputation: 20272
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultrarunner View Post
Easy.... a very large shop about 40x120 with a big gable door on a flat site to store my equipment and future projects.
That would be cool. My problem is our entire lot is only 60 x 100.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > House
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top