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Old 10-26-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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Just wondering. Is there anything you thought you had to have in your house, a "must-have" on your list, that you either don't use now, never used, grew out of, or regret?

In one house, I had to have an upstairs laundry. Then we remodeled and it made more sense for it to be on the ground floor. So I had two laundries and really only used one.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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A huge, deep, soaking tub. Two homes in a row...almost never used.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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None so far.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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A huge, deep, soaking tub. Two homes in a row...almost never used.
Redid the bathroom & put in a nice deep soaking tub and a small 36" angled shower stall. Should have done just the opposite.

When I bought my house, I thought the window seats along one wall were so cute! Envisioned myself reading or napping on them.

But the darn things are narrow and uncomfortable and the cushions keep sliding onto the floor. When my contractor comes in to replace the shower, I'm having him rip out the window seats too.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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In previous house:
A deep spa-like tub.
Used it 10 times in 24 years.

In current house:
1. A fancy programmable light switch for the entry door.
I cannot program it and I have programmed computers in assembly code. It has the worst interface ever. $33 down the drain.
2. The gas fireplace.It puts out too much heat and cannot be adjusted down according the manufacturer.

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Old 10-26-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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The only thing I can think of is a security system. We are not in particularly well appointed homes so every square inch of everything gets used and we could benefit from more.

This rental does have a tub and I LOVE it. The shower is a small closet and is annoying to wash in, so I bathe probably five days a week in the tub. Our old ones have been the builder basic tub/shower combo and are too shallow.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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A huge, deep, soaking tub. Two homes in a row...almost never used.
Came here to say sort-of the exact opposite. Didn't think I'd want it (it came with the rest of the house), don't actually ever us it myself, but my girls LOVE playing in it.
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: equator
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See-through fireplace. We ended up never using it.......but it looked cool!
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Somwhere
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we added a small prep sink to the kitchen. We use it as a laundry hamper for dirty towels and napkins.
However it IS beautiful; https://images.homedepot-static.com/...3d-64_1000.jpg
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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I agree with the tub comments. The only time I use a soaker tub is when I'm sick; for some reason it feels good to use it then. We've been in this house 7 years and I have yet to use mine. I do think one tub in the house is necessary so littles can be bathed, but even my just turning 2 year old is starting to have showers now. We have 4 bathrooms, 2 tubs. I didn't want them; they were already here.
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