tell me about your home

(133 Posts)
MrsBucketxx Wed 16-Jan-13 13:46:35

As I'm feeling a bit jealous that everyone seems to live in bigger homes than me tell me about yours

This is mine here

I would love something with more space but I can only dream at the moment.

And PS tell us about all of them - each and every one smile

Thornintherose Thu 17-Jan-13 10:28:07

I live in a cold 2 bed flat with a leak (roofer has canceled 4 times now) and mould and mice. Rent in London with noisy neighbours above, right and left and I still pay £1200 a month. I can only dream of a 3 bed house. sad

Hullygully Thu 17-Jan-13 10:28:10

oh soz badtaste

rubyrubyruby Thu 17-Jan-13 10:36:30

I live in a detached house in a perfect location.

I don't like the actual house much and we want to move but can't find anything.

Bumblequeen Thu 17-Jan-13 12:26:11

Thorinintherose £1200 for a 2 bedroom flat!! London prices are something else.

MrsBucketxx Thu 17-Jan-13 12:39:05

Its crazy. You could get something massive here for that.

3 bed victorian terrace.

Through living/dining room, galley kitchen, downstairs bathroom.

I love the size, the bedrooms are big and the downstairs living space is great. I wish we had an upstairs bathroom. I really love the location. We don't have a driveway which would be great but it is very easy to get parked on our street.

Mrsrobertduvall Thu 17-Jan-13 12:46:44

Have a four bedroomed detached 1930s house, with through lounge, office (mine), huge kitchen and a loft extension which is dh's office. Utility room, bathroom, ensuite and separate toilet.

I'd love more space..have 2 teenagers, and would like a bigger bedroom and dressing room for me.
However, as house prices are so silly here, that would cost about £1.2 million sad

Badvoc Thu 17-Jan-13 12:57:18

3 bed - originally 4 bed - detached.
The previous owners knocked the smallest bedroom into another to make 3 double bedrooms and turned the garage into another reception room and utility and WC.
Conservatory and pretty big back garden.
Been here a year now.
In that year the house has needed a new boiler, all the kitchen appliances - hib, oven, ffreezer etc - replaced due to not working at all or properly, new sink and worktops (cracked ceramic sink) and now needs a new conservatory roof.
Am struggling to feel the love ATM sad
We have decorated all downstairs and it looks good now but it's just cost is so much money...feel very down about it.
On the plus side its a quiet area, ds1s friend lives round the corner and the village is nice.

ChooChooLaverne Thu 17-Jan-13 13:02:20

3-bed rented flat here. I wanted a 2 bed but this was the same (exorbitant) rent and I use the tiny spare bedroom as an office which is a bonus. I wish I could afford to buy a place of my own but separation, lack of funds and living in the south east make it nigh on impossible.

Funnily enough though, it's probably about the same size overall as the three bedroom house I grew up in that housed five of us - there's only the two of us here and we've got too much stuff. I love it particularly in the summer, not so good in the winter as it has huge leaky windows so it's freezing.

MrsBucketxx Thu 17-Jan-13 13:02:53

Where are you mrsrobertduval, somewhere like surrey,

We've got a 1930s semi with an extension above the garage (we're a family of 4). There are 3 double bedrooms and a box room (that I use as an office although DH seems intent on colonising it as a 'gaming room' hmm).

There's a bathroom and separate toilet (that we only use as a cupboard at the moment as the plumbing is dodgy so you wouldn't want to use the toilet). We're going to knock it through into one good size bathroom. It would be good to have a downstairs toilet, but it's not the end of the world.

Downstairs we've got a dining kitchen with French doors out to the garden. There are 2 reception rooms (which FIL is in the process of putting oak floating down in as I type). Neither is huge, but they're decent enough sizes. The front room is a TV watching/evening socialising room. The back room is going to be a playroom, place to go where there are no screens. It has a sliding door to the bak garden that we're going to change to French doors.

We've put a utlility area in the back end of the integral garage, which means it doesn't have to take up space in the kitchen. It's cold in there though.

DH has been making noises about a loft conversion (so he can have a 'gaming room'). I'm ignoring him.

Portofino Thu 17-Jan-13 13:04:59

We rent a terraced townhouse just outside Brussels. On the ground floor there is a garage, downstair loo, and then one big open plan kitchen/living/dining room with french doors onto a small garden.

On the first floor there are 3 reasonable sized bedrooms, a loo, separate bathroom and a shower room (not ensuite). Then there are stairs to 2 attic rooms which at one point had a lodger in but are currently empty.

We need to downsize really and move closer to french speaking secondary schools, (live in a Dutch speaking area) but our street and neighbours are lovely and the kids all play out front together.

sherbetpips Thu 17-Jan-13 13:13:48

We moved to a 1950's detached 4 bed last year. Not the most lovely looking house but it has room! And storage space! and lots of cupboards. Only downside is a tiny garden but with the weather we have had......

Lafaminute Thu 17-Jan-13 13:34:59

We moved from a one bed flat in London with neighbours above, below and either side of us to a FIVE bed in the middle of nowhere. (we also acquired a couple of children and a hairy dog along the way to help fill the space). While I DO appreciate the space - especially on wet days, the childrens toys are still EVERYWHERE and the house is never ever clean. There are 3 shower room s and two bathrooms - by the time I've got around to the fifth washroom, the first is ready to be cleaned again. And that is before I even think about hoovering and washing the 3,500sq foot of floors. At planning stages the cleaning/tidying/maintenance aspect of this size of house began to dawn on me but it was all too late at that stage. Add to this the fact that we cannot afford to buy more furniture (so it's just marginally more furnished than a 1 bed flat) as we are too busy trying to cover the similarily huge mortgage while operating as an informal guest house because we have spare rooms and live in a pretty area and I'm a sahm with nothing more to do than clean, cook and tidy for my long forgotten friends...fancy a house swap OP?????

pinkcardi Thu 17-Jan-13 13:44:44

We are about to move into an early victorian townhouse. It has 4 bedrooms over four floors and a big garden (for here 60-ish ft is big). I absolutely cannot wait to get the keys.
However I'm worried about the mortgage (the London property market is absolutely crazy and it scares me how much we have spent. Sometimes I wonder if we've done the right thing). I'm also worried that it'll cost a fortune to heat, that we won't have enough furniture, that I'm going to be annoyed with all the stairs (previously came from a flat)

MrsBucketxx Thu 17-Jan-13 13:47:27

Id love that lafa, apart from the high mortgage. Just proves everyone wants something they dont have.

Getoutofmygumboot Thu 17-Jan-13 13:50:04

Your lucky you have a house, it's quite selfish of you to be jealous of people with bigger houses confused

Lafaminute Thu 17-Jan-13 13:54:40

well this is it - I spent my time in my 1 bed dreaming of "finding" more rooms (that I just happened not to have noticed before!!). Now I dream about shrinking rooms or having an army of staff grin It's all about aspiring to find the perfect dwelling though, isn't it?

Winternight Thu 17-Jan-13 14:00:53

Op you have a 4 bed detached house. Well jel envy

MrsBucketxx Thu 17-Jan-13 14:26:34

You can't please everyone getout, its meant to be lighthearted and a bit nosy.

impty Thu 17-Jan-13 14:35:24

4 double beds, 2 with en suite bathrooms, 1 family bath. 3 receptions. Clockroom. Kitchen and utility. Garage. Large garden to the rear goes onto woodland. 10 years old. Well insulated etc.
In a lovely area...
Love this house but it cost a fortune sad Mortgage is massivesad sad
plus I have to clean 4 loos grin sad grin

impty Thu 17-Jan-13 14:39:55

Clockroom?? grin grin That would be bizarre!!

rubyrubyruby Thu 17-Jan-13 14:42:03

OP isn't being selfish.

You can twist that any old way you like tbh.

Troubleintmill Thu 17-Jan-13 14:49:22

Our house is a but like your new one pinkcardi! Not in London though...oop north. Its lovely but the stairs are a bit of a task. The kitchen is in the basement and the dining room and siting room are on the 1st floor-up 2flights of stairs! Hence we only use the dining room at Christmas...a huge waste. There are too many rooms for us and it takes hours to clean but I know we are very lucky to have a house, let alone a huge one so I won't complain further. All your houses sound lovely and aslong as you love them and they are homes that's all that matters surely!?

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