do you have a room you call a "playroom" a spice rack OR a feature wall?

(283 Posts)
MaureenCognito Sat 13-Oct-12 18:10:11

if so: you lose

catonlap Tue 30-Oct-12 11:04:18

Have a room full of toys which gets referred to as 'the playing room'.

I now have a feature wall by my bed thanks to dd and her bright orange crayon. Apparently it's the moon hmm

No spice rack, just a load of spice jars stuffed with other items in a messy cupboard.

higgle Tue 30-Oct-12 10:11:46

I have a playroom, an orangery and a "dog hole" .

ChippyMinton Tue 30-Oct-12 08:06:18

Depending on my mood I have a
conservatory
utility
office

or
glasshouse
bootroom
study

or(mostly)
sh*thole
gloryhole
dumping ground

<longs for open plan minimalist house with huge invisible cupboards>

LOL spice cupboard
Made me giggle
I have French and Camus next so I need it

I have four feature walls and a little porcelain trough of gloriamix and my own sink. Close enough?

UterusUterusGhali Mon 15-Oct-12 15:01:33

I have none of those things, but if I had a house big enough for a playroom Id be sure to call it a Lego room, as playroom is apparently naff. confused

A Steiner room; that's a whole wnacky room, let alone a basket! Impressive.

I saw an article in a homes magazine recently about how to decorate your boot room! I mean, really! Boot rooms aren't decorated ffs! They are cold & muddy. Vair new money.

ujjayi Mon 15-Oct-12 07:19:15

To be fair Shanghai I think Fellatio wins the thread (am childishly sniggering at that sentence).

I agree with NormantheForeman because we still haven't resolved the PLAYROOM issue. There is no other appropriate name as far as I can see.

Should we call it the "children's sitting room"?
The toy store room?
"The room in which all the toys are kept and the children play but most definitely isn't a playroom because that would be poncey" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue but may appeal to some?

ShanghaiGangsta Mon 15-Oct-12 01:19:57

I have a maids room, a maids bathroom, a TV room a playroom and a spice cupboard.
I think I win wink

PerryCombover Sun 14-Oct-12 23:54:23

I thought spice racks were making a resurgence

No to feature wall or spice rack. So what do you call a room which contains all your ds's Playmobil and his drum kit/xylophone, but isn't the room he sleeps in (so not a bedroom) or the living room? If it's not a playroom, what is it?

peedoffbird Sun 14-Oct-12 22:18:45

Thank you for putting me right on the meaning of the word stealth and showing me the error of my clearly sub standard ways Judith!

MrsJohnDeere Sun 14-Oct-12 20:44:45

No to all

DialsMavis Sun 14-Oct-12 20:32:57

No chips here, I might slate my dated house but I pay the best part of £2k a month for the dated fucker!

BerthaTheBogBurglar Sun 14-Oct-12 20:22:58

I used to have a hatch from the kitchen to the (eek) playroom. It was great - at the end of the day I could scoop up all the toys that had found their way into the kitchen floor and throw them through the wall.

Our last house had a stupidly-large freezing cold hallway off the kitchen out to the back garden, with a toilet and futility room leading off it. We tried to call it something other than the Back Passage but no other name seemed to fit ...

JudithofthePiece Sun 14-Oct-12 19:20:18

Look, I've read the whole thread and have still yet to establish what people should call the room with toys in (in which children play) if playroom isn't acceptable? I mean the room with your sofa/settee in it can be called a lounge, a living room or a sitting room. What else would you call a playroom?

I don't have a playroom, but if I did, that's what I'd call it.

Oh, and to the people that think 'stealth' boasting is going on on this thread - look up the word 'stealth' and some threads supposedly about the OPs PFB and whether reading War and Peace is normal at 5yo. Stealth boasting is not discussing pantries, studies and orangeries!!

JollyJackOLantern Sun 14-Oct-12 19:17:20

When my mum was young their house had a telephone room. It was more than twice the size my living room is and it was ONLY used for making and receiving phone calls.

I do wonder how in a couple of generations we've become poor, relatively speaking.

Himalaya Sun 14-Oct-12 19:11:16

One member of my extended family has a yoga room. Beat that!

peedoffbird Sun 14-Oct-12 17:37:11

Fair point Fell! Truth be known I would do the same if the boot was on the other foot! <geddit?!!> x

VivaLeBeaver Sun 14-Oct-12 17:14:38

I've got a pantry with an original cold shelf and also ancient hooks on the ceiling which Could be for hanging rabbits and pheasants, etc on.

SaraBellumHertz Sun 14-Oct-12 17:06:39

Not as wanky as a roof terrace with hot tub not me my neighbours although they have the same layout as us and with th roof terrace extending from the bedroom I always feel a little uncomfortable when I witness guests in there grin

They also have a tiki bar with pink flamingos up there. I am well jel!

Don't worry about it fell, I gave up being embarrassed about the size of our house along time ago, grin.

Pinot Sun 14-Oct-12 15:16:21

Gwan Fell. Boast away, pet.

I have a Games Room. That's pretty wanky <happy>

FellatioNelson Sun 14-Oct-12 15:09:01

But as I don't live there any more and will never own a house that lovely and huge again, I feel I can boast with abandon.

FellatioNelson Sun 14-Oct-12 15:08:17

I wasn't stealth boasting. I was just boasting.

peedoffbird Sun 14-Oct-12 14:46:43

SoupDragon to be fair you might be right! Slight chip on shoulder about anyone who has some money when I am so skint!

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