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        09-05-2012, 10:00 AM
      #1871
    Weanling
    We have a pretty decent house, I really can't complain about space, but it IS very oddly laid out. The rooms in the basement are a little too small to do anything but bedrooms and we can't rearrange anything without MAJOR renovations (moving a staircase, moving all the ductwork, moving plumbing) so we're going to just keep it the way it is. It's a little frustrating though, because Kevin's parents gave us their pool table - very sweet of them, but we have absolutely NOWHERE big enough to put it.

    Kevin wants to build a room on top of our garage but I kind of have moral qualms about that... is that weird? We're just two people, with no plans on having kids, and we live in a five bedroom house. (Granted, two of those five are pathetically small, but still) It seems like if we've got the money for something like that (which we don't, but Kevin hopes it will happen someday) it feels like we should donate it to starving kids somewhere or something.

    Though I suppose Kevin supports my desires to have a horse, I should support his desire for a pool table...?
         
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        09-05-2012, 10:01 AM
      #1872
    Green Broke
    1900 square feet!

    So I measured my room and worked it out and its about 85 square feet. 2.8mx3m.

    I share the lounge room (which I don't ever use because its full of all his stuff), kitchen and bathroom. Plus there is no yard for my dog.

    All up its $145 a week including electricity which is fairly decent but the room is just so tiny, and the phone reception is really, really poor. Like can't even hold a call.

    I just want my old bed back!
         
        09-05-2012, 10:02 AM
      #1873
    Green Broke
    Ahh let him have his room lol. My friend when in highschool renovated the attic of their garage and turned it into her bedroom, so not unheard of at all.
         
        09-05-2012, 10:02 AM
      #1874
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    1900 square feet!

    So I measured my room and worked it out and its about 27 square feet. 2.8mx3m.

    I share the lounge room (which I don't ever use because its full of all his stuff), kitchen and bathroom. Plus there is no yard for my dog.

    All up its $145 a week including electricity which is fairly decent but the room is just so tiny, and the phone reception is really, really poor. Like can't even hold a call.

    I just want my old bed back!
    I'm pretty sure my bed is 27 square feet
         
        09-05-2012, 10:06 AM
      #1875
    Green Broke
    Yeah lol I just worked that out in my head. I was like... nooooo, not right.

    **** metric to imperial, I need to multiply before multiplying.
         
        09-05-2012, 10:13 AM
      #1876
    Weanling
    Ugh there are just SO MANY THINGS we wanted to do to this house and so far we've hardly done anything. It still feels like we're renters in somebody else's house. Oh well... at least we HAVE a house, right? I shouldn't complain.
         
        09-05-2012, 10:20 AM
      #1877
    Green Broke
    Haha yes, I would love a house right now. Every night I have to listen to neighbors makes me hate people just a little more. And I would like to just push my dog out the door, not walk it two blocks so she can potty.
         
        09-05-2012, 10:38 AM
      #1878
    Green Broke
    I think I like my desk where it is, its like a night table almost. I think when I clean my room I'll take a picture and get opinions.

    The annoying thing is that with share housing, or at least at my (our) age, you tend to live in your bedrooms. So what would be a bearable bedroom for just sleeping, is a lot more difficult when its also your main study and storage for everything you own. Makes me wish I didn't have two saddles
         
        09-05-2012, 02:21 PM
      #1879
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Failbhe    
    Ugh there are just SO MANY THINGS we wanted to do to this house and so far we've hardly done anything. It still feels like we're renters in somebody else's house. Oh well... at least we HAVE a house, right? I shouldn't complain.
    I can completely understand that. We've lived in our house for 5 years, and I had a 5 year plan for making some renovations and reselling. Now it's become my 8-10 year plan, depending on the housing market around here. My wife has been repainting rooms as she decides on what color she wants in what room. Weve had the front porch and back deck redone. Mostly because we were given a hot tub and needed to make a place for it. I'm in the process of fencing in the backyard to make it more appealing to families with kids or dogs. It needs new siding, new windows, and we want to redo the floors on the second floor. They are hardwood, but had carpet over them. One room even had the padding glued down, so it's all a work in progress. But I'm hoping that once we get the fence and siding up I can either take out a loan against the house to do the windows, or sell it for enough to make a down payment on a different property. Guess we'll see.
         
        09-05-2012, 02:26 PM
      #1880
    Green Broke
    For the hardwood floors you don't have to redo them. My dad's country house is all wood floors. When he was getting ready to sell he redid them. But it was a process that basically sands it down a bit and polishes them to look finished. I think there might be something on them but not sure. And it was a fraction of the cost of redoing the floor. It really looks nice. Took most of the kicks and stuff out and these were floors that had been put in over 40 years ago.
         

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