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April 23rd, 2005

Your House

If you could change one thing about your house/apartment, what would it be? Everyone has at least one thing they’d like different, no matter how much they like where they live. I think for me, it would be a two-car garage, or at least a wider driveway, so that I didn’t have to park on the street as often.

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FROM: Chris
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 8:27:45 am
Move the laundry room up to the main floor from the basement. Hauling laundry up and down the stairs is a pain.

FROM: heather
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 9:07:49 am
I hate the siding on our house. I think I would add shutters to try and give it some decoration. I swear, the houses when I was growing up in VA didn't look so plain as they do here in Utah. Pingers in the East, tell me, do the houses out there have shutters on the windows facing the backyard too?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 10:06:50 am
Man, picking just one thing is hard. But I'd say that I'd want in-unit laundry. That'd relieve a lot of stress, and get rid of the occasional cat hair we find in our clothes.

FROM: Monica
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 12:58:42 pm
it's a tough call--laundry in building, ceilings that don't leak/roof without holes, non-sloping floors....
So if I had to chance ONE thing, it'd be that my landlord lived in the building. Then he might be more willing to maintain it nicer.

FROM: Kate
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 8:32:40 pm
Simple - a lock on the bathroom door.

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 9:44:16 pm
Heather, I think it's sometimes a cost issue to not put shutters on the rear windows. When my parents built their house in 1971, the builder couldn't understand why they insisted on having shutters out back since "no one would see them." My mom said, "We'll see them!"

My house....change only one thing....I would have put in more ceiling fans since my house is a greenhouse. It's great in the winter to have so much passive solar heat, but last week it got up to 83 degrees in here on a 75 degree day.

I also forgot to put in a back-splash in the kitchen. Why didn't the designer suggest it!!??

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005 -- 11:40:33 pm
Ah, well, my first pick would be for it to be a house. Being an apartment-dweller and all that.


If I had a house, and I had not already done so, I would add ethernet connections all over the place.

And microphones. Microphones and speakers, coupled with a computer with voice recognition, so I could shout out "Slave! How many pecks in a bushel?" and get an answer.

* The "slave" bit is because one would not want the computer to respond to just any outburst, but only to ones directed to it... it's not a racist reference, but one to Blake's 7.

My house would be a fabulous wonderland of information. Except for the Blue Carpets of Death. Sigh, again...

DATE: Sunday April 24, 2005 -- 7:24:30 pm
I would put a door to the Liviing room, my house sucks to have people over cause my family has the need to walk in all the time, so if it separated with a solid object, i would feel more private.

FROM: Rafael
DATE: Monday April 25, 2005 -- 11:55:04 am
That is so simple a….”walk-in closet”, hands down...well a skylight in the main bathroom would be nice too.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday April 25, 2005 -- 12:21:05 pm
Replace ugly, cracked and faded vinyl siding with Hardie siding (TM).

Of course, I rent, so it'll never happen.

FROM: Lisa
DATE: Monday April 25, 2005 -- 4:58:28 pm
Our house is near perfect, but I would put sky lights in the kitchen and living room.

FROM: laurie
DATE: Wednesday June 22, 2005 -- 6:53:27 am

FROM: laurie
DATE: Wednesday June 22, 2005 -- 6:56:16 am
A walk in closet the size of a big bedroom, so I can get my clothes out of plastic tubs, but I probably should have a big garage sale and get rid of all the clothes I have, most of them are being stored in the plastic tubs.

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