This week, I finally close on our new house

fuct.

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Nov 12, 2000
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Houston
We sold our old house in late 2019 and couldn't find a suitable replacment. After a year of apartment living, we finally found a house that my wife and I both love.

Specs:
built in the late 80s
4BR, 3 1/2 bath
3350sq ft
heated pool
enclosed patio
detached garage
zoned to some of the top schools in the houston area :bowdown:

This was a custom home made for someone else, so there are some challenges that we have to overcome. making someone elses "dream home" yours isn't going to be easy.

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The hilarious outdoor patio area, complete with grill and vent hood( :rofl: )
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Den area #1. I wanted to make this into our living room/den but got outvoted.
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I guess this was a formal dining area or something, this is going to be my office:
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Living room area. I hate this area. It's kludgie as fuck and i am not in love with it, but i'll make it work.
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Master BR
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Master bath. for some weird ass reason, there's only one electrical plug in here.... :hsugh:

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Kids bedrooms both look like this, and are identical:
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jack and jill for the kids:
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AndyP

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But congrats! Looks like a solid house. WTF @ the indoor patio :rofl:
 
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fuct.

fuct.

Pax sola in morte
Nov 12, 2000
131,696
Houston
Now this i thought was neat, a dedicated guest suite seperated on it's own with it's own bath. Its even elevated by a few stais(while cool, it means i can't have a fucking vaccuum robot upstairs that will reach it :mad: )


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that his&hers sink arrangement is hilarious to me and you can tell it was done custom, cause a normal builder would have done everything they could to make it symmetrical.

That was totally a "well you're a guy and don't need as much space around your sink" type thinking when designing. :rofl:
 

amalgamas

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Now this i thought was neat, a dedicated guest suite seperated on it's own with it's own bath. Its even elevated by a few stais(while cool, it means i can't have a fucking vaccuum robot upstairs that will reach it :mad: )


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something like that is usually called the Mother-in-Law suite in my experience.

DON'T WANT THAT OLD BAT TO NEED TO INTERACT WITH THE REST OF THE HOUSE! :rofl:

and the solution is just to get another robot vac, can never have too many. :mamoru2:
 
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fuct.

fuct.

Pax sola in morte
Nov 12, 2000
131,696
Houston
that his&hers sink arrangement is hilarious to me and you can tell it was done custom, cause a normal builder would have done everything they could to make it symmetrical.

That was totally a "well you're a guy and don't need as much space around your sink" type thinking when designing. :rofl:
we had to get rid of our electric toothbrushes and switch to battery ones because there's no goddamn plugs :mad:
 

Joesbe

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we had to get rid of our electric toothbrushes and switch to battery ones because there's no goddamn plugs :mad:

Are there plugs in the vanities, sometimes they did shit like that back in the day.
 

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we had to get rid of our electric toothbrushes and switch to battery ones because there's no goddamn plugs :mad:
Umm what? You must have summer poverty ass brushes if they need to be plugged in after every use...

My sonicare lasts like two weeks
 

deaddweeb

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Making the den/living room would be much better than that spot next to the kitchen. I feel ya on that one.
 
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fuct.

fuct.

Pax sola in morte
Nov 12, 2000
131,696
Houston
Pics of the detached garage? I am struggling to find a place that either has one or had room for me to build one around here :hs:
for some wierd ass reson the selling realtor too NO pictures of the garage.

i guess it's not *technically* detached, because it shares the same roof as the house, but in my old house the garage was PART of the house.
 

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