I would never buy __ because __ (for the home).

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I hate my energy efficient dishwasher (it’s like therapy writing this lol) because it runs for an hour.  I wish I just had one that got the job done faster, but this came with the house.  I do love my double sink though!

Post # 4
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Just one for now:

White, fluffy, pillows. 


I get that they look luxurious but they are WHITE, which means they will soon look dirty and grey AND they are fluffy. If someone spills something on them it will matt the fur and I doubt that they wash well so you’ll have egg/tomato sauce/hot chocolate in them for forever. – YUK!

Post # 5
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I hate those dumb sitck-on vinyl deals that say things like “Always kiss me goodnight!” Your house is not a Nicholas Sparks movie. I think they are super tacky!

I also hate “Accent” walls! Paint the whole damn room or don’t! Don’t just paint one measly wall a dark color because you don’t have the balls to paint the entire thing!

Those are more decorating choices than design ones, but they really irk me!

Post # 6
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@nerdybird:  With the double sink, doesn’t that just depend on how big each side is? Can’t you get a double sick where at least one side is the size of a normal sink? 

Post # 8
4043 posts
Honey bee


I would never buy:

  • A home filled with wood side paneling. Seriously, it is a pain to remove if it covers the whole wall. We saw one house that was completely covered in it..ugh.

  • Houses with completely tiled floors throughout (if you don’t like tile). Yet another strange thing to see. But it is a pain (and sometimes expensive) to remove and re-surface.

  • Houses with linoleum on the walls…yes, people have done that! (Apparently popular in some 50’s homes.) Huge pain to rip off and re-surface.

  • Houses with carpet in the bathroom. Just removing the carpet may not necessarily remove years of stinch, grim and potential mold.

  • Houses that need an entire kitchen or bathroom gutted…unless you have a big budget and desire to renovate. Kitchen and bathrooms are the most expensive to remodel.

  • Houses with “fatal flaws,” as in things you can never change…right next to railroad tracks/airports, power lines in the back yard, busy street, bad drainage/low lying area for flooded. 

ETA: Sorry, my mind is in house buying mode, so I was thinking more about the physical aspects of a home….

Post # 9
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would never buy a front loading washing machine. We have one now and I hate that I have to leave the door open in between washes to prevent it from smelling and I hate that I can’t open it mid-cycle if I’ve forgotten something.

I would also never buy glass top tables again… DH bought them before I moved in and I hate having people over to eat because people get self-conscious about their fingerprints all over the glass! I also have dust all over them even half an hour after I’ve cleaned them.

I have to disagree with nerdybird tho… I couldn’t live without my double sink! I’m a huge multitasker and it also helps me wash large loads of my baking supplies after I go crazy in the kitchen.

I also couldn’t live without my giant/ 3 foot wide drawer in my bathroom. I open it, do all my make up, throw it all back in and shut it… no clutter!

Post # 10
4076 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Side by side refrigerator. It is so hard to find anything in there, the people I know who have one HATE it as it is always so crowded.

Bathroom with a shower stall only. How the heck do you shave your legs? Give the baby a bath?

Kitchen cabinets with glass doors. I have cabinets so I have a place to hide the mess.

White carpet. Always looks dirty. Unless you have white clothes and short white hair and white sheets/towels, etc, there is always black/multi colored line. Maybe I need a roomba.


Post # 12
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@kerensa:  my shower stall is separate from the spa bath tub.  Shaving is a nightmare (i’ve only taken 2 baths and it’s not built to shower in!).  It will be on the TOP of my mind to make sure any shower stall in the master bath also has a built in bench or foot pedestal.  I’m seriously not the gymnast it requires to shave with a leg hitched all the way up to the eyeballs!

Post # 13
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Those vessel bathroom sinks that look like salad bowls sitting on a counter.  The house I grew up in had one and it was soooo impractical.  They’re harder to clean, take up more counter space, and nobody ever seems to buy a faucet tall enough for one.  

Post # 14
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kerensa:  We took out our tub because we never use it. We installed a walk in shower. I love it . We have this fold down teak seat on the back wall. (This is the website pic not ours.)



I also have double stainless steel undermount sinks- they are deeper than regular sinks and can handle anything I own,and stainless steel appliances which  I love.

What I wouldn’t buy? A house on a corner lot so the front and side yard are basically useless- no privacy.


Post # 15
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t own a home/have never owned a home, so just bookmarking this for now so I know what to look for. 😛

@nerdybird:  @orchidblooms:  @AllieBee12:  A double sink is a total *MUST* have for me, too! I’ve only ever lived in *one* apartment that didn’t have one and I haaaaated it.

Post # 16
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014



Shower/bath combos. Anything with a shower curtain actually, I hate shower curtains.


Electric stovetops. They are terrible.


White carpet. It gets dirty really easily.


Mirrored cupboard doors. I don’t like seeing my reflection as I’m turning on lights in the middle of the night. 

ETA: I forgot the because…

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