(Closed) Home owners: What don't you like about your home?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We closed on ours this July. Wedding is June 2017. Like you, we bought in a transitional neighborhood. Home was a gut reno (flip). For the most part, ours is great, but I really hate the size of the upstairs bath. We do have a second full bath, but it’s on the main floor. I am thankful that we do have 2 bathrooms tho.

and we don’t have a garage. We’ll eventually add one but the permits are gonna drive me batty.

 

Post # 3
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2699 posts
Sugar bee

I HATE my hardwood floors. I want ceramic tile. I heard hardwood is better for resale though so I am hanging in there with them. They’re beautiful but I don’t have time to fool with a floor every damned day and I cannot bear any type of footprint, paw print, haze or marking on my floor so I’m doing them all. the. time.

Congrats to you guys on your new digs!!

Post # 4
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704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Oh lord. There isn’t much I like other than our large bedroomand the flow of the home and the 3 bathrooms is nice. We live by a train. The kitchen is tiny, it’s outdated, there’s a lake in our neighborhood so we have ducks. There’s a marble bamboo tree in our shower lol. Flooring needs to be updated. Basically it needs a face lift. We have been here since April 2014. Praying we get to buy a new home sooner than later. HCOL blows. How these condos are going for $380k blows my mind.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

submart :  For the most part, our house is our dream house. There isn’t much that we’ve had to do to it. We did replace the AC system, but we knew going in that we would need to do that. The one thing that we are not thrilled about is the state of the backyard. It’s mostly dirt and weeds and the sprinkler system is broken. Not a huge deal, we have dogs so a perfect yard isn’t going to happen anyway, but within a couple years we would like to get it resodded and landscaped a bit. 

 

Post # 6
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

I love absolutely everything about our house.  We moved in Jan 1 of this year.  What I don’t like is our yard.  We went McMansion style with teeeeny tiny yard, which is 100% what we wanted.  But what little yard there is, is unfinished, and not fenced.  It’s in the plans, but tbh with the changes in govt we’re planning to be in save mode for a good while, so no more upgrades for us, for now 🙂

Eventually we plan to fence, stone pavers, hot tub and grill, some plants, and a large play set for foster children.  For now, we just ignore. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We’ve lived in our home for a little over 3 years now. We’re actually in the middle of renovating it, so I hate the whole thing at the moment because I’m sick of living in a construction zone!

In all reality, though, I hated that it only had one bathroom – and it’s a walk through to become a semi ensuite for the master bedroom. Our current renovations have seen us add a second bathroom, so we will eventually turn the walk through one into the master ensuite/walk in robe. I also don’t like that the appliances in the kitchen are super outdated, but we do plan to update these in the future.

As we’ve been renovating, I’ve been finding myself super disappointed with how the previous owners have done a few things. They built the house as owner builders, so took a lot of shortcuts and just didn’t do things properly. We had no TV for the first week, for example, because they hadn’t installed the aerial properly – instead of fixing it, they just got Foxtel. These are the sorts of things you can’t really tell from just looking at a house, so we’ve learnt to live with them and fix up any issues as we uncover them.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

We bought a newer home in 2013. The land we have is awesome but the house lacks storage such as closets. It seems like there is no where to put coats or linens. It’s the biggest pain. There’s no true landing space for an entry. We will be looking for these things in our next house.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

MY FUCKING NEIGHBORS! 

HOws that for an answer. wink Seriously though, I hate them. They are loud and annoying. The kids scream…for no reason. The mom has 5 kids by 3 different fathers. Their yard is always a mess and their dogs are always out barking.

The yard is too damn small too. The house itself is lovely. It is amazing and breathtaking, but we can’t stay here because of them. 

Post # 10
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930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I hate having no bathroom upstairs (where some of the bedrooms are). I dislike having the master on a different level than the other bedrooms, and I dislike having laundry in the basement. All things I will change if we ever decide to build.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

submart :  we got married June 11 and closed on our first home September 23. 

I hate parking in an alley, though I have a 2 car garage there. I hate laundry in the basement and the stairs I’ve fallen down already. I hate all the different flooring, every room is different. I hate that it’s 2 stories, I really wanted a ranch. There are no closets on the main floor. There’s no en site. The neighborhood is ok. The house was built in 1890. I’ll be honest, I compromised a lot with this house. :/

However, the kitchen is awesome, I have 2 bathrooms, we each have our own office, there’s a guest bedroom, the backyard is tiny, it’s a fine first home.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We built our house 3 years ago nov, moved in 2.5 years ago (june). I like most things about our house, but its def more of a ‘starter’ home. I wish we had higher ceilings. we have standard 8′. We have NO GARAGE ARGHH. Which has been deathly painful in the -300000000000 weather we’ve been having recently. Other than that, its not bad. I like our open concept main floor. Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms. Our master is a bit on the small side, but its got what we need. Our ensuite is small. I’d prefer double sinks (vs our single) but it works ok bc Fiance and I work different hours. 1 bedroom is empty, 1 bedroom is my closet lol. We bought in a new community, which means it was an amazing deal, but further from amenties. Fiance wants our next home to be closer to downtown. I was originally thinking that I wanted more land for our next. But tbh, I love walking places. Its so nice to WALK to the pub rather than have to drive, or at least be able to take transit. So idk where we’d go next. But our home is good for now, at least for the next 5 years prob.

Post # 13
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The old owners did a lot of things DIY and cheaply. Like they added a big additional to the back of the house and, although I can’t tell, my dad who does home improvement for a living can tell that they didn’t install the windows or siding perfectly. The kitchen tile on the floor is a bit uneven, you can tell it wasn’t professionally done. The old owners also covered the nice hardwood floor with carpet, which we ripped up to find it splattered with paint since I guess they couldn’t be bothered with putting down tarps, so now I have to painstakingly scrape all the paint off. But all of this is fixable. 

The living room is pretty small, it’s fine for us and a few guests but not really big parties. Same with the dining room, we couldn’t really host a big dinner party. Although it’s an excuse to not host parties, which I hate anyway haha

I love our spacious two car garage but it’s detached, which is annoying when it’s raining or really cold outside. Also our street is narrow and most neighbors don’t even use their garages, they just park in the street, so there are always cars in front of our house which bothers me- park in front of your own house!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We closed on our house 3 weeks before we left for our Destination Wedding (do not recommend this!) It’s a new construction so I don’t really have any complaints about the house itself, just with the builder and HOA. If I would’ve know what I know now, I would’ve picked a different lot. Ohhh, and the shitty paint that they used. But that’s it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Mostly love it. But, while it is much newer than other homes, it hasn’t been updated (or in some cases properly maintained) since it was built. So, new windows, sliding doors, and a fireplace (for additional heating, not just vanity), are necessities. But, being that the house was essentially custom built, these will all be very large expenditures. Also, discovering short-cuts that were made has been a fun adventure.

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