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

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 32
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Honey bee

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@FoxyBride14:  I agree you can get good deals, but you have to be willing to either put in the work, the money or both. It’s just a lot of work to change some physical aspects (I have done it, and don’t want to do it again). Also, renos almost always end up costing more than expected.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@nerdybird:  my fiancé are thinking the same as you when we are buying our house (about kitchen & baths). We are buying a house that needs to be updated – but everything is clean and livable. it’s just a little outdated. We are actually doing the kitchen right away (hopefully) and then waiting a year or two to update the bathrooms (a kitchen is more central). We are going to be buying from the first owners and the husband was some sort of contractor so everything is sound and I like the bones of the house. 

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I would NEVER buy an e-reader that was just an e-reader for ebooks because I HATE e-books!!! I prefer real books thank you very much, we have enough technology without bringing ebooks and destroying the popularity (and probably soon the availability) of real books!

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@bmo88:  yea, but after seeing pieces of crap houses seeing a house that was clean and only needed some refreshing was like wow. Plus that’s the only thing we would be doing. I’m just really picky and I didn’t like the bathrooms and kitchens in most of the houses we could afford. Or I liked them but hated the house layout or the location of the house. You can change the inside (remodeling a kitchen or bathroom) but you can’t change the location of your home. And location was way more important to us. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@Everdeen:  I agree with 
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@Buckeyegirl! The thought of sitting on my shower floor (even newly cleaned) grosses me out for some reason. Maybe it’s because it’s kind of chilly down there? (I also don’t take baths though). I just hike my leg up and prop in on the edge or something and try not to fall over sideways

Post # 37
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Honey bee

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@FoxyBride14:  Yes, that’s true. But as I said before, entire kitchen remodels and bath remodels are the most expensive (typically $10-$20k). So if it works for a couple, it works. We just don’t want to do that this time 🙂

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@OctBride-2012:  OMG the white tile grout!!! I don’t know what the previous owners did, but I have scrubbed for 3 years and used every single product (homemade and store bought) and nothing will get it back to white. It’s like a terrible tooth-whitening scale.

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We have all stainless steel appliances and a double sink… I’ve never had a problem cleaning it nor have I ever had an issue with spots. I just use windex and a cotton rag? Nothing magical, they’re super easy to clean. Fingerprints show up, yeah, but like I said… windex and a cloth. Bim, bam, boom — gone.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper

Scented anything (scented candles, air freshener)… add more phthalates to our bodies’ toxin loads… gee, thanks but no thanks!

Also no PVC stuff, like fake leather or vinyl floor tiles (which I also find really unattractive, but mainly for the fact that I just don’t need those phthalates… sorry, just not my thing).

My Fiance hates stainless steel appliances, he finds them hideous for some reason. I honestly don’t care as long as they are not avocado or mustard or something.

As an aside, we need a double sink in the kitchen! It’s like up there in the top things a place must have. We use the sink so much, having only one basin is a huge hassle. They also have to be full sized basins.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@AllieBee12:  In the house we’re getting ready to put on the market there is white tile with white grout in the master bathroom.  It’s a nightmare and I want to torture the previous owners for picking that mess out.  Now I’m turning it over to someone else who can hate it.    

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No stainless steel!  I completely agree…. too many fingerprints.  I find it looks dirty even when its clean cause of fingerprints.  I actually had to take my fiance to a store and show him to convince him we didn’t want any stainless steel appliances.

Also, I kind of wish I hadn’t bought a flat top stove.  You can’t use regular cleaners on it (or if someone has found one you can, please let me know).  We were given a sample bottle of what we could use on the oven and anyone I’ve talked to has also told me to only use the stuff they give you.  I wouldn’t have that problem if I’d gone with the regular option.

Post # 44
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

1- White floors–They are ETERNALLY dirty.
2- Black granite bathroom counters. Also eternally dirty
3- Gas stoves scare the daylights out of me!

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think there are plenty of people on here stating their opinion on “design elements” that are not just giving reasons things aren’t practical. Lighten up. I’m entitled to my opinion, and I’m sure I have many things in my own home that PP’s wouldn’t like either. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@TKG83:  I use bar keepers friend made into a paste to scrub mine. I also scrape it with a razorblade each night.

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