What do you find annoying about your home?

posted 1 year ago in Home
Post # 2
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

One thing I didn’t notice until I purchased my home is none of the cabinet shelves are tall enough to hold a box of cereal. My house was built in the early 90s, and I guess cereal boxes were not as tall then? I don’t know lol. But it is very annoying.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

loden :  i live in a rental – but the temperatures suck.  Its a concrete house built 60 years ago with ill fitting windows,  it has ducted heating but no cooling.  In winter it gets around 4″c and windy, so even with the heating on, you can feel the ice cold air come through the windows.  In summer we get heatwaves of a week at a time of over 40″c and rhe walls heat up so we are literally living in an oven.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

loden :  

No linen closet!  Somehow, I missed that.  We’re using the closet in the guest room for linens.  And no coat closet on the first floor, we have to use pegs.  If I were not so concerned about the blowback over gender stereotyping, I would say that only a man could have designed this house.  No woman would do this to another woman.

And, there’s the yard.  It’s plenty big enough and fenced, but it’s on a very sharp slope.  Pretty much unusable for the humans.  My mountain goat/German Shepherd hybrids have no problems with it.

Where the designer redeems himself is on the number of bathrooms.  We have four.  No doubt, I would say there was a woman’s influence there. If I were willing to engage in stereotyping.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Our pantry is rather small (fairly narrow and very shallow, barely more than a foot deep). I know some people don’t even have a pantry in their kitchen but I’ve been spoiled with nice deep ones where you could fit a ton of stuff, even a case of water bottles and a big bag of dog kibble).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

We rent, but our house is an old brick detached and unfortuntely our landlord thought it would be a great idea to make the whole of downstairs open plan. It’s not so bad in the summer, but in the winter it’s freezing and costs a lot of money to heat. We also have a dog and would prefer to keep her out of the living room area that’s carpeted while we’re out because she still has the odd accident when she gets excited when we come home, but that’s not possible, so I end up scrubbing and cleaning the carpet a lot. I would never ever live in an open plan house again.  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Mine is a love/hate. We have sky lights in our bedroom. It’s great during the week because it helps wake you naturally. On the weekends it doesn’t let us sleep in! They’re up so high we can’t figure out how to block them, but be open when we want. 

Our master bathroom is so tiny. I can’t use the shower. If I lift my leg to shave, I hit every wall. 

Post # 8
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224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I live in an apartment, it’s so much better than our previous apartment but I stil have some complaints:

 

our kitchen is is prone to gnats, we never had this problem at the last place! I don’t get it!

bedrooms don’t have AC so it gets warm in the summer 

I second the cabinet shelves not fitting cereal boxes!! What is up with that??

were on the first floor now which is awesome but omg bugs ugh lol 

Post # 9
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876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I live in an apartment too, but here are our major hang ups:

  • Linen closet/coat closet. We have one closet with the laundry in it, so we have no closet space to store shoes/coats/etc. except the closet in our bedroom. It’s a pain.
  • Towel rack isn’t next to the shower. This is such a small issue but we can’t reach the towel rack from in the shower, so you have to step outside and walk a couple steps to get your towel.
Post # 10
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7676 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

loden :  kitchen storage and laundry area were my biggest pet peeves in my house. Like PP none of my cabinets could fit a cereal box! Quite annoying when you have a Cheerio addicted toddler. Also the sink was too small for my cutting board and roasting pans. We’re in the middle of renovating the kitchen and laundry area right now and I actually brought my big cutting board to the shop when I picked out my sink to make sure it would fit! hahaha

Post # 11
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867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Our house was a gut reno flip. and for the most part, they did a good job.

EXCEPT, while they added a laundry area, they didn’t factor in venting a dryer and the additional distance from the wall that is necessary to vent said dryer. So the doors to the laundry area don’t close all the way. Minor, but annoying.

Post # 12
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

MrsWiggles :  

Could you not get some electric blinds that work with a remote control?

Post # 13
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2014 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

mrslavogue92217 :  I just learned something about some gnats! Depending on the type, you or someone in the building has a sewage issues. Place a small cup of vinegar and dish soap where you seem to get the most, and they will fall in and die.

Post # 14
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2014 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

gabbalicious :  That’s our plan, but they seem to be really hard to find. We’ve looked a few times in stores. Our next move in online. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We would’ve never given this a second thought before we had a baby, but now that we do, it’s annoying AF….. our foyer. Now that we often navigate a stroller in/out, it feels waaay too cramped. Dh and I were just saying the other day that for our next house, a large spacious foyer will def be on our must haves list 😂

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