I really thought this thread said “what do you dislike about horses…” I was gonna be like well they poop everywhere and they do this weird thing with their teeth and sometimes they’re kind of scary. (I like horses but they are huge and a little unnerving up close…)
Um… It’s funny because I like most of the stuff OP posted. Not religious words (atheist) but words, absolutely, typographical art is one of my favorite things!!! I don’t have any now but I have the ambition to have TONS in a home someday. Burnt orange walls are cool if there’s not too many, chevrons are nifty but I don’t really care much, any flooring that isn’t carpet that can be wiped is happy-making in my book.
The only thing I agree on is white cabinets, though antique white is acceptable, but not preferable because I don’t like stuff I have to clean nonstop. Similarly I don’t want any super glossy finishes for the same reason – nonstop smudge cleanup, ew. And stainless steel is too industrial.
Actually I hate all carpets and rugs. Fabric on the floor of any kind is just a no for me. I hate the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it stains, just no. I honestly find all carpets disgusting. Rugs aren’t much better but at least you can pick them up and get rid of them or move them or whatever.
I dont like closed-off rooms, especially a closed kitchen. I’d feel like a serving wench doing anything in there, I want to be able to glance at the frying pan from the living room sofa and talk to TV-watchers while I cook.
I don’t like houses full of neutral colors, it makes me feel like no one lives there, like they have no personality or are afraid of it. (Obviously doesn’t apply to house hunting, If I were buying a place I’d be painting that shit myself.)
I don’t lke houses with crappy water pressure/inconsistent temperature. My showers are my special time and I want to feel like I am being hit with a boiling hot fire hose from start to finish.
But the worst sin is a bad location, by which I mean inconvenient. If I can’t walk to a train/subway station, a grocery store/drugstore and a 24 hour mart I’m not interested. If I can’t also walk to a sushi place, a park, and maybe a veterinarian, it’s possible but loses points. I don’t drive, and I like my conveniences. If I were house hunting, location would be the single most important thing and I would suffer a lot of other sins for the perfect spot, and nix a lot of otherwise perfect, inexpensive places in a spot I didn’t love. I don’t need to be in the middle of the action in terms of nightlife, but I need to be able to go about my business without getting on a bus. (Rail is fine as long as it’s within a few stops.)