(Closed) What's in your dream house?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 16
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Dream home features:


-Workout space + bouldering cave

-Good spot for my piano

-Lots of storage (pantry, linen closet, coat closet, random hall closests, good bedroom closests, etc).

-Land.  Ideal would be at leats 5 acres with a woods (we only have 3 right now and no woods, but we do have an AMAZING view)

-Laundry room

-Mud room

-Master bathroom 


Things I wish my current house had:

-Covered patio space.  We have a nice porch, but it gets hot as hell in the sun.

-Garage.  We do have a small barn for most storage, but a garage would be great.

-Second floor.  We have a ranch with a basement and I like it, but ideally we’d like a second floor for the bedrooms.

Post # 17
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We just moved into our first house, and it is my dream home (which took forever to find! Lol). Some of the things on our list were:

-a large garage (we’re in Canada, and I want room for both cars in the winter!)

-lots of kitchen storage (we have a pantry upstairs, and a cold storage room in the basement)

-walk-in closets (I love boots. It becomes a storage issue)

-a master ensuite (I need a bathroom separate from our future children’s!)

-open concept (but not so open that you can’t tell where one room ends and the other begins-that is just a personal preference, but our house has a lot of half walls on the main floor, so you can see into every room, but still know which is which)


Post # 18
6421 posts
Bee Keeper

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Mrs. Coyote:  I just re-read my post, I look like I can’t speak the english language very well, haha.  Yes, what I meant is that I don’t like being so far away from our daughter at night.  I grew up being in a room right next to my mom or catty corner.  Our daughter is a good 20 feet down the hall from us?  I’m terrible with measuring, so she may not be that far, but it’s not like she can just walk into our room, she’d have to make an effort to get down to our room.

Post # 19
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

We are currently rebuilding after something that happened to our home. So while we are in a budget with insurance, it’s kind of the same idea. 

Things we’ve upgraded or changed:

-whole house water filter (this is important to me so I can just drink water straight from the tap!)

-under cabniet sweep away vacuums (for central vac so when I’m sweeping, I can just push the button under the cabinet with my foot and sweep it in!!!)

-mud room with built ins (so good for kids)

-open floor plan

-a fireproof safe bolted to the ground in the basement (we just went through this, our home burned down. and I can’t stress this enough.)

-all the cable wiring and sockets in the wall to have wall mounted tvs 

-an access point to get out of the house from every floor (a fold out ladder, a push out window, something) 

Post # 20
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

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Mrs. Coyote:  My own bathroom that no one uses but me!


Post # 21
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Fiance and I both want a super efficient home that is easy to maintain.

Metal roof

Solar panels!

Master bath and walk in closet

So many windows! But really efficient ones

High ceilings

Kitchen with center island and plenty of counter space, with the island having butcher block counter, and a little bar space at the island so people can sit and chat with people in the kitchen

Really nice appliances – we cook a lot and its so much easier with nice equipment! We really want a French door, freezer on bottom fridge, large oven and stove top, etc


Stained concrete and wood floors, with in floor water heating (where you run hot or cold water under the floors to heat or cool the house)

Super open floor plan

Outlets! Many many outlets, ones with USB hookups too. Also outlets in the floor in the living area (lamps, chargers, etc)

Setting areas in the walls to get at electrical components (makes maintenence/repair easier)

We would like to set large tubes under the floor to make electrical work and running wires easier too

Mud room with laundry

Really well insulated using various materials and techniques

Efficient placement of fans and cooling systems so we can try to cool off the house using as little power as possible

We want a stained concrete walkway and patio, with a sunken firepit

We also want raised bed gardens where we will grow veggies… Maybe if we feel ambitious we will set up a greenhouse!

We want a large outbuilding where Fiance can have a workshop and for storage


A girl can dream, right!?


Post # 22
785 posts
Busy bee

Dream home wants: 

A bigger bathroom with a bathtub (preferably a jacuzzi).

3 good sized bedrooms, one master bedroom with a master bath attached, one spare room, and an office. 

Central heating and air. 

A washer and dryer.


Post # 23
4426 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m crazy about the idea if living in a cottage or bungalow style home. Something cozy, with that wonderful home feeling I had growing up. I’d love the following:

-Wood floors

-Updated kitchen (don’t have a particular style; depends on the house)

-Master bathroom 

-One story

-Nice, but not too big, backyard for kids

-3 bedrooms, 2+ bathrooms

-A home that didnt have wasted space… All the homes I grwe up in (especially later as a teen) were beautiful, but too big. I want something that has just enough space for our family, but no more. 

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Post # 25
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Mrs. Coyote:  I love big, open floor plans where there’s an entertaining-style kitchen island and whatnot. I’d love a big, wood-burning fireplace, a range-top and a walk-in closet. Also tons of storage in closets and a big pantry and garage. I have an odd list of must-haves.

Post # 26
2347 posts
Buzzing bee

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Mrs. Coyote:  My dream house would have a big bathtub, a deep one with jets. I would love to live somewhere with washing machines and dryer (we use a laundromat). Enough closet space. If I were building a house I would have a greenhouse room like old victorian houses have. I think they are beautiful and I could grow herbs all winter and sit in there to watch the snow and rain. I’d also have a front porch, and a back patio with an outdoor eating/grilling area. 

Post # 27
3462 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

LARGE kitchen with an island and lots of storage space

Seperate tub and shower

Shower with TWO shower heads on each side so Fiance and I can shower together without one of us freezing to death while we wait for the other one to rinse off

TWO sinks in the bathroom (for real why do I have to share??)

TWO walk in closets in the master bedroom so I don’t have to share – I need like a whole side for my dress obsession.

High ceilings

large living room so theres a nice sopt to put the tree at Christmas without moving furniture around


4 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms

large back yard with enough room for FI’s dream garden, a swing set and a place for my future beagle(s!?) to run around

Convection oven

One of those stoves that boils the water in like a minute

A big porch

the list could go on forever.

Post # 28
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

I had two things I wanted more than anything while we were looking for a house.

1. A wrap-around porch 

2. a secret garden

We have #1, and it is better than I ever dreamed.

Number two doesn’t exist yet…but we have a small forest area with a stream running through. It can exisit on the other side of that when we get around to it…and I am just happy knowing I can have it one day.

None of my must haves had anything to do with the inside. lol

Post # 30
3462 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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Mrs. Coyote:  I think it will definitely be worth the money!!! Let me know how it works out!

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