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If you could change one thing about your house...

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startwig1982 Mon 16-Jun-14 14:19:13

...what would it be?

If there was a magical house perfection squad, what would you want them to do? Only one thing allowed!!

I would ask for a larger kitchen, preferably twice the size of our current one. How they'd fit it in, I don't know, but then that's why they're magical!

pleaseaffixstamps Mon 16-Jun-14 14:20:34

I'd have a garden, then we could have a dog. (Sadly am at the top of a block of flats, which isn't very suitable.)

deakymom Mon 16-Jun-14 14:21:10

knock down the wall between the loo and the bath

Mouldypineapple Mon 16-Jun-14 14:22:22

Make it tidy and free of clutter, then work some magic on me too so it stays that way!

Best1sWest Mon 16-Jun-14 14:22:42

A downstairs loo. It is of the era when bathrooms were only upstairs. We've had countless builders look at it, scratch their heads and say it will cost us a fortune due to the drains etc.

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Mon 16-Jun-14 14:23:02

Everything. (that's one thing right? grin)

Seriously though, I would like the walls redone - as in the nasty old wallpaper and lining paper removed, the crumbling walls replastered, and have it all fresh so I could start all over. Wishful thinking.

Mouldypineapple Mon 16-Jun-14 14:23:48

Or make my DD's bedroom big enough to at least fit a proper sized bed into! And all the clutter... Seeing as I won't then have my first wish fulfilled.

ChickenFajitasAndNachos Mon 16-Jun-14 14:24:40

Self cleaning would be good.

startwig1982 Mon 16-Jun-14 14:24:55

Stamps you're allowed anything cos it's magical. I'm sure they'd be able to put some struts or something up --talking so much rubbish--grin

melonribena Mon 16-Jun-14 14:25:19

I'd love a cupboard under the stairs! I have nowhere to put a Hoover, washing basket or bits like that

owlbegoing Mon 16-Jun-14 14:25:29

Move ndn's balcony so it's not next door to my bedroom window.
6 a.m. wake up calls from cigarette smoke aren't great sad which means the bedroom feels like an oven as I can't open my window sad sad

DrFunkesFamilyBandSolution Mon 16-Jun-14 14:25:46

Aside from moving all neighbours within a mile, same size bt a house not a flat

SweetPeaPods Mon 16-Jun-14 14:26:06

I really wouldn't know where to start to pick one thing.
Maybe just the whole house a little larger, so that would make the bedrooms and kitchen bigger.
Or...
Magically always tidy and self cleaning!

ExCinnamon Mon 16-Jun-14 14:26:30

I want a fairy to wave her wand over the garden to make it wonderful.

Not to change a single plant in there, but to remove all the old slabs of crumbling concrete here and there and the patio, and create a new patio, path, raised beds and a summer house at the bottom.

RelocatorRelocator Mon 16-Jun-14 14:26:47

I'd like the For Sale sign to say Sold please grin

Lucked Mon 16-Jun-14 14:26:58

I would love a massive kitchen diner with snug area and access to the garden.

chickydoo Mon 16-Jun-14 14:28:01

Another bathroom

rinabean Mon 16-Jun-14 14:30:23

Make it detached! Or at least a semi with just the nice (QUIET) neighbour.

HolyDrinker Mon 16-Jun-14 14:31:35

Side access to the garden. We live in a terrace and DH is a cyclist so we either have bikes in the hall (getting pulled over by the toddler) or wheel marks on the tiles as he hauls them through the house to the garden. Drives me crackers.

Oh and obviously a lovely, big family kitchen with room for a dining table, a little squishy chair or sofa and my many many cook books.

stooshe Mon 16-Jun-14 14:34:03

More storage and a wider hallway. Then again, the British obsession with how many rooms as opposed to how much space means that most buildings, including new builds are not built for modernity, even if they look modern.
Oh a personal balcony would be nice, but I do take advantage of the fact that I live at the end of the communal balcony so nobody has to pass my front door (I thank God that everybody is civilised on my landing, it wasn't always like that).

Vintagebeads Mon 16-Jun-14 14:36:30

I would pick it up and stick it in a field 2 miles down the road.
I am sick of living in an estate its so much more annoying in the summer too.
But I love my house. smile

MrsKCastle Mon 16-Jun-14 14:37:27

Double the size of the living room.

It's pretty small for a family of 4 and we''re using a foldaway dining table. It would be lovely to have a proper dining table AND space for playing.

runningonwillpower Mon 16-Jun-14 14:38:30

A room big enough for an enormous dining table to seat all those people I'm never going to have round for dinner anyway.

hiccupgirl Mon 16-Jun-14 14:42:41

We live in a 60s terrace - they were built with passageways and each other house has the extra upstairs space over it and a slightly wider garden. We have one without the extra space so I'd own the passageway so then I'd have a bigger 3rd bedroom and be able to extend the conservatory over the kitchen without losing the side access.

Or a downstairs loo!

rallytog1 Mon 16-Jun-14 14:43:30

I would be its owner.

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