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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

10 Things I Would Like in My Dream Home

1. I'd love a tiled path and driveway that leads to the house. Preferably one lined with flower beds with lots of blooms.

2. I want a proper foyer where guests can hang up their coats and where I can unload stuff when I get home.

3. A reading room with built-in, floor-to-ceiling shelves and large comfy chairs. It doesn't have to be a separate room altogether ... it could be a corner of the living room ... but designated just for curling up with a good book and housing my book collection.

4. A home office with his and hers writing desks. I like craftsman style work desks - they are functional without looking like office furniture.

5. A large, bright and open kitchen. I need lots of workspace, lots of storage, an island that people can gather around and lots of windows to let the light in. Doesn't this kitchen just make you want to entertain?

6. A roomy walk-in pantry to store my dinnerware, glassware, serving pieces and my dried goods too. I've always liked the pantry of Paula Deen - this one is a close second.

7. I want a master suite. Right now we have a master bedroom (bed, bureau, dresser and tv ... not much space for anything else). I like having the sitting area and the extra space to just hang out.

8. Walk-in closet with built in shelves and organizers. This would be a dream come true. I'd gladly give up a fourth bedroom to get this!

9. I am not particular about bathrooms. I don't need jacuzzi tubs or fancy bidets. I do require his and hers sinks though. These are an absolute must for me =) Also, I kind of like having hardwood floors in the loo.

10. Recessed lighting - I love how they provided ample lighting without looking obtrusive. Also, this particular style makes for an interesting architectural detail in the room.

Additional things I'd love:
- a mantled, wood-burning fireplace
- crown molding and baseboards
- wainscoting in the dining room
- French doors that lead to the backyard
- an open floor plan in a one story home (a Loft-like atmosphere would be perfect!)

* Photos courtesy of Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel and the HGTV website.


mom said...

All the pictures you posted indeed make up a very special house and home, that most people would love to have and live in. You have to have a dream to make a dream come true. I hope one day soon your dream will indeed come true.

leslie ty said...

great ideas Jo =)

I think you should be a home stylist =)

Junarakasa said...

Hi Mom - these are just things I'd like in my "dream" house. But I don't know if we could ever find all these elements in one house ... and if we did, I don't know if we could afford it! =) haha.

Les, I can't be a stylist cause I know what I want but am not so sure how to make them look good when I have them! =)

joyeee said...

Ooohh, i love the closet, masters bedroom, and the kitchen!!! But your house now is so cozy and homey too...wouldnt change a thing:)

Auntie Lillian said...

I like the kitchen best - a close second would be the walk-in pantry.
The best thing would be shallow shelves so we know what we have instead of searching deep for the canned goods. You almost have to have the house custom-made to accomodate all these good features. Good luck !!