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    Ouch!

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    Jane, I loved that house except for the half wall around one part of the kitchen which could easily be removed. Super cute. My office is small and is also the guest room. So today I went through it again and got rid of a bunch of stuff. Then I was able to put somethings that had been sitting on the floor in there which made it feel much better. For instance, I have a huge basket of tests that I was able to put in there. Some things like these I need to keep until I fully retire from testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Jane, I loved that house except for the half wall around one part of the kitchen which could easily be removed. Super cute. My office is small and is also the guest room. So today I went through it again and got rid of a bunch of stuff. Then I was able to put somethings that had been sitting on the floor in there which made it feel much better. For instance, I have a huge basket of tests that I was able to put in there. Some things like these I need to keep until I fully retire from testing.
    The two things I would change about that house would be to replace the gas heat with electric forced air and make the wall between the kitchen and living area higher. I don't like "open concept." Maybe I'd leave a pass-through, but maybe not. Guess it's a moot point. It will probably be $400K next week. (Note to self: paint next house pink...)

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    My old house is not open concept and I am fine with that. My kitchen and DR are open but you can't see the kitchen mess from the LR. The house was built in 1950 and I just love it. It was a foreclosure and we redid everything before we moved in 5 years ago. At 1400 sq ft it is the perfect size for 2 and I was so happy to be done with 2 levels. I am more motivated to put things away when it does not involve a flight of steps. I just thought the partial wall looked dumb so I could see totally enclosing it too.

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    I didn't like the half-wall either--it looks like a lame afterthought. The size of the house and the yard are perfect for me, as is the single story. It's a mile or so from my SO and close to shopping, amenities, etc. Not far from my old condo. It has set a benchmark for prospective digs. (But I was drooling over an Olympia condo with a stunning view of the sound...) Must start packing.

    I would probably drool over your house, too. Love MSM!

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    I liked the half wall because it offered usable storage and counter space while keeping the kitchen bright and open. I'm a fan of the open layout. My kitchen used to be all closed up and I felt depressed in there. And having it closed off meant that I was tempted to keep it looking messy. Now that it's open it looks nice all the time and I enjoy using it. Of course, different strokes and all that.

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