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A Different Kind of Labor Day Parade

September 3rd, 2012 at 03:17 am

We went to the local "Parade of Homes" for the second year in a row. Some of them were outrageously stupidly big--like the builders didn't know what to do with all that room. We both liked the smaller ones better, but came home appreciating our house more. I think we mostly went to look at tile work, but saw some very pretty patios that we might emulate in the future.

What's with all sorts of new homes not having baths in the master suite? The showers are so big you could have a baseball team in them, but I would want a nice long luxurious English-length bath tub if I owned that type of house.

Some of the houses were so over the top, it was fascinating to watch peoples' reactions. Huge bars in the basement with (eek!) three refrigerators and a dishwasher in the bar area. One had a caged-off wine cellar. We fell in with some irreverent types who kept critiquing the wacky stuff. I'm not sure a pub style bar area should be raised two steps off the floor. Everyone who looked at it predicted lawsuits and head injuries.

DH put up the living room curtain rod when we got home, and we decided we like our 50+ year old suburb with the beautiful trees and manageable sized houses.

4 Responses to “A Different Kind of Labor Day Parade”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like fun. Smile

  2. littlegopher Says:

    Having what you love, loving what you have - it's a wonderful thing!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    DH said the new trend is not having a tub in the master...I imagine that will be a trend for awhile and then cycle back like everything does.

    It is always nice to come home and appreciate what you have.

  4. starfishy Says:

    i heard that, too, that people just weren't using the bathtubs in the master suite, except for storage in some cases!! i'd want a big bath, too, if i had all of that space. maybe these homeowners are too busy working to pay for the giant house and don't have time for a luxurious soak?

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