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john of wessex



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 7:47 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
Are utility rooms out of fashion these days?


I'd definitely go for both Utility & boot rooms

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd like a swimming pool and gym but then I don't that would look right in the old farm house I'd like, with 2 acres of land. Yes to utility and boot room.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ty Gwyn wrote:
Are utility rooms out of fashion these days?


For me, no. But it seems a stupid place to put a washing machine. It's always seemed sensible to me to put it where the washing is. The utility room can have things that belong outside, but need frequent checking or coddling. Animal feed, boots, various garden things on their way out, light tools, batteries etc. Pets (my dining room is currently home to all of the above, including a dozen chicks and a few hundred meal worms)

I'd quite like one of these.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6DSPoVTJ9ME

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a fancy way to dress up a root cellar. I don't see how it's "based on a root cellar" and not simply just a new root cellar however.

I didn't see ventilation, but it would definitely need it, so I imagine it's there somewhere.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quite impressed by him (assuming it's the designer) being hardcore enough to take it to the beach with him. I thought a 50L coolbox was going it but I shall obviously have to up my game.

john of wessex



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Generator Room?

http://prestonservices.co.uk/item/portable-domestic-solid-fuel-fired-steam-driven-electrical-generator-sets/

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Washing machine in the utility room because the utility room has the door to the garden where the washing line is...

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A cellar would be nice, but we have never had one. I have the washer, drier and freezer in the utility room, which is the end of the old kitchen, now more of a passageway, with a rather interesting selection of pipework.

I would like a house away from a main road with a garden big enough to grow vegetables, but not too big. Would also like a wood fired cooker. We have been looking at one of those for about 40 years, and am beginning to wonder if I will ever get one before I am too old to do the stoking.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
This is apparently common in the US (those that have machines rather than use laundrettes). There's a whole Thing about washing machines in kitchens being strange and unhygienic


I don't know about that, but it makes practical sense: clothes off to get in the bath and straight into the washing machine.
Also, we have a large bathroom here: what else to do with the space?

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No no no no no... the bathroom is meant to be a sanctuary, not a laundry!

Slim



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
No no no no no... the bathroom is meant to be a sanctuary, not a laundry!


Just think of the acoustic cover that is provided by a working laundry machine though!

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
No no no no no... the bathroom is meant to be a sanctuary...


Ah, if only it were...

Bebo



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67752140.html

Walking distance of a station. That would be heaven.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still commuting then?

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