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Whee - snowing in North Texas   Off-Topic Chat

Started Feb-10 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1611 views.

From: judyinohio


Midkid5 said:

Do take a good amount of time to review the final chosen floor plans, you will be glad you did once the house is built.

That is super-duper advice, Jo.

DH reviewed our house plans over and over and over until I was ready for divorce court.  LOL  And yet we did forget one thing that he mentioned about a month after we moved in. DH thought it would have been nice if we had built in a "safe room", a room in our basement with a built-in safe. 

Actually, more of a closet, not a room.

  • Edited February 10, 2021 6:57 pm  by  judyinohio

In Texas, a "safe" room would also mean a built-in storm shelter - for those Texas tornadoes, don'tcha know?

and they are frequently together too.  yup, that one is on the list.  And now the "thing" around here is a hidden room as well.

We looked at a house in Texas when we were there that had a hidden was kinda neat idea.

I am finding something pretty interesting.  Many of the rooms are very similar to what we have here.  Which indicates a couple of things - either we really like our current house (which I do) or we don't have much imagination.  My sewing room is identical even down to the door & window placement, except 2 feet bigger in both directions.  Kitchen has considerably more counter space but dining room and living room are the same as is the master bed room & bath.  Part of me wants to ask why we are moving.  But I know the answer - location.  DH is soooo excited about the stock tank,  he's been out there twice this week to see how it's going.  Come Spring I'm sure he's going to be out there fishing.

it's gotten more popular lately with all the paranoia.  enough said.


From: judyinohio


Ohio houses have basements to shelter in when tornadoes come. 

Didn't you live in Ohio at one time? You should be aware of our homes with basements with gravity furnaces and handy places for storing jars of jam and jellies, not to mention Christmas stuff and other goodies.

I loved your basement - all the ROOOOOM!  Of course my husband would find a way to fill it up

Well, I actually lived in a high-rise dorm for older students, on the campus of The Ohio State University.  

I've been obsessed with a certain house in Colorado where a terrible crime took place.  Still, every time they show photos of inside the house, I just drool over the HUGE basement.  The case is SO notorious, they have not been able to sell the house, which is a very nice one.  

I would love to have a basement, but you know, not many houses in Texas have a basement - unless you are building your own house and include that in the plans.  I guess more newer bespoke houses have them, but not many existing houses in Texas have them.