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Sure, some of us would be happy making small changes to every room in our homes, but is there a certain room in your house that's just calling out for a rearrangement? Maybe a thorough cleaning? Perhaps some paint on an accent wall? Tell me what room in your house needs the most help, and then tell me all about it in the comments.

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amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 7 years
Our basement was my husbands space for years and I have tried to "make it over" for house showings but it's still clearly a manly space.
trouble450 trouble450 8 years
I ignore the dining room since it is simply a room I pass through to get to the kitchen. It could use a little love.
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
My bedroom could use a thorough cleaning
capeartist capeartist 8 years
Since we moved into our house five years ago we still have yet to paint our master bedroom and the guest bedroom upstairs. Heck, I just finished painting the last bathroom two weeks ago and still need to do touch-ups!! As everyone knows, painting can be a drag, which is why we have left two of the largest rooms for last (not to mention we haven't picked out colors for the walls)!
lukal lukal 8 years
I moved into this house in 2000. And for a widow I have accomplished quite a bit. But there is one place I have not touched - the screened poch on ground level. Let me explain. My house is two story, with the main living level on the second floor. The style is called Monterey and was built in 1952. Our neighborhood is in the process of applying for designation as an Historic Neighborhood. I guess I should sau we have already applied and are awaiting a decision. It would be the first '50s neighborhood in the state of Georgia to be given Historic status. The city is Savannah and we have several other Historic Districts.Anyway the house was built as a 3 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bath home on the second floor. There is a tiny "room" which was described as a sewing room - really a pass through between a bedroom and the living room. This bedroom is now my office. The "sewing room" is located over the foyer and overlooks the stairway and is completely open except for a lovely wrought iron grill to keep you from plunging down the staircase. The grillwork is floor to ceiling - really quite unique. When the house was first built, there was a recreation room, half bath, and garage on the ground level - literally on a concrete slab. The secon floor has hardwood floors. And there was a screened porch facing the courtyard - or back yard. It was bricked on two sides - every other space opening between the bricks and the side facing the back was open and all was screened.The dining room was over the rec room with a porch over the screened porch. In later years the dining room was enlarged to encompass the space of the upstairs porch. And it was given floor to ceiling windows on all three sides - the front overlooking the golf course.My next door neighbor, who is 90, and has lived in the neighborhood since the 1950's told me that several of the previous owners put a second kitchen downstairs and a full bath and a bedroom to accomodate elderly mothers/ Then the garage was closed in. And the result is my music room and the laundry. These changes were also accomplished previously.I looked at the house on a Sunday afternoon when there was an open house and talked with the realtor in the dining, with those lovely windows. Then a rainstorm came up. OH! it was scrumptous - like being in a treehouse!I might add that a really nice wrought iron staircase was added after a door was made in the upstairs kitchen. So there is access to the outdoors from the second floor. I fell in love with the house, and made an offer. It was accepted almost immediately as the owners - a college professor and family - had already moved.Now back to the downstairs screened porch. I never use it, and the screening and screen door is falling apart. I will not use it as I have seen several snakes around the yard, narrowly missing a couple of them. I guess they come off the golf course or from the canal down at the end of the street.Anyway I have been doing several improvements to the house. The exteruor has been painted. All sink faucets have been updated - nicle - in the 2 kitchens and 3 bathe. The dining room has been painted and has a new nicle chandelier and curtain rods with sheers. The foyer, stairwell, and upstairs hall have been painted. Had to get rid of the ivy wallpaper in the foyer - so '50s! The kitchen has been painted, with new nickle knobs on the cabinets and a neat fixture in the ceiling to replace the flourescent monster.About 6 weeks ago I painted the downstairs bath and put in a great mirrored medicine cabinet - mirrors on all sides inside and out and some really neat light fixtures.Just last week I put new 2 inch blinds in all the downstairs windows and Roman shades in the kitchen. And now I'm working on the upstairs windows.So as you can see there is not really any money right now for the downstairs porch.But - here is what I want to do when I can. I want to glass the entire room, not having a door to the outside. There will be access to the family room through the French doors. Then I would furnish it with a daybed and a couple of chairs and maybe a chest - voila! Then my grandson will not have to sleep on the sofa when their family visits.Sorry to make this so long, but I kind of had to explain the house situation and the reason I don't use this great space. Thanks for reading.
lukal lukal 8 years
I moved into this house in 2000. And for a widow I have accomplished quite a bit. But there is one place I have not touched - the screened poch on ground level. Let me explain. My house is two story, with the main living level on the second floor. The style is called Monterey and was built in 1952. Our neighborhood is in the process of applying for designation as an Historic Neighborhood. I guess I should sau we have already applied and are awaiting a decision. It would be the first '50s neighborhood in the state of Georgia to be given Historic status. The city is Savannah and we have several other Historic Districts. Anyway the house was built as a 3 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bath home on the second floor. There is a tiny "room" which was described as a sewing room - really a pass through between a bedroom and the living room. This bedroom is now my office. The "sewing room" is located over the foyer and overlooks the stairway and is completely open except for a lovely wrought iron grill to keep you from plunging down the staircase. The grillwork is floor to ceiling - really quite unique. When the house was first built, there was a recreation room, half bath, and garage on the ground level - literally on a concrete slab. The secon floor has hardwood floors. And there was a screened porch facing the courtyard - or back yard. It was bricked on two sides - every other space opening between the bricks and the side facing the back was open and all was screened. The dining room was over the rec room with a porch over the screened porch. In later years the dining room was enlarged to encompass the space of the upstairs porch. And it was given floor to ceiling windows on all three sides - the front overlooking the golf course. My next door neighbor, who is 90, and has lived in the neighborhood since the 1950's told me that several of the previous owners put a second kitchen downstairs and a full bath and a bedroom to accomodate elderly mothers/ Then the garage was closed in. And the result is my music room and the laundry. These changes were also accomplished previously. I looked at the house on a Sunday afternoon when there was an open house and talked with the realtor in the dining, with those lovely windows. Then a rainstorm came up. OH! it was scrumptous - like being in a treehouse! I might add that a really nice wrought iron staircase was added after a door was made in the upstairs kitchen. So there is access to the outdoors from the second floor. I fell in love with the house, and made an offer. It was accepted almost immediately as the owners - a college professor and family - had already moved. Now back to the downstairs screened porch. I never use it, and the screening and screen door is falling apart. I will not use it as I have seen several snakes around the yard, narrowly missing a couple of them. I guess they come off the golf course or from the canal down at the end of the street. Anyway I have been doing several improvements to the house. The exteruor has been painted. All sink faucets have been updated - nicle - in the 2 kitchens and 3 bathe. The dining room has been painted and has a new nicle chandelier and curtain rods with sheers. The foyer, stairwell, and upstairs hall have been painted. Had to get rid of the ivy wallpaper in the foyer - so '50s! The kitchen has been painted, with new nickle knobs on the cabinets and a neat fixture in the ceiling to replace the flourescent monster. About 6 weeks ago I painted the downstairs bath and put in a great mirrored medicine cabinet - mirrors on all sides inside and out and some really neat light fixtures. Just last week I put new 2 inch blinds in all the downstairs windows and Roman shades in the kitchen. And now I'm working on the upstairs windows. So as you can see there is not really any money right now for the downstairs porch. But - here is what I want to do when I can. I want to glass the entire room, not having a door to the outside. There will be access to the family room through the French doors. Then I would furnish it with a daybed and a couple of chairs and maybe a chest - voila! Then my grandson will not have to sleep on the sofa when their family visits. Sorry to make this so long, but I kind of had to explain the house situation and the reason I don't use this great space. Thanks for reading.
emalove emalove 8 years
Actually, it's my laundry room...we're in the process of fixing it up and making it more organized and a little neater than it is now.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 8 years
My room! I'm pretty organized but the furniture doesn't really match hehe I have two different sets and too much clutter! I love my wall color though!
hkmarks hkmarks 8 years
Our spare bedroom hasn't been painted in 20 years. I'm planning to turn it into an office. It doesn't need much, just a few wall repairs, paint, a new light fixture, a purging of junk, some furniture... wait, this isn't sounding so small anymore...
sarahjcarr sarahjcarr 8 years
Our basement has, unfortunately, become the dumping ground for everything we don't use or want upstairs! I need a junk removal.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I should paint my bathroom...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I should paint my bathroom...
amyonedge amyonedge 8 years
Well our two main bathrooms are getting major rehauls next month, but the basement could use some minor tweaks. It is already finished with carpet and dry wall, but since we moved in last year I have done almost nothing to decorate.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
We really need new carpet in the living room
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
Our upstairs bathroom desperately needs a makeover. I need to paint the walls and then we want to put in a double sink vanity for our daughters. Definitely my least favorite room in the house.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
I need to fix the living room. I need a paint job and New curtains.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Definitely my bathroom.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Definitely my bathroom.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Our dining room is in need of a small change, I need a window treatment in there, and a little more decor - not much as it's a small room.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wellllllll We JUST moved into a new place, so really, nothing needs attention ASAP. BUT! I want to fix the outside. The garden, grass, and get our pond going!
bananapancake84 bananapancake84 8 years
I live in a studio apartment. My one room could definitely use some sprucing up!
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