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Old 12.11.2019, 13:58
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

We had a large ground floor room that was a horrible size. It used to be two rooms but the previous owner made it one.

I built a wall across it with an opening rather than a door and we now have a TV snug (having purchased a TV at last) and a ground floor bedroom which is now the guest room (which we didn't have before) - with the TV snug as a little ensuite sitting room when guests are staying, and, because it's on the ground floor, it's great for aged Ps.
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Old 12.11.2019, 14:19
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

We actually have a bar in one of the spare rooms.. An actual bar with stools and drinks etc.
When it's proper winter we plan to erect the gazebo just outside the bar room and have the jacuzzi there.

Totally pointless, we'll likely never use it.. But hey, it's a little talking point.
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A wood stove, definitely must have a wood stove.
This.

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Spare rooms? I've forgotten the meaning of the word since moving to Switzerland.
But most especially this.

The concept of spare space - heck, any space - is but a distant memory. Oh to live in a real home again!

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But reality is that if I had room to spare I'd probably have to turn it into a Robin Goodfellow time-out safe space. Complete with sound-proofing. I'd sooo love to have my kitchen back.
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Old 12.11.2019, 14:42
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a large amp
You don't need a large amp, just efficient speakers.

JBL E120/130 are VERY efficent, 10dB more for the same power.

Just saying.

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You don't need a large amp, just efficient speakers.

JBL E120/130 are VERY efficent, 10dB more for the same power.

Just saying.

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Gotta have something to sit on, right?
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

A Gentlemans private bar. Complete with a nice selection of Ports and Wines and a Pale Ale on tap. A nice sound system so I can listen to the Archers or Cricket and a small TV for the footy.

No females allowed, I would happily decorate another spare room though for her to do her knitting in.
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I’d love a mud room - a room that the kids would use to enter the house where they could leave all their shoes, coats, school bags, sports equipment... And their friends as well!
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Old 12.11.2019, 16:16
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

I'd emulate an old friend's home office. She's a writer/editor and has a gorgeous office with a fireplace, twin pedestal desk, Captain's chair, floor to ceiling book shelves, wing back chair and foot stool, two double windows and a set of French doors that open into a small private garden at the side of the house which is filled with fragrant white flowering plants.
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Old 12.11.2019, 16:49
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Two words: MAN CAVE


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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Rent it out to a drunk like me when I come to switzerland . The one with the Kachelofen of coarse
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A wood stove, definitely must have a wood stove.
Is that because you hate breathing, or because you hate letting other people breathe?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...ties-pollution

More harmful air particulates than a diesel truck, sheesh.
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Is that because you hate breathing, or because you hate letting other people breathe?

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...ties-pollution

More harmful air particulates than a diesel truck, sheesh.
But they smell delightful!
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

A tower / turret overlooking lake and mountains. Inside: a big Tartan wing back chair (got it already!), a Whisky cabinet at arm's reach on the right hand side (oh, wait, got that too!), fireplace or stove (tick), bookshelves from floor to ceiling (tick and it's a very high ceiling), an old Persian rug (tick) and a rather large, oriental looking metal box where there's a stash of top quality chocolates of which only I know the existence (double tick!). I am only missing the turret!
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Books, yarn, paper, pens, a piano, comfy sofa, Bose radio, stove. Door firmly locked.
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

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That's impossible in my house! I don't entertain the thought of a spare room because even if we'd move to a bigger house, there's no way I can keep my kids out of my way...I'm used with reading, writing etc while having company.
Also, my OH apparently has more things than I do (it was supposed to be the other way around ), so he'll probably expand over there too....
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Is that because you hate breathing, or because you hate letting other people breathe?

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There have been a few case studies citing some Swiss valleys as being some of the most polluted places on the planet due to the wood burning stoves.

As DB wrote though, the smell is nice.
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Old 12.11.2019, 19:19
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

DB - can't you hear all the hammering, moving and shifting ..... from the spare room?
I think your wife started taking it over shortly after lunch today.
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As DB wrote though, the smell is nice.
Just toss your leftover meats in there.

Soon it will be cold enough to cold-smoke, i.e. fish.

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Personally, I get off on the CO.

No CO2 from us, Gretel!

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P.S. I also know the difference between N2O and NO2, and the uses of each!
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

spare oom! this has been bugging me all night and now i recall - one of
my faves :

"And you—you have come from the wild woods of the west?”
Lucy replies saying, “I—I got through the wardrobe in the spare room.

...Meanwhile,” said Mr Tumnus, “it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow. Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and have tea with me?”
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