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What would you do with a spare room?

When one lives in an enormous house in the country, sometimes it can be difficult to fill all the rooms. Naturally, one expects to have several bedrooms, a couple of sitting rooms and a few bathrooms, but then what? As a family of bookworms we have a couple of libraries (one for the grown-ups, one for the kids - we should have another "overspill" library by the spring), I have an office which is often used and a gym which is rarely used, and there's the usual workshop and so on.

But what I really want is a "snug": a tiny chamber, with a comfortable chair, a small table and a little shelf of books, warmly lit and cosy, with a lock on the door: a place to escape and hide, far from sticky fingers and argumentative little voices. There's a room I have in mind for exactly this purpose, though I haven't told my wife yet. If I'm very, very quiet, maybe she won't notice.

If you could have a special room, fitted out for your unique needs and pleasures, what would you have?

Let your imaginations run free!
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

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Old 12.11.2019, 12:57
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Hmmm a place to 'relax in a gentleman's way' in other words.
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Old 12.11.2019, 13:19
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(sex) slave quarters.

Or rent it to the local plod as an interrogation room.

Or, get an au-pair.

Or, all of the above!

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Old 12.11.2019, 13:26
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

A room filled with mirrors so I can keep track of my lovely flowing locks from all angles.

Living in an apartment with only the bedroom and sitting room, I'd quite like to have a office/library to clear out the stacks of books that keep appearing in the corners of rooms.
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

You could always ask your wife what she would like.

Perhaps (and not wishing to sound sexist in any way with the ideas):

A yoga room.
A sewing room.
A craft room for her.
A craft room for the kids.
An art studio.
A workshop.
A billiards room.
A sauna or steam room.
An airBnB room.
Home cinema.
An office.


Or simply just a snug of her own so she can get some peace from the family.
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Fill it with spare of course...
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

What about a Hair Styling Room?
Or a Trophy Room for the ibex horns?
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Our spare room is the storage room for all the artwork that is not currently on display in the rest of the apartment.

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P.S. This is what happens when you inherit a villa full of artwork.
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Our spare room is the storage room for all the artwork that is not currently on display in the rest of the apartment.

Tom

P.S. This is what happens when you inherit a villa full of artwork.


Just display it. There's no shame in it.
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

A wood stove, definitely must have a wood stove. And not some cheapo internet one but a nice one with aesthetics. An inglenook. And then a pair of comfy armchairs, and a cabinet with a collection of fine malts. No TV or other electronics. A place where deep conversation counts.
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Yarn. Lots of yarn.

And a large amp.

A piano and a harp, perhaps.
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A wood stove, definitely must have a wood stove. And not some cheapo internet one but a nice one with aesthetics. An inglenook. And then a pair of comfy armchairs, and a cabinet with a collection of fine malts. No TV or other electronics. A place where deep conversation counts.
Especially if the room is for him, and him alone.
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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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A wood stove, definitely must have a wood stove. And not some cheapo internet one but a nice one with aesthetics. An inglenook. And then a pair of comfy armchairs, and a cabinet with a collection of fine malts. No TV or other electronics. A place where deep conversation counts.
I suppose the stronger the drink, the deeper the conversation...but don't stay too close to the wood stove. ;-)
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, and there's the usual workshop and so on.

If you could have a special room, fitted out for your unique needs and pleasures, what would you have?
Another workshop of course!
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When one lives in an enormous house in the country, sometimes it can be difficult to fill all the rooms. Naturally, one expects to have several bedrooms, a couple of sitting rooms and a few bathrooms, but then what? As a family of bookworms we have a couple of libraries (one for the grown-ups, one for the kids - we should have another "overspill" library by the spring), I have an office which is often used and a gym which is rarely used, and there's the usual workshop and so on.

But what I really want is a "snug": a tiny chamber, with a comfortable chair, a small table and a little shelf of books, warmly lit and cosy, with a lock on the door: a place to escape and hide, far from sticky fingers and argumentative little voices. There's a room I have in mind for exactly this purpose, though I haven't told my wife yet. If I'm very, very quiet, maybe she won't notice.

If you could have a special room, fitted out for your unique needs and pleasures, what would you have?

Let your imaginations run free!

obviously you need to have more kids to fill up the rooms
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Remember the Heineken commercial with the walk-in refrigerator?
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Re: What would you do with a spare room?

Spare rooms? I've forgotten the meaning of the word since moving to Switzerland. If I had one, it would be dedicated to guests, subletters, couchsurfing, Airbnb, workaways and any other activity which provides me with free in-house entertainment of the human kind. For the moment, just the idea of a spare room seems an unspeakable luxury. But then, I do live in Zurich.
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But what I really want is a "snug": a tiny chamber, with a comfortable chair, a small table and a little shelf of books, warmly lit and cosy, with a lock on the door: a place to escape and hide, far from sticky fingers and argumentative little voices. There's a room I have in mind for exactly this purpose, though I haven't told my wife yet. If I'm very, very quiet, maybe she won't notice.
I think it's called a 'man cave' now.... a snug is a small room of a pub where you can sneak a point without being seem by the general public, although perhaps that would go down well too....
 




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