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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 25th Apr 17, 5:32 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64870280.html

    Tatty looking property but why would you put your manky battered frying pan on show?
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 25th Apr 17, 5:48 PM
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    Cakeguts
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64870280.html

    Tatty looking property but why would you put your manky battered frying pan on show?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    No lampshades either. It doesn't look very nice and it is overpriced.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 25th Apr 17, 7:02 PM
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    We don't have lampshades on most of our bulbs. We've just never felt the need for them. Are naked bulbs bad?
    Originally posted by Penitent
    They are if you are trying to sell a house. It makes the house look as if you don't care and want to live in it as cheaply as possible and it makes buyers ask themselves what else have you done cheaply.

    I am a landlord and all of our rented properties have light fittings. Not lampshades but light fittings installed by an electrician. I think if you look at photos of show homes they tend to have light fittings in the main rooms rather than just lampshades.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 25th Apr 17, 7:22 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    White walls is one of those things that looks very nice in property magazines, but is awful in reality. We painted one room white thinking it would look nice. It does, for a couple of days, then it starts sending your eyes funny. The room is now one of the many shades of off-white. White wallpaper seems to be okay, because the pattern breaks it up a bit, but I'll never have smooth white walls again.

    (I accept that this may just be one of my "quirks" and some may actually enjoy white walls.)
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Well - in my case - I dont think its a case so much of "enjoy" white walls - but they "work" imo.

    I've come to realise that I do lust madly after places that are pretty/have character/etc/etc - and then make decisions based on what will "work" imo in a property (ie be logical/useful/easy to maintain and do housework in). Probably makes me a right philistine re housing and does have the unfortunate side-effect of it's not that likely I'd have a house I actually "love" (even if I had the money to be able to afford it).

    To me - white walls "work". Paint everything the same shade everywhere and one doesnt even have to think about it re what colour to have or what goes with what. It's boring/standard/etc/etc in many ways - but it goes with everything/looks modern/etc/etc.

    Though I do choose a "shade" of white and certainly wouldnt use "brilliant white".

    One day...I may just decide on a bit of individuality and colour
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 25th Apr 17, 7:55 PM
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    I reckon this is what houses would look like if Apple did interiors.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47967024.html
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    I rather like that look. At first I thought it would be hard to keep the place tidy, but given the price actually I wouldn't have any other possessions to clutter the place up with.
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 25th Apr 17, 8:20 PM
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    Well - in my case - I dont think its a case so much of "enjoy" white walls - but they "work" imo.

    I've come to realise that I do lust madly after places that are pretty/have character/etc/etc - and then make decisions based on what will "work" imo in a property (ie be logical/useful/easy to maintain and do housework in). Probably makes me a right philistine re housing and does have the unfortunate side-effect of it's not that likely I'd have a house I actually "love" (even if I had the money to be able to afford it).

    To me - white walls "work". Paint everything the same shade everywhere and one doesnt even have to think about it re what colour to have or what goes with what. It's boring/standard/etc/etc in many ways - but it goes with everything/looks modern/etc/etc.

    Though I do choose a "shade" of white and certainly wouldnt use "brilliant white".

    One day...I may just decide on a bit of individuality and colour
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    We used to have individuality and colour years ago-and we loved it!

    The house I live in now had plain white painted walls. I'd come to hate wallpaper as I found it hard work to strip and repaper. When I moved in I had the house redecorated throughout but just in an off white shade. Some may think it boring but I liked the sense of light and space, in contrast to the bold but dark colour schemes of yesteryear. Of course, now I don't like the fact that every mark shows(!) but it's easy to clean or touch up.

    Anyway, it's my house and my garden so I've done just what I want.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 25th Apr 17, 8:50 PM
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    My walls are painted in Dulux Natural Hessian. It's a warm neutral tone which goes well with browns and creams in my lounge, dark orange on my landing and dark red and purple in the bedrooms
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 25th Apr 17, 9:08 PM
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    White or preferably off white walls work fine if there the furnishings are stylish and there are lively accents. The house that sparked the discussion is neither, it's just dead.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 25th Apr 17, 9:43 PM
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    White or preferably off white walls work fine if there the furnishings are stylish and there are lively accents. The house that sparked the discussion is neither, it's just dead.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    White walls + white furniture + white home accessories = cold, depressing
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 26th Apr 17, 12:11 AM
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    In some countries (Germany might be one of them) I think if you rent a house long-term the walls are white when you move in and if you redecorate you have to repaint the walls white when you leave. Which would be decades later as Germany doesn't have the same obsession with owning houses you live in long-term.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 26th Apr 17, 7:29 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    We used to have individuality and colour years ago-and we loved it!

    The house I live in now had plain white painted walls. I'd come to hate wallpaper as I found it hard work to strip and repaper. When I moved in I had the house redecorated throughout but just in an off white shade. Some may think it boring but I liked the sense of light and space, in contrast to the bold but dark colour schemes of yesteryear. Of course, now I don't like the fact that every mark shows(!) but it's easy to clean or touch up.

    Anyway, it's my house and my garden so I've done just what I want.
    Originally posted by Contessa
    I remember the house you chose Contessa. Nice house - certainly the best imo of the ones you were considering. Glad you've got it sorted now as you wanted
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 26th Apr 17, 7:44 AM
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    You should have seen some of the decor that my parents painted over! Lime green and postbox red in one room, sexy pink in the lounge, bright blue in the hall - the wall opposite was white with black flockings (sp). Chocolate brown in the bedroom. Kept the wallpaper in the hall and painted an off white. Rest of the house was painted in my favourite - Natural Hessian or Calico or Almost Oyster (Dulux) and looks a million times better.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 26th Apr 17, 7:49 AM
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    They are if you are trying to sell a house. It makes the house look as if you don't care and want to live in it as cheaply as possible and it makes buyers ask themselves what else have you done cheaply.

    I am a landlord and all of our rented properties have light fittings. Not lampshades but light fittings installed by an electrician. I think if you look at photos of show homes they tend to have light fittings in the main rooms rather than just lampshades.
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    When I was selling my flat with my ex, I changed some of the light fittings or shades as I liked them and bought some cheap ones from both B&Q and Wilko for 3 max for a shade and 15 for a fitting. Sold it to a BTL man and it was advertised on RM 15-18 months for renting - the same shades and fittings are still there. I moved out in Aug 2017 and was completed in the Jan!
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 26th Apr 17, 9:08 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46718538.html

    Spot the terrifying clown doll.
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 26th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
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    fairy lights
    It's the tree-gods guarding the loo that I'd be worried about...
    • jim-jim
    • By jim-jim 26th Apr 17, 10:06 AM
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    Fantasy Home
    http://www.struttandparker.com/properties/melvaig

    Wow just wow

    The views, the isolation.

    x
    • cloo
    • By cloo 26th Apr 17, 10:27 AM
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    cloo
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64870280.html

    Tatty looking property but why would you put your manky battered frying pan on show?
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    It's not battered, it's 'shabby chic'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 26th Apr 17, 11:56 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.struttandparker.com/properties/melvaig

    Wow just wow

    The views, the isolation.

    x
    Originally posted by jim-jim
    Ooh....not for me. No neighbours = lovely.

    But the isolation - way away from everyone else too. Add being far too near cliffs for my liking

    Must be a case of "one mans meat....another mans poison" here I guess
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 26th Apr 17, 12:20 PM
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    Ooh....not for me. No neighbours = lovely.

    But the isolation - way away from everyone else too. Add being far too near cliffs for my liking

    Must be a case of "one mans meat....another mans poison" here I guess
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention


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    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 26th Apr 17, 4:51 PM
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    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/discover/property-news/for-sale-or-rent-cheryl-s-5m-hertfordshire-mansion/

    Cheryl's home has been put on the block. Not that it looks like anyone has ever lived there!
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