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    • Miniminter
    • By Miniminter 15th May 18, 6:34 PM
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    Things you dislike/hate about your home?
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    • 15th May 18, 6:34 PM
    Things you dislike/hate about your home? 15th May 18 at 6:34 PM
    Can be the most trivial thing you want

    I would say that the bathroom is too small and the kitchen could be bigger.
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    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 15th May 18, 7:19 PM
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    • #2
    • 15th May 18, 7:19 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 7:19 PM
    Neighbours.

    Random people knocking on the door trying to flog tat.

    The cost of keeping on top of maintenance & decorating...
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    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 15th May 18, 9:21 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 9:21 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 9:21 PM
    You can hear what people are saying in the lounge from the bedroom, and vice-versa!
    • Nathaniel Essex
    • By Nathaniel Essex 15th May 18, 10:05 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th May 18, 10:05 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:05 PM
    Cats
    Neighbours
    Increase in low-lives being sent by other councils to our area
    Random people knocking our door to try and sell us tat
    Cats
    The back door
    Rusty hinges on the kitchen cabinets
    Parking
    Lack of a 3rd bedroom
    Cats
    Taps in the kitchen and bathroom
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 15th May 18, 10:08 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:08 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:08 PM
    Gardens too small, rear porch too narrow.

    • bobwilson
    • By bobwilson 15th May 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:12 PM
    Cats
    Neighbours
    Increase in low-lives being sent by other councils to our area
    Random people knocking our door to try and sell us tat
    Originally posted by Nathaniel Essex
    Do you live in Manchester per chance to dream?
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 15th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:28 PM
    Cats !!!!!!!! in my garden
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th May 18, 6:15 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:15 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:15 AM
    I like most of it, but it takes a lot of upkeep and has no river or lake.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Nathaniel Essex
    • By Nathaniel Essex 16th May 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:11 PM
    Do you live in Manchester per chance to dream?
    Originally posted by bobwilson
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    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 17th May 18, 11:00 AM
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    I love our house but wish we could have extended it to keep it as a bungalow rather than having an upstairs.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 17th May 18, 1:13 PM
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    We've only been here 6 weeks, generally very happy but the one thing about the house which does bug me is the fact the majority of the walls are clad with plasterboard, not something I expected from a 1960s built property.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 17th May 18, 1:17 PM
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    Neighbours.

    Random people knocking on the door trying to flog tat.

    The cost of keeping on top of maintenance & decorating...
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    I have no issue with the decorating, it can be satisfying looking at a job well done, but the neighbours.........
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    • Nile
    • By Nile 17th May 18, 5:44 PM
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    Nile
    Hi! Board Guides move non-MoneySaving discussions from the main MoneySaving boards when they spot them to help everyone save money quicker (please read the forum rule) so this post/thread has been moved from ‘In my home’ to Discussion Time/The MoneySavers' Arms. If you have any questions about this policy please email forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com.
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    • tesuhoha
    • By tesuhoha 17th May 18, 8:07 PM
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    A lot of my house is like a building site. It needs attention, skills that my husband has, but not me. So I have to wait for him to work on it and just help where I can.
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    • Judi
    • By Judi 17th May 18, 8:14 PM
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    Judi
    Now the kids have grown up and left home (well most of them) I wish the house and garden was smaller.

    I wish I didn't have so many windows (10). I hate the conifer trees hubby loves so much.

    Hate the steps to the garden.
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    • ConsumerMatt
    • By ConsumerMatt 17th May 18, 9:32 PM
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    ConsumerMatt
    - Poorly thought out 80's extension that left a random room (what was the kitchen) between the living room and the current kitchen. Too small for dining room!

    - Alley running behind back garden that is overgrown and used by weed smokers as a shelter.

    - Current mobile provider has almost zero voice signal to the house so can't make mobile phone calls at home

    - Freeview signal change recently has meant I've lost loads of channels, after spending hours installing a loft aerial and getting it all perfect only a few weeks before.

    - One bedroom in the house never heats up.

    Most of it is fixable thankfully. On the positive, the way the house faces means the sun never beams directly through windows so the house is always cool even in the hottest weather. Stark contrast to my old house where the bedroom used to reach 28c in the summer even with the curtains shut!
    Last edited by ConsumerMatt; 17-05-2018 at 9:35 PM.
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 17th May 18, 9:35 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Bigger kitchen would be nice. I don't need huge but bigger than a shoe box would be useful!

    Too many weeds in the garden as I seem to be forever pulling up weeds.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th May 18, 9:36 PM
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    elsien
    I like most of it, but it takes a lot of upkeep and has no river or lake.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Mine is lacking a turret, a walled garden and a stream. Amongst other things. That's the starting point for my lottery win.
    Last edited by elsien; 17-05-2018 at 9:58 PM.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 17th May 18, 9:51 PM
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    tommix
    I love everything about my home apart from the two gargoyles which bookend the rather magnificent gated entrance to my driveway.

    I have commisioned my local sculptor to create a pair of bucking stallions to replace them.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th May 18, 10:00 PM
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    elsien
    If you're freecycling your gargoyles feel free to send them this way. I do like a nice bit of grotesquerie here and there.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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