Friday, October 9, 2009

House Shopping

So through the years of living in various houses and apartments, I have come to realize that most of these living spaces have been designed by men. This has been further driven home while shopping for houses this past month. You women out there all know what I am talking about. Who designs a kitchen with one drawer? ONE DRAWER! That is what we have in our current townhouse. Where the heck are you supposed to keep all of your utensils, hand towels, washcloths, measuring cups/cooking gadgets, place mats, potholders/trivets, etc?! Same goes for pantries, small or nonexistent. So many houses don't even have pantries! Obviously these places were designed for men like my brother (before Myhoa came along) who had used his kitchen only one time...and all he needed was one drawer for his takeout menus.

Many houses are also lacking in the bathroom department...tiny bathrooms with one sink and no storage. Where are we supposed to keep all of our hair items, makeup, lotions, etc. But my number one pet peeve is all of the 4 bedroom houses that don't even have decent master closets! This is no small problem and has kept me from wanting to make offers on houses. Do you feel me? And no, the solution is not to get rid of all of my clothes and shoes as Brandon suggests (and he is dead serious).We need some more female architects out there who will think about these important things while designing the places that we live!

4 comments:

Anzini-Panini said...

Amen sista!!! (Umm are you moving or something?)

Mary said...

You are hilarious! I totally agree. . . there is this amazing thing called storage that most places lack! Are you guys looking to buy?

The Bensons said...

HA HA..I think you are going to at least need to find or install a custom master closet and bathroom to meet your special organizational needs. I have always loved and appreciated your organizational OCD:)

Myhoa said...

Brit - I promise to always think of you when designing homes in the future! Maybe someday I'l build your dream bathroom/closet suite for you! Love your rant - beacuse I totally agree!