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PennSilverTaco's "Perfect 5-Lug Regular Cab" Build, Aspergers, and General BS MegaThread!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by PennSilverTaco, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:09 AM
    Speedytech7

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    That house has a very old school layout, don't see many new homes, or even renovated homes with separate dining spaces anymore or walled off foyer.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:12 AM
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    The foyer has pillars, no walls...? My parents' house was built in 2015-2016 and it has both a dining room and a breakfast nook. Every house my parents have owned since 1990 has had a separate dining room and breakfast area. If the walls are not load-bearing, a sledgehammer would easily open things up!
     
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    It's pretty common here to have open plans. My house had a lot more walls in 1910 but today it is pretty well opened up. There's one wall I still want to get rid of but I have to wait to remodel the kitchen
     
  5. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:17 AM
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    The attached garage would be where I keep my Taco and the snowblower, and I would have a detached garage/workshop for everything else!
     
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    Interesting too, there appears to be no pass through from the kitchen to the dining room, everything would need to be carried through the great room. :confused:
    Apparently designed for ostentatious people with a kitchen staff. :laugh:
     
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    My parents' house in Oak Harbor, Washington (Whidbey Island) was built in 1988 and had over 2,200 square feet of living space. It was a rancher with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 3-car garage. My parents don't remember for sure, but they don't think the master bedroom had walk-in closets. The master bedroom had its own bathroom, and I seem to remember that it had dual sinks and a huge tub, but my mom remember the closets were wide but shallow...
     
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    I would sacrifice some counter space for a doorway from the kitchen into the dining room. If it's not load-bearing, it can be removed...
     
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    I think that's a stately Eastern US house thing, a lot of those schools of design and thought originate from a time when that was the accepted norm. Stuff like that sticks around, traveling to the east coast from here... other than new york I felt like I traveled back in time 80 years.
     
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    One of my former plant managers said "never have a closet or shelf deeper than your forearm".
    Over the years I have realized that is a valuable piece of logic.
    Things go away to die in deep closets.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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    I would 100% buy the house in Oak Harbor because it's a 4-bedroom rancher with a 3-car garage, and give no thought to the closet size; I fucking LOVED that house! However, I would not buy that house because it's in Washington...
     
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    This is the basic layout of our house on the first floor, though we have an Empress II, so the kitchen is slight different. We do have the morning room, but the sink and dishwasher are in the island, and our island does not jut out the way this one does...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:33 AM
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    Corner staircase, neato. My staircase is narrow, shoulda seen me get the boxspring up it, was a nightmare
     
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    My house is very old, so I have no original plans, but this was done before time of sale...

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    So the range only has a counter on one side? And does the house have A/C or no?
     
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    This is our exact second floor. My parents went with the upgraded Roman shower in the master bathroom, and my room is the one to the left of the guest bathroom. We do not have the upgraded Jack-and-Jill bathroom depicted in the upper image...

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    That's actually the fridge next to the range. I want to redo those walls and make them a pass through bar instead with a gas range and a electric oven. No air conditioning
     
  18. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:09 AM
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    I've never liked it when the range doesn't have counters on both sides...
     
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    Yeah it is a weird arrangement
     
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    Quite common in old houses that weren't built with modern appliances in mind...
     
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