What Do You Covet Most From Other People's Homes?

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It doesn't matter how happy I am with where I live, I can still be found surfing the web, looking at magazines or visiting friends' homes and feeling like certain spaces need a little improving. That's only natural, as not many of us are currently in our dream home, but no matter what, there's always one area of a home I drool over more than all the others. Hear mine and share yours right this way... The shower! I've never lived anywhere that's had my ideal shower. I love the idea of a shower that drains straight into the floor without needing a tub surround or basin to catch things. Poured cement that doesn't even require any doors because of its construction and actually looks large enough to make out with someone in without putting your foot through the curtain or slipping on a loofah.

That said, I'm grateful to have a functioning bathroom and shower, and I'll obviously survive, but someday when I build my dream home (psshh) I will design everything around the shower. Not really, but it will totally be awesome. Just you wait and see.

What do you envy or covet from other's homes? Is it large expansive spaces to ride skateboards in like in the Smiths' Oklahoma home, pictured above? Do you long for a kitchen with room for more than 2 people at the same time? What about a walk-in pantry? Laundry room? Deck? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

(Image: Caleb Wilkerson for Back To The Old House With The Smith's Loft Tour)

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