Off Limits: Your Home's Hidden Zones

Off Limits: Your Home's Hidden Zones

Abby Stone
Apr 24, 2009

Yesterday, we asked how you feel about people making themselves comfortable in your home. While most of the time, we're probably more laid back than most, we do have a few spots that we'd be embarrassed for others to come across. There are the doors we close, the drawers we try to clean out, the closets that hide the mail we haven't gone through and that was covering the dining room table before we impulsively invited that friend for dinner...

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Most of us have a scary closet, the can-barely-close-it junk drawer or maybe a whoopee drawer near the bed. And then there are those with whole rooms that are off-limits. Our homes hide our dreams, our aspirations and our innermost secrets. Being invited into someone's home is learning a new side of them that they may have left out of the "getting to know you" part of becoming friends. Or perhaps it reveals something about them they may not even be aware of. Your hip friend, who's always up on the latest trends and restaurants, has a home that's surprisingly traditional and filled with antiques: the next big trend or a side of him that's more old-fashioned than his choice of flashy footwear would have led you to believe? What do you hide in your home? What do you make excuses for when someone comes over?

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