well it's been a shitty month... Basically what I've found out is that the government is going to be buying my house and land to tear it down and put up a road. What that means is that i'm looking for a new house. I've been doing a lot of thinking of what I want in a house, what I don't want, some things I need, etc. I remember way back when on the old RMMB we had a thread about bad-ass things that could be done to a house. There were links to things like companies that made hidden staircases and the best types of insulation. I know we've talked about fantasy houses, but for the sake of keeping me sane and giving me good ideas to look for, what are some things you'd like/seek out in a house? Do you want the beautiful brick front or the 50 acres of land? Is it worth pursuing the home with a pond or that much better to go finished basement? Focus: What things do you look for/try to avoid in a home? Alt Focus: What kind of badassery would you put in your home if you had the fundage?