Strange Features People Would Add To Their Dream Home If Money Was No Object

Strange Features People Would Add To Their Dream Home If Money Was No Object
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Home makeover television is a favorite genre of programming among many TV viewers.

DIY and home improvement shows such as those that are on HGTV inspire homeowners or house flippers to come up with brilliant ideas to dramatically alter their homes.

But not everyone has the means to make their vision come to fruition. But, hey, we can all dream.


Speaking of which, Redditor Butterflies_Books asked strangers online to channel their desires into a hypothetical and asked:

"If you had enough money to build your dream house, what's a strange room/feature you'd include?"

These Redditors want more than an aesthetic change. They want a lifestyle change.

Purrrfect Plans

"Cat walks. Between rooms. For my cat."

– ThinkMouse3

Wet Theater

"An indoor swimming pool in the underground floor with a synced screen on all four sides and normal + underwater sound system. I love swimming. I love watching movies and series."

– Meins447

Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

"I want a freshwater pond in a central location inside the house."

– DoctorSneak

Liquid Dreamz

"An indoor swimming pool - with a lazy river. I LOVE swimming but I f'king hate public pools. I have a recurring dream where I have a house with a lazy river in it. I love those dreams."

– [deleted]

It gets really specific.

Siesta All The Time

"I want an outdoor area dedicated to taco night. It’s gonna have a meat smoker, and a tequila bar, and pepper plants, and a huge grill and an awesome speaker system and it will be fiesta themed and amazing!"

– DreyaNova

Middle-Earth Food Storage

"I want a hobbit pantry."

"Earthy, timber-stone decor that is climate controlled to be a perfect storage area for wheels of cheese, sausage links and beer."

– Shangiskhan

Aquarium Study

"It's not that strange, but I think an irrationally large number of decisions in my life have been motivated by the desire to eventually have a study with high ceilings and floor to ceiling bookshelves so I can have one of those ladder things that sits against the shelf and have it be justified."

"I would add an octopus tank but I think they live like two years tops and having to bury a pet biennelly seems depressing."

"Edit: people keep suggesting I eat the octopuses."

"I'm not going to eat my pets."

"As a former fish monger, please do not eat seafood that has died of old age. Not gonna taste good."

– Nrussg

Again, we can dream.

No More Solicitors

"A moat. No one has a moat anymore. Do you not want to talk to people? Pull up the draw bridge!!!! And in the winter you have your own personal skating rink!!"

– Hardlynotpoor

Tropical Oasis

"I really want one of those natural bathrooms, that looks like you just walked into a jungle, everything is stone and steam and plants and sounds of a water fall."

"Or one of those open stair cases where the back wall is completely glass and there’s a leafy garden under the stairs."

"Basically just a tropical oasis for plants."

– YEEyourlastHAW

Bringing Nature In

"I saw a cool house online yesterday that had an indoor greenhouse and I am here for that."

– [deleted]

Calgon Take Me Away

"Absolutely a secret beautiful bathroom just for me. I don’t know what it is but I just really value bathroom time and the luxury of getting washed and relaxing and getting ready in a big beautiful marble bathroom. But nobody else can use it. Like the secret bathroom in B99."

– cats_rule_on_mars

I've always dreamed of owning a house that has an interior Japanese tranquility garden. As in, rock garden.

There's nothing to maintain and all you have to do is gaze out into the contained courtyard and meditate.

It would be the perfect space from where peaceful energy would flow. The house's heart.

What's your dream home addition?

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