Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces (West Magnolia Charm)

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Pete Xavier
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Depending on the floor plan or if the family happens to be rednecks.

May 21, 2019 08:08 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I think it's all in how it's designed Cate Griffing . If you open the door and the stool is right there I'd consider that a little weird. What is stranger to me is a bath right off the dining room (which I have seen).

May 21, 2019 07:28 AM
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John Juarez
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Since the family room is one of the most used rooms by the family, it would be convenient. Also good for guests. It would depend on the floor plan. A door opening into the family room directly would not be attractive.

May 21, 2019 06:13 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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It's not my first choice but I was in a home a few weeks ago with a half bath right off the dining room which was even more interesting than off a family room. I guess they could come in handy in an "emergency".

Nothing like the sounds and smells of those activities so near guest seated around the table to make for some awkward moments..... or conversation starters depending on the personalities in attendance.

May 21, 2019 06:52 AM
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 Not necessarily. I prefer to have a small hallway or a transition rather than seeing the door to a bathroom in one of the walls of a living room, though it may be convenient.

May 21, 2019 06:14 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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ok usually, but depends on floor plan. I remember when health dept in this area wouldn't allow a bathroom next to a kitchen. Now, as long as the bathroom door doesn't open up into a kitchen or dining room, they can be ok. I would add a hallway or some type of screening so door doesn't open up directly into the family room.

May 21, 2019 06:04 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Not typical, for sure.

May 21, 2019 06:01 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I think kitchen and family room are off limits for having doors that open to a bathroom in them. 

Bathrooms need to either be in a hallway or a bedroom!

May 21, 2019 09:06 PM
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John Pusa
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Cate Griffing it depends on the floor plan and entrance to the bathroom. 

May 21, 2019 04:18 PM
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Peter Testa
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For a Family Room that's in the Lower level it's OK. It's nice to have a bathroom downstairs when the lower levels finished. On the Main floor a nearby bathrooms OK, one directly off the FR, is different. 

May 21, 2019 02:27 PM
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Susie Kay
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It just depends on the floor plan and the buyer's preference.

May 21, 2019 01:56 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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We have off the laundry area which is connected to the family room. But that's mainly for pool time use and not dripping all over the wood floors.

May 21, 2019 09:32 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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I've seen it before. Depends on the house.

May 21, 2019 08:20 AM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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Secluded off the entryway would be my preference.

May 21, 2019 08:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Dare I say, it depends. 

May 21, 2019 07:52 AM
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Seems like an afterthought by the architect to me

May 21, 2019 07:40 AM
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As long as there is no view directly into the bath, there should be no problem. No one wants to see 'the throne' from the sofa while enjoying 'Breaking Bad." And we all know THAT bathroom sequence.

May 21, 2019 07:36 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I would not want that.

May 21, 2019 07:02 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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If you have a family with young kids, it would be a benefit. 

May 21, 2019 06:03 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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might be odd!!!

May 21, 2019 06:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Not typically ideal but better than not having one, right?  Floor plans and room flow matter but others may feel different. 

May 22, 2019 09:51 AM
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Doug Dawes
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All depends on the floor plan. Probably not usual but not weird imho

May 22, 2019 07:21 AM
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Rebecca Hetsler
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That is a decision for my buyer.

May 21, 2019 07:11 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Not necessarily weird. 

May 21, 2019 06:00 PM
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Lyn Sims
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If the door is open to the FR it's weird.

If you're looking at the TV looking into the bathroom - weird.

What's worse - seeing the bathroom at the end of the kitchen like where a pantry was.

May 21, 2019 10:13 AM
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Nina Hollander
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Hard to say... it really depends on the floor plan and since I don't have one, can't really opine.

May 21, 2019 09:09 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Some familes might think that is a great plus, others, not so much.

May 21, 2019 08:12 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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If it works, it is OK

May 21, 2019 12:38 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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A little planing can locate the entrance to it around the corner.

May 21, 2019 12:04 PM
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Bob Crane
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I've seen worse locations.

 

May 21, 2019 12:03 PM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
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I wouldn't mind if it was a direct view into the bathroom from the family room. Maybe down a short hallway a bit. 

May 21, 2019 11:27 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
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Depends on your area I suppose. I had a friend with a home that a previous owner made a water closet out of the pantry. That seemed quite unhygienic, in my opinion. 

May 21, 2019 10:48 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Would rather that than one directly off the kitchen.  I have always found powder rooms off the kitchen really disconcerting.

May 21, 2019 10:21 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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I think it's fine.

May 22, 2019 03:46 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
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Totally OK in my book. I know mine saves me time every night. :)

May 21, 2019 05:26 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

The ones off the dining room or kitchen are more disturbing to me.  However, so many different floor plans around that we are bound to run into these odd things. 

May 21, 2019 04:12 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Okay

May 21, 2019 07:33 AM
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Wayne Martin
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It is all in the design of the floorplan. Some are good and some, well not so good is the best I can say!

May 21, 2019 06:41 AM
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Joan Cox
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It is better than off the kitchen!  

Jun 07, 2019 02:43 PM
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Rae Dolan
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Depends on the area. It was common in some places I've lived. In others, not so much. Same thing with masters up or on the 1st floor. 

May 23, 2019 09:30 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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depends on floor plan, is there a formal living room elsewhere?

May 23, 2019 04:06 PM
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Will Hamm
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Most builders has it that way, I think it weird.

 

May 23, 2019 08:48 AM
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Abby Stiller
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ok.

May 23, 2019 07:23 AM