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Which of these types of Unconventional Bedrooms would you prefer to have as your own?  

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  1. 1. Which of these types of Unconventional Bedrooms would you prefer to have as your own?

    • Basement
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    • Attic
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    • Guest House
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    • Converted Garage (Attached to House)
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    • Converted Garage (Detached From House)
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    • Other (Please Specify)
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Of these options, I personally prefer the basement.

It has privacy, can be warm in the winter, cool[er] in the summer, plenty of wall space for posters and shelves, you can make lots of noise down there, it's got a safe feeling to it, conveniently close to the kitchen (sometimes).  Basements are easy to sneak in and out of...little kids can be scared of 'em, so there's generally no fear of little siblings coming in, it's easier to get furniture in and out of there....

Sometimes they even got a full bathroom down in them, or at least a "butcher's shower", or a sink and toilet, or all three.  Some even have a private back room, to set up a bed back there.

Flooding would be my only concern, also, there's dust, potential vermin infestation/infiltration, dust from the ceiling from people walking around upstairs, and you can hear the noise from all over the house.

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I'd take the guest house. I'd have not only my own bedroom, but also my own kitchenette, bathroom and living space. It might be small, but it'd feel kinda like a hotel room if you think about it.

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Of these options, I personally prefer the basement.

It has privacy, can be warm in the winter, cool[er] in the summer, plenty of wall space for posters and shelves, you can make lots of noise down there, it's got a safe feeling to it, conveniently close to the kitchen (sometimes).  Basements are easy to sneak in and out of...little kids can be scared of 'em, so there's generally no fear of little siblings coming in, it's easier to get furniture in and out of there....

Sometimes they even got a full bathroom down in them, or at least a "butcher's shower", or a sink and toilet, or all three.  Some even have a private back room, to set up a bed back there.

Flooding would be my only concern, also, there's dust, potential vermin infestation/infiltration, dust from the ceiling from people walking around upstairs, and you can hear the noise from all over the house.

basement or guest house
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Flooding would be my only concern, also, there's dust, potential vermin infestation/infiltration, dust from the ceiling from people walking around upstairs, and you can hear the noise from all over the house.

Try investing in some mousetraps, a dust vaccuum (do those even exist?) and a huge loudspeaker that blares rap music when it gets too noisy upstairs. That'll make your basement bedroom a little better  :).

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basement or guest house

SWEET! :friends:

My parents hope to one day convert out pool side garage into a "pool house" guest house.  For legal/zoning purposes, we call it a "pool house", not a guest house, so we needn't take out a permit of any kind to do so.

Try investing in some mousetraps, a dust vaccuum (do those even exist?) and a huge loudspeaker that blares rap music when it gets too noisy upstairs. That'll make your basement bedroom a little better  :).

Hm, I'd use a pellet pistol or a .22 caliber rifle or .22 caliber handgun for vermin control, a dust buster and/or a Dyson vacuum for dust, a wet/dry vacuum for flooding, and some noise canceling headphones for noise control, and soft foam earplugs for when I'm sleeping.

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SWEET! :friends:

My parents hope to one day convert out pool side garage into a "pool house" guest house.  For legal/zoning purposes, we call it a "pool house", not a guest house, so we needn't take out a permit of any kind to do so.

Hm, I'd use a pellet pistol or a .22 caliber rifle or .22 caliber handgun for vermin control, a dust buster and/or a Dyson vacuum for dust, a wet/dry vacuum for flooding, and some noise canceling headphones for noise control, and soft foam earplugs for when I'm sleeping.

De-con for mousetraps/posion works very well. (my dad used some in the garage and it worked well)
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De-con for mousetraps/posion works very well. (my dad used some in the garage and it worked well)

cool, thanks

you could also suck up a mouse or rat in the vacuum, that's supposed to kill them, I've heard.

also, having a cat in your home, the natural pheromones of a cat, the scent of a cat, will naturally drive away rats and mice, since they are the natural enemies/prey of a cat.

A basement bedroom also absorbs sound in it, so you can blast your tv or stereo as loud as you want.  Unfortunately, you can hear all the sounds of the house coming down into the basement, BUT, you can eavesdrop on conversations in the house that way, and always know who's coming over.

I wish California homes had more basements. :(

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cool, thanks

you could also suck up a mouse or rat in the vacuum, that's supposed to kill them, I've heard.

also, having a cat in your home, the natural pheromones of a cat, the scent of a cat, will naturally drive away rats and mice, since they are the natural enemies/prey of a cat.

A basement bedroom also absorbs sound in it, so you can blast your tv or stereo as loud as you want.  Unfortunately, you har all the sounds of the house coming down into the basement, BUT, you can eavesdrop on conversations in the house that way, and always know who's coming over.

I wish California homes had more basements. :(

basments aren't safe in earthquakes that's why

now over here on the other side of Tornado alley basments are more common.

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Umm, I would not call the basement unconventional... It's where my bedroom is :} but as far as unconventional, I think I'd like to sleep outside, nice and windy, and you got a natural alarm clock (sun)

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Of these options, I personally prefer the basement.

It has privacy, can be warm in the winter, cool[er] in the summer, plenty of wall space for posters and shelves, you can make lots of noise down there, it's got a safe feeling to it, conveniently close to the kitchen (sometimes).  Basements are easy to sneak in and out of...little kids can be scared of 'em, so there's generally no fear of little siblings coming in, it's easier to get furniture in and out of there....

Sometimes they even got a full bathroom down in them, or at least a "butcher's shower", or a sink and toilet, or all three.  Some even have a private back room, to set up a bed back there.

Flooding would be my only concern, also, there's dust, potential vermin infestation/infiltration, dust from the ceiling from people walking around upstairs, and you can hear the noise from all over the house.

^This

Basement :)

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An converted garage attached to the house sounds good on paper, but it would get quite cold there in the winter. Temperature is now creeping down to -30 Celcius.

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An converted garage attached to the house sounds good on paper, but it would get quite cold there in the winter. Temperature is now creeping down to -30 Celcius.

Maybe the basement could be your winter bedroom. The facts that basements are underground and geothermal heat comes up from underground might make it suitable when the garage is'nt. I would'nt sleep in the attic though (at least not mine) because attics can get beastly hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter, so you'd roast or freeze if you tried sleeping in an attic.

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basments aren't safe in earthquakes that's why

now over here on the other side of Tornado alley basments are more common.

so true...

in Hawaii, there are absolutely no basements anywhere (something about the water table, I forget...)

Umm, I would not call the basement unconventional... It's where my bedroom is :} but as far as unconventional, I think I'd like to sleep outside, nice and windy, and you got a natural alarm clock (sun)

Well, I'm talking about parts of a house used as a bedroom, when they generally serve a different purpose (although you could use a courtyard, patio, or screened in porch as an "outside bedroom", especially in summer)...generally, you don't wanna sleep outside, trust me.  There are bugs, there's rain, snow, hail...also there's the extreme temperatures.  It's cool you have a basement bedroom.

Basement :)

Cool! :yes:

An converted garage attached to the house sounds good on paper, but it would get quite cold there in the winter. Temperature is now creeping down to -30 Celcius.

yeah...here in Cali we don't have those extreme chills, so we don't have to deal with that problem in a converted garage.  There is a concern about zoning board restrictions, however, regarding the garage conversion.

The facts that basements are underground and geothermal heat comes up from underground might make it suitable when the garage is'nt. I would'nt sleep in the attic though (at least not mine) because attics can get beastly hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter, so you'd roast or freeze if you tried sleeping in an attic.

Attics suck when it comes to an unconventional bedroom.  Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, sloping walls limit headroom...

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Sounds like either High water table or Rising water table.

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Maybe the basement could be your winter bedroom. The facts that basements are underground and geothermal heat comes up from underground might make it suitable when the garage is'nt. I would'nt sleep in the attic though (at least not mine) because attics can get beastly hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter, so you'd roast or freeze if you tried sleeping in an attic.

No, a basement wouldn't suit me. And I do in fact have my bedroom in the attic. If it gets warm in the summer, I just take of my sweater. Heat rises, so it's warmer than the rest of the house in the winter.

Head room is more than good enough, even for a tall guy like me.

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No, a basement wouldn't suit me. And I do in fact have my bedroom in the attic. If it gets warm in the summer, I just take of my sweater. Heat rises, so it's warmer than the rest of the house in the winter.

Head room is more than good enough, even for a tall guy like me.

The attic in my house is far from good for sleeping in. There are only a few small vents in the attic that take in air from outside, you have to crawl to move around, the insulation makes it uncomfortable during the summer and during the winter, when there's no heat outside in my area, it feels like a meat locker. I just opened my attic door a few minutes ago and cold air blew on my face. My house was built in the 1930's with renovations made over time. You probably live in a newer house so maybe that's why your attic is more cozy than normal.

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No, a basement wouldn't suit me. And I do in fact have my bedroom in the attic. If it gets warm in the summer, I just take of my sweater. Heat rises, so it's warmer than the rest of the house in the winter.

Head room is more than good enough, even for a tall guy like me.

That' depends on your houses construction greatly.
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That' depends on your houses construction greatly.

Solid Norwegian architecture. Built to withstand absolutely everything nature can throw at it. My parents built it themselves around 20 years ago. There was a huge huricane that struck it while it was half-finished. The scaffolding was blown away many kilomteres away and are still not found, but the house itself didn't suffer a single scratch.

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Solid Norwegian architecture. Built to withstand absolutely everything nature can throw at it. My parents built it themselves around 20 years ago. There was a huge huricane that struck it while it was half-finished. The scaffolding was blown away many kilomteres away and are still not found, but the house itself didn't suffer a single scratch.

Do you live near the ocean? Chances are that if you do, the scaffolding may have been blown away to sea. Otherwise, it probably landed in another town or city in several pieces and the remains of the scaffolding were taken away during the cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the hurricane.

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Basements are few in Britain, but when I'm in them theres this strange feeling of pressure. I'm not sure about the others (what is a guest house?).

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Basements are few in Britain, but when I'm in them theres this strange feeling of pressure. I'm not sure about the others (what is a guest house?).

A Seprate house or room that is on the property usually used in the older days when it would take forever to travel places for guest.
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Do you live near the ocean? Chances are that if you do, the scaffolding may have been blown away to sea. Otherwise, it probably landed in another town or city in several pieces and the remains of the scaffolding were taken away during the cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the hurricane.

Nope we live quite a bit from the sea. It's probably blew of into the woods or the mountains, no one is going to find them there for a long time.

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Nope we live quite a bit from the sea. It's probably blew of into the woods or the mountains, no one is going to find them there for a long time.

So...wait, your attic scaffolding blew away?  I'm sorry to hear that, Asper.  I didn't know Norway had hurricanes, holy s***!  :shock:

I like basements, cause being in one, kinda reminds me of being in a catacomb, a grave, a crypt...an underworld. >=]

If I had a basement bedroom, I'd make it look like a catacomb/crypt, with some artificial skulls, and electric candles with realistic flickering flames, and I'd attach the electric candles to the tops of the skulls...I'd have a burial-vault-shaped bed, a coffin-shaped coffee table....resin, or poly-resin material made gargoyles....a French veiled mourner statue by the stairs, a grim reaper statue, an easel with a wreath of dead flowers, and bouquets of dead flowers hanging upside-down on the walls...black shroud scrim fabric cloth hanging from the ceiling...I'd paint the floor black, and cover it with area rugs with fallen leaf patterns...

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