It’s a brand new year and you know what that means–time for HGTV to reveal its Dream Home 2012! It’s something I always look forward to, even though I’ve been kind of disappointed by some of their houses in recent years. They’re describing this one as a modern rustic ranch home (“think fishing camp meets ski retreat with tons of 5-star luxury!”) on the banks of the Provo River in Utah.
Take a look!
Ignore the little red “plus” signs that pop up on the photos here and there. If you check out the photo tours on HGTV.com, you can click those symbols for more information (but they don’t work here, obviously).
The colors in some of these rooms are just too dark and muddy for me. I prefer those bright whites and classic blues in the Great Room and kitchen to the more muted tones in rooms like the Master–just my personal thing. Love that porch off the bedroom, though!
This weekend I proclaimed that I could never live in another house without a mudroom. “That’s a deal breaker for me,” I said. My son Jake was like, “Really? That’s where you draw the line?” I thought about it for a minute and then said, “Yes. I could do without a lot of things, but I have to have a mudroom.”
But I digress! The point was that I could go for a house with not only a mudroom but a changing room (whatever that is) and a big laundry room connected to it, too:
I couldn’t figure out where the washer and dryer were until I saw the next photo:
Ta-da! There they are. Would you want your washer(s) and dryer(s) hidden like that? I don’t really see the point, myself. I’d always have those cabinets open because I’m always doing laundry!
Check the HGTV listings for the “Dream Home 2012” Special. It’s set to air multiple times over the next several days. For now, here’s a quickie, 90-second tour of the house (a short ad runs first):
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