- A master bedroom with a seating area. It would just gather clothes to be folded.
- Stainless steel in the kitchen. Two words: blow fish.
- Laminate flooring = built between 1998 and 2011. I'd rather go with a high quality vinyl.
- A kitchen table and a dining room. Redundant.
- Jetted tub. I'd rather have a deep soaker, plus, it's hard to get into the jets and they get moldy fast. I only like mold on my shower doors.
- Shower doors.
- Pedestal sinks. They have no storage and no place to set the soap.
- Garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. It seems like they are either broken or they stink.
- Large bedrooms. Let's put space in the living areas of the house, rather than the sleeping areas.
- Faux stone--let me qualify that--cheap faux stone. It's like a bad toupee: we can all tell.
- Granite countertops. Holy smoke, have you priced that stuff? Whew! I'll get another trivet.
- Windows that reach the floor. I had those once. Five children produce a lot of mucus.
- Humongous closets. If I have enough stuff to fill this baby, I need to get rid of some stuff.
- Cupboards with glass panes. Do I really need the constant reminder that I am a disaster?
- Open floor plan. I simply must be able to close off the kitchen when someone arrives unexpectedly.
- Any shelving without doors below four feet. Imagine: cook books all over the floor, pots and pans concerts during the busy dinner prep, lovely and delicately bottled vinegars, oils and dressings scooped out of their homes and replaced with Polly Pockets, Winnie the Pooh, and muddy trucks.
- White grout. Actually, I'm thinking about eliminating floors altogether. I haven't quite worked out how that could happen, but cleaning floors is certainly a job I could live without.
Now, don't you worry. The money I've saved on the above items has a happy home in built-in book shelves, custom hinges and extra burners. Sometimes, though, it helps to organize my needs and wants lists when I also have a no thank you list.
What's on your no thank you list?