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Names of rooms in your house

Maister

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We can't be the only people who have 'alternate' names for various rooms in the house. Most of the rooms in our house are referred to with the usual designations which include downstairs:
family room
living room
dining room
kitchen
downstairs bathroom

upstairs we refer to them as:
Junior's bedroom
guest bedroom
upstairs bathroom
hallway....

so far pretty normal but things begin to get a little unconventional as we continue our list upstairs, as we have:
"The Bedroom" (master bedroom)
"The Duck room" (office/library/study/computer room named so because we have the bottom half of the room painted mallard green, a duck wallpaper border, and painted cream color on upper half)

in the basement we have"
"the Game Room" (rec room)
"the Animal Sacrifice Room" (seriously, the walls were splattered with red paint when we bought the house) this name kinda went out of vogue when I fixed it up a few years ago to be a man cave, and is now more commonly referred to as the 'Art room".

We also have a screened in porch which we normally refer to as 'the back porch' but during the winter months we cover the windows with plexiglas and use it the room as a cooler/fridge and refer to it as "the Meatlocker"

How about you, what do you refer to the rooms in your house as?
 

stroskey

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We have 8 rooms in our house. They are as follows:

Basement
Utility Room
Kitchen
Living Room
Bathroom
Computer Room
Guest Bedroom
Bedroom (w/ bathroom)


Growing up we also had another room, the Family Room
 

ofos

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The Kitchen
The Bathroom
The Other Bathroom
The Bedroom
M***'s Room (#1 son's frmr br) aka The Sewing Room
E***'s Room (#2 son's frmr br) aka The Computer Room aka The Music Room
The Living Room/Dining Room
The Office
The Addition aka The Game Room aka The Junk Room
The Shop (separate room accessed from garage)
 

Rygor

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"Spoiled Dog Room" (because it has a pillow on the bed that says "Spoiled Dog Lives Here") i.e. the guest bedroom
"Purple Bathroom" (because of the color scheme)
"Blue Bathroom" (color scheme again)
The Office (or Library, or Trophy Room)
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Hallway
Our Bedroom (master bedroom)
Basement Room (or Entertainment Room)
Basement Bedroom
Basement office
Laundry Room
 

otterpop

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Man, you people have big houses!

Upstairs:
Living room/dining area
kitchen
wife/my bedroom
son's room
bathroom

Basement:
bedroom
TV/treadmill room (aka man cave)
utility room
computer/storage room
bathroom (one of those with the raised toilet, subject of a long-ago thread)
 

TerraSapient

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Man, you people have big houses!
I was thinking the same thing! Things are much more ghetto in Hawaii. For example, we have 4 rooms in my "house".

The Bedroom
The Bathroom
The Square (because it is just a big square that is the living room and kitchen space all in one tiny package)
The Cat Room (which is a second bedroom that we have to use to feed the 2 giant dogs and 2 cats, store all their stuff, and use as storage for our own stuff)

Who wants to trade?
 

Otis

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Downstairs we have:
the front room (aka the weird room)
the laundry room (with bathroom, known as the downstairs bathroom)
the train room
the garage

Upstairs we have:
the living room
the art closet
the bedroom (with a half bath off it, known as my bathroom)
the bathroom
the second or guest bedroom
the kitchen (which includes the dining area)
the sun room (which is a sort of greenhouse)
the deck (with the hot tub)

I just thought about all the exterior doors we have:
the front door
the garage door
the side door (from the garage)
the back door (goes to the deck)
the sliding door (from our bedroom to the deck and about ten feet from the back door)
the sun room door (also to the deck and about one foot from the sliding door)
 

JNA

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Family Beach House

Upstairs
4 bedrooms
bathroom - rarely use inside showers

Downstairs
2 bedrooms
bathroom - rarely use inside showers
living room - still have a tv in a wood cabinet
dinning room - can sit 10
kitchen
backroom - sunroom

Outside
Shower
 

Dan

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My first house in Denver had a room in the basement one of my fiends called "the room where we keep the bodies." I called it "The Dungeon". I think every basement should have a creepy room like that, to validate my continuing irrational fear of unfinished basements.

My house in Orlando had what was known in Buffalo as a "Florida room". However, in Florida, a Florida room is called a "lanai". Go figure.

The Denver house (excluding closets):

Basement
The Dungeon/the room where we keep the bodies
Laundry room
Coal room
The illegal bedroom (finished room with carpeting and closet, unused)

1st floor
Living/dining room
Kitchen (wall between it and the living/dining room was removed)
Mud room (too big and too many windows to be a hall, but too small to serve as more than a place where you stamp your boots.)
Front bedroom (my den, guest bedroom)
Back bedroom (my bedroom)
Bathroom


The Orlando house:

1st floor
Great room (eat-in kitchen, living/family area)
Formal dining room
Master bedroom (unused)
Master bathroom (unused)
Master closet (unused - really, it was close to the size of my bedroom in the house where I grew up.)
Second bedroom (mine)
Third bedroom (guest room)
Pass-through bathroom (actually larger than the master bath)
Utility room (laundry, heat pump/air conditioning)
Garage
Lanai

2nd foor

Attic (unused, except for ant poison)


My house in suburban Cleveland (excluding closets and halls):

Basement:
Basement room (semi-finished: laundry, tools, storage shelves, etc)
The Pit (a hidden room that wasn't dug out completely when the house was built)

1st floor:
Living room
Old dining room
Kitchen
New dining room (addition)
Family room (addition)
Front bedroom (where I slept)
Back bedroom (guest bedroom)
Bathroom
Garage

2nd floor:
Third bedroom (unused)
Second bathroom (unused)
Attic (unused)

A lot of rooms for one person.
 

Richmond Jake

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All on one floor:
The Great Room - foyer, living room, dining area, kitchen, breakfast nook (where my 'puter is along with two book shelves)
Master Bedroom
Two other bedrooms (one serving as ZG's computer room)
Two full bathrooms; one at the end of the hall the other in the master bedroom
Utility room (laundry area and my half bath)
And the outdoor patio room over the pool

Exterior Doors:
The front door
Garage door
Door to the pool area from the utility room (blocked by kitty litter boxes :-{ )
French doors to the pool area off the Great Room
French doors to the pool area off the Master Bedroom
 

TerraSapient

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My house in Orlando had what was known in Buffalo as a "Florida room". However, in Florida, a Florida room is called a "lanai". Go figure.
How interesting. "lanai" is a Hawaiian word that describes an outdoor living space. I didn't realize the word had been adopted elsewhere.
 

kjel

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Kitchen
Bathroom
Living Room
RT's Room (the 1 bedroom)
Mom's Room (the dining room)

If I went to sleep before RT I tell her get out of my bedroom which is code for turn off the tv and go watch it in your room.
 

cng

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Kitchen
Dining Room
Living Room
Family Room
The Bedroom
Master Bath
Joe's Room
Derek's Room

As for the names of the last two rooms... No, those are not rooms named after my kids. My wife and I don't have any kids. The rooms were named after my former roommates back when I was a bachelor and had the house. The easiest way to distinguish the two guest bedrooms were naming them after the last occupants of the room.
 

WSU MUP Student

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Nothing exciting in terms of what we call the rooms in our house except that my wife mistakenly calls the living room the "family room" and vice versa.
 

Hink

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Basement
Wine Cellar

Ground Floor
Kitchen
Living Room
Toy Room
Utility Room
Downstairs Bathroom

Second Floor
Bedroom
Kid's Bedroom
Guest room
Upstairs Bathroom
 

Maister

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Downstairs we have:
the front room (aka the weird room)
the laundry room (with bathroom, known as the downstairs bathroom)
the train room
the garage

Upstairs we have:
the living room
the art closet
the bedroom (with a half bath off it, known as my bathroom)
the bathroom
the second or guest bedroom
the kitchen (which includes the dining area)
the sun room (which is a sort of greenhouse)
the deck (with the hot tub)

I just thought about all the exterior doors we have:
the front door
the garage door
the side door (from the garage)
the back door (goes to the deck)
the sliding door (from our bedroom to the deck and about ten feet from the back door)
the sun room door (also to the deck and about one foot from the sliding door)
Ooh ooh I know!! Professor Plum did it with a wrench in the conservatory?
 

DetroitPlanner

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As with Dan my house's basement still has its coal room. I just use it for storage.

2 bedrooms
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Bathroom.

I don't know what to call the 2nd floor. Its a totally unfinished room in a bungalow. Its far too big, light-filled and spacious to be an attic. Nothing is up there but a few empty boxes which I should really just pitch.

Cottage/Cabin:
Main Room
Front Bedroom
Rear Bedroom
Bathroom
 

Queen B

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Nothing special about any of the names in our house.
The brown room is downstairs. Actually a code bedroom but we don't want the kids sleeping under us...;)
We do have an area that is "behind the furnace"

I used to have a house with a creepy basement and we saved pop cans. The door opened off the diningroom. We always told little kids it was Egors room and that he eats aluminum cans, We would open the door and growl as we threw them down stairs.:D
 

mike gurnee

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First home, built by eccentric great uncle:

First floor
library
office (alcove off library)
living room
the alcove (off living room)
dining room
breakfast room (became TV room with the advent of technology)
kitchen
front hall
stair hall
back porch (fully enclosed)
powder room (bathroom to you whippersnappers)

Second floor
Master bed room
Summer bed room (no heat)
sleeping porch (fully enclosed: above porte cochere, 3 large windows)
Back bed room
Winter bed room (was a suite with back bed room)
Upstairs hall
tub bath
shower bath
closet hall (perhaps designed as a trunk room)
attic (above the tall ceiling living room, 4 steps up)

Basement
furnance room
bar room (rathskeller)
dungeon
 

beach_bum

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in 787 square feet:

Kitchen (no pantry)-small laundry room off it
Coat closet
Bathroom
Bedroom/closet
Livingroom/Dining Room/BF's storage area

he refuses to get rid of the world's ugliest coffee table, so instead of a dining area we have a coffee table with stuff piled on it.
 

Tranplanner

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Our upstairs guest bedroom is still called JNL's room as she was the first guest to use it. Come to think of it, she even helped us move in!
 

Maister

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Our upstairs guest bedroom is still called JNL's room as she was the first guest to use it. Come to think of it, she even helped us move in!
[ot]Speaking of JNL, whatever happened to her? Haven't heard a peep from her for months![/ot]
 

mendelman

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Our current house - all on one level (no basement):
  • Living/Dining room (realy one large L room)
  • Kitchen
  • First guest bedroom
  • Office/second bedroom
  • Main bathroom
  • Master bedroom with bath split between toilet/shower in a small room and the sink/vanity open to the bedroom
  • Playroom (would be a Family room in a household without little children)
  • and Lanai ;)
Yes, we have four bedrooms, but we like having the boys in one room right now while they are small, though by 4am every morning they all usually end up in our bed with us. So, while we have 6 beds in the house (King, Queen, Double and 3 toddler) we all share the King often.

Plus, I know this may hurt my urbanist cred, but love my attached 2-car garage.
 

btrage

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Kitchen
Living Room
Dining Room
Playroom (in basement)
Downstairs Bathroom (actually in the basement)
The Addition
Upstairs Hallway
Upstairs Bathroom (no bathroom on main level)
_____'s Room
_____'s Room
Mom and Dad's Room
 

Mud Princess

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Other than the "usual" rooms like kitchen and living room, we have:

"the back bedroom" a/k/a the guest room on the 1st floor

"the cats' room," so-named not because the cats sleep there, but because the litter box and food plates are in that room; if we didn't have cats, it might be called the "media room," since all our records, CDs, & tapes are stored in there too

"the bedroom," our bedroom upstairs (there IS no "master bedroom" in this house)

"my office," a small room referred to by the previous owners as "the sewing room," but I don't sew and the built-in drawers, cabinets, and countertop are perfectly suited as an office for me

"the middle bedroom," an upstairs room located between our bedroom and my office, which doesn't have a designated purpose except overflow from our bedroom

"the attic," really an unheated area above the breezeway that we use for storage
 

ursus

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We have the typical, and there are:

Evie's room
The Boy's room
The Girl's room
The Other Bathroom
The Jungle Room (traditional name for Kailee's bedroom, due to carpet)
The Elk Room (ugly panelling with pictures of wildlife on it)
The Craft Room
and The nasty kitchen (MIL apartment downstairs)
 

Bear Up North

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Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Front Porch (Enclosed)
Back Porch (Patio with awning)
Master Bedroom (Downstairs)
Bedroom (Upstairs)
Bedroom (Upstairs)
Study (Upstairs)

The "study" is really just a room that still has personal papers and files, but the desk was removed a number of years ago. I use a desk in the Dining Room for my observations on life and living in the slow lane.

I refer to Katie's son as "The thing that lives in the basement." He has conquered more than half of the basement. The other (partial) half has the laundry room and.....

The Monster Room. (Small room with fuse boxes, some storage.)

Of course, the giant anti-Cyburbian 2-story barn-style garage is mostly filled with this Bear's goodies. :-c:D

Bear
 

Elevenz

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We thought long and hard about some of the names, trying not to be too pretentious (are there degrees of pretentiousness?).

Media room
Living room
Family bath
Family hall
Dining room
Guest room
Guest bath
Greater hall
Kitchen
Master bedroom
Master bath
Hearth room (studio with fireplace)
Summer kitchen
Workshop
Train room (model railroad)
 

Doohickie

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I fixed it up a few years ago to be a man cave, and is now more commonly referred to as the 'Art room".
Please.... don't be that Tony Romo.

[video=youtube;a09sAffit58]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a09sAffit58[/video]
 

Salmissra

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Current rental house has the following the rooms:

Downstairs
Entry (with visible stairs)
Guest bedroom
Under the stairs bathroom
Living room
Kitchen (includes area for table/chairs)

Upstairs
Reading/Bonus room (has windows so not appropriate as a media room; if we had kids it would be a play area)
Master bedroom w/ bathroom
Hallway
Laundry room
Computer room
Guest bathroom
Guest bedroom
 

DVD

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We have the usual:
Kitchen, dining room, family room (downstairs room with TV and couch), master bedroom, kids rooms (by name of each kid), and an office (normally another bedroom)
The only odd name we have is the living room getting called the "front" room. It comes from a past house where the living room was the first room you walk into. We didn't use it as a living room. It was a kids play area. Still is today.
 

michaelskis

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Old House in MI we had the following: (About 3,500 not including basement)
1st Floor:
Entryway
Foyer
Pass though
Playroom (former sitting room)
Living Room
Office
Bathroom
Bathroom hallway
Coat Closet (big enough for 1/2 bath)
Dining Room
Kitchen (with back stairwell)

2nd Floor:
Hallway
Master Bedroom
Nursery
Closet room (is a full size bedroom that was the original owners nursery since it had an original door to the master bedroom and a special heating system connected to the master bedroom fire place)
Laundry Room
Guest Room (former servants room)
Back Bedroom (for the two oldest)
Back stairwell to kitchen)
Storage room
Storage closet
Attic Stairwell

Basement:
Back room (under kitchen)
Main Area (under living room and office)
Workshop (under dining room)
Front room (under playroom)
The Scary Room (under coat closet and pass through) *The room is a bit weird and we have learned of some less than appropriate things that have occurred in there.
Coal Bin (It was the size of a typical 1/2 bath)





For our current apartment we have: (about 1,200 square feet)
Front Bedroom (For oldest)
Back Bedroom (For two younger boys)
Bathroom
Living Room
Kitchen
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Closet/Hall/Laundry Closet
Master Bedroom.
 

TOFB

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grand ballroom
petite ballroom
trophy room
servant's quarters
guest house no. 1
guest house no. 2
art gallery
bowling alley
spa
theater
kitchen
dining room
living room
bathroom
bedroom
 

JNA

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who uses terms like

rec room, backroom, front bedroom, back bedroom ?
 

michaelskis

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grand ballroom
petite ballroom
trophy room
servant's quarters
guest house no. 1
guest house no. 2
art gallery
bowling alley
spa
theater
kitchen
dining room
living room
bathroom
bedroom

What? you took the library out? ;)


Our old house was built during a different era and the house was divided a bit more than they are today.

who uses terms like

rec room, backroom, front bedroom, back bedroom ?
One who has a rec room, backroom, front bedroom, and a back bedroom.
 

Gedunker

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Our house was remodeled after the owner became incapacitated after WWII. The kitchen was remodeled into a bedroom and the half-bath off the kitchen was made into a full bath. The door leading to the dining room was closed off. The rear porch was enlarged and transformed into a small kitchen and sunroom at the back of the house.

The former kitchen is called the "X-Room" for extra room. It is a really awkward room with three doorways in one wall that makes placing furniture really difficult. We have the washer and dryer in the X-Room and a dresser but I'm wrestling with how I'm going to squeeze some effective space out of it. It's more like an oversized mud room.

(A virtual copy of my house is across the street from my house and the kitchen is in its original location in that house. Some other minor alterations exist between the two homes, but it was kind of creepy visiting the copy.)
 

Dan

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With married life, it's time to bump this old thread. Cedar contemporary, design from a 1980s-era plan book by Claude Miquelle, built in 1989. No basement -- they're not as common here as elsewhere in upstate New York.

* Front hall or entry foyer, which is actually a kind of a luxury around here. Many houses just have a front door that leads directly into a living room. The entry foyer is the only "cathedral" room, with stairs to second floor. A hallway on the second floor looks down onto the foyer.
* Living room.
* Dining room.
* There's a great room with a kitchen and sunken living area. I call the sunken area a family room, and my wife calls it a den in California-speak. We usually eat on the kitchen island.
* Ground floor utility room (with no utilities) and half bath.
* Upstairs bedroom and bathroom: master bedroom and master bath.
* Upstairs bedroom 2: office.
* Upstairs bedroom 3: Dan's office or guest bedroom, depending on the use.
* Upstairs common bathroom: guest bathroom.
 

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In my home I have a room called The Grotto and another room called the Arsenal of Democracy. My basement office is called Mission Control. The back yard shed is Kaczynski's Shack. Lastly, there is a Gandhi Room, but I can't tell you where because every* damn one of you works for some kind of nosy Gubbament.

*Statistically near enough.
 

JNA

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Do any of your rooms have pocket doors ?

The house I grew up in had pocket doors
two into the kitchen - front door hallway and dining room
and for a bathroom.
 

kjel

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Two places later....

Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Basement (RT's lair-bedroom, bathroom, laundry, sitting area)
Master bedroom
Baby's bedroom (she's 7)
Bathroom

We also have a beach house now...

Living Room
Dining Room
Bathroom
Peacock Room (guest/office)
6116

6117

Pineapple Room (Mine & Bella's room)
6115

Zen Room (RT's bedroom)
6118
 

terraplnr

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We don't have any funny/unusual names for the rooms in our home (3-bedroom duplex), but at my old apartment we had a Harry Potter closet and then a Romeo-and-Juliet door overlooking the living room, from my bedroom.


Do any of your rooms have pocket doors ?

The house I grew up in had pocket doors
two into the kitchen - front door hallway and dining room
and for a bathroom.
We have a pocket door that closes off the kitchen/dining room from the rest of the first floor, which is handy when we need to have conversations about the children (who are watching TV in the living room) while we are getting dinner together.
 

RandomPlanner

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In my parents' house, my father added a two-story addition off the back of the house. Downstairs, it consists of the "outer room" -- a mud room of sorts where you usually enter the house (and is used for extra food storage during the cold holiday season) and the "outer outer room" which my mother has started calling the "furnace room". It does have a furnace in it but since there was another room in the house that we always called the "furnace room", I'm still slightly annoyed that she's now changed the meaning of that title.

Upstairs is a large room that caused much disagreement as to its purpose and was never actually finished. It became a catch-all/ workshop and is affectionately known as "THE UPPER ROOM". I think it's a hilarious title that most people don't appreciate. Come on -- the upper room! It's funny!
 

Planit

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Totally understand The Upper Room reference - good stuff.

We had a pocket door in the house between the kitchen and the foyer. Basically you could see the kitchen from the front door, so this would close it off.

My dad had several pocket doors in his office. One of them fell off the tracks and he never fixed it because he didn't want to take down the drywall to re-hang it (they had tried other options).

Our house today:
The Girl's room
Our room
kitchen/dining
living room
downstairs (which is essentially a MIL suite)
 

Maister

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Like kjel's digs. Especially the 'peacock room'. How much for the furry chair? I give you 15 dollar.
 

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You can find my house on AirBnB if you want pics

Mudroom
kitchen
dining room
living room
downstairs bedroom (used to be "our room" but now it's my MIL's)
big room (has the tv in it)

upstairs
girl's room
Gabriel's room (where we sleep, he sleeps in the girl's room)

basement
side porch
 
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