I own a home building company. My company was just contacted to build
a house for a gay couple. Normally the "gay" part would be
meaningless as far as my job. The problem occurs because this couple
said they want a "gay house", and want it equipped with all the "gay
Ummmmmm, what the "F" is all of this? I thought gays lived in the
same kind of houses as normal people. And what are these accessories
and what are they used for?
Aside from pink siding, I can't imagine what else to do to the house
to make it look gay. other than putting a cock weather vane on the
house, and I dont mean a rooster.
His and his towel racks. (joking)
(without being gay, "..not that there is anything wrong with that" -
Separate bathroom sinks, large closets (possibly separated also) w/
Probably be more of a open, trendy decor (possibly pastel color
I'd start with all the special requests couples usually get into
If this isn't a real question, it sure could be. I have seen at least
one article in home-decorating magazines about a reno for a two-man
Picture a two-income *childless* couple who do a lot of dinner-party
and/or cocktail-party entertaining. That means a kitchen and dining
room suitable for big entertaining. Also the ensuite bath could be more
open to the bedroom; an open shower, sink area open to the bedroom,
that kind of thing. Privacy is less of a concern than in a traditional
Yeah, the bidet's a good idea. Also: a urinal. Seriously. Several of
the high-end home plumbing lines include urinals. Ask your supplier
who's buying them.
Probably no rec/rumpus room but maybe a home office and maybe a home
gym. *Maybe* a "games" room but I doubt they'd expect you to guess
their tastes for that one.
It's a stereotype but you mind find their decorating tastes are more
modern/euro/urban than country-style. But ask.
Of course, they're as likely to be as mindful of resale value as
anyone, so they might not want things TOO weird. On the other hand I'm
sure you deal with a lot of families who are in complete denial about
ever wanting to resell their home.
(O.K., bad, unethical, homophobic, Un-PC, bad-attempt-at-humor here):
You could turn all the barstools up-side down...
In all seriousness:
Not sure what they mean either, but I'm sure when you are done it must look
Our long time phone installer had a basic axiom:
1. track lights
2. ficus trees
we had a few in our neighborhood, always very quiet, and
well kept house and yard. would trade a family with
teenagers in favor of them as neighbors in a minute!
-larry / dallas
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