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Name That Room!

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Lately, I've been doing REO appraisals on large, relatively new mfg. homes. (Large = around 2,000 square feet. New = > 1999).

All the ones I've seen have Georgia HUD tags.

Anyway, there's this little room connected to the Master Bedroom, with no door between them...just a wide opening to walk through. I don't know what to call it. Looks like it could be used as an infant's room or possibly a dressing room. Room is no bigger than 10 feet on the short side.

What the heck is the name of that room?

Thanks for any information.
 
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Uummmm :?:

Den - or office - or sitting room

yeah, sitting room sounds good.

:?:

Tom, I'm sure you checked on this but, are those GA homes rated for the correct Hurricane Zone for your area????? Most GA homes are zone I which is not legal here in Jax.
 

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Thomas,

I've seen many with the little rooms you talk about. I consider them a part of the bedroom; they have no function as a separate room.
 

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Depending on the size I sketch interior walls and label the sketch with the same "office den sitting room" options Pam came up with

OR if it has a real wide opening and no possible 'seperate use' it is labeled as part of the

"Master Bedroom Suite" :roll: :wink:

I just put the nomenclature as to extend int that 'room' on the sketch and let it go!
 

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Tom,


If you know the type of the home, (model, ect) contact the manufacture,
or the dealer, what do they call it?
 

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Some manufacturer's plans I've seen refer to such a room as a "Retreat". I usually call it a den or sitting room. It confuses some sales agents, so they fall back on their catch-all description of "Bonus Room" although some try to be creative and call it an extra Bedroom. I try to consider the function of all the rooms and these usually appear to be used most as a sitting room or nursery.
 
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Thanks, everyone,

After I posted this question, I went back to the mfg. home to get a couple of photos I had missed. Got to rummaging around in a kitchen cabinet drawer, and under a pile of papers, found the mfgr's. floor plan. On there, it was called a RETREAT. What from?....a spouse?

BTW, seems like divorces, foreclosures and over-appraised mfg. homes all go together. Is there a single root cause?

Tom
 

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BTW, seems like divorces, foreclosures and over-appraised mfg. homes all go together. Is there a single root cause?
Tom

Tom:

General poor financial management and poor communication are cited as the #1&2 cause for divorce.

Folks who don't reason well and get suckered into "a deal" without doing their homework probably qualify on both counts. :?:
Just MY guess :?
 

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"What do a tornado and a redneck divorce have in common?"

"No matter what happens, somebody's gonna lose a dawg and a trailer."
 
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