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Jan 21

People’s Choice Round Two: Vote for Master Suite Features

Blog Cabin 2014 People's Choice Vote

We’ve arrived at round two of our People’s Choice vote for this year’s DIY Network Blog Cabin. Help us select features for the upstairs master suite, from the closet design plan and headboard to the bathroom style and light fixtures. You have nine decisions to make this round. Share your picks with fellow fans (and me!) in the comments below.



  • Posted at 10:27 am on January 1, 2014
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  1. Thank you Kayla, Boy is all that going to fit in the upstairs? Must be making it bigger then we think. I hope the window seat wins. You can always get comfy chairs but it is a little harder to put in a window seat. Thanks for the fun choices.

    vicki_in_Utah on January 21, 2014 at 10:55 am
    • You may have missed the discussion some of us had a while back about how much bigger they show the widows walk in the siding renderings. My guess is it's going to be about 8ft longer – one triple window unit plus a little at the end. ;)

      Clive on January 21, 2014 at 11:18 am
    • Clive 8 more feet onto the widows walk doesn't seem like enough space for all that it looks like Dylan is planning. But can't wait to see it all finished.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm
    • With the longer room, can it be divided into both social game space and comfy?

      We have a little guest this week. I would LOVE to have a place to stash all her toys. But then, we'd need the comfy chairs for cuddling. So…..just a thought. :)

      Trish on January 23, 2014 at 10:19 am
    • I so agree on the window seating.. just think of that view and how nice to read, meditate, whatever in that window seating? love, Love, LOVE it! :)

      AndreaMP on January 21, 2014 at 11:45 am
    • Let's keep voting every day for the window seat !!! I love it !!

      gremol on January 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    • i love window seats with storage and built-ins, the swedes have it right

      twoTERRIERs on January 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm
    • And twoTerriers, maybe one of the Guest Hosts would build the window seat.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 21, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    • i loved that seat in North Carolina…..near the stairs it was beautiful….white…..don't know if you remember….it was not a window seat, but could have easily been…

      twoTERRIERs on January 23, 2014 at 2:20 am
    • I know I have seen a window seat built I thought it was in a BC by Josh Temple but maybe it was in one of his house crashes. I think when ever anything in a BC can be hand crafted by one of our pros, we should go for that and not the store bought stuff JMHO.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 23, 2014 at 10:32 am
    • The 2012 had bench window seating.

      AnniesOwn on January 23, 2014 at 10:47 am
    • Vicki, Blog cabin 2013, had a storage place under the stairs that had killer trim that Josh called the Temple Star. He also built window seats in Blog Cabin 2011, and Blog cabin 2010,& 2012.

      Deborah Maness on January 26, 2014 at 1:08 am
    • To bad not all the people that vote read the blog. But we sure can try.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm
    • Vicki
      I agree with your opinion on the window seat. We have asked for one in prior BC's and I agree you can always get a chair and if anyone is thinking it is wasted space? they can put drawers underneath for storage or make it so the top opens and you can store, whatever? Best part is you don't have to dust under it!:>) I have always loved window seats, esp. on stormy days for reading or that occasional mid-day nap:>)<3o.0 My kitty cats will love a window seat if they get there before my dog! or me! LOL!

      ruffybc on January 22, 2014 at 10:49 am
    • yes, yes, yes and my pups would adore as well….cucumber recommended putting a pull-out bed, a murphy type bed in one….i think that was an excellent idea…

      twoTERRIERs on January 23, 2014 at 2:21 am
    • My dog Henry would love this place as well as my two indoor cats-plenty of windows:>)

      ruffybc on January 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    • hi ruffy…..i can see it now dog and cat heaven…..on earth of course…

      twoTERRIERs on January 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm
    • Vicki, I totally agree with you in regards to the window seat!!!!! Why pass up a beautiful built in window seat when one can easily get comfy chairs. This is the first time I ever voted 10 times—for two reasons, the window seat and the private area with (hopefully) lots of built in shelving—both would be a dream come true:)

      joyfulj9 on January 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    • LOL joyfulj9, in the 8 years I have been voting for BC things, this is the first year I have voted all of the votes each day, for the very same reason, window seat and private area. Heres hoping it gains more votes.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    • Interesting- I've alway used my 10 votes. Those mail box choices were very important! :)

      Lia_M on January 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    • i am voting 10 times a day myself, because of the window seats…..yes, yes…

      twoTERRIERs on January 23, 2014 at 2:22 am
    • Vicki, I am for the window seats too! I can just see myself watching the sunrises and sunsets sitting on the window seat with my two Shorkies! lol <3

      jchristie24 on January 23, 2014 at 2:12 am
    • Hum, a widows walk is a natural sanctuary….i can't imagine playing pool while looking out at the dreamy landscape…

      twoTERRIERs on January 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm
    • Love a window seat to gaze out at the water, stars, landscape. There will always be room to add a small bedroom chair too. Because of humidity and weather, I like keeping this simple.

      ChicagoBirder on January 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    • You are 100% right. I am going to change my vote starting today.

      Willard in , Ca on January 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm
  2. Nine decisions in one day? That's asking a lot, but as faithful Blog Cabin devotees, we'll do our best!

    DBCoop on January 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
    • It was a bit overwhelming at first but I had fun with it. :D

      AndreaMP on January 21, 2014 at 11:42 am
    • 9 questions, 10 times per day … for two weeks. Whew.

      Kayla@HGTV on January 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm
    • Wow, just doing the math here — 9 tough design decisions at 10 crucial votes per day times 14 consecutive days equals 1,260 votes just for round two! Will I have any time left to share my opinions and debate the pros and cons of the vote tallies on the blog?

      PS: for the sake of speed, a word to the wise. In order to avoid any extra time scrolling up and down during the voting process, just reduce the vote page down to about 70% of normal size. You'll have all 10 votes done in no time at all — to the delight, or chagrin, of fellow voters!

      DBCoop on January 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm
    • If it's the same decision for all the choices, how difficult can it be? :) Just giving you a bad time, Coop!!!

      Love and hugs!!

      BrendainKs on January 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    • This is a piece of cake for the Bloggers. Last year at one point we had 15 decisions to make at once.Bring it on!!

      Deborah Maness on January 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    • Plus we had to go to 2 web sites to vote.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 22, 2014 at 9:59 am
    • Can I get back on the blog I don't know why i was blocked or redlined, please? Check out my other blog postings. I'm not a bad poster. tanks Minitoni

      minitoni on January 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm
    • And there you are, minitoni, back on the blog, just when you least expect it. Miracles do happen and now happy days are here again.

      DBCoop on January 26, 2014 at 1:15 pm
  3. Well, this is going to be interesting! I love the idea of having a vaulted master bedroom ceiling and window seating! Not to mention a spa like bathroom! I'm actually torn between the antique headboard and the fabric one: I'm voting on the fabric one, but I will truly be happy either way it goes! I'm also voting on a spa like bathroom but I love love love the traditional claw foot bathtub… choices, choices!

    dsterli9 on January 21, 2014 at 11:09 am
    • I love a beautiful clawfoot tub too, dsterli9. Can you imagine one in this home?! Sigh…

      Kayla@HGTV on January 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm
    • This one has to have a claw foot tub! It's screaming for one! If not in the master then in the downstairs. It's a traditional bungalow. Let's put some features in that would have made the original owners/builders proud!

      amiller729 on January 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm
    • Sure Can.

      Deborah Maness on January 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    • Love clawfoot tubs, but I know the real ones are extremely heavy, and would be hard to get up the stairs.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm
    • I am torn also. I love the idea of the claw foot tub and I hope they have one in another bathroom in this home- but love the spa look and feel:>)<3 I also love the look of the pebble floor but not for cleaning-I voted for the mosaic:)
      As far as the head board I voted for the recycled headboard only because I really dislike that tufted look-if they do a smooth fabric or something else fabric would be fine-just not tufted:<(:<( looks too 50's-nothing against the 50's I grew up then:>) I do not think tufted fits with this cottage look?

      ruffybc on January 22, 2014 at 10:56 am
    • You might be right about the tufted fabric headboard being dated! I'm expecting that they will use an updated version though…

      dsterli9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:16 am
    • I'm sure that the designers wont put anything dated in this beautiful home! They have always taken our choices and made it work beautifully in the home! I think the choice of material will make all the difference in the world!

      I too love a claw foot tub, but just imagine that spa bathroom! I am hoping they find a way to put in a stand alone tub that will fit into the spa bathroom style.

      I just love the idea of the private sanctuary! Just imagine having coffee or tea there while gently letting yourself wake in the morning. Or sitting there enjoying a good book and a cup of tea on a rainy afternoon!

      Rebecca on January 24, 2014 at 10:20 am
    • I can imagine one Kayla! I've been dreaming about a bathroom similar to HGTV's Dream Home 2009 bathroom with those wood floors and the claw foot tub right in front of the large window. That style exudes perfection! One Day! One Day!

      dsterli9 on January 22, 2014 at 11:19 am
    • Hi Kayla, I know this thread is about clawfoot tubs but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask that mimitoni be reinstated back to the BC blog.
      We can't figure out why she has been black listed seeing how she is a kind person that we all think of as an intercal part of our blog family.
      Thank you for any assistance that you may give us (her).

      Eugenia27 on January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm
    • My thoughts exactly!

      lpsweet on January 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm
    • I'm thinking the fabric one will be out of date quicker, antiques are neverout of date.

      WhitsEndRanch on January 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm
    • I voted for the upholstered headboard as it's more comfortable for reading in bed. Wanting indoor – outdoor fabrics on the headboard and throughout for high humidity conditions. Also to add a more "beach" look and feel.

      ChicagoBirder on January 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm
    • Exactly my logic….reading in bed.

      RLDorf on January 24, 2014 at 10:23 am
    • I think fabric headboards have become too common. I'm sure any wood used for recycling would be checked for lead paint. I think it would be dreamy to sleep with a unique headboard that is made from part of this original house. Also, for a private sanctuary, an evening bar is better. No kids allowed! Locks could be put on the bedroom door when you're not home, so kids would not get into the liquor. But how nice to sit in your window seats overlooking the lake in the evening with a glass of pinot noir! Yum.

      Angel on January 26, 2014 at 6:59 pm
  4. Everything looks gorgeous, can't go wrong with any of those choices.

    I thought traditional and up-cycled items would be little more in keeping with the history of the house but no big deal.

    An upstairs peaceful retreat would be our choice otherwise there's going to be nowhere that's a truly private retreat. Master suites on the ground floor with great rooms next to them are never really peaceful or private. Just my opinion. ^_^ Vote & vote again my friends. ;)

    Clive on January 21, 2014 at 11:25 am
    • I agree with you totally Clive.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    • thatswhy I don't think pool table upstairs in mastersuite. time for couple to relax-drinking coffee, tes, reading books or looking outside. hope to see some storms. . I loved pool table but downstairs=imanagine my grandson playing 5-6 am or 10 pm on school nite besides I think would take up large room upstairs- would like room not that it is not appreciated the other stuff is also beautiful and hard to chose from- makes fun this or that. you guys out did yourself

      bogartandbacall on January 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm
    • Hi Clive,

      I agree with you, and voted traditional/up-cycled, for a private sanctuary. But, I was wondering why we can't have both coffee/tea, for the earlier day, and the bar, for quiet evening relaxing. It would not require any serious alteration to the plan to have both in the owner's suite. It needs a pre-piped, coffee/hot water unit (this only requires 18" – 24" of width) a small bar sink, and 18" – 24" of counter space, with cabinetry below and shelves above. It could be done adequately within 60", lavishly at 72".

      More cold coming, stay warm friend.


      DGustaf on January 25, 2014 at 10:40 am
    • Hi Don, hope you & the family are saying warm. I see we're in for even colder weather next week. Just read that 60% of the great lakes are frozen over this year, compared with average of 38% in winter. Our little lake is certainly deep frozen. Took the kids ice fishing last weekend and had to drill over 18 inches to get to water. Still managed some 'gills and one fat bass, all still swimming.

      All the images of voting items except the closets are just stock photos. I doubt we'll get anything like the images shown. Only the closet will be one or the other option we see. The rest is up to the designers interpretation. I'm hoping that whichever beverage area wins there will be a sink and fridge. Then it can be used for whatever one wishes. Seems a rather pointless voting item to me. Just put in a wet bar and let people decide how to use it. :)

      Clive on January 25, 2014 at 11:33 am
    • Yes, the type of beverage area is a pointless vote; if a wet bar (coffee or alcohol) is installed, it will take little effort to make it do both. As long as there is small sink plumbing, a small fridge, and shelving it will be convertible for either.

      DGustaf on January 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm
    • For coffee/tea, all you need is one of those one-cup coffee/tea makers and a place to keep the cups. Would rather have a nice wine bar.

      Angel on January 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm
  5. I would love to see a big tub in the BC master bath no matter what style we end up with (PLEASE!). These choices are all fantastic and this is going to be a lovely home. I love the idea of a vaulted ceiling in the master and a private oasis, but the bonus room looks good , too! Can't wait to see how this vote goes!

    stlmom1 on January 21, 2014 at 11:30 am
    • Ditto on the tub.

      ladybyrd on January 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  6. I have a question about the closet choices. Are the differences the doors or the shelving/drawer/hanger components? Or the whole look? When I clicked on more info, I got the same info! Thanks, Kayla!

    stlmom1 on January 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
    • Same here! They need to fix the link! I hope its only the door vs. non door or else I may have chosen poorly. I agree it needs doors. I was hoping they would repurpose some old doors for the closets.

      amiller729 on January 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    • There are so many choices that it's a bit confusing. I think option 1 has sliding type doors and I think option 2 has draperies of some sort. That's my guess amiller729.:)

      Sheri McNamara on January 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm
    • That's what it looks like to me, too. I couldn't tell. I voted for the first one because it looked neater…that's the only way I could distinguish the two. It would help if they had a description listed.

      Carolyn Bourne on January 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    • I agree clicking on details they were the same?? I think the difference as I see is one has sliding doors and the other curtains-I voted for the doors, for sure.?:>)o.0

      ruffybc on January 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
    • The closet with the doors has many more drawers, but they are all shallow drawers.
      Surely the closet is bigger or wider than shown. It would be fine if all you had was 2 blouses and a skirt to hang up. lol

      webwoman on January 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm
    • There's a wide choice of design options for both closets offered but they're almost the same for both. Go thru the design section to see the options. The only thing these two seem restricted in is that they are both 'reach-in' style. There's only 14 inches depth according to the plans. Width and height can be to your specifications. However, I guess the sliding doors would not work if the closet were wall to wall. Then the curtains would be the option to go with. The sliding door option will be a smaller closet.

      DannyF on January 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm
    • The closet information link works fine for me. The closets are easy to get information about just click on the EasyClosets link then go to their 'Browse' section on the home page. The one with the curtain door is called the "Cocoa Reach-In Closet". The one with sliding doors is the "Modern Reach-in". There's a full description including prices and other images of their particular features with each one. Hope that helps. :)

      DannyF on January 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm
    • ifnot mistaken closet with doors has striped doors beside it down wall and with curtains you can see curtains down below.wall having chili wish I could share it all, could be tight with our conversations and of course iced cold tea-makes any meal=no dessert though have to work on that. back to closets can more than one be built-one for each-my husband has so many clothes and shoes one wont due thanks!

      bogartandbacall on January 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm
    • Option one has a drawer like system in the center lower half,, option 2 doesn't. it has more open lower shelving. 2 does have a curtain & looks sloppier.;)

      cucumberHOH on January 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm
    • Same vendor, different layouts. I like the first layout with shoes at eye level and a double set of drawers. I think it's an easier design to keep neat.

      ChicagoBirder on January 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    • I'm a closet girl. I think the size of this master closet is entirely too small. Although organizers can help, size is still important. Downer for me . . . I'd give up the tub for another closet. Love that it was voted for retreat with comfy chairs. Window seats are pretty, but not very comfortable. Keep as many windows with comfy chairs! Love the exposed beams!! Love the big shower; hopefully a rain shower head in the works! Can't wait to see this finished. I live in the area.

      Donna on February 5, 2014 at 11:09 am
  7. Now THAT was fun!!! Great choices!!! – and it looks like several are closely tied! This will be a fun one to watch as we keep voting :) … THANKS BC!

    CreativeGraf on January 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
  8. Wow!!! Now this is some meat to chew on! Thank you for all those great choices. Here's what I chose (and it was so hard to decide on some of these): Game room (we're a young family who plays a lot), Window seating (I always wanted one of those and what a great way to enjoy some of those great windows/views!), Vaulted Trusses exposed ceiling (hands down, the better option for so many reasons), spa bath, pebble shower, modern lighting (I don't care for old lighting- and since the wild, modern bamboo flooring won over the last round of voting, I thought the modern twist would flow nicely), DIY fabric headboard (so classy and popular. Plus, I'm skeptical of old wood w/paint on it, thinking is there lead in that old paint??), Coffee/tea bar area (I can't have all those exposed bottles and glasses with small children in the house- nor do I want to keep cleaning all those glasses and have to hide the liquor bottles from the kids. lol) If the adult beverage service was not so exposed, I would have voted for it. I'm interested to see how this all shakes out. Love this round! :D

    AndreaMP on January 21, 2014 at 11:41 am
    • Andrea, I haven' voted yet, I'm glad to read your views before I do. I've learned to come here 1st to see what the opinions are before I vote.

      Wind Chime Girl on January 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm
    • I like the more modern look in some places for this home only for the cleaning aspect. The bathroom recycled lighting looked like a major dust collector-charming but I think like you said the more modern lighting would flow nicely. I love the trussed high ceiling look.
      As far as the bar area-I noticed the coffee bar had a sink, where the drinking bar/glasses, etc. did not? It would be nice to have that option of a sink in the room for whatever you may use it for? So I voted for the coffee bar and BYO other drinks:>) You can have the best of both worlds. I can work my wine glass around any coffee bar if need be:>)

      ruffybc on January 22, 2014 at 11:07 am
    • Dust collector is exactly what I thought when I saw that upcyclyed light.. now it may not be that exact one, but still, if they do a close match, then you can guarantee, there will be dust and lots of it. :/

      AndreaMP on January 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
    • The upcycled light fitting will not gather as much dust and cobwebs as the exposed beams in the vaulted ceiling will. ;)

      DannyF on January 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm
    • lol.. true DannyF but I gotta have the trusses (and a good exterminator plan!)

      AndreaMP on January 23, 2014 at 11:15 pm
    • :) Thanks but no thanks. I'll let the spiders & bugs fight it out. No poison being sprayed anywhere near where I and my family live. Spiders are great for getting rid of flies and mosquitos. I'll take my chances with them. I was gently pointing out an illogicality in your blogs. You say you love the exposed trusses that will collect a lot of dust but don't want the up-cycled light fitting because it will collect a little dust. ;) Not trying to be nasty, it just seemed a little illogical. o.0 Hope I haven't offended you, I never meant to.

      DannyF on January 23, 2014 at 11:48 pm
    • DannyF. Yes, allow me to eat my previous post's words because we currently use the "Force Field" ultrasonic pest repellers (they plug into the outlets), so no chemicals in our home either. When we got a puppy and then a few years later, I had a baby, we kicked the chemicals to the curb. We live near water and have about 80 oak trees in our yard, so just imagine the spiders, mice, etc trying to get in… with the ultrasonic repellers, we don't have to worry. Best investment! I also clean a lot because we have a pre-schooler and a dog.. so that keeps the pests away too. LoL

      AndreaMP on January 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm
    • All I know is if I win this home I do not want to spend any extra time cleaning. I live in a colonial type home now and I love my things, etc. I have always kept a very clean home but now in life and if I have a new home or a vacation home I want it low maintenance :>):>) If I had to do it over I would for cleaner lines and certainly less clutter and fussy things.
      My motto in life now is simple, uncluttered and calm:>)<3<3

      ruffybc on January 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    • ruffybc, I hear that. Simple can be rustic but clean lines are simple too.. :) There's a Franciscan convent near us that has has a simple, rustic style with exposed trusses and beams inside and it is just heavenly in it's simplicity. And no dangling webs that I've ever seen.. a few mud wasp tunnels but no spiders floating from the rafters. lol

      AndreaMP on January 23, 2014 at 11:19 pm
    • The convent sounds heavenly:>) Yes, I love the design of the Amish. Here in Central NY burrrrr! there are some Amish communities, along with a museum. They have many examples of beautiful homes and buildings-all very simplistic but very functional-all beautiful. If I had it to do over I would lean heavily on decorating in this style-I think Vanilla Ice would also agree with me:>) Spiders and cob webs are what vacuums were made for-bye bye!LOL!
      Good luck:>) AndreaMP

      ruffybc on January 24, 2014 at 8:25 am
    • Awe, I'm originally from CNY and going up to see my pop soon. And during our stay, I hope to take my daughter sledding on the awesome hills we use to sled down when I was a growing up there. :D I loved, Loved, LOVED those Vanilla Ice/Amish episodes!! They were a hoot! xD

      AndreaMP on January 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    • Hi AndreaMP
      I am in the Syracuse, NY area heart of CNY. It is extremely snowy and very cold here today-not much better for the up coming week:<( It is very pretty but travel is a little tricky. I was out last night (family function) and the roads were horrible. It is great skiing and sledding territory-makes for great memories!:>) Safe and enjoyable sledding to you and your daughter:>)

      ruffybc on January 26, 2014 at 9:22 am
    • Hi ruffybc, I grew up in a suburb of the 'Cuse. :D And never thought I would say, I miss all that snow. We can't wait to get up there this week and now my husband is joining us. :) We'll have to get our NY Pizza fix too. Thanks for the weather news and kind words :D

      AndreaMP on January 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm
    • AndreaMP
      Small world! I wish you and your family safe fun:) I am also in the burbs/east of Syracuse:) We at the moment are getting a burst of snow in the next 3 hrs. Everyone man your sleds! :)

      ruffybc on January 27, 2014 at 8:40 am
    • I don't have any small children but I agree with you. If you were living in Florida you would want to get out and enjoy life and then come home to an upbeat home that would raise your spirits. I'm close to 50 and I wouldn't want to have to clean the choices of vaulted ceilings though. Can't wait to see how this home turns out. Would love to win it!!

      Melissa Hamm on January 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm
  9. Oh and the closets have to have doors, not curtains. Please vote for doors. :D

    AndreaMP on January 21, 2014 at 11:43 am
  10. Coffee and tea? Thats for living room conversation area isn't it?

    540sam on January 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    • In the master bedroom, strange. I guess I'd like to have my coffee waiting for me first thing in the morning.

      Eugenia27 on January 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    • Coffee & tea service bar in the master bedroom, now that's thinking! But I read it as being in the game room or private oasis room, correct?

      AndreaMP on January 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm
    • I read that we are voting on the Master Suite. Unless Kayla comes back and tells us differently, as far as I know, it is a choice between the two being in, or next to, the master.
      I'm going for the private oasis. I don't think I would enjoy a bunch of nosey people in or near my bed room

      Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on January 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm
    • I hope it is not in the master bdrm:<( I thought as you that it was for the social area room? I can crawl to the kitchen to get my coffee>)LOL!

      ruffybc on January 22, 2014 at 11:09 am
    • You have a choice of the bar/coffee setting for the "widows peak "area. I actually thought the idea was kinda weird.

      cucumberHOH on January 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    • cucumberHOH,

      I like the idea of an Upstairs Beverage Area (Especially if the Social Space wins) but would prefer something more generic than a bar/coffee setting. I would like a Base (With storage cabinet and mini refrigerator), a Counter (With a small sink and serving area), and a few Open Shelves (For glasses, mugs, napkins, plates, etc.).

      Time for Breakfast? Pull out a coffee maker, hot pot, or blender (Smoothie) from the cabinet while enjoying the Pecan Kringle on the counter.

      Time for Lunch? Pull out can of soda from the mini refrigerator and enjoy the sandwich platter on the counter.

      Evening? Pull out a bottle of wine from the mini refrigerator and enjoy some cheese and grapes from the counter.

      MAOW on January 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm
    • who would want to drag up stuff to make coffee and tea, or any other drinks? not me.

      vicki_in_Utah on January 22, 2014 at 5:41 pm
    • I have to agree with you vicki!

      jchristie24 on January 23, 2014 at 2:23 am
    • Right, but a beverage service is going to be there.. so, would you want coffee & tea or all that other glass wear and assorted drinks?

      AndreaMP on January 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    • my thought as well!

      COOLSMILEY on January 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm
    • It's not for the bedroom. It clearly states it's for the upstairs room. That's the retreat or the rumpus room, master suite will be on 1st floor. Mobility impaired access will work there too.:)

      Clive on January 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm
    • You are normally right but that is not how it is worded.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on January 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm
    • "upstairs room beverage area style" – no mention of Master bedroom. ;) I'm sticking with my guess that the upstairs room and Master Suite are different rooms and the Master will be on 1st floor. Can't change tack now but quite happy to be wrong. ^_^ After all, it's just a guess. ;)

      Clive on January 22, 2014 at 11:16 am
    • I don't know why you are assuming the master will be on the ground floor.
      The only thing that was stated was Dylan's note about it being relocated. He never said to where it would go.

      MyLadyNight on January 22, 2014 at 2:38 am
    • I noticed the open beam says it is for the master bedroom. So I am pretty sure that would have to be up stairs. " Choose the master bedroom ceiling treatment style".

      vicki_in_Utah on January 22, 2014 at 5:42 pm
    • Both ends of the first floor could have vaulted ceilings also. They're the same shape as the upstairs roof and big enough for the master to be under them. ;)

      Clive on January 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    • Or breakfast!

      lpsweet on January 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm
    • I guess they should have posted a future floor plan before the voting started.:S

      540sam on January 23, 2014 at 6:11 am
    • I thought about that also. However, there's at least one scenario I can think of where they wouldn't post the future floor plan yet. Maybe they have several plans already drawn up. It's easy and quick these days with computer (CAD) programs. Then they can wait until this round, the kitchen vote (next round), living space and media room votes are done before presenting us with the future floor plan with the winning choices included. That would give them a lot more flexibility. It would work and allow all the winning choices to be incorporated without compromise or skewing the vote. :) ;) JMO of course. :D

      Clive on January 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm
    • Amen!

      Angel on January 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

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