Attention all those who design family homes.
There is something lacking in most of the new, modern, resort style homes displayed in the real estate section of newspapers. And in the new display homes in the "Homes" section of the weekend papers.
A coat closet.
Years ago, well, a couple of generations ago, when you walked into your home, there was a coat closet built in somewhere near the front door, or at least a shelf for hats and a row of hooks under it for coats.
So handy for coming and going to have your coat and hat always ready by the door.
Now, when you walk into your home, you have to go all the way to your bedroom wardrobe to hang up your coat.
I've also noticed in a lot of new designs, there doesn't seem to be a linen press in there.
Not in the laundry, not in the hallway.
Where are people expected to store their sheets and towels? Their polishing cloths? And whatever else people shove in there.
There doesn't seem to be any provision for sports equipment either.
Which doesn't bother me too much since I don't play sport, but other people do and often they can't fit their car in the garage because all the walls are lined with sports gear.
Should I mention the "makeover" people?
Those who redesign the family backyard and when they've finished, it may look beautiful with shrubs and a barbecue, paved areas,and a water feature........so handy for "entertaining".....but they've removed the washing line to do this and don't seem to have replaced it, even in a different spot.
Where do they now hang their clothes to dry?