Secret? I don't think it's much of a secret. I want a home by the ocean, one in the woods with lots of acreage. It must have a guest house and a barn. High speed access to the net also. No roads though, thanks. Dirt tracks out to some remote highway. I always envision it as something of a log cabin, but giant.
2) What sort of home do you want to have when you retire?
See above. Of course, I want to retire now. I also want a house someplace tropical.
3) If you could make one room of your house over into your dream space, which room would it be and what would you do?
The dining room. It would be large and beautiful, with spaces for the perfect china cabinet, a sideboard and some antique chinese cabinets. Plus, room for the dining table (seating for 16). I can see the screens now...
4) What's the thing that everyone oohs and aahs over in terms of housewares that strikes you as perverse at best?
Entertainment centers baffle me. Seriously. I don't want to see that crap unless I'm watching it. Make me a nice cabinet already!
5) Is there something they haven't invented yet that you wish they would from the same category? If not, what have they invented that makes you grin that happy home grin?
A computer desk that works. It needs to hold my printer, scanner, and all the stuff that goes along with it. Plus, it must organize the cables and hold multiple computers. If only.