Live in the Fun House, Literally
Is your home fun? When I’m talking to potential home sellers one of my first bits of advice, and the best staging tip to sell their home fast while appealing to the most potential home buyers, is to neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. But what if you don’t have plans to move any time soon? A few fun features might make you want to be at home more often, right? Amusing details make fantastic focal points and conversation pieces when you have guests. And something entertaining around the house just generally puts you in a better mood. The indoor slides below would most definitely qualify as fun!
I’ve been in the Real Estate business in Arizona a pretty long time, long enough to have seen some very unusual things both beautiful and head-shaking. A remarkable subterranean dome house in Gilbert is artistic, cool and comfortable. In Mesa, one homeowner designed a jaw-dropping back yard oasis worthy of any high-end resort. A remodel in Chandler resulted in doors that wouldn’t fully open and kitchen facilities in unexpected places. I even remember one house long ago, that along with its human residents, was home to hundreds of chirping, soaring pet birds. I haven’t yet seen (although I think I’d like to) a home with a fun and functional indoor slide. Apparently indoor slides are more common than I might have imagined. I’ll let Zoe tell you all about them!
Drool Over These Indoor Slides
By Zoe Eisenberg
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:
We’ve covered many-a fun house feature here on Housecall,
from 3D floors
to wacky kitchens,
and bedazzled bathrooms.
But when it comes to cool features, what is more fun (and frivolous) than a house decked out with an indoor slide?
These homeowners know how to have a good time, and I’ll bet not all of these slippery babies are for the kids. Behold, four fun indoor slides to make you super jelly.
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Seemingly straight out of the movie “Big,” this vibrant London townhouse allows you to slip from the master bedroom to the dining room in seconds. And doesn’t that sunflower yellow give you all the good feels? Also, pay mind to that pillow pit. This setup is ideal for hours of safe, slippery fun. Just look how happy that family is! This could be you, if only you would install an indoor slide…
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Something about the style of this slide makes me think of Play-Doh. But still, it’s pretty rad, or at the very least, a great pick up line. “Want to come back to my place and check out my slide…?” Who could say no to that?
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This silver baby is marketed as a kid’s slide, and if that’s the case, call me a child and sign me up! It’s rare something as ostentatious as a giant indoor slide looks good with the decor, but this design nailed it. Can’t you just imagine some hotshot CEO sliding downstairs in the morning in her bathrobe and slippers? Maybe even somehow balancing a coffee cup?
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If you have an indoor pool, an indoor slide is sort of a must. If this was the sitch in your home, you’d have a guaranteed party spot. Just stand at the top and holler, “I am a golden god!”
Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2017. All rights reserved.
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