Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Taste in Homes?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Taste in Homes?
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About This Quiz

You might not be aware of it, but the area where you grew up influences a lot of your choices. It's impossible to spend your foundational years somewhere without the area's subtle traits sneaking in. It can even influence your home choices enough for us to figure out where you first called home! 

It would be too obvious to assume that your love for farmhouses means that you're from the heartland. Farmhouses are popular all over the country! Similarly, loving exposed brick doesn't mean that you're a city slicker who loves nothing but modern touches. During this quiz, you'll be asked to choose from kinds of houses and housing features. Once you make enough interior and exterior design decisions, the sum of all your choices will lead us to the place you grew up. 

From where your dream house sits to the number of floors that you need, your taste in houses is highly personal. But underneath every choice, there's a regional influence. Can we figure out where you live by the number of closets that you refuse to live without? Answer all these questions, and your home turf will pop out like a wrap-around porch on a beachside bungalow. Or will it? 


Victorian When you see a Victorian house, do you think it's creepy or beautiful?
Some of them are creepy!
I think they are too big for practical living.
I love them!
Victorian houses are not as cool as farmhouses.

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Confused Which one of these things makes you scratch your head when you see it in a house?
Carpet in the bathroom
Unfinished garage floors
When beautiful woodwork has been painted
A fireplace that's been sealed off

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Master Bedroom Think about your dream master bedroom. What makes it special?
A large living area
Massive walk-in closets
French doors and a balcony
A master bathroom out of a magazine

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Close up of a welcome mat in an inviting house Ideally, how many bedrooms do you need a house to have?
Three
Five or more
Two, plus a workspace
I only need a studio.

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Basement in house What's your idea of the best way to use a large basement space?
A tornado shelter
A game room
A mother-in-law suite
I would rather have a big attic space.

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Appliances 14 Hardwood floors or ceramic tiles? Which one goes down in the kitchen?
Tiles are best for kitchens.
Laminate flooring is meant to handle kitchen conditions.
I want hardwoods in every room.
They make tiles that look like hardwoods. They are ideal.

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Brady HGTV Which of these HGTV stars would you want to decorate your house?
Joanna Gaines
Vern Yip
Jonathan Scott
Sarah Richardson

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Kitchen Would you prefer to cook in an open-plan style kitchen or a galley kitchen?
Open-plan is the only way to go.
I like galley kitchens so I can have some privacy.
I'm not too fussy about kitchens.
As long as it's close to the dining room, I don't have a preference.

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Row of Detached Homes in Idyllic Community When you think about curb appeal, what pops into mind?
A nice porch
A cute sidewalk
Flowers and shrubs
Mature trees

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Woman taking a shower close up Walk-in showers or wet rooms? Which one would be your choice?
I like my tub and shower in one unit
I have always wanted a wet room!
I need my own walk-in shower
As long as there's a jacuzzi tub, I don't care about the shower.

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Young woman vacuuming house Do you think that carpet has any place in any room?
Outdoor carpet is great for a patio.
I don't mind it in the bedroom.
Hardwoods or tiles are the only acceptable uses.
Carpet makes a living room feel cozy.

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Close-up of Architect engineer drawing plan on blueprint with architect equipment If you had to pick a design era, which one is more your style?
Craftsman
Industrial
Boho
Mid-century modern

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Authentic home apartment interior with blank wall What are your thoughts about having exposed brick in the living room?
It's too dark.
It adds charm.
I like wood decor more than bricks.
I think it looks unfinished.

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6 home office Where are you most likely to add a home office space?
The basement is the quietest place.
I like a lot of natural light. Whichever room has that will be the office.
I like the idea of an upper-level office.
A little nook off the kitchen would work for me.

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Home Theater Room If money were no object, would you rather have a home theater or a wine cellar?
I'll have one of each.
A home theater would be rad!
I would rather have a home studio.
A wine cellar is on the bucket list.

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Black and White tile Would you rather have subway tiles in the bathroom or the kitchen?
I like glass tiles more.
Can I have them in both rooms?
They make great kitchen backsplashes.
Subway tiles make any bathroom look fancy.

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Kitchen Counters What kind of countertops would we find in your dream kitchen?
Marble
Quartz
Concrete
Granite

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Ranch style house Do you like the way ranch houses are all on one level?
The layout is efficient and modern.
I think ranch houses lack character.
I prefer a multi-story home.
They seem too crowded for me.

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Tiny house Would you be happier living in a small bungalow or a large farmhouse?
I would love to own an old farmhouse.
I would be happier in a penthouse.
Bungalows are perfect for me!
If it were a newer farmhouse, I would choose that.

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Solar panels 11 Which one of these energy-saving features would you add to your home?
Solar panels
Smart appliances
Low-flow toilets
Geothermal heating

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Back Yard Party Family When it comes to outdoor space, do you need a large backyard?
I need at least an acre or two.
A small, manageable garden is something I would enjoy.
I'm fine with a little patio area.
I need yard space but nothing too big.

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Colorful Roof tops home houses Stones, shingles or siding? In your opinion, what home exterior looks best?
Stone
Shingles
Siding
Bricks

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A pretty log cabin in the woods Would your ideal vacation home be a beach house or a log cabin?
Can I have a cabin at the beach?
A beach house
A chalet-style cabin
Actually, it would be a luxury yacht!

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Entryway of brick New England home with picket fence What kind of entryway would suit your family's needs best?
A mudroom
A grand foyer
An entry through the garage
A little hallway space

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Jackets Could you make do without any built in closets?
No way!
Yes. I could buy cool wardrobes.
I prefer open shelving.
I don't need a closet in every room, but they are important.

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Driving Would you sacrifice the perfect home for a shorter commute?
No, but it's tempting.
A shorter commute time is worth a lot to me.
I don't mind a longer commute.
I would change jobs before I gave up the perfect house.

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Kitchen Table Does your kitchen need to have an island or a breakfast nook?
Both!
I like the islands that you can put stools around.
Breakfast nooks are too cute!
My kitchen and dining room should be one continuous space.

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Cute little garden shed in back yard Your new house has a shed outside. What will you do with it?
I'll make a man cave.
It will be my new greenhouse.
It will be my she shed.
I'm sure I'll use it for storage.

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Stack of Rugs What type of rug would you use to dress up your living room?
Wool
Bearskin
Cowhide
Large rag rugs

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Country house with green back yard in sunny summer day Should your home sit in the suburbs, the city or the countryside?
The countryside
The city
The middle of the woods
The 'burbs

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