Design a House and We'll Give You a UK City to Live In

By: Zoe Samuel

Design a House and We'll Give You a UK City to Live In
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About This Quiz

The United Kingdom fills up the island of Great Britain, as well as portions of the other British Isles. It's a beautiful country with a temperate climate that is never extremely hot and (contrary to myth) never extremely cold. It has lovely little villages and hamlets where everyone knows their neighbors and the most exciting event on the calendar is when the bluebell woods really go nuts in May and create a natural phenomenon. 

It also has super cosmopolitan cities where you can enjoy every cuisine under the sun, see theater for next to nothing or a huge fortune, and revel in a thousand diverse cultures all living in harmonious chaos. It also has market towns that are a mix of both, where you'll know your neighbors but also be able to do your shopping without getting in a car.

If any of these appeals to you, all we need to point you in the right direction is to know what sort of house you like. The United Kingdom isn't just stately homes and cute little cottages, despite what Julian Fellowes and Richard Curtis might have you believe. 

So whatever you dream of, tell us, and we'll let you know where you're most likely to find not just the lifestyle that suits you best, but the house that you dream of inhabiting!

Where would you build your dream home?
In the center of culture.
Outside the congestion of the big cities.
In an atmospheric city without too much modern architecture.
In a seaside village.

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What style of architecture would your home be?
Super modern, or old with modern bits underneath.
Brutalist.
Baronial.
Edwardian.

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What sort of neighbors would you like?
High flying finance and media types.
Worker bees.
Students.
Retirees.

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How many bedrooms would you home have?
3
2
4
5

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What sort of moldings would you like for your hallways?
None.
Ones that are easy to clean.
Simple ones.
Ornate ones, picked out in different colors.

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What amenity would you like nearby?
Public transportation.
A mall.
A park.
The sea.

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How many floors would your home be?
3
1
2
4

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What would your master bathroom be like?
Spare, modern design.
Spartan.
Old-fashioned fixtures.
Luxurious.

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What would your primary entertaining space be?
The drawing room.
The family room.
The game room.
The kitchen.

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What style of interior design would you like?
Victorian mixed with contemporary.
Drab, spartan, utilitarian.
Victorian.
Edwardian.

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How high tech would your bedroom be?
Very. I'd have a lot of smart devices in there.
I'd like an echo dot, but no television!
Just an AM radio.
I'd keep my PC in there.

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What would you put in your home's game room?
A PS4 and a massive television.
An RPG table.
A snooker table.
A vintage pinball machine.

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What kind of heating system would you like?
Central, with a thermostat.
Space heaters.
None.
Fireplaces.

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What sort of entertainment system can your family room not do without?
An Amazon TV.
A Roku TV.
A hi-fi sound system.
An old fashioned radio.

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What sort of bed would you like for the master bedroom?
Something shiny. Clean lines. Modern form.
A bunk bed.
A captain's bed.
A plush, four poster bed.

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What part of the house would you use for long term storage?
The basement.
I'd rent a mini-storage locker.
The attic.
The shed.

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How would you set up your kitchen?
Modern, with a breakfast nook.
Bare-bones, with an island.
Spare, with plenty of space.
Huge, with tables and chairs, and an Aga.

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What kind of photographs would you hang?
Cityscapes in black and white.
Family photos.
Digital photo frames with cycling images.
Photos of dogs.

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What kind of light fixtures would you like?
Modern sconces.
Florescent energy savers.
Deliberately old-fashioned, with Edison bulbs.
Gas lights.

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What kind of window treatments would you like?
High tech smart blinds.
Roll up blinds.
Blackout curtains.
Curtains and Venetian blinds.

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What quirk would you like for your home?
A roof deck.
A view of the train tracks.
A back garden.
A widow's walk.

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How many square feet would you like your home to be?
2,500
1,000
3,000
7,000

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What kind of windows would you like for your home?
Floor to ceiling, sound proof windows.
Whatever double glazing is cheapest.
Antique windows.
Old windows with bits of stained glass in them.

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What sort of paintings would you hang?
Abstract expressionist paintings.
None.
Art by my friends.
Paintings of fishermen at sea.

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Would you have a garage?
Yes, but something hidden in the architecture so it doesn't offend the eye.
I'd use a municipal garage.
I'd just park on the street.
I'd probably have one, but park in front of it.

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What sort of light switches would you like?
Smart switches.
Inexpensive ones.
Old fashioned ones that look like I'm about to animate Frankenstein's monster.
Dimmers.

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What kind of bar would you have?
Something that folds away into the wall when not in use.
Just a cabinet.
Something evocative of times gone by, loaded with whiskey.
I'd set aside a whole room for that.

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What kind of couch would you have in your family room?
Something that looks like it came out of the film "Ex Machina."
Whatever is on sale at Ikea.
Something warm, preferably with some in built storage.
An L-shaped unit.

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How many people must your dining room seat?
8
2
6
12

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What kind of sculptures would you have in your house?
Mechanical ones that move.
Action figures.
Primitive pottery.
Flies for fishing in a display case.

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