For a while now, Shane and I have talked about buying a house. Of course, this is really just a dream right now. (Update: he got a job! But it's on-call, and might not even end up being part-time. We'll see, though.) Still, dreaming, I look on Craigslist every once in a while to see what's out there. And I'm constantly struck by the stupid designs that I see. By this, I don't mean that the architect designed the interior of the home poorly, rather that the placement seems poor. This is true for our apartment, too.
It also leaves me with very few options for my plants. They're all gathered in our little dining room (I did mention that the squashes are on the dining table) because that's the only place where they'll get enough light to survive. Even then, there's a wall that blocks out the morning sun, so they're only getting about half of what they otherwise would. Our bedroom has the only other south facing windows and I've toyed with the idea of putting a plant or two in there, but I'm not sure where they would go. It's a very tiny bedroom and super cramped as it is. The ceiling is tiled and wouldn't be able to support a hanging plant. So, for now, our dining room tends to look like a jungle in the summer.
The only real upside to all of this is that, when we do buy a house, I know exactly what to look for and what to avoid. Because it would drive me nuts to live in a house that's as poorly designed as our apartment is.