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This template has been created to potentially replace the various lists of rooms that appear on House, House plan, and Single-family detached home.--Jrsnbarn (talk) 16:46, 26 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Storage room"[edit]

For what it's worth, no, the disambiguation page at "Storage" does not give a definition for this term. This is likely to come up again until such time as the new article mentioned is created. Dekimasuよ! 14:34, 17 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


What is meant by "lounge"? This could represent a Waiting room, which is already in the article. Or a Living room, which is also there. Or a Bar (establishment), or an Airport lounge. In the comments I see: "a public waiting area provided with seating as in a hotel; do NOT disambiguate to living room." Is that a lobby?

I think the issue I see here is that the term provided is too vague to have any real meaning. In some cases, the possible meaning isn't even a public area. I suggest giving the term more precision instead of using a blanket term and throwing the link to the DAB page. Right now, it doesn't seem all that useful to me, and I don't see much potential in a general "lounge" article since the term is pretty vague by definition. -- Transity(talkcontribs) 16:58, 7 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I note that you are American. Please note that America is not the whole world, or even the whole of the English speaking world. In the UK and Australia, lounge is by far the most common contemporary term for a "living room", and thus the word lounge is not vague at all, it means living room, the primary usage, unless otherwise specified. Choalbaton (talk) 16:20, 4 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Under Private spaces or whatever, one of the links is Batcave, from Batman. Is this vandalism? {{SUBST:User:Flarn2005/sig}} 20:39, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

That was me. Is this not correct usage? I was under the impression the template simply documented all types of rooms that have articles on Wikipedia. If that's wrong accept my apologies. Betty Logan (talk) 21:16, 16 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing a few -- snug, mud room[edit]

Some homes in the British Isles have a small, private room called a snug. It was on the template for a while but was removed for some strange reason. Also, mud room really should have its own entry instead of being hidden under entryway. If someone wants to learn about mud rooms, it is doubtful that they would look under entryway. (talk) 11:21, 23 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another thing that would be useful would be to include such things as an Edinburgh Press. I've heard of them but don't really know what they are. Information on them is rather sparse. About the only real explanation I've seen is at http://www.scotslanguage.com/articles/words/566. (talk) 01:07, 30 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another missing room that seems to be becoming somewhat popular in the US is the return of a "keeping room" adjacent to or connected to the kitchen. (talk) 08:32, 31 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Let's narrow down the scope of the template[edit]

(My response to revert per WP:BRD) It doesn't seem very useful to me, to clutter the navbox just to offer to a reader of Classroom to have a quick single-click navigation to Fainting room. For the miniscule minority of users interested in a very broad class of "all things that have 'room' in the name or are closely related to such", it is sufficient to use Category:Rooms. I propose to limit the scope of the navbox to rooms of a house, like in my edit. --Kubanczyk (talk) 10:25, 10 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Category:Rooms is a place to list just about every type of room someone can think of. It is a real pain in the neck to look through it just to find those rooms that may be found in houses. The title of this is for "Rooms and spaces of a house" not "Rooms and spaces of Kubanczyk's house". (talk) 08:25, 31 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Private Library links to an article about something entirely different than a library in a house. 2001:1890:1263:AF0:5417:93D2:F7D2:DEDE (talk) 18:46, 5 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"I propose to limit the scope of the navbox to rooms of a house" Is that your house, most houses, or rooms that are common in at least some houses in some countries?

For example, most houses would not have a room called a "snug", but some do. There are also "cloak rooms". And "mud rooms". Some houses have a "boot room" which some times seem to be a "mud room" and other times seem to be the same as a "man cave". (talk) 02:45, 26 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quite right. Porte-cochere and Fainting Room can like Armoury, Robing Room, Chapel (not on the list oddly when that is far more common in castles and great manors/haciendas around Europe) can go under Great House article.- Adam37 Talk 20:07, 16 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]