There’s a small office off my kitchen that I don’t use, as I do most of my work on my laptop. I want to turn the space into a workout room, but my mother-in-law has voiced her concern that people will be able to see it from the kitchen and that it will be unappealing. What do you think?
— S. Youngers
It’s your house. I think you should smile politely and say, “That’s interesting,” and then do what you want.
—Patricia O’Dell Shackelford
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