Here's a spider you may have encountered around the household:
This species of funnel weaver ranges across the U.S. and most of North America. I found this individual on the hallway wall in my house (presumably, escaping the cold.) After I submitted it to Bugguide, I received the quick ID for the beast. The genus Tegenaria (téh-juh-NARR-ee-uh) has several species in North America and is (for the most part) common.