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1. What is the best way to communicate with you?
2. Number and ages of children that will be occupying the home.
3 . How many total square feet do you have in mind?
4. What is your approximate budget for home and lot combined?
5. Have you already identified the land / lot on which you wish to build?
6. General Design Style? (Mountain, French Country, Contemporary, Modern, Colonial, European, Tuscan)
7. Is there a particular area of your home that is a high priority?
Outdoor Entertainment Area
8. Special Needs: (Office in home, handicap accessible, entertaining area, wine cellar, home theater, children’s den, wet/morning bar, butler’s pantry, etc…)
A . SITE INFORMATION
(3) Street Address
(4) Will there be any major site improvements? (Pool, Outdoor Kitchen/Fireplace, Sports Court, Barn, Terraces, etc)
B . EXTERIOR
(1) What type of exterior elevation do you desire? (Mountain, French Country, European, Colonial, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Tuscan, Modern, etc.)
C . Photographs of exteriors of homes that you like would be helpful. Drop files here or
(1). What exterior materials do you prefer? (Stone, Brick, Shake, Siding, Stucco, or combination of those?)
(2) What type of roofing materials would you like? (Decorative Shingle, Metal, Concrete Tile (flat or barrel), etc.)
D . FLOOR PLANS
(1). How many cars and what type?
(2) Do you need a workshop?
(3) Do you need a sink?
(4) Do you need a side door?
(5) Do you need a service door?
(6) Do you need extra storage space?
• E . Back Hall
(1) Do you need a Mud Room ?
(1a) What is the Function of the Mud Room ?
(1) Approximately what size/shape?
(2) What type and finish on cabinets?
(3) Do you want the sink at a window or in the island or both?
Sink at a window
Sink in the island
(4) Do you want a breakfast bar/island?
(4a) What length / seating capacity?
(5) What type of appliances do want?
Free Standing Refrigerator
Built-in Refrigerator 42”
Built-In Refrigerator 48”
Built-In Refrigerator Larger than 48”
Beverage or Wine Refrigerator
(5a) What brand of appliances do you want?
(6) Do you need a desk in the kitchen?
(6a) Do you need a data port for the desk?
(7) Do you want a walk-in pantry, standard pantry or cabinet pantry?
Standard Closet pantry
(8) Do you need a prep kitchen or caterer’s quarters?
(9) What floor finish do you want in the kitchen? (Tile, Stone, Hardwood, Other):
(10) How do you want the kitchen shaped? (U, L, with island, galley, etc.)
(11) Do you want the kitchen to open to another room? (Dining, Nook, Great Room, etc.)
(12) What kind of ceiling treatment do you want for the kitchen? (Flat, Coffered, Vaulted, Trey, Beamed, etc.)
G . Breakfast Room/Nook
(1) Do you need a breakfast room/nook?
H . Laundry
(1) What approximate size do you want the laundry room?
(2) Do you want to walk through the laundry room to the master bedroom?
(3) Do you need an additional laundry room to facilitate secondary bedrooms?
(4) Please check the features you want in the laundry room:
Wet Hanging Closet
Fold Down Iron
Separate Mud Room
Access from Garage
Access to Master Closet
Half or Full Bathroom
I . Family Room/Great Room
(1) Approximate size you want the Family/Great room?
(2) Do you need built-ins? Describe:
(3) Do you want a fireplace? If so, what material would you like to use? (Stacked Stone, Brick, Concrete, Slate, Wood burning ,gas log or bothetc.)
(4) What floor finishes would you like in this room?
(5) What type of wall finishes would you like in this room?
(6) Do you want a special ceiling treatment? (Vaulted, Beamed, Coffered Tray, Cypress, T&G covered etc.)
(7) Do you want a wet bar located here? (Ice maker, Sink, Refrigerator)
(8) Do you want the Family/Great Room open or closed to the kitchen?
(9) Do you want stairs accessing Basement/Upstairs from this room?
(10) Are there any decorative features you would like to display? (Plant ledge, Sculptures, Paintings, etc.)
J . Living Room
(1) Do you want a formal Living Room?
K . Hearth Room
(1) Do you want a Hearth Room?
L . Dining Room “Open Style” “Formal Style”
(1) Approximately what size of Dining Room – open or formal?
(2) How many people will the Dining Room need to accommodate?
(3) Would you like a special ceiling treatment in the Dining Room?
(4) What floor finish do you want in the Dining Room?
(5) Do you need a butler’s pantry, china closet, or buffet?
(6) Do you need a fireplace in the dining room?
M . Foyer
(1) Approximately what size do you want the Foyer to be?
(2) What type of ceiling do you want in the Foyer? (One Story, Two Story, Tray, Barrel, Vault, etc.)
(3) Do you want the Foyer open to the Dining, Living, Study, Other
(4) Do you want the staircase in the Foyer?
(5) Do you have a preference for the shape of the stairs? (Straight, L Shape, Round, Meet and Greet, etc.)
(6) What type of floor material do you want in the Foyer?
N . Study/Library
(1) Do you want a Study / Library? If yes, what size?
(2) Do you want built in Cabinets or Bookcases ?
O . Master Bedroom
(1) Where do you want the Master Bedroom located?
(2) Approximately what size do you want the Master Bedroom to be?
(3) What kind of ceiling in the Master Bedroom? (Flat, Tray, Stepped, Vaulted, Coffered)
(4) Do you need built-in cabinets or bookcases?
(6) Do you need a sitting area in the Master Bedroom, separate, or neither?
In the room
(7) If applicable, what kind of ceiling would you like in the sitting area? (Vaulted, Coffered, Tray, etc)
(8) Do you need a fireplace in the bedroom, sitting room, or see-through to bath?
In the bedroom
See-through to bath
(9) Any other special features in the Master Bedroom?
(10) Where would you like the cable / power outlets, telephone jacks, light switches, located?
(11) How many furniture walls, and what length, will you need in the Master Bedroom?
(12) What floor material in the Master Bedroom?
(13) Would you like any special windows in the Master Bedroom? (Picture, Arched, Bay ,etc.)
P . Master Bathroom
(1) Do you want one large bath or his and hers separate baths?
(2) Approximately what size would you like the Master Bathroom?
(3) Do you want a garden tub, whirlpool tub, or free-standing tub
(4) Tub Size / Length
(5) Would you like built-in shelving for wash clothes / towels, bath products, perfumes, etc.?
(6) Do you want separate sinks and vanities or separate sinks and one vanity?
(7) What style of cabinets do you have in mind? Contemporary or Traditional?
(8) Will you need extra storage for linens or a medicine cabinet?
(9) Do you need a make-up table?
(10) Do you want a bidet?
(11) What type and size of shower (Standard w/ Bench, Walk-In, etc.)
(12) Shower options:
(14) Do you want any ceiling treatments of special lighting in the Master Bath?
(15) What floor material in the Master Bathroom?
(16) Would you like any kind of decorative windows in the Master Bathroom? (Glass Block, Sky Lights, Transoms, etc.)
(17) Would you like the accessibility of cable / television hook-ups in your Master Bathroom?
Q . Master Closet
(1) Approximately how many feet of hanging space do you need?
(2) Do you want one large or two separate his/hers closets?
(3) Do you need any special items? (Bench, Island, Ironing Board, Stackable Washer/Dryer)
(4) Do you need any built-in drawers or shelves in the closets?
(5) Do you prefer access from the bedroom, bathroom, or between?
(6) Do you need any special items? (Bench, Island, Ironing Board, Stackable Washer/Dryer, Cedar)
R . Secondary Bedroom
(1) How many other bedrooms will you need?
(2) What floors will they be located?
(3) Approximately what size will they be?
(4) Would you like any special ceiling treatments in these bedrooms? (Trey, Vaulted, Coffered, etc.)
(5) Do you want built-ins, bookshelves or trophy cases in the Secondary Bedrooms?
(6) Approximately what size would you like the closets to be? (Walk-In or Wall Closet)
S . Would you prefer to access the closets from the bedroom, bathroom, or between?
(1) Do you prefer access from the bedroom, bathroom, or between?
T .Secondary Bathroom
(1) How many full baths will you need in addition to the Master Bath?
(2) Will any of them be a Jack and Jill?
(3) Will any of the bathrooms be ¾ baths, standalone shower instead of tub/shower combo?
(4) Will any the bathrooms be walk through, where the sink is separate from the toilet/tub/shower?
(4) How many ½ baths / Powder Rooms? (Sink and toilet)
U . Basement/Terrace Level
(1) Do you want a walk out basement or would you prefer to walk out from the main level?
(2) Would you like a bar or wine room? How many bottles?
(3) Recreation Room with Fireplace?
(4) Would you like the TV built in? Where?
(5) Closed door or open concept?
(6) What features would you like? (Game Room, Cards area, Billiard, Shuffle board)
V . Other Rooms
(1) Will you need any other rooms finished such as children’s playrooms/game room, recreation room/home gym, storage rooms, sunroom, craft room, or any other? If so, where would you like these rooms located? And what size?
W . Patio – Outdoor Spaces /strong>
(1) Covered area: Size and Location?
(2) Floor type? (Flagstone, pavers, stamped concrete, exposed aggregate, other?)
(3) Outdoor cooking area? (Grill, Refrigerator, Other)
(4) Access from Kitchen, Living, Family, Master, Other
(5) Would you like any additional covered outdoor space, verandas, terraces, and/or decks, where would you like these located and what size?
(6) Would you like any of the following features? (Fireplace, Fire pit, Hot Tub, Pool)
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