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Room-by-Room Rundown

Use this checklist to determine your needs versus wants in your new log home.

Ever get home from the grocery store only realize that you forgot the milk? To avoid overlooking the staples, refer to this handy chart. Determine which spaces you definitely need now and those that would simply be nice to have. Make copies of this worksheet for all family members and see where you agree or disagree. So, how do I use this? Simple: Check either the line for either "Need" or "Want" next to the various features of your future home. Compare your answers with those of your spouse and family.

Interior:

ENTRY: Need? Want? ______ ______Foyer ______ ______Rear entry (mudroom) ______ ______Enclosed porch GATHERING SPACES: Need? Want? ______ ______Living room ______ ______Great room ______ ______Family room ______ ______Media room ______ ______Game room ______ ______Recreation room ______ ______Billiards room ______ ______Wet bar COOKING/EATING AREAS: Need? Want? ______ ______Eat-in kitchen ______ ______Stand-alone kitchen ______ ______Breakfast bar ______ ______Breakfast nook ______ ______Formal dining room PERSONAL SPACES: Need? Want? ______ ______Den ______ ______Library ______ ______Media room ______ ______Computer room ______ ______Office ______ ______Hobby/craft room ______ ______Exercise room ______ ______Studio ______ ______Workshop SLEEPING QUARTERS: Need? Want? ______ ______Master bedroom(s) (#____) ______ ______Family bedroom(s) (#____) ______ ______Guest bedroom(s) (#____) ______ ______Bunkroom ______ ______Separate guest quarters BATHROOMS: Need? Want? ______ ______Master bath ______ ______Shared bath ______ ______Jack & Jill bath ______ ______Guest bath ______ ______Powder room(s) (#____) ______ ______Sauna ______ ______Separate water closet ______ ______Built-in vanity ______ ______Jetted tub ______ ______Double shower WORKING SPACES: Need? Want? ______ ______Laundry ______ ______Utility room ______ ______Other:________ STORAGE AREAS: Need? Want? ______ ______Guest coat closet ______ ______Family coat closet ______ ______Rear entry (mudroom) ______ ______Pantry ______ ______Linen closet(s) (#____) ______ ______Walk-in closets ______ ______Audio/video ______ ______Books ______ ______Collectibles/seasonal decor ______ ______Attic ______ ______Basement ______ ______Garage (#____) ______ ______Tool shed ______ ______Pet room ______ ______Other:________

Exterior:

OUTDOOR ROOMS: Need? Want? ______ ______Covered porches ______ ______Deck ______ ______Patio/terrace ______ ______Gazebo ______ ______Freestanding shelters ______ ______Outdoor kitchen ______ ______Sleeping porch ______ ______Other:________ RECREATION SPACES: Need? Want? ______ ______Pool ______ ______Garden ______ ______Ponds/waterfalls ______ ______Sports courts ______ ______Pet areas ______ ______Other:________ VEHICULAR SPACES: Need? Want? ______ ______Attached garage (# cars ____) ______ ______Freestanding garage (# cars ____) ______ ______Carport ______ ______Open parking area (# cars ____) ______ ______Other: __________________
Want to print out a version of this and share it with your family? Click on the image below. When the new page opens, go to "File" and then "Print." Enjoy! Print the checklist room by room design checklist
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