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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