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1) About the Owner
  a) Family members/ages
  b) Any special needs?
  c) Where does your family spend the most
      time together?
  d) Where does your family eat most
     meals?
  e) Does your family usually watch TV
    together, or do you prefer separate TV
    watching areas for parents and children?
  f) How do you entertain?
  g) How important are formal living areas to
    you?
  h) How do you plan to use your yard?
2) Lot
  
a) Dimensions
  b) Topography
  c) Special features (views, water, trees,
    adjacent property, other)
  d ) Other requirements (views, driveway
    access, other)
3) House -- General Requirements
   a) Anticipated square footage (heated and
    cooled)
  b) Preferred architectural style
  c) How many levels?
  d) If two-story, how many staircases and
    where?
  e) Basement?
  f ) Preferred exterior materials/colors
  g) Window style preferences
  h) Door style preferences
  i) How many parking spaces / garages?
  j) Special garage requirements (location,
    storage, hobby area, other)
 


  k) Number/location of bedrooms
   l) Number/location of baths
   m) Special room requirements
   n) In which rooms do you want fireplaces?
   o) Preferred laundry location
4) Rooms -- Specific Requirements
  
a) Foyer
    
i) Size
     ii) Style
     iii) Ceiling height / material
  
b) Living room
    
i) Location
     ii) Formal or informal?
     iii) How will it be used?
     iv) What furniture must it accommodate?
      v) Special features
      vi) Ceiling height / material
  
c) Dining room
     
i) Location
      ii) Formal or informal?
      iii) How will it be used?
      iv) What furniture must it accommodate?
      v) Special features
      vi) Ceiling height / materials

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d) Kitchen
  
i) Will the kitchen typically be used for major
    meal preparation, or for quick, convenient
     meals?
   ii) Will you eat most family meals here?
   iii) Do you want a eating counter with stools?
   iv) Which type of work area do you prefer….
     island or peninsula?
   v) Describe the types of appliances you want
     and where they should be located.
   vi) What material should counters be?
   vii) What material should floors be?
   viii) What style, color, and configuration of
     cabinets do you want?
   ix) Do you want a desk in or near the kitchen?
    x) Will your family use an outdoor eating area
     off the kitchen?
    xi) Do you want a walk-in pantry?
    xii) Ceiling height / material
    xiii) Do you want a breakfast nook?
    xiv) Other kitchen requirements
e) Family room
  
i) Should the family room be open to kitchen?
   ii) Will family's main TV/VCR/DVD be located     here?
   iii) Where should fireplace be located in
     relation to TV?
   iv) Describe furniture planned for family room.
    v) Need a wet bar?
   vi) Ceiling height / material
 

f) Study or home office
   i) Need one?
   ii) Where should it be located?
   iii) How will it be used?
    iv) What built-ins will you need?
     v) What special electrical or wiring needs?
g) Master suite
   i) First or second floor?
   ii) Want patio or deck access?
   iii) Fireplace?
    iv) Sitting area or retreat?
   v) What furniture must it accommodate?
   vi) Need adjacent exercise, hobby, office,
      or nursery area?
   vii) Ceiling height / material
h) Closet requirements
   i) Prefer closet access from bath, bedroom,
     or dressing area?
   ii) Size
   iii) Dressing area
i) Master Bath
   i) Preferred sink/counter layout
   ii) Shower for one or two?
   iii) What style of tub?
   iv) Other bath requirements
j) Secondary bedrooms
   i) How many?
   ii) Size
   iii) Preferred bath arrangement
   iv) Need shared play/study/living space
5) Miscellaneous notes  

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