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Free Design Workbook

Your Name: Date:


Please complete the following information so we have a basic understanding of your requirements before the design process begins.

SITE INFORMATION
A. Property description and actual location (lot #, subdivision, neighborhood) B. Any rights of way, easements, or set-backs C. Describe ground conditions and surface drainage D. Any test borings E. Are there any architectural control restrictions governing your property? If so, please supply a copy of covenants for our review. F. Any significant site features that should be retained 1. Water, creek, river, etc. 2. Trees 3. Unusual terrain 4. Orientation

EXTERIOR INFORMATION

A. What style of exterior do you desire 1. Contemporary 2. Colonial 3. Traditional 4. European 5. Other B. Any particular features you like or dislike 1. Ranch/two story 2. Roof slopes 3. Materials 4. Pool, tennis court, putting green 5. Deck, patio, flower gardens

INTERIOR INFORMATION
A. Kitchen 1. Approximate size 2. Layout (U-shaped, galley, island) 3. Sink location (in an island or looking out) 4. Appliances (double oven, separate range, trash compactor, ice maker, warming drawers, built-in refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, telephone, etc.) 5. Desk (integral or freestanding) 6. Cabinets (custom or stock) 7. Pantry (cabinet or walk-in) 8. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 9. Special lighting or ceiling features B. Breakfast Area 1. Approximate size 2. Do you need room for any furniture other than table and chairs (hutch, baker's rack, etc.) 3. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 4. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures C. Laundry 1. Approximate size (room or closet) 2. What special features do you want (washer, dryer, mop sink, cabinets, folddown ironing board, sewing table, laundry chute, broom closet, water heater) 3. Preferred location of laundry 4. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, etc.) 5. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures D. Family Room 1. Approximate size 2. Media requirements (TV, cable, VCR, stereo, telephone) 3. Displays (bookcase, shelves, niche, artwork, wetbar) 4. Relationship with outdoors and other rooms 5. Fireplace (pre-fab, masonry, stove) A. Fuel - wood, propane, natural gas B. Location - corner, centered on wall, centralized 6. Do you want a back stair 7. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 8. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures E. Foyer 1. Approximate size 2. Staircase (curved, L-shaped, suspended, double, spiral, winding, none) 3. Coat closet (half, full, none) 4. Special features (trim, ornaments, balcony, skylights) 5. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet etc.) F. Sun room 1. Approximate size 2. Relationship with other rooms and exterior

3. Any special uses for this area 4. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 5. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures G. Living Room 1. Approximate size 2. Formal or informal 3. Media requirements (TV, cable, VCR, stereo, telephone) 4. Displays (bookcase, shelves, niche, artwork, wetbar) 5. Fireplace (prefab, masonry, stove) A. Fuel - wood, propane, natural gas B. Location - corner, centered on wall, centralized 6. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 7. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures H. Study/Library/Den 1. Approximate size 2. Relationship with other rooms 3. Purpose (entertainment, office work, other) 4. Media requirements (TV, cable, VCR, stereo, telephone, computer) 5. Displays (bookcase, shelves, niche, artwork, wetbar) 6. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 7. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures I. Dining Room 1. Approximate size 2. Relationship to other rooms 3. Formal or informal 4. Seating for how many people 5. Special features (china cabinet, butler's pantry, etc.) 6. How many furniture walls 7. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 8. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures J. Master Bedroom 1. Approximate size 2. Location (upstairs, main level, front, rear) 3. Do you want an integral, separate, or no sitting room 4. Any special features 5. How many furniture walls 6. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 7. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures K. Master Bath 1. Approximate size 2. Configuration (one large bath with single or double vanities, his and hers separate baths, Etc.) 3. Special features (bidet, urinal, sauna, Jacuzzi, exercise area, shower, hot tub) 4. Flooring (hardwood, tile, brick, vinyl, carpet, etc.) 5. Special lighting or ceiling fixtures

L. Master Closet 1. Approximate size 2. His and hers - separate or together 3. Special features 4. Access from bedroom (direct, through bath, other) M. Secondary bedrooms 1. How many and for which family members 2. Approximate sizes 3. Special features N. Secondary bathrooms 1. How many full baths and their locations 2. How many half baths and their locations 3. Any special requirements O. Other rooms (playroom, exercise, reading, etc.) 1. Approximate size and suggested location 2. Special features

GARAGE
A. How many cars B. Do you need extra storage space for lawnmowers, motorcycles, golf cart, boat, etc. C. Workbench needed (how long and for what purposes) D. Electric garage door openers E. Plumbing (water heater, mop sink, water filter, etc.) F. Attached or detached G. Relationship to the house (front, side, rear) ADDITIONAL OUT BUILDINGS (greenhouse, shed, cabana, etc.)

MISCELLANEOUS

A. Security system B. Intercom C. Central vacuum D. Desired location for attic access E. HVAC (heat pump, furnace, air conditioner) F. Any handicapped requirements or needs

GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION


A. Describe your lifestyle 1. Need for privacy/open space 2. Type of entertaining and how often 3. Number of residents and their ages 4. Hobbies not previously mentioned B. How much heated space do you presently have? C. How much heated space do you need in this house? D. What is your approximate budget for your new home E. Expected completion date F. Have you decided on a building contractor

G. Please include a sample of floor plans and elevations you like or ones you may want to change.

AVAILABLE UTILITIES
A. Water B. Electricity C. Natural gas/propane D. Sewage/septic E. Garbage collection Please give serious consideration to all of the items mentioned above. Your comments and responses will enable us to provide you with the best design for the requirements of your particular lifestyle. COASTAL DESIGN CENTER, INC. P.O. Box 329 New Bern, NC 28563 LOCAL TELEPHONE................252-635-5388 FAX............................................252-635-2950 TOLL FREE TEL........................888-825-6750 E-MAIL.......................................workbook@greathomedesigns.com WEBSITE....................................www.greathomedesigns.com