Skip to content

Room-by-Room Rundown

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 […]
Share

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

Published in Log Home Design
Comment Feed

One Response

  1. Vicki, there are a couple of answers to your question, but they all hinge on your personal preference. As far as looks go, you may want your home to be a consistent wood tone. In that case, you’ll want your wood flooring (and the stain shade) and cabinetry to be the same as your logs. That said, a lot of log homeowners are going with high contrast, so, as an example, they’re choosing a honey-tone, knotty pine for a rustic look on their walls and a dark hardwood, like oak, for the flooring. Then to really mix things up, a number of home owners are choosing painted cabinetry – particularly barn red or deep country blue. It’s a great way to introduce some color in your house–especially if you don’t plan to incorporate any drywall. If you’re worried about blending species for structural purposes, choose your log provider first, and check with them to see if their system has any special requirements. Going to the source of the home is always a smart direction. Thanks for your question.

    Donna PeakSeptember 22, 2008 @ 1:58 pmReply



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.


Get your FREE Trial Issue of Log Home Living and 2 FREE gifts.
Yes! Please send me a FREE trial issue of Log Home Living and 2 FREE gifts.
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll get 8 more issues (9 in all) for just $15.95, a savings of 65%! If for any reason
I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing. The FREE trial issue and 2 FREE gifts are mine to keep, no matter what.
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email (req):
Offer valid in US only.
Click here for Canada or here for international subscriptions