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Friday Fun, July 1st: Build Your House

So I am big lover of houses.  I love to just go and look at model homes to get ideas and to see what is out there.  The FH and I know what our dream house is like. 

So...In honor of the "american dream", let's build our houses shall we:

1.  Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other:  What is the sytle of your dream home?

2. Garages, # of spaces:

3. How much land?

4. Square footage of home:

5. Elevation:  Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other?

6.  # of floors:

7.  # of bedrooms/bathrooms:

8.  Master bedroom:  What must haves do you need in your bedroom?

9.  Which room is the house would be your designated spot?  Your FH's spot?

10.  Backyard style/focus? 
      Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs
      Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details
      Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit

11. Kitchen:  Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy?

12.  Design elements:  Hardwood floors, Carpet or combo?  Open or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement? 

I could go on and on but I will stop now.  Have fun!Wink




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Re: Friday Fun, July 1st: Build Your House

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    tyboydtyboyd member
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    edited December 2011
    1. Traditional, Contemporary, Meditteranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other: What is the sytle of your dream home? Contemporary 2. Garages, # of spaces: 3-4 3. How much land? 1 acre is enough 4. Square footage of home: A lot. Lol 5. Elevation: Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other? Brick and stone 6. # of floors: 2 7. # of bedrooms/bathrooms: 5 bed/8bath 8. Master bedroom: What must haves do you need in your bedroom? Tray ceilings, sitting area, large walk in closet... Or 2, jacuzzi tub for hubby, large walk in shower for me, balcony 9. Which room is the house would be your designated spot? Your FH's spot? His study/office, my office/work room 10. Backyard style/focus? Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit Pool and plenty entertainment 11. Kitchen: Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy? Modern... Or whatever hubby wants. Lol 12. Design elements: Hardwood floors, Carpet or combo? Open or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement? Cherry wood floors or ceramic tile. Very open floor plan. Don't forget my game room and movie room.
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    island07b2bisland07b2b member
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    edited December 2011
    1.  Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other:  What is the sytle of your dream home? Mediterranean all the way. Both the FH and I love the whole look of this style and the fact that many designs come with a lanai. 

    2. Garages, # of spaces: 3 to 4.  FH loves his vehicles and motorcyles.  We probably really would need 6.  LOL!

    3. How much land? 3/4 to an acre with some of that treed at the end of the lot.

    4. Square footage of home:  At max 4500sq ft.  I am more about the quality than quantity.

    5. Elevation:  Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other? Stucco/Stone.

    6.  # of floors:  Ideally one level but open to two.

    7.  # of bedrooms/bathrooms:  4 to 6 to accomodate the kids and family visitors.

    8.  Master bedroom:  What must haves do you need in your bedroom?  Fireplace, HUGE his/her customized closets, a separate sitting room, deck for two of sitting room, very large luxury bathroom with his/her toilets, sinks, and dressing area.  A huge amount of the home's square footage would probably be my bedroom.  LOL!

    9.  Which room is the house would be your designated spot?  The sunroom and office.  Your FH's spot? The basement (if we have one), garage, and theater room.

    10.  Backyard style/focus?  A combo of all three for us.  I LOVE my garden, the lanai (pool) would be already there, and the FH loves his entertaining.
          Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs
          Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details
          Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit

    11. Kitchen:  Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy?

    12.  Design elements:  Hardwood floors, Carpet or comboOpen or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement?



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    edited December 2011
    1.  Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other:  What is the sytle of your dream home?   Contemporary/Traditional

    2. Garages, # of spaces: 3 car garage.  Hubby has a Bike which take up one of the spots

    3. How much land?  I am a NYC girl, I love space, but I do not have a green thumb and I aint cutting the grass.  So with that said, enough yard to entertain, BBQ and relax.

    4. Square footage of home: 3,000 sounds like a lot, but I need a big kitchen, a craft room, he needs his man cave, and we need rooms for when family come to visit.

    5. Elevation:  Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other? Brick

    6.  # of floors: 1 if possible, I have bad knees and the stairs will eventually get the best of me.

    7.  # of bedrooms/bathrooms: 4 bedrooms and at least 2.5 bathrooms

    8.  Master bedroom:  What must haves do you need in your bedroom?  Needs to be big enough for our flat screen tv, his comfy chair and the king size bed. Must have an ensuite bathroom with seperate tub and shower. His and her sinks. Walk in closet with plenty or space. Heated bathroom floors and a spa tub...

    9.  Which room is the house would be your designated spot?  Your FH's spot? His is his man cave, mine would be the craft room or office where my computer is.

    10.  Backyard style/focus? 
          Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs
          Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details
          Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit
    We want a pool, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen.  Trees and shrubs just to add some decore.  We love to enterain and have had several pool party, we just need to take it to the next level with an out door kitchen... on his wish list...

    11. Kitchen:  Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy? Modern/Traditional

    12.  Design elements:  Hardwood floors, Carpet or combo?  Open or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement?  Hardwoods and tile.  I hate carpet.  We have 3 dogs.  Open floor plan so we can entertain and cook at the same time.  Texas homes do not have basements.
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    edited December 2011
    1.  Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other:  What is the sytle of your dream home? Traditional 2. Garages, # of spaces: 4 3. How much land? 2 acres 4. Square footage of home: 6,000 5. Elevation:  Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other? Brick 6.  # of floors: 2 7.  # of bedrooms/bathrooms: 6 (4 kids rooms, master, and guest room) 8.  Master bedroom:  What must haves do you need in your bedroom? Bathroom with walk in shower and jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and 2 walk in closets (he has just as many clothes as me) and I would love French doors that lead out to a private back patio 9.  Which room is the house would be your designated spot?  Your FH's spot? The bedroom would be mine and the garage would be his 10.  Backyard style/focus?  I want a small lake in the backyard (hey we do have 2 acres) and that would be the focus of the yard. We would have a deck for entertaining at the lake, swimming, fishing, boating, etc.)       Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs       Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details       Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit 11. Kitchen:  Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy? ULTRA ULTRA modern 12.  Design elements:  Hardwood floors, Carpet or combo?  Open or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement?  combo of hardwood, ceramic tile, and carpet and wallop basement

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    wallacjewallacje member
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    edited December 2011
    I love homes too, one of the reasons I decided to get my real estate license.

    Actually H and I are thinking about purchasing next year, his first place my second place.

    1.  Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other:  What is the sytle of your dream home?  Contemporary

    2. Garages, # of spaces: 3 - 4

    3. How much land? 7000 sq ft

    4. Square footage of home:  3500+

    5. Elevation:  Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other? Combo, brick/siding

    6.  # of floors: 2-3

    7.  # of bedrooms/bathrooms:4/4

    8.  Master bedroom:  What must haves do you need in your bedroom? Separate shower and jetted tub, dual vanities, fireplace, huge walk in, sitting area

    9.  Which room is the house would be your designated spot?  the Kitchen would be my area Your FH's spot? finished basement for his Cowboys stuff

    10.  Backyard style/focus? 
          Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs
          Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details
          Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit

    11. Kitchen:  Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy? Must have double ovens, all the upgrades technology wise

    12.  Design elements:  Hardwood floors, Carpet or combo?  Open or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement?  Open floor plan, hardwood on main floor carpet everywhere else, maybe a walkout basement
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    edited December 2011
    1.  Traditional, Contemporary, Mediterranean, French Chalet, Penthouse, Other:  What is the sytle of your dream home?
    Probably a Mediterranean or maybe a Georgian(i'm leaning towards a Georgian)

    2. Garages, # of spaces:
    6 we have a big family....

    3. How much land?
    i want at least 3 acres....we have 4 kids and  2 german shepherds they all need room to run
    4. Square footage of home:
    we are in a 2500sqft now and its cramped i NEED at least 8500 for my sanity!!!!
    5. Elevation:  Brick, Stone, Siding, Combo, other?
    definintly BRICK ever since i was little all i can remember wanting was a 4 sided brick house!!!
    6.  # of floors:
    4 including the basement!
    7.  # of bedrooms/bathrooms:
    8 bedrooms.....5 bathrooms
    8.  Master bedroom:  What must haves do you need in your bedroom?
    i MUST have a double sided fireplace, 2 walk in closets, double tray ceilings, bay windows, jacuzzi in the master bath along with a huge walk in shower with at least 4 shower heads 1 of which is a rainfall type showerhead, recess lighting and berber carpet.....can u tell i've put thought into this?
    9.  Which room is the house would be your designated spot?  Your FH's spot?
    my spot would be the kitchen...i love to cook and entertain so that would be my spot!!!! FH would TOTALLY dominate the basement lol
    10.  Backyard style/focus? 
          Garden haven - paradise for those who love their flowers, trees, and shrubs
          Pool Party Galore - custom pool, whirlpool with awesome patio details
          Outdoor Entertainment - Outdoor dining, BBQ corner, fireplace pit
    all of the above!!! like i said we have 4 kids and 2 large dogs....i'd probably have the dogs kennel size increased to .25 acres so they have plenty of room to run.... the kids would also get a huge play ground area.....but i would also have an inground pool, fire pit, bbq/kitchen area, and a zen garden somewhere

    11. Kitchen:  Ultra modern, Country Chic, Traditional but trendy?
    Ultra modern with a bit of country chic i need a huge island with the stove top on the island and lots of prep counters and cabinets with windows in addition to granite counter tops and hardwood floors all in cherry wood.
    12.  Design elements:  Hardwood floors, Carpet or combo?  Open or closed floorplan? Walkout or Walkup basement? 
    Combo! hardwoods on main and carpet upstairs and in basement.....open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and huge foyer, with a walk out daylight basement!

    lol that shouldnt be too much to ask for huh?
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    island07b2bisland07b2b member
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    edited December 2011
    @codom - That's not too much to ask for at all.  :)



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    It can make you weak and strong simultaneously.  



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