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Building Checklist

Different families have different housing needs, and no one knows what fits your family better than you do.  That is why we have made the selection process at Augustine Custom Homes easy and flexible.  You choose the amenities that best suit your needs, desires, and budget.  The following is our checklist that will ask you most of the questions we need to build your custom home.  Print this page out using your browser's print function and write your answers next the appropriate question.  Bring it in when you meet with Todd Augustine and this will help both of you be better prepared for the next step in the home building process!

1. Preferred location
2. Size/Dimensions
3. Topography
4. Special features (views, water, trees, adjacent property)
5. Owner requirements (views, driveway access, other)

B. House - General Requirements
1. Anticipated square footage.
2. Preferred architectural style
3. How many levels
4. If two-story, how many staircases and where
5. Basement
6. Preferred exterior materials/colors
7. Window style preferences
8. Door style preferences (4-panel, 6-panel, solid-core, hollow-core, etc.)
9. How many garages
10. Special garage requirements (location, storage, hobby area, other
11. Number / location of baths
12. Number of bedrooms / location
13. Special room requirements
14. Number of fireplaces/locations
15. Preferred laundry room location
16. Security system and/or intercom
17. Deck or Patio Size


- Size
- Style
- Ceiling Height
- Furniture needs

Living Room
- Size
- Location
- Ceiling Height
- Formal or informal
- Special furniture L/R must accommodate

Dining Room:
- Size
- Location
- Ceiling Height
- Formal or informal
- Special furniture L/R must accommodate

- Size
- Location
- Ceiling Height
- Prefer dinette area in kitchen

Which of the following best describes you:
- Quick/simple meals
- Large groups
- Family Dinners
- Gourmet meals
- Will you eat most family meals here
- Do you prefer an island or a peninsula
- Seating availability at island/peninsula
- Describe the type of appliances you prefer
- What material should countertops be
- What material should floors be
- Style, color, and configuration of kitchen cabinets
- Do you want a desk in or near the kitchen
- Do you want a walk-in pantry
- Any special kitchen lighting
- Other kitchen requirements

Family Room or Great Room:
- Preference
- Size
- Ceiling Height/Vaulted
- Should FR/GR be open to kitchen?
- F/R same level or step down
- Fireplace or wood stove? Style & Desired location
- Will main TV be located in F/R? Location
- Is wet bar desired?

Library or Home Office
- Preference
- Size
- Location (1st flr, 2nd flr, front/back)
- Special built-ins
- Any special wiring
- How will it be used

Master Bedroom:
- Size
- Location
- Ceiling Height/Vaulted
- Access to patio or deck
- Fireplace
- Sitting area
- Need adjacent exercise, hobby or nursery area
- Closet requirements
- Closet access from B/R, Bath or Dressing area
- Any special furniture to accommodate

Master Bathroom:
- Size
- Ceiling Height/Vaulted
- Bath tub style & size (whirlpool, soaking, raised, etc.) 
- Separate area for toilet and/or shower
- Shower style (size, open access, special heads)
- Sinks: I or 2
- His/Hers or double bowl
- Height of sinks
- Countertop material
- Vanities or pedestal
- Linen closet space
- Special needs or desires

Secondary Bedrooms
- How many
- Sizes
- Locations
- Bathroom accommodations (shared, separate)

1st Floor Bathroom
- Powder room or full bath
- Location

Porch or Sun Room
- Size
- Location
- Describe how it will be used