Sterling Custom Homes is pleased to have the opportunity to build your new custom home. The custom building process is very exciting and will involve many trades and contractors that you may never meet. It is very important that we create written specifications and architectural drawings that accurately communicate as much information as possible about the home you want us to create. What follows is a guideline to help you put your general desires on paper: In addition, we will complete a computer specifications program to clarify allowances and finishes. After you have listed all the elements you want, we will work with you to shape these into your new home. We look forward to working with you, to make your dream home a reality.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name(s):

Phone #s: Home

Cell

Work

Fax

E-mail

What is the best way to communicate with you?

Names and ages (Children) that will be occupying the home

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. How many total square feet do you have in mind?
1st Floor

2nd Floor

Basement
Other

2. What is your approximate budget for home and lot combined?

3. Have you already identified the land / lot on which you wish to build?

4. General Design Style? Mountain, French Country, Contemporary, Modern, Colonial, European, Tuscan

5. Is there a particular area of your home that is a high priority?
 Master Bedroom Kitchen Prep Kitchen/Caterer’s Quarters Owner’s Shower/Bath Home Office Finished Basement Theatre/Media Room Great Room Exercise/Recreation Room Hobby/Craft Room Guest Suite Outdoor Entertainment Area Storage Shed/Garage

6. Special Needs: (Office in home, handicap accessible, entertaining area, wine cellar, home theater, children’s den, wet/morning bar, butler’s pantry, etc…)

SITE INFORMATION

A. Subdivision

Block

Lot

B. Street Address

C. Will there be any major site improvements? (Pool, Outdoor Kitchen/Fireplace, Sports Court, Barn, Terraces, etc.)

EXTERIOR

A. What type of exterior elevation do you desire? (Mountain, French Country, European, Colonial, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Tuscan, Modern, etc.)

  • Photographs of exteriors of homes that you like would be helpful.

B. What exterior materials do you prefer? (Stone, Brick, Shake, Siding, Stucco, or combination of those?

C. What type of roofing materials would you like? (Decorative Shingle, Metal, Concrete Tile (flat or barrel), etc.)

FLOOR PLANS

A. Garage

1. How many cars and what type?

2. Do you need a workshop? (If so, what size?)

3. Do you need a sink?

4. Do you need a side door?

5. Do you need extra storage space? What size?

B. Back Hall

1. Would you like a half bath or pool bath located here?

2. Do you need a side door or back stairway located here?

3. Do you need any other special features? (Coat Closet, Lockers, Command Center, Hobby Room, etc.)

C. Kitchen

1. Approximately what size/shape?

2. What type and finish on cabinets?

3. Do you want the sink at a window or in the island or both?

4. Do you want a breakfast bar/island? (How many seats?)

5. What brand/type of appliances do prefer?
 Updraft Cooktop Downdraft Cooktop Gas Cooktop Electric Cooktop Free Standing Refrigerator Built-in Refrigerator 42” Built-In Refrigerator 48” Built-In Refrigerator Larger than 48” Single Oven Double Oven Microwave Warming Drawer Ice Maker Beverage or Wine Refrigerator Dishwasher Coffee Machine

6. Do you need a desk in the kitchen? How big?

7. Do you want a walk-in pantry, standard pantry or cabinet pantry?

8. Do you need a prep kitchen or caterer’s quarters?

9. What floor finish do you want in the kitchen? (Tile, Stone, Hardwood, Other):

10. How do you want the kitchen shaped? (U, L, with island, galley, etc.)

11. Do you want the kitchen to open to another room? (Breakfast Area, Great Room, etc.)

12. What kind of ceiling treatment in the kitchen? (Flat, Vaulted, Trey, Beamed, etc.)

D. Breakfast Room/Nook

1. How many people should the breakfast room accommodate?

2. Size and shape of table?

3. Do you need room for more furniture in the breakfast room besides the table and chairs?

4. Is there a special ceiling treatment or feature you want to incorporate into the breakfast room/nook?

E. Laundry

1. What approximate size do you want the laundry room?

2. Do you want to walk through the laundry room to the master bedroom?

3. Do you need an additional laundry room to facilitate secondary bedrooms?

4. Please check the features you want in the laundry room:
 Washer Dryer Laundry Sink Folding Counter Wet Hanging Closet Refrigerator Freezer Fold Down Iron Sewing Table Broom Closet Separate Mud Room Access from Garage Access to Master Closet Half or Full Bathroom

F. Family Room/Great Room

1. Approximate size you want the Family/Great room?

2. Do you need built-ins? Describe:

3. Do you want a fireplace? If so, what material would you like to use? (Stacked Stone, Brick, Concrete, Slate, etc.)

4. What floor, wall, ceiling finishes would you like in this room?

5. Do you want a special ceiling treatment? (Vaulted, Beamed, Coffered Tray, Cypress, T&G covered etc.)

6. Do you want a wet bar located here? (Ice maker, Sink, Refrigerator)

7. Do you want the Family/Great Room open or closed to the kitchen?

8. Do you need a back stairway in this room?

9. Are there any decorative features you would like to display? (Plant ledge, Sculptures, Paintings, etc.)

G. Great Room

1. Do you want a formal Living Room?

2. If you have a Living Room, what size?

3. Do you want a fireplace in the Living Room? If so, what type: (Field/Cobble/Stacked Stone, Brick, Gas Logs, Wood Burning, etc.)

4. What kind of ceiling would you like in the Living Room? (Height, Vaulted, Two-Story, Tray)

5. What floor finish in the Living Room?

6. Do you require any special features or built-ins in the Living Room?

H. Hearth Room

1. Do you want a Hearth Room?

2. If you have a Hearth Room, what size?

3. Do you want a fireplace in the Hearth Room? If so, what type: (Stacked Stone, Brick, Gas Logs, Wood Burning, etc.)

4. What kind of ceiling would you like in the Hearth Room? (Height, Vaulted, Two-Story, Tray)

5. What floor finish in the Hearth Room?

6. Do you require any special features or built-ins in the Hearth Room?

7. Do you want the Hearth Room open or closed to the kitchen?

8. Would like any special wiring in this room? (Surround Sound, Flat-Panel TV, Projector, etc.)

I. Dining Room "Open Style" "Formal Style"

1. Approximately size of the Dining Room – open or formal?

2. How many people will the Dining Room need to accommodate?

3. Would you like a special ceiling treatment in the Dining Room?

4. What floor finish do you want in the Dining Room?

5. Do you need a butler’s pantry, china closet, or buffet?

6. Do you need a fireplace in the dining room?

J. Foyer

1. Approximately what size do you want the Foyer to be?

2. What type of ceiling do you want in the Foyer? (One Story, Two Story, Tray, Barrel, Vault, etc.)

3. Do you want the Foyer open to the Dining, Living, Study, Other

4. Do you want the staircase in the Foyer?

5. Do you have a preference for the shape of the stairs? (Straight, L Shape, Round, Meet & Greet, etc.)

6. What type of floor material do you want in the Foyer?

K. Study/Library

1. Do you want a Study / Library? If yes, what size?

2. Do you want cabinets, bookcases or custom paneling? Describe:

3. Do you want a computer closet with pocket doors?

4. What type of ceiling treatment would like in the Study / Library? (Vaulted, Coffered, Tray, etc.)

5. Do you want a fireplace? If yes, what kind of veneer and what type? (Stacked Stone, Brick, Wood Burning, Gas Logs, etc.)

6. Where would you like this room located?

7. Do you need a wet bar? (Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Sink)

L. Master Bedroom

1. Where do you want the Master Bedroom located?

2. Approximately what size do you want the Master Bedroom to be?

3. What kind of ceiling in the Master Bedroom? (Flat, Tray, Stepped, Vaulted, Coffered)

4. Do you need built-in cabinets or bookcases?

5. Would you like a morning bar located in the Master Bedroom? (Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Sink)

6. Do you need a sitting area in the room, separate, or neither?

7. If applicable, what kind of ceiling would you like in the sitting area? (Vaulted, Coffered, Tray, etc)

8. Do you need a fireplace in the bedroom, sitting room, or see-through to bath?

9. Any other special features in the Master Bedroom?

10. Where would you like the cable / power outlets, telephone jacks, light switches, located?

11. How many furniture walls, and what length, will you need in the Master Bedroom?

12. What floor material in the Master Bedroom?

13. Would you like any special windows in the Master Bedroom? (Picture, Arched, etc.)

M. Master Bathroom

1. Do you want one large bath or his and hers separate baths?

2. Approximately what size would you like the Master Bathroom?

3. Do you want a garden tub, whirlpool tub, or free-standing tub?

Size / Length

4. Would you like built-in shelving for wash clothes / towels, bath products, perfumes, etc.?

5. Do you want separate sinks and vanities or separate sinks and one vanity?

6. What style of cabinets do you have in mind? Contemporary or Traditional?

7. Will you need extra storage for linens or a medicine cabinet?

8. Do you need a make-up table?

9. Do you want a bidet?

10. What type and size of shower?

Two Heads? Rain Heads?

Steam?

11. Do you want any ceiling treatments of special lighting in the Master Bath?

12. What floor material in the Master Bathroom?

13. Would you like any kind of decorative windows in the Master Bathroom? (Glass Block, Sky Lights, Transoms, etc.)

14. Would you like the accessibility of cable / television hook-ups in your Master Bathroom?

N. Master Closet

1. Approximately how many feet of hanging space do you need?

2. Do you want one large or two separate his/hers closets?

3. Do you need any built-in drawers or shelves in the closets?

4. Do you prefer access from the bedroom, bathroom, or between?

5. Do you need any special items? (Bench, Island, Ironing Board, Stackable Washer/Dryer, Cedar)

O. Secondary Bedroom

1. How many other bedrooms will you need?

2. What floors will they be located?

3. Approximately what size will they be?

4. Would you like any special ceiling treatments in these bedrooms? (Trey, Vaulted, Coffered, etc.)

5. Do you want built-ins, bookshelves or trophy cases in the Secondary Bedrooms?

6. Approximately what size would you like the closets to be? (Walk-In or Wall Closet)

7. Would you prefer to access the closets from the bedroom, bathroom, or between?

P. Secondary Bathroom s

1. How many full baths will you need in addition to the Master Bath?

2. Will any of them be a Jack & Jill?

3. Will any of the bathrooms be ¾ baths, standalone shower instead of tub/shower combo?

4. Will any the bathrooms be walk through, where the sink is separate from the toilet/tub/shower?

5. How many ½ baths – Powder?(Sink and toilet)

Q. Basement/Terrace Level

1. How many side daylight would you like the basement? 1, 2, or 3?

2. Do you want a walk out basement or would you prefer to walk out from the main level?

R. Other Rooms

1. Will you need any other rooms finished such as children’s playrooms/game room, recreation room/home gym, storage rooms, sunroom, craft room, or any other? If so, where would you like these rooms located? And what size?

S. Patio – Outdoor Spaces

1. Covered area: Size and Location?

2. Floor type? (Flagstone, pavers, stamped concrete, exposed aggregate, other?)

3. Outdoor cooking area? (Grill, Refrigerator, Other)

4. Access from Kitchen, Living, Family, Master, Other

5. Would you like any additional covered outdoor space, verandas, terraces, and/or decks, where would you like these located and what size?