Build a House From the Ground Up and We'll Guess Your Relationship Status
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz
There are countless resources out there for making house building an easier task. It is nice to learn from other people's mistakes and be able to implement the things they did that worked. But there are still so many personal elements, and future things you have to think about when building a house from the ground up. You might not have children now, but do you want to include spaces for them in the future? How do you make sure your kitchen is big enough for guests when you start entertaining.
Building a home from the ground up should be fun! You get to put in all of your personality and pick out almost everything yourself. Want the walls to be bright pink? Done! Love shag carpet? No one can stop you! This is all you, and you deserve to have a great time doing it. You will be living in the house after all. Take this chance of building your dream home from the ground up, and make it so perfect for you. If you're ready to take on the task of building a house from the ground-up, get some practice with this quiz, and as a bonus, we'll guess your relationship status!
Starting from the ground-up means you need a foundation. How many square feet are you building the foundation for?
What types of rooms do you want on the main floor?
One big open room, plus a bathroom
An open kitchen to the living room, but separate dining room
A play room, a family room, the kitchen, dining room and powder room
Just a family room, kitchen and bathroom
Let's back up for a second. How will you go about choosing a contractor?
Do you want plenty of natural light in the house?
I like more in some rooms than others
The more windows the better
I don't love cleaning windows, so as nice as natural light is, I don't want to overdo it
What type of siding are you choosing?
I like the look of stone, but I'm really not sure
Is there a certain type of roof that you want?
I've always liked the look of a tin roof
Clay roofs have always intrigued me, but I don't know if it's practical
Whatever kind is the cheapest
In the main living areas, what kind of flooring is getting installed?
I like the look of hardwood, but the price of laminate
Carpet, it's the most cost effective
I think tile makes the most sense
Will there be different flooring in the bedrooms?
Yes, carpet in the bedroom is cozy
I'll have to consult with my family
I haven't actually thought about that
Before the floors go in, will you put in anything special like heating or cooling elements?
No that's too extravagant for me
I would love that, but it doesn't seem practical
Oh yes, that's an extra I'm willing to pay for
Are you someone who needs a lot of outlets and different plugs in each room?
At least one on every wall
Nah, they make extra plugs and extension cords
The more outlets the better! We have a lot of technology
Do you like the look of crown molding, or can you live without it?
Oh I definitely need that
I can live without it, but it would be a nice touch
I'll leave it plain for now
For the kitchen cabinets, what material will they be made out of?
Just regular wood since they are going to be painted
Wood so I can stain them a nice color
Ive heard fiberglass can be cool and modern
And what about your countertops? Which material will you choose for those?
A mix of butcher block and stainless steel
Will you carry the same cabinets and counters into the bathrooms?
Yes, I want it to all be the same
Nope I want to change it up, just don't know how
It's cheaper to buy it in bulk
I'm guessing that's how it normally goes
What color is initially going on the walls?
Off-white is the best option at first
Will your ceilings be the same color as the walls?
All the ceilings will be white
The wall color is light enough for that to work
The ceilings will all be their own color
Yes, I think that will look nice
Are you painting the walls yourselves, or having the contractors do it?
I want to do it, I love painting
I'll do the walls, but not the ceilings
It's easier to let them do it
I'll do it but I'll have lots of help
What metal finish will your faucets be?
On the cabinets, what kind of pulls will you put on?
Minimal ones that match the other fixtures
Decorative ones with flowers or something
Are you bringing in a professional cleaning crew before moving in?
I'm recruiting tons of people to clean and bribing them with pizza
Now the fun part! Where will you most likely be getting furniture from?
A big box furniture store for most things
I'd love to things custom made
What type of bedding will you have?
Jersey sheets and a fun comforter set
Something durable and 100% cotton
I'm always cold so flannel sheets and a down comforter
Do you like big, family sized couches or more modern ones?
Couches made for lounging are the best
I like simpler, more posh looking furniture
A big sectional would work the best, with the recliners
I prefer oversized plush chairs and a loveseat
What would you say your overall decor style is?
I haven't figured it out yet, kind of trying a bunch of new things
If you have hardwood floors, will you cover them with decorative rugs?
Oh yes, ones with fun patterns
Nah, I don't want to cover them all up
That is definitely necessary
Maybe in the more formal rooms
What color towels will you put in the main bathroom?
Will you change the paint color in any of the rooms?
I'll change my bedroom to a tranquil blue
I want to paint the guest bathroom dark navy with white wainscoting at the bottom
Maybe the dining room will become a dark, dramatic color
What kind of table will you have in the kitchen?
I like a good breakfast nook
I mostly eat on the couch
Your walls are pretty bare now, but how will you dress them up?
With macrame hangings and plants
Looking out your window, what view do you hope to have?
I want to look at the mountains
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