Build a House From the Ground Up and We'll Guess Your Age

By: Kennita Leon

Build a House From the Ground Up and We'll Guess Your Age
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About This Quiz

Building a house is no easy task. Before you even get started, you need to buy land, get two hundred different permits (or so it feels like) and hire an architect, contractor and designer. It's no wonder people are just buying houses these days, opting to skip all the craziness for a move-in-ready option. 

But you don't have to do all of that here. We're bypassing all the rules and laws and allowing you to build your house in this very quiz. And we're going to start from scratch, too. You'll have to tell us your budget, the timeline, where you're getting your contractor, where you're building the house - and that's just the start. Once the building is done, you'll have to design the house as well, by choosing countertops, extra rooms, landscaping and so much more. When you're done, we should have the perfect idea of what your dream virtual house looks like. 

And by exploring that house and all the things in it, we'll be able to guess what your age is. If you think we've got the skills to do that correctly, come build a house with us. 

Let's get a few things straight before we start building this house. Who's paying for it?
I thought this was free.
My parents
My partner
My kids

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Is there a budget?
Nope
$750,000 to $2 million
$300,000 to $750,000
Under $300,000

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Who are you building this house for?
Me and my friends
Just me
Me and my partner
Me and my family

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How big (or small) are you going?
Larger than 3,500 sq. ft.
2,000 to 3,500 sq. ft.
1,200 to 2,000 sq. ft.
About 1,200 sq. ft.

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Where will this house be built?
Near the mountains
In the city
In the suburbs
On an island

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Where did you get the contractor?
A friend of a friend
Online
Down the street
Through a reputable company

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What'll the building timeline be like?
Six months
Nine months
One year
Three years

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Okay, so what style are we going for with the exterior?
Contemporary
Hollywood glam
Traditional
Rustic

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How will the interior be designed?
Modern
Mediterranean
Townhouse
Craftsman

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How many stories?
Three
Two and a half
Two
One

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What color will most of the house be?
Blue
White
Yellow
Green

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What kind of flooring do you feel like getting?
Carpet
Laminate
Tile
Hardwood

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What kind of seating will you choose for the living room?
Bean bags
Sectional
Divan
Love seat

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Which of these is going on your walls?
Decals
Pictures
Paintings
Wallpaper

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How big will the TV be?
Over 70 inches
60 to 70 inches
50 to 60 inches
48 inches or less

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Let's talk about your kitchen. Island or no island?
Two islands
Yes, one island
I haven't decided yet.
No island

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What will the countertops be?
Marble
Granite
Quartz
Concrete

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What totally cool but very unnecessary feature does your kitchen need to have?
Statement lighting
Coffee bar
Pro-style range
Wine fridge

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Will there be a dining room?
Yes, for 12
For eight
For six
No, it's not necessary

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If you had to add an extra room, what would it be?
Movie theater
Game room
Wine cellar
She-shed or office

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What about the bedrooms and bathrooms?
Five or more bedrooms, four or more bathrooms
Four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths
Three bedrooms, two baths
Two bedrooms, one bath

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What size bed do you want for yourself?
California king
King
Queen
Full

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What special feature do you want in your bedroom?
Walk-in closet
Bay window
Fireplace
Automatic lighting

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Which of these is the most important for your master bath?
Rain shower head
Lots of storage
Standalone tub
Double sinks

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If your toilet could do one thing automatically, what would it be?
Flush
Clean itself
Sync itself to my sink
Warm its seat

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How many cars do you need parking spaces for?
One
Two
Three
Four or more

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When it comes to landscaping, what kind of look are you going for?
English garden
Oriental
Formal
Organic

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Which of these flowers will you plant to add a wonderful fragrance to your outdoor space?
Lavender
Gardenias
Roses
Freesias

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Which water feature is definitely going to be installed?
Pool
Hot tub
Fountain
Pond

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Can you actually picture the home you're building?
Definitely
For the most part
Just a tiny bit
Not at all

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You Got:

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