Build Your Dream Home and We'll Guess What Your Job Is
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz
Even if you're not actually in the market to buy a home, how fun is it to pretend to build your dream home with every fixture you've always wanted and all the space you could ever need in life? There are practical things you need to consider, sure, but it really should be all about the fun. Once you get your budget figured out, time to go shopping! Imagine being able to go into all of the home design and decor stores that you only window shop in and now being able to pick things up and put them in your cart or special order them? Sounds like you're doing something right in life.
Have you thought about what kind of vibe you want your dream home to have? Will it be light and airy? Rustic industrial with raw wood and dark stones? The possibilities and combinations are endless, and this is your opportunity to completely customize your home to who you are. And since your job is a big part of who you are, the way you design your dream home might just be able to help us guess what job you have! Want us to do it? Build your dream home and we will!
Starting with the not-so-glamorous stuff, are you hiring an architect?
I'll have the builders design the home.
How do you want the floor plan set up?
All the bedrooms on the second floor
Every bedroom on a different floor
I haven't narrowed that down yet.
When do you want to be able to move into your new home?
Did you buy an empty lot or knock down a home to build it back up?
I found a home with a solid foundation already.
Knock down so I could avoid the "new build" tax
Totally empty lot with lots of trees
How many bedrooms are you planning for?
I only need one, but I'll put in three.
What material will the outside of your home be?
I want all stone like an old farmhouse.
Do you have an overall style for the look of the home?
I want it to look like a beach shack.
Lots of angles and windows
I want just a classic suburban look.
When it comes to curb appeal, what are you putting for a wow factor?
How do you feel about bay windows?
They're a little outdated.
I'd love one in the master bedroom.
Are you having decorative molding put in to jazz the walls up?
I love that classic look.
I could see that looking really nice!
What overall color scheme are you going for in the main living area?
I want it to feel light and airy.
Mostly chic black and white
Thinking of your kitchen, have you always dreamed of having an island people can sit at while you're preparing food?
I want an island, but I don't care if people can sit at it.
I prefer a galley style kitchen.
I don't cook that often, so I don't think an island is necessary.
Will you put a separate pantry in the kitchen for all your food storage?
It'll just be all around kitchen storage.
Some people put the washer and dryer in the kitchen. Will you?
If that's the only space for it
For those chilly winter nights, what kind of fireplace do you picture yourself cozying up with?
One of those cute chiminea ones
Is having a spacious backyard on your must-have list?
Enough space for cookouts
I basically want a backyard oasis.
As long as I can put in a pool, I'm good.
My pups need to run around.
What kind of access to the backyard do you want?
French doors off the kitchen
One of those half doors where the top opens separately from the bottom
Natural light can make or break the vibe of a home. How many windows, at minimum, do you want in each room?
Depends on the size of the room
I want one side of the house to be all windows.
I'll take as many windows as I can get.
Which flooring do you want under your toes in your dream home?
You can't go wrong with hardwood.
I like carpet in the bedrooms.
Hardwood, but with plush rugs
How fancy are you getting with your appliances?
I want the best stove money can buy.
All I know is I want stainless steel.
In your master bathroom, have you always dreamed of having a big soaking tub?
I actually want an old-school clawfoot tub.
Yes, along with a huge shower
There's nothing wrong with a classic tub/shower combo.
Let's talk landscaping. Are you hiring a professional?
I like doing it all myself.
They're expensive, but I'm considering it.
I want to keep it simple so probably not.
If a pool is on your list, how elaborate are you going with it?
Attached hot tub and waterfall
Not crazy, just a normal built-in pool
I want it surrounded by a patio with luxurious lounge chairs.
I want a long, skinny lap pool.
Have you built this home as a space you can entertain in?
That was definitely on my mind.
It has to be welcoming and big enough for parties.
This seems like a no-brainer, but how crucial is central air to you?
I like to have the option.
I could probably live without it, but why have to?
In my dream home, there's nothing more important.
To finish off your living room decor, what piece are you adding to the space?
A stylish coffee table with storage
Where are you sourcing most of your furniture from?
A regular furniture store
When you imagine your dream home, is there a basement for games, sleepovers or storage?
Definitely a basement, but it will be all storage.
I'd love a finished basement.
It'll be a great place for kids eventually.
Sounds like more space to keep clean
How will you christen your brand-new dream home?
Spending a quiet night there alone
Spill something on the carpet
Spend my first morning there with great coffee and a delicious breakfast
Is your new home everything you wanted it to be?
I finally feel like I've made it.
I couldn't have done it any better.
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