Design a House and We’ll Guess How Adult You Are

By: Jennifer Post

Design a House and We’ll Guess How Adult You Are
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About This Quiz

When you get to the point in life where you're designing your own house, it's a special moment. There are so many things to think about: flooring, countertops, window treatments, layout, and much more.

Even within those categories, there's even more options! Hardwood, tile, granite, quartz ... the list is seemingly endless! The choices you make might reflect where you're at in life. If this is your first home, you might not make the most practical or efficient choices just out of sheer excitement. If you're a seasoned pro -- as in you've designed a house before -- your choices will be well-researched and the design is likely to be thought out.

The end result, no matter what stage of life you're in, will be beautiful because it will be true to you. Even if you don't have it all together yet, your house can still be as adult as you want it to be. Whether you enjoy spending your nights cuddled on the couch with your pet or your significant other or you're entertaining with dinner parties, having the home of your dreams will make the experience even better.

Want us to guess how adult you are? Design a house by picking the pieces that appeal to you the most, and we'll tell you!

Let's get down to basics. What color will you paint the walls?
White
Each room will be a different color
Light gray
Beige

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Do you want carpeting or hard-wood floors?
Hardwood floors, real ones
Carpet is great
Laminate flooring, because it's cheaper
Mostly hardwood, but carpet in some of the rooms for comfort

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How do you feel about wallpaper?
I love it
Do they even make that still?
I can't imagine not having wallpaper
Peel and stick wallpaper is great for certain rooms, and they have really cool prints now

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It's time to pick a stove for the kitchen. How many burners do you need?
The normal 4
I only need one
4 with the long one down the center for grill pans
I only need 4, but I want 6

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Will you finish your basement?
No, it's just for storage
I'll probably throw an old couch down there
Yes! It's bonus living space
Definitely part of it, but leave the other part for storage

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Are you going to have furniture on your porch?
Just a chair
Not to start with
I want a full set! Chairs and a table if it'll fit
I want a porch swing

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What kind of landscaping will you have?
Just whatever trees are there when I move in
I have to learn about plants first
I love the idea of a themed garden with herbs and vegetables
Simple so that I can maintain it, but pretty

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Is there room for a pool?
There is, but I don't want the upkeep
Maybe a very small one
Yes, and I plan on putting in an in-ground pool
Yes, but I'd rather have a chicken coop

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Are you designing your house with the future in mind, or for the now?
For the now
Definitely for the future
Some things for the future, some things that I'm sure will go out of style in 5 minutes
Unintentionally with the future in mind

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Will all of the bedrooms be on the same floor?
Doesn't matter
I want my bedroom on a different floor
Maybe? I actually haven't thought about it
Yes, I'd like all the bedrooms on the same floor

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What style of house are you designing?
Classic 2-story
Tiny house
Craftsman style
New-Age Victorian

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How many bedrooms do you need/want?
3
5
2
I think4 is good

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Do you want a walk-in closet in the master bedroom?
That's a must-have
I want a walk-in closet in every bedroom
A regular closet is fine
Doesn't need to be walk-in, but does need to be organized

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Is a laundry room important?
Maybe the most important
Nah, I'll just do laundry at my parent's house
I guess
It's an ideal bonus

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Is the house going to have central air?
I prefer fresh air
Oh yes, and a different zone for upstairs and down
Window air conditioners are just fine
That's a definite yes

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Are you going to go energy efficient?
Where I can afford it
I don't think so
With things like windows, yes
I'd like to get solar panels

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If you use a lot of technology, you'll need plenty of outlets. How many in each room?
2 on each wall
That's what they make extension cords for
Just one, we'll make it work
I guess 2 in each room

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Will you install ceiling fans for some air circulation?
In the bedrooms
That's not necessary
I'm not that fancy
Ideally in every room

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How many cars will you need your garage to fit?
2
1 is fine
No cars, just a workshop
2 cars plus storage

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In your bathrooms, will you have tubs and showers, or just showers?
Mostly just showers, but a giant tub in the master bathroom
Who needs tubs?
No tubs, but really big showers
Tub and shower combination

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What fancy extra are you putting in your house?
Heated floors in the bathroom
A movie theater
A crystal chandelier
Glass backsplash in the kitchen

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In the living room, what type of couches will you have?
A nice sectional
No couches, just chairs
Leather reclining couches and chairs
Mid-century modern couch and loveseat

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Do you care what material the cabinets in your kitchen are made of?
Mahogany would be nice
I like oak
Wood
Fiberglass would be cool

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In rooms with hardwood floors, will you put rugs down?
Yes, most of the floor will be covered
And hide all the nice floors? No way
Nah, I want the floors to look a little lived in
Yes, but modern ones and so you can still see the floor

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Are you hanging art?
Just family photos
Very modern art
Bare walls are the way to go
Yes, but only professional photography

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Are you doing anything special in the house for children?
I'll deal with that when it happens
I can't even think that far in the future
I definitely do not want kids
An extra room for a playroom/homework room

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Will there be a separate space for guests?
There will be a guest room
I will discourage guests
Ideally a guest house
The office will double as a guest room

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How high do you want your ceilings?
Whatever the standard is
Is 10 feet normal?
12 feet high
Super high, like loft-style

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What kind of window treatments will you have?
Floor length curtains
Valences
Just blinds
Depends on the room

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How many designers will you consult for advice?
None, I can handle it
Do my friends count?
At least 2
All I need is one

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