We have put together a list of questions for anyone thinking of building or renovating a home. You can print these questions out and answer them as a starting point to the process or to just help you clarify for yourself, what your needs and goals are. As you go through the questions, keep a few things in mind:
As much as possible give qualitative not quantitative information. We want you to present us with questions not answers, that way we can be sure to get to that heart of the matter and not run the risk of missing the real issue. We may know of more than one way to resolve a problem or create an outcome. If this is hard, tell us what and why you like or don’t like something in your house, somewhere you used to live or something you have seen at someone else’s house. Give examples. Use as many descriptive words as you can.
If there are differences of opinions amongst members of the household let us know all the opinions, we want to address everyone’s concerns and may be able to create something that works for everyone.
Don’t try to solve the problem, just express your desires even if they seem at odds or impossible to obtain.
Don’t be afraid to think about and tell us what your “perfect world” would be like.
If it is relevant, try to anticipate future needs or changes.
We encourage you to collect images that you like, perhaps it is something in particular or you like the mood or feeling it creates or that you are simply drawn to the image.
If a question is not relevant to your situation, just skip it.