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LEFT Austin design BELOW Temuka design FAR LEFT MAIN Design and Build FAR LEFT UPPER Ruapehu design FAR LEFT LOWER Kerehi design When you have built as many houses as we have it becomes second nature, so we wanted to share the following list of ideas to get you thinking: Bedrooms How many bedrooms do you need? Where do you want them positioned? Is there space for a reading chair or a study desk? Are the windows and doors positioned to make the most of natural light and air flow? Do they open to the outdoors? Is the guest room away from the family bedrooms? Does the guest room have its own ensuite? How big does your wardrobe need to be? (Do you collect shoes and handbags?!) Social spaces Are there any views to capture? Do you like to frequently entertain guests? Do you need a large entertainers kitchen, with a separate scullery? Do you need a separate kids’ area, teenagers’ retreat or home theatre? Is there a seamless indoor-outdoor flow? Do you want a fireplace and, if so, where? Is it for heating or ambience? Do you want a place where you can always find some peace and quiet? Open plan or separate spaces? If you have a large collection of books or artefacts, where will they go? Are you going to incorporate the latest technology? Where will you house it? Entrance How do you want the entrance of your house to look? Do you want the stairwell to be the first thing people see when you open the front door? What will the front door look like? Do you want it to be a statement? If so, how? Garage Where will the garage be situated? Near the kitchen for easy unloading of groceries? If the internal access opens straight into your living area, will you insulate the door? Have you thought about adding attic stairs to a room space above the garage for extra storage? w w w.l andmar k ho m e s. c o. n z | 23