Spec Plan Q: Other Amenities

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Spec Plan-Q looks at home amenities such as fireplaces, utility spaces, foyer, home entry, stairway and other miscellaneous specs that control the electronic aspects of your home.

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spec planning: other amenities

Spec Plan Q: Other Amenities

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Define any other amenities or special design requests by room that have not been previously included:

amenities are special construction specifications that must be worked into the plan, such as:

other amenities photo notes & topics
home entry - stairway photo notes
fireplace photo notes
home utility photo topics
TOPICS: home entry/stairway
TOPICS: fireplace
TOPICS: home utility
other amenities gallery & shop
home entry gallery
fireplace gallery
going green gallery
SHOP: home entry/stairway
SHOP: fireplace
SHOP: home utility

— fireplace (gas, wood, or other)

link for fireplace directory

— home entry (define style)

link or home entry directory

— stairway (define type)

link for stairway directory

— foyer (decide design)

link for foyer directory

— home utilities control (define type)

link for home utility directory

— raised or sunken floors
— wall shelving
— kitchen islands
— other built-in specifications
— indoor water fountains
— hot tubs and spas
— other


Keep the amenities within budget. But note, it may be "cheaper" to expense for the amenties now than later on

Did you ever dream of spending Christmas by the fireplace in your living room, or having your own hot tub and spa at home to relax after a long day at work? Now everything is possible. All you need is a plan.

Whether you are renovating or building your house from scratch, you will have to decide which type of amenities you want to implement, your budget, and if it will it be a “build it yourself” type of project or if you will hire contractors.

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spec planning: other amenities

Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the other amenities spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a remodeling plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
  • use your spec sheet to bid the construction project out to contractors
    other amenities spec sheet


Step 2: get required building permits


Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers

find general contractors

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Helpful Tools

Some helpful forms for making remodeling decisions:

home improvement guide
home remodeling checklist
remodeling specification sheet
contractor evaluation form