Main Floor Worksheet

 

 

Now let’s take a peak at the main floor of your green home project.  Here are some questions for you and any building partners to consider.

 

Research your answers as much as possible and if you do not know at this time choose option 3.

 

How many sinks will be on the main floor of your home?

 

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

What percentage of the main floor’s roof system will built using conventional construction with no heavy timbers?

 

  1. 100%
  2. 75%
  3. 50%
  4. 25%
  5. 0%

 

What is the primary construction of the main floor’s wall system?

 

  1. Conventional Lumber
  2. Conventional and Spray Foam
  3. Structural Insulated Panels
  4. Insulated Concrete Forms
  5. Glass

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

 

 

 

 

What type of flooring material will make up the largest percentage of the home?

 

  1. Carpet
  2. Wood
  3. Tile
  4. Exotic Hardwood
  5. Stone

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

What is the primary exterior siding?

 

  1. Vinyl
  2. Natural Wood
  3. Concrete Board
  4. Tree Bark
  5. Stone

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

 

How many fireplaces are on the main floor?

 

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5 or more

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

What is the square footage of exterior porches?

 

  1. 100-200 square feet
  2. 201-400 square feet
  3. 401-600 square feet
  4. 601-800 square feet
  5. 800 or more square feet

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the highest ceiling height on your main floor?

 

  1. 8’
  2. 9’
  3. 10’
  4. 11’
  5. 12’ or more including vaulted ceilings.

 

Your Numerical Score:                     ____

 

 

Calculations:

 

Add up your total score from the previous questions and place it in the blank.  Range: (8-40)

 

Your Total Numerical Score:                        ____

 

Divide your score by 8

 

Total Score Divided By 8:                ____  (Round the number up)

 

Find your approximation on the scale below.

 

  1. $100-$125
  2. $125-$150
  3. $150-$175
  4. $175-$200
  5. $225 -$250

 

Your Price Range:                      ____

 

Now take your price range and multiply it by your desired foundation’s square footage.

 

Your Budget Range:      

                  ____

 

 

Let’s take a look at how Tom and Eva are progressing with their own main floor budget numbers, worksheets, and project.

 

For example:

 

Tom’s green home has a main floor that is going to have 3 sinks (Numerical Score 3).  His roof system is going to be primarily timber, but a portion of the master and laundry room will be built only out of conventional lumber (Numerical Score 3). He has chosen carpet for the vast majority of the structure excluding the kitchen and baths (Numerical Score 1).   The home’s walls are primarily built with structural insulated panels (Numerical Score 3). The primary exterior siding on the main floor is going to be tree bark as well (Numerical Score 4).  He has decided against having a fireplace (Numerical Score 1), and has 200 sq. ft of decks and porches (Numerical Score 2).  His highest ceiling is a vaulted ceiling in the great room that is open to above and is approximately 22’ (Numerical Score 5).

 

 

Tom’s worksheet would look like this.

Calculations:

 

Add up your total score from the previous questions and place it in the blank.  Range: (8-40)

 

Total Numerical Score:  3+3+1+3+4+1+2+5 =      _22_

 

Divide your score by 8:        22/8 = 2.75

 

Numerical Score Divided By 8:  2.75 Rounds up to 3

 

Find your approximation on the scale below.

 

1.$100-$125

  1. $125-$150
  2. $150-$175
  3. $175-$200
  4. $225 -$250

 

Numerical Score:  $150-$175 per square foot

 

 

Now take your price range and multiply it by your main floor’s square footage.

 

Tom has estimated he will need for 1,100 square feet on his main floor so he takes the $150 and multiplies it by 1,100 for a low range of $165,000.  He then takes the $175 and multiplies it by 1,100 for a high range of $192,500.

 

Main Floor Cost Range: $165,000 -$192,500     

 

Before moving on to the next chapter go ahead and calculate your main floor budget range.  Then it is time to move onto the second floor.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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