10 questions to ask (and answer) yourself
What would you change—and keep—about your current home?
What is your lifestyle? (That is, are you at home a great deal? Do you work from home? Do you entertain often? How much time do you spend in the living areas, bedrooms, kitchen, den or office, utility space, etc.?)
How much time and energy are you willing to invest to maintain your home?
What do you think the addition/renovation/new home should look like?
When planning a new home or space, what do you envision that you don’t have now? (For example, are there any family-and/or aging-related changes on the horizon you would like to address?)
How much can you realistically afford to spend?
How soon would you like to be settled into your new home or addition?
How much time do you have to be involved in the design and construction process?
Do you plan to do any of the construction work yourself?
How much disruption in your life can you tolerate to add on to or renovate your home?