PROJECT Templates Project: Houses

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Minibit, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Use these templates to add more life to your characters' houses! Adding more depth to a setting can give stories and characters more room to grow and develop, so go ahead and give some thought to your characters' living quarters!

    Templates are available in:
    • Mini: Bare minimum! For builders on the go, or quick memory notes!
    • Medium: A fairly standard amount of info; good for adding some detail to what you already knew
    • Ultra: Prepare to get grilled! Psychotic levels of detail and things you probably never thought about! add some real depth with this one.
    Click the spoiler to view an explanation and some examples of what each question is looking for, or copy/paste the code to start!

    Mini template (open)

    Mini
    Mini
    Street address: What street is this house on?
    Neighbourhood: What kind of area is this house in?
    Storeys: How many floors are in this house?
    How many Bedrooms:
    How many Bathrooms:
    Additional Facilities: Ie: Is there a garage, pool, tennis court, helipad?
    How it looks from the outside: Give a visual description from outside; you can describe the walls, roof, yard, shape of the house, and anything else you feel necessary
    How it looks from the inside: Describe what the house generally looks like inside; What kind of visual aesthetic, themes, styles, and impressions are there?

    Code:
    [B]Mini[/b]
    [B]Street address:[/B]
    [B]Neighbourhood:[/B]
    [B]Storeys:[/B]
    [B]How many Bedrooms: [/B]
    [B]How many Bathrooms:[/B]
    [B]Additional Facilities: [/B]
    [B]How it looks from the outside:[/B]
    [B]How it looks from the inside:[/B] 
    

    Medium template (open)

    Medium
    Medium
    City: What municipality is this house located in?
    Street address: What street is this house on?
    Neighbourhood: What kind of area is this house in?
    Age How long ago was the house built?
    History: What stories have happened in this house? Was anyone significant born here? Was anyone killed here? Was someone's childhood spent here?
    Type: Is this a standalone house, townhouse, or apartment?
    Archetectural style: What style of house is it? A-frame? Tudor?
    Residency Count: Are there any additional residences in this house? Basement suites? Lofts?
    Additional Facilities: Ie: Is there a garage, pool, tennis court, helipad?
    Storeys: How many floors are in this house?
    Room Count How many rooms?
    How many Bedrooms:
    How many Bathrooms:
    Doors: How many exits/entrances does the house have? Where are they?
    Roof What kind of roof? Shingles? Straw? Aluminum? Sloped? Symmetrical?
    Exterior walls: What are the walls of the house like from the outside, and what are they made of? Brick? Stucco? linoleum siding?
    Flooring: What kind of flooring is used in the majority of the house? Linoleum? tile? Wood? Marble?
    Utilities: What utilities does this house have (heat, electrical, water, etc) and from where are they supplied?
    Heating Does this house have gas, wood, electrical, hot water, or some other kind of heating?
    floor plan: Layout of each floor; blueprints if you got 'em
    Square feet: Total area of the house
    Individual rooms: copy/paste as needed
    Kitchen: Give a description of the kitchen
    Living Room: Give a description of the living/sitting/family room
    Bedroom: Give a description of each of the bedrooms; which floor is it on? What kind of closet/wardrobe is there? What kind of bed? Personal decorations?
    Bathroom: Give a description of each of the bathrooms; stand-up shower or bathtub? Vanity or just a sink? Medicine cabinet?
    Yard: if there's a yard/garden, describe it
    Plants: What kinds of plants grow in the yard? Any trees? Hedges?
    Animals: Are there any living areas for animals on the grounds? Barn? Chicken coop? Doghouse?
    Fencing What kind of border separates this property from those around it and the street it's on?

    Code:
    [B]Medium[/b]
    [b]City:[/b]
    [B]Street address:[/B]
    [B]Neighbourhood:[/B]
    [b]Age[/b]
    [b]History:[/b]
    [b]Type:[/b]
    [b]Archetectural style:[/b]
    [b]Residency Count:[/b]
    [B]Additional Facilities:[/B]
    [B]Storeys:[/B]
    [b]Room Count[/b]
    [b]How many Bedrooms:[/B]
    [b]How many Bathrooms:[/B]
    [B]Doors:[/B]
    [b]Roof[/b]
    [b]Exterior walls:[/b]
    [b]Flooring:[/b]
    [b]Utilities:[/b]
    [b]floor plan:[/b]
    [b]Square feet:[/b]
    Individual rooms: copy/paste as needed
    [b]Kitchen:[/b]
    [b]Living Room:[/b]
    [b]Bedroom:[/b]
    [b]Bathroom:[/b]
    [b]Yard:[/b]
    [b]Plants:[/b]
    [b]Animals:[/b]
    [b]Fencing[/b]
    

    Ultra template (open)

    Ultra
    Ultra:
    City: What municipality is this house located in?
    City district: What area of the city is this home in?
    Street address: What street is this house on?
    Neighbourhood: What kind of area is this house in?
    Attractions: Is this home near a tourist attraction? School? Dog park? River?
    Age How long ago was the house built?
    Creator: Who built this home?
    History: What stories have happened in this house? Was anyone significant born here? Was anyone killed here? Was someone's childhood spent here?
    Nickname: Does this home have a name?
    Maintenance: Does the house look well-maintained, the yard well-tended? Or is it looking run down? A little cluttered?
    Type: Is this a standalone house, townhouse, or apartment?
    Archetectural style: What style of house is it? A-frame? Tudor?
    Environmental Friendliness: Does this home use any 'green' alternatives?
    Smell/sounds: Does this house have any persistent smells or sounds?
    Security: Is this home equipped with video or sound surveilance? Watch dogs? Security guards? Lots and lots of locks?
    Communication: Is this home set up with a PA or inter-room telephone or paging system?
    Pests: Any unwelcome visitors? Mice? Stray dogs? squirrels?
    Residency Count: Are there any additional residences in this house? Basement suites? Lofts?
    Additional Facilities: Ie: Is there a garage, pool, tennis court, helipad?
    Storeys: How many floors are in this house?
    Room count: How many rooms?
    How many Bedrooms:
    How many Bathrooms:
    Windows: How many windows, and where on the house are they?
    Doors: How many exits/entrances does the house have? Where are they?
    Foundation: What is the house built on? A concrete slab? Stilts? Earth?
    Roof What kind of roof? Shingles? Straw? Aluminum? Sloped? Symmetrical?
    Appliances: What kind of fixtures and appliances are in this house? Fridge? Lighting?
    Exterior walls: What are the walls of the house like from the outside, and what are they made of? Brick? Stucco? linoleum siding?
    Flooring: What kind of flooring is used in the majority of the house? Linoleum? tile? Wood? Marble?
    Utilities: What utilities does this house have (heat, electrical, water, etc) and from where are they supplied?
    Lighting: How is the house lit? Overhead lights? Chandeliers? Torches?
    Heating Does this house have gas, wood, electrical, hot water, or some other kind of heating?
    Plumbing: How does this home get its water supply? How is waste disposed of?
    floor plan: Layout of each floor; blueprints if you got 'em
    Square feet: Total area of the house
    Individual rooms: Copy/paste as needed
    Kitchen: Give a description of the kitchen; is the floor different in the kitchen? How are things arranged?
    Cooking facilities: Wood stove? Electric range? Gas heater? Hot plate?
    Food storage: Fridge? Ice box? Cabinets? Freezer? Shelves?
    Living Room: Give a general description of the living/sitting/family room; layout, colour themes, furnituure, etc.
    Entertainment: What kind of entertainment and facilities are in the family room? TV? Game systems? Board games? Ping pong table? Fireplace?
    Bedroom: Give a description of each of the bedrooms; which floor is it on? What kind of closet/wardrobe is there?
    Bed: What kind of bed? Bunk beds? Four-poster? Curtained?
    Personal Decorations: Posters? Figures? Special paint job? Personal effects?
    Bathroom: Give a description of each of the bathrooms; where do you hang up a towel? Where is medicine stored? What kind of mirror is there?
    Tub/Shower: Bath tub? Hot tub? Stand up shower? Combination? What kind of bath curtain?
    Sink: does the sink stand out from the wall, or is it attached to a vanity? Is there storage beneath it?
    Yard: if there's a yard/garden, describe it
    Plants: What kinds of plants grow in the yard? Any trees? Hedges?
    Animals: Are there any living areas for animals on the grounds? Barn? Chicken coop? Doghouse?
    Fencing What kind of border separates this property from those around it and street it's on?
    Parking: Where do vehicles park?

    Code:
    [b]Ultra:[/b]
    [b]City:[/b]
    [b]City district:[/b]
    [B]Street address:[/B]
    [B]Neighbourhood:[/B]
    [b]Attractions:[B]
    [b]Age[/b]
    [b]Creator:[/b]
    [b]History:[/b]
    [b]Nickname:[/b]
    [b]Maintenance:[/b]
    [b]Type:[/b]
    [b]Archetectural style:[/b]
    [b]Environmental Friendliness:[/b]
    [b]Smell/sounds:[/b]
    [b]Security:[/b]
    [b]Communication:[/b]
    [b]Pests:[/b]
    [b]Residency Count:[/b] 
    [B]Additional Facilities:[/B]
    [B]Storeys:[/B]
    [b]Room count:[/b]
    [b]How many Bedrooms:[/B]
    [b]How many Bathrooms:[/B]
    [b]Windows:[/b]
    [B]Doors:[/B]
    [b]Foundation:[/b]
    [b]Roof[/b]
    [b]Appliances:[/b]
    [b]Exterior walls:[/b]
    [b]Flooring:[/b]
    [b]Utilities:[/b]
    [b]Lighting:[/b]
    [b]Heating[/b]
    [b]Plumbing:[/b]
    [b]floor plan:[/b]
    [b]Square feet:[/b]
    Individual rooms: Copy/paste as needed
    [b]Kitchen:[/b] 
    [i][b]Cooking facilities:[/b][/i]
    [i][b]Food storage:[/b][/i]
    [b]Living Room:[/b]
    [i][b]Entertainment:[/b][/i]
    [b]Bedroom:[/b]
    [i][b]Bed:[/b][/i]
    [i][b]Personal Decorations:[/b][/i]
    [b]Bathroom:[/b]
    [i][b]Tub/Shower:[/b][/i]
    [i][b]Sink:[/b][/i]
    [b]Yard:[/b]
    [b]Plants:[/b]
    [b]Animals:[/b]
    [b]Fencing[/b]
    [b]Parking:[/b]