Hello there Trey, and welcome to Geeks to Go!
I have got a few questions that spring to mind regarding the thoughts on this network.
Please read through the questions carefully and answer them as accurately as possible.
1. You say you want to access all the computers from your computer. Does this mean you want to be able to access certain files / folders, or do you want to be able to take full control?
2. You also mention "able to talk to each other", Does this mean you want to be able to access certain files / folders?
3. You mention you have a couple of laptops, Do you want these wireless or wired?
4. Do you already have networking equipment or do you need to purchase everything?
Please understand that this isn't a 'small' project and it will require some dedication, but I am sure we can get a nice network running for you.