Designing your own home is the best way to ensure that you get exactly what you want. Though you’ll need to have final blueprints drawn up. Follow these steps to get a head start on building the house you’ve always wanted.
Make a listing of your family's requirements: how many bedrooms you need, how large the rooms should be, what floor plan you want in your kitchen, if you want a formal living room and dining room, and so forth.
Read books on home design as well as those with collections of plans.
Bring your plans to a architect so he or she can draw up building plans. The architect can also catch any problems or suggest changes.