An exciting part of the dream to build your own home, and a primary aspect of the owner builder advantage, is the creative challenge – starting with the design process. To design your own home essentially means to take every aspect that contributes to good design into careful consideration. You can be thoroughly involved in the process whether you completely do-it-yourself, hire an architect, or find an existing plan and modify it to meet your needs.
To holistically design your own home, it is important to consider your personal and family needs as well as the particularities of your building site. In consideration of your personal needs, it is important to consider your emotional and spiritual requirements along with physical space requirements. People tend to thrive in an environment that reflects their personality. [Read more…]