When working on the exterior design of your home, you may have to deal with local regulations, design review committees and other factors that may restrict what you can and cannot do.
These issues do not exist when it comes to the interior design of your home. What you do with the inside is totally up to you. Your floor plan is the main document that will determine where you have what in your home. The document is extremely important because a well-designed plan can make your house very comfortable. At the same time, if you try to save money and get a bad plan, you may end up with an inconvenient home.
The interior of your home will have several components that you will need to decide on very early in the construction process. These components are doorframes and hallway passages. You want to think about their styles, sizes and locations. A good place to start is an architectural magazine or a website with a lot of floor plans and ideas. You don’t have to purchase anything there. You can simply browse different plans for inspiration and sparks of creativity. Another thing you can do is think about all the apartments and homes that you lived in in the past and try to figure out what you liked, what you didn’t like, what worked for you and what didn’t and why. Then you can decide on the plan and layout of your future custom home.
For example, you may choose to go with an open feel and have large hallways and open connecting passages. It is also possible that you like privacy and want a home with isolated bedrooms and rooms located far away from one another. Just like with many other factors about a custom home, there are no right or wrong answers here. The right answer is what you like and what works for you.