If you are getting a custom home constructed for the first time, your selections and decisions are usually accompanied by some amount of fear or reluctance simply because you would not know what works and what does not. You might be tempted to replicate home designs and ideas that you see on pictures on the internet which may not always be a great idea. The homes which look good on pictures online may not look good when seen in person. Not all home designs are photogenic. Hence, some designs which do not look good on photos on the internet may look really good when seen in person. Hence, it is a good idea to visit model homes and other custom homes in your locality in person to get references.
Designing a custom home is not as simple as you might imagine. While getting a home design done, you have to first focus on the budget. You have to make sure that the design when realized would be within your budget. Then you need to make sure that the design solves all of your functional needs and ultimately also takes care of your aesthetic needs.