If you want to build the house of your dreams, you may find the following advice to be quite useful in helping you to achieve this aim.
Enlist the help of a professional who provides residential building design services
One of the best ways to ensure that the house you build turns out exactly as you hoped it would is to enlist the help of a professional who specialises in designing residential buildings and get them to work with your contractor throughout the construction process.
This type of professional will be able to use their experience with residential building design to help you overcome constraints that might otherwise negatively affect the design of the house.
For example, if you want your home to feel spacious but the plot you plan to build on is relatively small, this professional may come up with hidden, integrated storage solutions and might recommend that you fit vaulted ceilings rather than standard flat ones. In this situation, the hidden storage will ensure that you can keep your possessions out of sight and thus prevent them from making your home look small and cluttered, whilst the vaulted ceilings will give even small rooms in the building an imposing and airy appearance.
Be willing to wait if you cannot immediately afford or find the right features
Building a house is an exhausting and stressful process. As such, whilst your goal might be to construct your 'dream house', you may still find yourself opting for certain mediocre features, simply because their affordability or accessibility means that you can install them immediately and finish the building work faster.
For example, whilst you may have dreamed of having bespoke, hand-painted tiles made for your bathroom, the cost and the length of time it would take to have these made may make you tempted to simply pick up some cheap, readily available tiles from your local hardware shop.
However, if you want to be happy with every aspect of the house that you build, then you must exercise patience and be prepared to wait to fit or build certain features, even if this means leaving certain areas unfinished for a few weeks or months after the house itself has been built.
Whilst this could leave you feeling frustrated in the short term, it will ultimately spare you the disappointment and annoyance of living in a house that doesn't live up to the one you envisioned when you first began the building process.