If you’re preparing to build a home, you may be very excited about the finished product. You’re going to have a house you custom-designed from the ground up! But before you start looking at the carpet and cabinets, you have to put your efforts towards what is perhaps the biggest design project: the floor plan. If you don’t lay out your house correctly, you may find yourself with spaces that are too small, too large, or simply too awkward to fully use. You may also find yourself wanting to change things mid-construction, and that can be very expensive if walls are already being erected. Before you reach that point, you want to be certain your floor plan is perfect. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind during the design phase.