10 things to consider when looking at how to design your self build house

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While you might have plenty of ideas of what you want your new house to look like and know what you do and don’t like in terms of house styles, actually coming up with a design for your self build can be a pretty complicated task that can seem more than a little overwhelming to begin with. 

The sheer number of decisions that go into coming up with a design that will not only fulfil all your wishes but that will also keep the planners happy is pretty mind-boggling and that is before you have even got into calculating what your budget might actually get you.  

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.