Designed my own home using OIGY & Home Plan Pro.
We couldn’t find a house plan to maximise land usage, take in views, or particularly suit our lifestyle. Our initial plan was rejected by council, a country style home stretching from one side of the block to the other using the entire permitted building envelope, so we went back to the drawing board. This particular style of house (pictured) I never really wanted in the first place & it’s taken many iterations, much to the annoyance of our chosen builder, to get it right & settle down on a floor plan.
Many of the features pictured with OIGY walk through are not fixed, for example the kitchen island bench is flat at 1mtr wide x 3.7mtrs wide, & the walk in wardrobe mirrored sliding doors are black as well as bed 2 & 3. But this was an exercise in use of space for positioning of walls & furniture not details.
We knew what detailing we wanted even before we looked at any plans.
Using the combination of Home Plan Pro & OIGY along with watching, Grand Designs hosted by Kevin McLoud, Grand Designs Australia hosted by Peter Maddison, Grand Designs NZ hosted by Chris Moller and Building the Dream hosted by Charlie Luxton have given plenty of ideas & motivation to design a home that suits our living style along with how we use the land.