I have been in the homebuilding industry for 15 years and built over 180 homes. I have seen my share of “Home-Owner-Designed House Plans.” It is simply amazing what people think might work. A home is an incredible investment and I recommend getting a house plan that has been built before.I have to laugh at some of the plans that people bring to me. Some of them are like Crayola drawings on a paper napkin. They want to know how much it will cost to build it. I can tell you I automatically shoot high, really high. No builder likes to work with unorganized people. However, if the people come to me with a house plan they have purchased, I can tell they are serious and have done a lot of research. It is simple to get bids and I am so much more comfortable working with them.