My wife and I have been looking at floor plans and design ideas for a house we'd like to build once I retire from the military in another 6 years (we may build before I actually retire). We'd like to get some help with the design but we don't know where to start. We don't have a huge budget and I don't know how much a design service would cost, but I do believe that having a quality plan would be worth the expense.
What we have is a collection of pictures for idea starters and an example floor plan we like, but would like a few adjustments. We're thinking something around 800 ft^2.
Can anyone give me some advice on where to start? We live in VT.