During the course of my research for my own build, I have binge-watched lots of others on youtube and this kept coming up over and over again.
I have lots of drawings and notes on paper and I have my design down as a given now, but using this free program called “Sketchup” my design literally came to life and its really helped me out in terms of what I can achieve.
It’s very easy to learn it’s a bit fiddly and frustrating at first but once you get the hang of it it’s a really valuable tool that can aid in the design process.
My drawings are not to scale as they only serve as a reference point like a photograph so that I can sit down with a carpenter and show him exactly what I want
I spent all day yesterday designing my galley units as a particular problem was really bugging me
try it for yourself its fun and very practical and intuitive.