Is home renovation software what you need? Read on..
Everyone who has attempted a home renovation project has also attempted to document their project with drawings of some sort.
The more artistic may be able to create a rendering freehand and the more precise may be able to convert their project onto graph paper.
Everyone who has attempted a home renovation project has also attempted to document it with drawings of some sort. The more artistic may be able to create a rendering freehand and the more precise may be able to convert their project onto graph paper.
For most of us, trying to describe the final outcome of our project to others, or even to realistically envision it ourselves, is a tough task. This is where software steps in to save the day.
In this magic world, anyone can develop a blueprint-style drawing of original and renovated interior spaces or create 3-D images of the new kitchen, deck, or room addition. Even if you can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, you can find a home renovation software program that will help you see your completed project.
There are several ways to get involved with these computerized tools, each allows users to tackle their projects at different levels and has different costs associated with their use. For example:
This is the most expensive option, but allows you full access to all the program features. These features may include thousands of graphic icons for furniture, hardware, appliances, windows, doors, etc. that can be inserted into your design.
You may print your design/plans to show your family, spouse, or even your builder.
Some programs are intricate and require some building knowledge, but most allow a user to re-create their renovation or addition design in hyper-space with some simple steps.
Home renovation software programs can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars, so before you make such a financial commitment, take the time to ensure you have the appropriate computer requirements to run the program and that the program is not “more” than you actually need.
This is an inexpensive option that allows you full access to expensive AND expansive software programs without purchasing them. For a modest subscription fee, some for as low as $5 a month, you can log in to this type of service and design, save, and print your renovation plans.
Many services also have forums where you can question and discuss renovation tips and dilemmas with other users. Some programs also have built-in estimators that can help determine whether your budget is reasonable for your project or if it will be busted before completion!
Several websites offer free access to limited versions of design programs. Even with limitations, these programs can allow you to create printable, color designs with dimensions and material listings.
A quick online seach for "home design software" will turn up a substantial list to choose from. Most of them will feature options for laying ceiling and floor tiles, painting rooms, and building decks.
Go ahead, put your project on the screen using home renovation software – you might just like it. But if you'd prefer the professional help of an experienced builder then Steve Burgess of Toolbox Renovations will be happy to assist.