When designing your living room, kitchen, study, or even if you plan to turn your backyard into a beautiful Japanese garden, it is always best to use every tool available before committing to construction. Physical trial and error can lead to very expensive and time consuming melt downs. Any time we can make a design experiment without it involving a sledgehammer and a wall, or perhaps our back muscles + a large-ish couch, well something like that is worth it to me. Pain free design is a good thing, in fact I try to make it a rule.
When I started designing, there was always that soft yearning for some magic, all-in-one home design software package that would let me manipulate all of the critical components of my home virtually, and non-destructively. Something that, when I moved a feature wall behind the fireplace forgetting that there IS no fireplace, it could be undone and corrected at the click of a mouse. Alas, we didn’t have that sort of thing back in the day. You see when I started designing a horse and buggy still brought me my coffee, and doctors still paid house calls. (no I’m not quite that old.)
These days however, there are smashing software design suites that I find myself using over and over again. Generally I review tons of design products and – where software is concerned – a few design software products get a thumbs up from me. Most of which I speak are well within any budget. You can even find a few open source products to download for free, but I have yet to find one that compares to their commercial counterparts. Once you are used to the technical issues of design software, the products will produce a stunning result and can create the perfect virtual home you can really enjoy and be excited about. If your a professional, the tools inside these design suites are exemplary and highly intuitive to the needs of your design demands.
Here’s a few things you can do with interior design software:
- Design your own storage with the Cabinet Wizard
- Layout your rooms easily with the Room Wizard
- Make moldings and baseboards with the Trim Designer
- Frame your outdoor view with the Window Designer
- Build a hearth for your home with the Fireplace Wizard
- Try new treatments with Decorator Theme Palettes
- Get help when you need it with the Help Tutorials
- Take a view through your roof by designing skylights
- Make your furniture fit with object resizing
I highly recommend you seek out a quality interior design software. You should be able to find any quality product online at blogs or sites that pen articles on interior design. If you are looking for a new or perhaps easy way to get inspired – hoping to redecorate without the backaches, than this software really does the trick. You’ll discover – as I did – how easy it is to get the inside edge on design and decorating ideas.