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Better Homes and Gardens Interior Designer 8.0 [OLD VERSION] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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Description

Give your dream home the look and feel you want with Better Homes and Gardens Interior Designer – choose from thousands styles, colors, wall coverings, flooring, and materials. Experiment with your interior design ideas using 3D models, virtual tours, and advanced design tools. Choose from over 1,000 sample plans to inspire your ideas or create your own. Quickly place and arrange wall, windows, doors, and cabinets. Find the perfect colors and materials for your design from brand-name manufacturers or import your own. It’s fun and it’s easy! Interior Design: Exclusive Design Planning Center for expert design advice, draw your record line to automatically generate a virtual tour of your design, over 5,000 items in the built-in library: furniture, lighting, appliances, and more. Kitchen & Bath Design: Design your new kitchen or bath and create thousands of cabinets styles and combinations, visualize new countertops – choose from laminate to solid surfaces or import your own custom material and color, use the 3D camera tools to create elevation view for added cabinet details in your kitchen or bath project. Room Decorating: Choose from a variety of furniture styles including chairs, tables, sofas and more – easily change the size, color and fabric, add accessories to create that perfect look and feel for your rooms, choose from thousands of colors and materials from name-brand manufacturers or create your own. Remodeling: Add a new addition onto your existing home – visualize what your new room will look like, choose from several 3D design tools including Glass House, Doll House, Final View, and more, arrange walls, windows, doors, and furniture then automatically generate 3D models from any angle. Floor & Space Planning: Automatically generate a complete spreadsheet of your project costs, broken down by category, choose from over 1,000 sample plans to inspire and provide ideas for your design, over 30 Free How-To Tutorial Videos.

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Easy-to-use interior home design software helps you visualize a new look and feel for your home
  • Choose from thousands of colors and materials from name-brand manufacturers or create your own--even create thousands of cabinet styles and combinations
  • Automatically generate a complete spreadsheet of your project costs, broken down by category
  • Arrange walls, windows, doors, cabinets and furniture then automatically generate 3D models from any angle--even draw your record line to automatically generate a virtual tour of your design
  • Over 5,000 items in the built-in library: furniture, lighting, appliances, cabinets, windows, materials, and more; choose colors, place furniture, and create kitchens and baths

Editorial Review

Give your dream home the look and feel you want with Better Homes and Gardens Interior Designer--choose from thousands of styles, colors, wall coverings, flooring and materials. Experiment with your interior design ideas using 3D models, virtual tours and advanced design tools. Choose from over 1,000 sample plans to inspire your ideas or create your own. Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors and cabinets. Find the perfect colors and materials for your design from brand-name manufacturers or import your own. It's fun and it's easy!

Give your dream home the look and feel you want with Better Homes and Gardens Interior Designer.

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Experiment with your interior design ideas using 3D models, virtual tours and advanced design tools.

Design your new kitchen or bath using the Cabinet Designer tools.

Add accessories to create that perfect look and feel for your rooms.

Create and take a Virtual Tour of your home.

Add a new addition onto your existing home--visualize what your new room will look like.

Visualize Your Design Projects

Interior Design

  • Exclusive Design Planning Center for expert design advice from Better Homes and Gardens magazine editors
  • Virtual-Walk Through--draw your record line to automatically generate a virtual tour of your design
  • Over 5,000 items in the built-in library: furniture, lighting, appliances, cabinets, windows, materials and more
  • Download FREE name-brand library items from the Home Designer website

Kitchen & Bath Design

  • Choose from a wide variety of appliances--easily change the colors to match your room's needs
  • Design your new kitchen or bath using the Cabinet Designer tools. Create thousands of cabinet styles and combinations.
  • Visualize new countertops--choose from laminate to solid surfaces or import your own custom material and color
  • Use the 3D camera tools to create an elevation view for added cabinet details in your kitchen or bath project

Room Decorating

  • Choose from a variety of furniture styles including chairs, tables, sofas and more--easily change the size, color and fabric to create your own style
  • Add accessories to create that perfect look and feel for your rooms
  • Update doors and windows for that perfect look--wood, casement, moldings, lites, shutters, window treatments and more
  • Import your digital photos and personalize your room with artwork and family pictures
  • Choose from thousands of colors and materials from name-brand manufacturers or create your own using the Color Chooser

Remodeling

  • Add a new addition onto your existing home--visualize what your new room will look like
  • Choose from several 3D design tools including Glass House, Doll House, Final View and more
  • Arrange walls, windows, doors and furniture then automatically generate 3D models from any angle
  • Select from several styles of lights from the library to create a custom design

Floor & Space Planning

  • Design in a 2D plan view with virtual graph paper to create accurately scaled floor plans
  • Use one of the Better Homes and Gardens style templates--each one comes complete with colors, cabinets, flooring, doors and window styles
  • Automatically generate a complete spreadsheet of your project costs, broken down by category
  • Choose from over 1,000 sample plans to inspire and provide ideas for your design
  • Over 30 Free How-To Tutorial Videos

Furniture, Fixtures and Accessories

  • Browse furniture and accessories libraries with sofas, chairs, tables, beds, desks, storage items, home office items and more
  • Choose from pre-arranged furniture groupings, including bedroom sets, dining and living areas and more
  • Resize furniture to create any custom size--change the height, width and depth of any item

Project Cost Estimating

  • Quickly determine costs with the built-in Materials List--do calculations for carpet, hardwood, countertops, windows, cabinets and more
  • Assign costs for materials: descriptions, quantities, unit costs and more
  • Never be surprised by the cost of your project! Interior Designer will help you plan your budget.

3D Models and Virtual Tours

  • Create and take a Virtual Tour of your home
  • Import your own digital photos
  • Design in both 2D and 3D
  • Visualize realistic lighting with interior shadows

More Details

Publisher: Chief ArchitectCategory: CADBinding: DVD-ROM


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