Building A Home? Design It Yourself!

Building A Home? Design It Yourself!


Quality home design software can help you design your new home, giving you greater input with the planning process.

Quality home design software can help you design your new home, giving you greater input with the planning process.

If you’re considering have a home built to your specifications, then congratulations — you’re having a home built the way that you want it to look instead of settling for what a builder or previous owner has in mind for you.

Building a home to spec used to be a big hassle, as drawing your own plans, redoing them again and again, before finally getting it right takes a lot of concentration, patience, and endurance.

Fortunately, home design software has changed the way that homes are designed so much so that even the novice can help design a house. Best of all, if you make mistakes or need to make a change, you don’t have to start from the beginning — your design can be modified within minutes.

Taking A Peek Inside

Imagining what your home will look like once inside used to be difficult but quality house design software programs which include a three dimensional interface where you can see the home from the inside are available. Please know that not all software programs are the same, with some offering expanded uses. Shop for those which allow the following:

Realistic 3D modeling — view rooms exactly as they’ll be created. Sized and laid out proportionally with the ability to make changes on the go.

Comprehensive 2D planning — draw rooms, design floors and ceilings, add text comments, and show room measurements.

Demonstrative room elements — programs which allow you to add sample sized furniture can help you see if everyone you want in the room will fit and where you can place everything. More elaborate programs will allow you to choose furniture very specifically — that 93″ Ethan Allen Retreat Sofa could be placed right in the living room, giving you an exact look for that part of the house even before you begin to build.

Detailed utility inclusion — Software programs which allow you to add electrical and plumbing conduits, even customized trim for walls, windows, and stairwells, will give you a remarkably close final design.

You’ll Still Need Professional Assistance

No, designing your home won’t remove the need for you to call upon the services of a qualified architect, but your design can help him understand what you want in the layout of your new home. Limitations of paper and pencil are no longer an issue with quality home design software, obstacles now removed thanks to the computer age!


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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Matt's Musings", his personal blog. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and blogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".