Re: Interior design software
- From: "Otto Mation (Caroline Freisen)" <this.is@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 06:59:17 GMT
On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:51:36 -0700, Tom <hty@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Anyone have experience with non-professional interior design software?
Any recommendations for 2D and 3D renderings of kitchen and bath
It's probably a matter of personal preference, but I don't much like
any of the three programs I have. I've given them away or discarded
them. But I should also add that I'm a trained artist and experienced
interior designer. The problem with any and all interior design
software is that not all furniture comes in the sizes of the templates
they offer, so you end up having to generate many furniture templates
yourself, and if you don't get their scale exact, you're a dead duck.
I find it's *much* easier using quad paper and a tape measure to
generate an accurate room plan with accurately placed doors and
windows. Then do the same thing for each piece of furniture by
generating a template based on the actual measurements of each item.
Don't forget to allow off-sets on windows that have drapes on rods
that extend from the wall as opposed to no window treatments or
blinds/curtains that fit inside the sash. Use rubber cement (not
library paste or glue) to mount your templates on card stock, then cut
them out very carefully. Keep the pieces and floorplan for each room
in a large manilla envelope and you're good to go every time you want
to rearrange your furniture.
The electronic software can be useful for kitchens and baths, but you
still have to double check the measurments of the appliances, counter
depths, counter heights, and other details. Carpenters have a saying
that applies in interior design as well: "Measure twice, cut once."
Except in interior design it runs "Measure twice and skip the
cursing." Good luck!
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