Tuesday, January 8, 2013

3 Free Online Services for Home Remodeling

Home remodeling can be as much fun as it may be headache. Before you start shopping for the components, you may need to realize exactly what do you want to achieve. And this step is the most complicated, because in most cases you do know what would you like to change, but you don’t know how.

Multiple online services will help you to plan it on your screen, making numerous changes, iterations, and design approaches before you actually start implementing your plan in your home. In this post, we will present some of them for your review.

1. MyDeco Planner

MyDeco is offering online 3D room layout to play with, both starting your planning session “from scratch” or after uploading your own floor plans.  MyDeco Planner allows you to insert walls, doors, windows and select from a gallery of interior finishes.  The interface is relatively simple to use, and allows you to view your plan and 3D image at the same time.  Undo and Redo buttons help to quickly fix any mistakes, or change your plans on the go. The good thing is the interactive site ability to move the camera around the plan to see your creation from different perspectives, and even paint the walls and ceilings from an extensive color selection.

There are more than 120,000 real products available in 3D for your design, offering very realistic results of your planning efforts.

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2. Autodesk HomeStyler

There is no professional designer who is not familiar with Autodesk, a company, created famous AutoCAD and 3ds Studio Max. This company is known for its design algorithms and utilities for designing buildings mechanical components, 3D modeling and 3D rendering capabilities. They utilize their expertise in offering free online designer for your home, office, or apartment spaces, called Homestyler. This program is extremely user friendly and doesn’t require time consuming training and substantial learning curve, like the other professional programs they offer.

You can create quickly multiple layouts with drag-and-drop rooms, doors, and furnishings, experimenting with styles, colors, and finishes. Then you add specific products from manufacturers’ catalogs to furnish you room. As it is completed, it easy to visualize your home design ideas in 3D with just one click.

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3. Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is free interior designing application that plans your house layout and floor plan. The application gives you easy to use visual approach to create the plan of your home and layout furniture. You can alter the existing design by putting up walls or by adding new furniture. You can simply drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories.

The application is downloadable as standalone offline software, or can be used strictly online.

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