Yes Home Designer Suite is amazing ! There is a learning curve but so worth it in design !
The Home Designer software programs have an amazing selection for designing any dollhouse you are currently wanting. You can have the experience of working literally from the ground up with your design.
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With the home designer suite you will literally find you are involved with every area. Unless of course you just have the desire to process a plan and then let someone else take it from there. That would work as well. These programs have a price range from $50 - $500. Depending on the level of work you will be doing. Truly they can be adapted to anyone's need or skill level.
Check out the tip box above. It explains a bit about working with the measurements provided with your Home Designer Suite Software. As stated it is a "best practice" in our opinion to leave the software dimensions "as is" and design what you want without a lot of complications.
What Working in the Program "As Is" will allow You:
But hey if you absolutely want to recalculate and prove to yourself how this all works. Then more power to you we wish you the best of success. But still do not say we did not warn you, lol.
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Take a Look at Our Kitchen Design
Take a look at a design for a kitchen we created. We have to be honest with you ... It took a far amount of time ... But with practice the use of this program software is becoming easier and easier. We predict the same results for you.
The Dollhouse View
Main Floor Plan View
What Features to Expect from each Version
Home Designer Professional Version
This is the top of the line version. It contains all the best features for us Do-It-Yourselfers. More tools and greater control of your home designer suite program is its main benefit. It all depends on how you plan on using your program to start with. If you feel you need all the control you can possibly get then this version is for you. They do have a trial download available. So do your research before you choose which software you want.
Home Designer Architectural Version
This is the version we are currently using. It does have a greater price tag but is well worth the investment. All of the most valuable features are present. Maybe it does not have as great a level of control but most times you are not looking for top software in designing small stuff. So for the features and the ability to do just about everything seemed good to us at the time of purchase. And no we do not have any regrets about our selection. The software is amazing. For not ever having designed before we are surprised at how quickly we caught on to the way it works.
Home Designer Suite Version
This is the middle of the road style of this home designer suite of software. It is for those wanting to design for themselves but not wanting to spend a large sum of money. All of these programs come with amazing features. It is just what you want to do that you have to consider when selecting the version you get. We always like to think, why spend a small amount of money on several different items that give you the results you want. Sort of a slapdash approach. When you could pool your funds and get something superior. Calculate what all the other items cost and see if those prices come close to the item total you really want. If they do, then wait until you have the right amount and get what you desire.
Home Designer Essentials Version
This is the basics of all the other versions. It is technically at the lowest end. You can still do some things with it. However the other versions have much more accessories included. It is good as a starter program. Then again all some of you will want is a very grass roots version. Though if you are serious about designing you will probably choose another more advanced software for your work. There are a scaled down number of graphics and videos available for use with this software also.
Home Designer Interiors Version
All of these software programs come with video tutorials housed inside each program. The designer interior version is no exception to this rule. The software developers have gone out of their way to instruct their customers with how-to info. That is what makes these programs so great. You can study at any time of the day or night. Both on YouTube and inside your chosen program. Though with this version all it does is interiors. You get interior abilities with the first three programs mentioned above. Plus one is just a few more dollars. Something to keep in mind as you study your choice.
Home Designer Landscape and Deck Version
This is another one in the home designer suite series that capitalizes on one aspect of design. Like stated earlier there are other versions with this same feature included. Plus you get more for your money. However if all you want to do is design landscapes and decks for your dollhouse then this program is for you. Still, study all your options and buy the best version for your needs. Also they all make excellent Birthday, Christmas or for whatever the occasion - gifts.