Changing Room Materials

Reference Number: KB-00305
Last Modified: August 27, 2021

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Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I would like to change the floor, ceiling, and wall materials in a specific room. How is this accomplished?

Living room with different materials for the ceiling, floor, and walls


While creating a plan using Home Designer, you may want to change what materials are applied to the floor, ceiling, and walls of a room. This article describes how to change the materials of a room using the Room Specification dialog.

To change the materials in a room

  1. Using the Select Objects tool, click inside of a room to select it, then click on the Open Object edit button.

    Note: You can also change materials on a per-floor or per-room type basis by navigating to Edit> Default Settings> Floors and Rooms.

  2. On the Materials panel, select a room component (e.g. Ceiling Finish, Floor Finish, Walls).

    Select Material for a Component of a Room

  3. With the component selected, click the Select Material button.

  4. In the Select Material dialog that opens, locate and select the desired material, then click OK.

    Note: If a plan has been started with a particular template, it may already have some of these objects pre-defined with certain materials. To have complete control over editing these options, start a plan using the Default Style template.

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each additional room component.

  6. Click OK to close the dialog and confirm the changes. The selected materials will now be visible in camera views going forward.