Creating a Half Height Wall

Reference Number: KB-00317
Last Modified: July 21, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite

I would like to create a half-wall with a specific height without it affecting the ceiling height of the room I place it in. Is this possible?

Half-wall placed in a doorway between the kitchen and dining


Use the Half-Wall tools to create half-walls in your plan, and then adjust their heights by accessing their specification dialogs.

To create a half height wall

  1. Select Build> Wall> Straight Half-Wall  or Build> Wall> Curved Half-Wall , then click and drag to create a half-wall.

    Note: Half-Wall tools are not available in Home Designer Essentials. 

  2. Once placed, use the Select Objects tool  to select the newly created half-wall and click on the Open Object edit tool.

  3. On the Newels/Balusters panel of the Railing Specification dialog that opens, set the Height to your liking.

    Set the Height on the Newels/Balusters panel of the Railing Specification dialog

  4. Next, select the Materials panel and set your desired materials for the Interior and Exterior Wall Surface components.

  5. Click OK to apply these changes and generate a Camera view to see the results.

    You can also place half-wall railings inside of doorways. To learn how, please access the "Placing a Railing in a Doorway" resource located in the Related Articles section below.