Changing floor materials can be done by using the room divider tool. A room divider is used to mark the separation of certain areas without placing a physical wall.
The Space Planning Assistant allows you to start a new floor plan by creating and arranging 2D room boxes. Once the boxes are laid out, the Build House tool will convert them to walls and rooms that can be edited and detailed to completion.
Ceiling and Floor heights can be changed and controlled on a room-by-room basis. This is useful if you have a split level or multi-level plan.
There are several reasons as to why room labels might not display in a plan, including the Room Type not being defined, the display has been turned off, or the label has been deleted.
A roofed porch also called a portico can be created in Home Designer Products. This can be accomplished by using invisible walls, mill-work such as columns, and the break wall tool.
You can prevent a roof from generating over a room by unchecking the Roof Over This Room setting on the Structure panel of the Room Specification dialog.
When you need to create a loft area or a grand entry, you can use an Open Below room type on the floor above to remove the floor platform from that area.
Once you have placed stairs in your plan, you can create a usable room below using interior walls.
Create a staircase with a landing on the foundation level to create a split-entry for your structure.
There are times when it is necessary or desirable to delete an entire floor in your plan. These steps show you how to accomplish this.
While creating a plan using Home Designer, you may want to change what materials are applied to the floor, ceiling, and walls of a particular room. This article describes using the Room Specification dialog to change these settings.
The Living Area label displays the area of the floor platform for living areas in a plan.
You can build a cape cod or story and a half house by creating a new floor and rebuilding the roof.
If you have deleted the Living Area label in your plan it is easy to restore it in Home Designer.
A stage or platform can be easily created by using Room Divider walls.
Applying multiple materials such as paint colors, wallpapers, and wallpaper borders can all be done within Home Designer.
An a-frame roof house is built by changing the pitch, or rise over run, and using full gable walls.
Rooms need to be completely enclosed by walls to create proper Room Definition in Home Designer.
This article explains how to create a two story entry using Room Dividers and columns. It also explains how to create a two story foyer.
Show the sqft measurements instead of the internal room dimensions by toggling layers.
Materials can be modified and applied to a variety of surfaces in your plans.
An octagonal structure such as a gazebo can easily be created by using the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.
Creating a screened-in or screen porch can easily be done by using windows and changing the materials accordingly.
There are several ways to make your porch more attractive. Read more to learn how.
Place vehicles and toolboxes to create a Garage Shop Space.
A stepped floor, an alcove, and the appropriate furnishings are all characteristics of a Home Theater Room.
Skylights and windows can be used to create a sun room or solarium.
Use a variety of cabinets, shelves, and partitions to create a custom closet space.
Remodeling a kitchen can easily be done using CAD tools and dimensions.
Understanding the steps that you took to create your home will greatly contribute to the creation of a garden or storage shed.
A plant shelf ceiling or closet can be created using the Shelf Ceiling setting within the room specification dialog.
Use the Glass Wall tools as well as the various objects and materials located within the Library Browser, to create a custom glass shower within Home Designer.
Creating a sauna room in a Home Designer software program is easy by applying the right materials in your room and placing objects from the Library Browser.
Establishing a sunken living room is done by using invisible walls and lowering the floor heights accordingly.
A F.R.O.G. or a Family Room Over Garage can be done within all Home Designer Products.
Invisible walls can be used to create a carport with a roof. You can attach a carport to the main structure or leave it unattached.
Modeling a brick patio is done by using solid brick railings.
Outdoor appliances and library objects make it easy to create an outdoor kitchen with Home Designer.
Columns and room divider walls can be utilized to create a covered patio enclosure.
Having a larger kitchen gives you the ability to have a food preparation center along with a cleanup area.
Pole barn structures are popular structures commonly used as car ports or shops. Here we will show you how you can create a simple pole barn in Home Designer.
Having a porch that is attached to your home can be beneficial, but may require the roof pitch to change.
Cabinet free counter tops and large shower stalls are typically found in wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
This message displays to inform you that although the Room Label Specification dialog is a type of Text dialog, the text of the room label cannot be modified here.
When your foundation is created, the area under a garage room type is treated differently than the rest of the structure. You can modify how the foundation is modeled for your garage area if needed.
Terrain tools are not needed to create a swimming pool. In fact, a pool can be created using invisible walls, along with a closed box that can be found within your library browser.
Connecting two separate structures can easily be done by creating a breezeway.
You can use Home Designer to create a Steam Shower with vapor-resistant walls. Read more to learn how.
A split level, sometimes referred to as a bi-level or tri-level, is a building where the floor level in one part of the structure is located about halfway between the floor and ceiling levels of another part of the structure.
Changing the height of walls is easy to accomplish in Home Designer.
When a new floor is created, you can choose to have it based on the footprint of the floor below, or start a new, blank floor without walls.
In the Room Specification dialog, if the Ceiling value is grayed out, indicating that it is inactive, and this information message displays in the dialog, it means that multiple rooms with differing floor heights are present directly above so the field will display No Change.