There are several ways to make your porch more attractive. Read more to learn how.
Applying multiple materials such as paint colors, wallpapers, and wallpaper borders can all be done within Pro, Architectural, and Interiors.
You can build a cape cod or story and a half house by creating a new floor and rebuilding the roof.
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.
A stage or platform can be easily created by using Room Divider walls.
An A-Frame roof house is built by changing the pitch, or rise over run, and using full gable walls.
The Living Area label displays the area of the floor platform for living areas in a plan.
Room materials such as walls, floors, ceilings, and moldings can all be changed by using the Open Object command while a room is selected.
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.
Changing the height of walls is easy to accomplish in Home Designer.
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.
A F.R.O.G. or a Family Room Over Garage can be done within all Home Designer Products.
Connecting two separate structures can easily be done by creating a breezeway.
Creating a butler's pantry or servers pantry is easily done by placing appliances and adjusting the height.
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.
Columns and room divider walls can be utilized to create a covered patio enclosure.
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.
Incorporating chain link fence within your plan makes it easy to create an outdoor dog kennel or dog run.
Place vehicles and toolboxes to create a Garage Shop Space.
Understanding the steps that you took to create your home will greatly contribute to the creation of a garden or storage shed.
An array of Home Office configurations can be built by using shelves, soffits, and a variety of cabinet formations.
A stepped floor, an alcove, and the appropriate furnishings are all characteristics of a Home Theater Room.
A plant shelf ceiling or closet can be created using the Shelf Ceiling setting within the room specification dialog.
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.
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.
With the correct materials selected, a sauna can easily be created using moldings and benches.
Creating a screened-in or screen porch can easily be done by using windows and changing the materials accordingly.
Combining multiple stair segments at a common landing and modifying floor and ceiling heights in rooms allows you to create a split level entry structure easily.
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.
You can use Home Designer to create a Steam Shower with vapor-resistant walls. Read more to learn how.
Skylights and windows can be used to create a sun room or solarium.
Establishing a sunken living room is done by using invisible walls and lowering the floor heights accordingly.
This article explains how to create a two story entry using features such as slabs and columns. It also explains how to create a two story foyer.
Having a porch that is attached to your home can be beneficial, but may require the roof pitch to change.
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.
Outdoor appliances make it easy to create an outdoor kitchen within Home Designer.
A game room containing a pool table can be fun to create.
Cabinet free counter tops and large shower stalls are typically found in wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Use a variety of cabinets, shelves, and partitions to create a custom closet space.
Show the sqft measurements instead of the internal room dimensions by toggling layers.
An octagonal structure such as a gazebo can easily be created by using the Polygon Shaped Deck tool.
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.
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.
Modeling a brick patio is done by using solid brick railings.
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.
Tile materials can be modified and applied to a variety of surfaces in your plans.
Remodeling a kitchen can easily be done using CAD tools and dimensions.
Having a larger kitchen gives you the ability to have a food preparation center along with a cleanup area.
You can prevent a roof from generating over a room by unchecking the option Roof Over This Room on the structure panel of the room specification.
If you have deleted the Living Area label in your plan it is easy to restore it with Home Designer
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.
The Build House Wizard is a great feature that allows you to set the quantity as well as the type of rooms you'd like within your house.