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Released: 2005-06-10

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Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe [Old Version] by Chief Architect

Software Details

Brand: Chief ArchitectMedia: CD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Me
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Description

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe is home design software developed by Chief Architect® that makes home design easy. The software is based on the top-rated Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer and provides even more tools for design projects including: Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Decks, Landscaping, Site Planning and Cost Estimating. Quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, and cabinets, choose colors, place furniture, create decks and landscaping. Enjoy turning you Dream home into a reality.

Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP

Product Features

  • All-in-one design solution based on the top-rated Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer; for interior, exterior and landscape design projects
  • Choose from over 1,500 sample floor plans; design and visualize with 3D Models and Virtual Tours
  • Features powerful building tools like automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing, foundations, and Plan Check; import photos for realistic background views
  • Deck Designer lets you design single or multi-level decks; deck foundations automatically generate to match sloped lots
  • Choose from over 1,200 plants with the Plant Chooser; use Sprinkler Designer to lay out sprinkler zones quickly and easily

Editorial Review

Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe is the premium all-in-one Home Design software developed by Chief Architect. Based on the top-rated Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer, this software provides feature-rich tools for design projects that include remodeling,

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home design, interior design, decks, landscaping, site planning, cost estimating, and more. With it you can quickly place and arrange walls, windows, doors, and cabinets, choose colors, place furniture, create decks and landscaping in a matter of a few clicks.

Home Designer Deluxe gives you the option of choosing from built-in home style templates and over 1,500 sample plans, creating your own custom home design, or using the House Wizard to design your projects. Powerful building tools such as automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing, foundations, and plan check make it easier than ever to design your own projects.

When you're ready to plan your bathroom or kitchen, you can customize your cabinets, sinks, cabinets, and fixtures. It's never been easier to design your dream kitchen; Designer Deluxe lets you move walls, place cabinets and add fixtures and appliances with a sweep of your mouse. You can also choose from a library of more than 7,000 items for your projects, including windows, doors, lighting, furniture, cabinets, and more. The software features Advanced 3D Models and Virtual Tours that give you a full view of your designs every step of the way.

When it's time to move outdoors, Design Deluxe includes a Deck Designer feature that lets you create single or multi-level decks, complete with automatic deck framing tools. If you're planning your garden features, you're in good hands. Landscape features include fence, garden, driveway, path and other terrain tools. And the Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia is included with the software to help you pick out which plants will be ideal for your setting. The software's Plant Chooser feature offers over 1,200 plants to choose from. You'll also have Plant Hardiness Zone reference maps at your disposal, so you can choose the right plants for your climate, and special visualization features will let you see what your plants will look like over the next 20 years.

Of course, you'll need to keep your landscape watered. Sprinkler Designer will help you do just that, offering you the optimal plans for laying out your sprinkler system. You'll also have exclusive access to the Better Homes and Gardens Design Planning Center for expert design advice. And when your project is finally complete, Design Deluxe automatically generates a materials list that lets you easily estimate your costs.

Included with the software are Better Homes and Garden How-To Tutorial CDs that will guide you through the processes step by step. In short, with Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Deluxe, you will be able to design the home of your dreams yourself, without having to rely exclusively on expensive architects or designers.

More Details

Publisher: Chief ArchitectCategory: Home & Garden DesignBinding: CD-ROM


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