I went to Italy last summer and got affitti privati or a private rental for the two month long stay. I was taken aback by the interiors of the house which, though very simple stood out for the judicious use of space and choice of accessories. When I enquired, the owner told me that he planned and designed everything in his house using an interiors modeling software.
I had seen the usage of such technical software in some architectural movies but never in real life. I was surprised to know that the modeling software can be used to give themes to the rooms, estimate the budget and visually see every nook and corner of the renovated house even before it sees the light of the day.
Interior designing software should be carefully chosen for the long term investment involved with it. The best software should offer a perfect mix of features, design tools, objects and help resources. In addition, you must be able to use it easily and it should fit the purpose of its application.
The best interior modeling software should have all the basic features that will help you visualize the rooms or house and design them for your purposes. Features like two as well as three dimensional views, ability to enter all the dimensions of the house, camera view from all the angles, 3D walk through, lighting simulation etc. give you a complete idea of the building in question.
The second important aspect of an interior modeling software is its tools. The available tools should ensure the usability and flexibility of the design. In case you want to design your children’s room around an African Safari theme, it should help you choose the colors, give an idea of the accessories and see everything in place using room templates and floor plans.
In addition, ideal interior designing software should help you plan the lighting, moldings, plumbing and window coverings while helping you keep an estimate of the budget all along. I could really appreciate the importance of the project estimation feature when a friend of mine told me how he could save thousands of dollars being added to his mis sold mortgage woes by preplanning the expenditure on interior designing using a 3D modeling software.
The third feature that interior designing software should offer is an object library. It consists of all the materials and objects that you would use to decorate and design your house, right from bathroom fixtures to railings, cabinets, study table for the kids, library for the retired accident lawyer father, pet area for your dog, kitchen cabinets and storage, garden plants etc. A well -furnished object library will help you see the fully furnished house, decorated as you want, using the brands that you prefer.
Lastly, the usability of any software is defined by the support and resources to help the users. A good software should have detailed resources to help the user with every tool and designing activity. Many good software companies provide tutorials and demonstrations to educate the users and even provide toll free numbers that connect the users to the software specialists.
Thus, by carefully choosing the interior designing software you can plan the house of your dreams intelligently and cost-effectively.