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Benefits of Designing and Furnishing Your Home Using 3D Programs

Using 3D software in construction

Published: 23/10/2018

Country: United States

Some people aren’t interested in designing and planning their home – they hire an architect instead and don’t bother themselves with the details until everything’s done. Others, however, like to be involved in every single stage and don’t mind making decisions during the designing and building process. These are the people who want to make their home truly theirs, personalizing it as much as possible and adapting it to their own needs. In order to do so, though, they need some assistance, and lots of them turn to different computer programs that help them complete the job. Using 3D software to design your home could sound like the hardest thing in the world, but it’s actually surprisingly easy, and here’s what you need to do and how this method could help you design the home of your dreams.

Showing you the visual


The biggest problem with designing a living space is not being sure what your ideas are going to look like in reality. Maybe you feel a huge sectional will be just right for your living room, or a wall between your bedroom and kitchen could be placed differently, but in reality, these options just don’t work. That’s why it’s important to visualize everything before you start bringing in the furniture and moving the walls.

This is where 3D software comes into play, allowing you to see the layout of your rooms and the position of your furniture. This is essential for noticing potential mistakes and avoiding the most drastic ones, which is much better than doing everything without thinking it through first.

When and where

However, not all 3D programs are going to fit every homeowner, nor will they work their magic on every single home. You have to know how to make the most of them, and the way to reach their full potential is by focusing on smaller spaces. Kitchens, bathrooms, children’s rooms and living rooms are peculiar areas where every inch matters and you really have to think twice before making any decisions.

In these rooms, 3D modeling programs can do wonders when it comes to measuring your space and fitting in the furniture. Instead of piling everything you think you’re going to need, you should make a 3D plan first and see how many pieces of furniture you’ll actually be able to fit in there. After you’ve measured everything and made a plan, you can move onto the actual work and furnish your spaces.

Case study: a tiny kitchen


This is the space that creates the most problems for people who are planning to move into a new home since the majority of available properties come with tiny kitchens. This is especially true for apartments in brand new residential buildings that feature just a few square feet of cooking space, and it’s vital to make a viable plan before you start designing your kitchen.

Using 3D software can help you find space for all your appliances, determine the size of your cabinets, measure the kitchen island, decide on the layout and fit everything in. You can even find room for certain things that seem huge and out of place, from a dishwasher to an irreplaceable Bosch 800 series cooktop, thus making your kitchen more functional than ever. These types of appliances are sometimes hard to fit in, but you still need them, and it’s all much easier when you’re using 3D image software.

Tweaks and touch-ups

Of course, not everything you create in your 3D software has to be set in stone – these things are here to help you, not force you to do anything you don’t want to. Once you come up with an initial design and a layout that seems all right, you can start working on it a bit more and adding a few additional changes.


Most 3D programs offer a wide variety of features, but not all of them come with the level of personalization you were hoping for, which is why you need to intervene. Adding a few things here and there or changing some details in the original design can make your home seem extra special and unique, and that’s something you can do only by combining the use of 3D software with your own imagination. So, the best way to go is finding a trustworthy virtual program, creating your design in it, and then continuing fine-tuning it in a real-life situation until you’re completely satisfied.

Using technology to design and furnish your home is still a bit avant-garde and unusual for some people, and they’re too afraid to explore the possibilities these 3D programs offer. However, if you accept their help, use them to your advantage and make the most of what they give you, you’ll surely come up with an amazing design that will make your home nicer, cozier and more inviting than ever.

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