As a home design software developer, Chief Architect has always had the reputation of publishing programs that are not only highly effective, but also easy to use. Over the years they have come out with a number of home design software, each having its unique twist. Some target the more advanced users such as professional builders or serious designers. On the other hand, they also have programs that are a bit on the lighter side as they hope to bring out the fun in designing. Among the latter is the Home Designer Suite - a complete home design software package that aims to make the entire design process as easy and as fun as possible. At only $99, it also comes with a fair price tag to pay considering its comprehensive feature set. Powerful Yet Easy The trademark of Chief Architect programs is that aside from bringing powerful design tools to the hands of their users, these programs are also very easy to use and quick to learn. Home Designer Suite is no different. It is an excellent tool for those who wish to create the perfect landscaping, remodeling, or home design plans. There are a variety of wizards that will make things a lot easier for users; among them is the House Wizard which holds numerous built-in templates for users to choose from. There's even over a thousand sample plans available which should help users visualize their new home designs. For those who may encounter any problems using Home Designer Suite, there is a variety of support mechanisms available. Loads of training videos and "how to" tutorials should provide more than enough help and support for any type of problem. Great for Kitchens and Bathrooms Home Designer Suite is also an excellent program for designing or remodeling one's kitchen and bathroom. One can end up designing the kitchen of his or her dreams by adding new appliances and moving walls with ease. The same goes with bathroom designs as Home Designer Suite lets its users visualize their ideas in full 3D. One of the best features of Home Designer Suite is the addition of the Cabinet Designer Tool. Here, users can construct custom cabinets in a matter of a few minutes. Almost every part of the cabinets are customizable including door styles, countertops, and colors. With this new feature on board, users can be sure to come up with the most unique cabinets that will suit their overall theme without a hitch.
Virtual Tours Abound Users need not worry about ending up with a designs that they're not 100% satisfied with. Thanks to the various preview modes made available by Home Designer Suite, users will surely have the designs that they actually want. Designing in 3D is an option through the program's virtual camera that enables a point-and-click feature. Once the projects are finished, users will have an option to view their new designs through a variety of different views. Among them include the Glass House and the Doll House view which provide a translucent and roof-less, bird's eye view of the home, respectively. If this isn't enough then users can also opt for the 3D virtual tour which will make it seem that they're actually walking inside their new dream home.