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HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite [Old Version]

by Nova Development Corp
Windows Vista / XP
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Build a Green Kitchen—HGTV will help you plan and visualize a new, updated kitchen, complete with new, more energy-efficient appliances
  • Wizard-driven interface makes any project easy, plus 30+ HGTV How-To Video Tips and a printed user guide to get you started
  • Photorealistic 3D Technology with virtual walkaround and thousands of 3D appliances, furniture, lighting and more
  • Easy room makeovers--start with your own digital picture; appropriate for all home styles, with thousands of sample home plans
  • Includes free technical support

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001HWLC66
  • Item model number: DKWT
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,196 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Create Your Dream Home with Help from HGTV, the No. 1 home improvement television network. Take a fresh approach to the way you live, including building a green kitchen, with HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite.

Create Your Dream Home with Help from HGTV.

Are you looking to update a living room, bedroom or other space but aren't really sure where to begin? HGTV Home & Landscape makes the process a cinch. Easily draw out your room. Then choose materials and furnishings just by dragging and dropping.

This new software is perfect for creating a new living space; adding a fireplace; making your home energy efficient with new appliances; replacing countertops, cabinetry and fixtures; enhancing any room in your house with a brand new look; and adding decks, fountains, patios and gardens. You can import digital photos of your home's exterior or interior and instantly change paint colors. You can even design your dream home from scratch.

Easily draw out your room. Then choose materials and furnishings just by dragging and dropping. Click to enlarge.

Design your dream home from scratch. Click to enlarge.

Import digital photos of your home's exterior or interior and instantly change paint colors. Click to enlarge.

Add value with a luxury bathroom. Click to enlarge.

HGTV Home & Landscape software makes it easy to design the kitchen of your dreams. Click to enlarge.

And it's easier than ever--no design experience necessary! Just point and click!

  • Room Makeovers
  • Interior Design and Remodels
  • HGTV How-To Video Library
  • Kitchens & Baths
  • Landscaping & Decks
  • Home Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • 7,500 Plant Encyclopedia

Easy Room Makeovers with multiple options--or you can start with your own digital pictures. Import digital photos of home furnishings--or family photos--into your one-of-a-kind design!

Hundreds of 3D Appliances, Furnishings, Lighting and More! Customize your space by selecting countertops, furniture and appliances in every style imaginable. Everything you need to plan, design, customize and create.

HGTV Home & Landscape software makes it easy to design the kitchen of your dreams. Easily refinish cabinets, replace countertops, update appliances, and more. Even add decorative hoods and backsplashes and more functional eating areas.

Plan Your HGTV Green Kitchen. Kitchens are the energy hog of the home. Between refrigerators and the ovens, cooktops and dishwashers, microwaves and small appliances, it's easy to see how a kitchen can cook up most of your energy bill. HGTV Home & Landscaping software will help you to plan and visualize a new, updated kitchen, complete with new, more energy-efficient appliances.

Wizard-Driven Interface makes any project fast and easy. There's even free tech support!

Photorealistic 3D Technology for unparalleled visualization capacity. 3D Real View makes it possible to conduct your own virtual walkaround.

Get Professional Tips from HGTV's Video Library and a printed user guide to get you started and keep your creativity flowing. A variety of important topics are included, all to ensure your home improvement project turns out just as you dreamt it! Subjects include É

  • Interior Paint Finishings
  • Improving Your Kitchen
  • Artistic Backsplashes
  • Framing Windows
  • Carpets
  • Mold Prevention Methods
  • And Much More

Landscaping & Deck Design
There's never been an easier way to plan and visualize beautiful, functional landscape than with HGTV Home & Landscape software. Includes fencing and gates; pathways and driveways; lighting and irrigation; gardens and gazebos; water features; barbeques and patio furniture.

Design Your Dream Home From Scratch
10,000+ Home Plans to get your started. Why not start with an example from our library of home plans. You set the number of floors, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and home style.*

Create your own floorplan in minutes or, create your own door and window styles, cabinets, lighting and window coverings. Build in everything from electrical outlets and switches to home networking and theatre systems. Plus É automatic roof placement, complete HVAC and plumbing, easy material selection--brick, stone, siding--and more.

Plan and visualize a new, updated kitchen, complete with new, more energy-efficient appliances.

There's never been an easier way to plan and visualize beautiful, functional landscape. Click to enlarge.

Design landscapes in 2D or 3D with a bounty of helpful tools. Click to enlarge.

Summary of Features--Home Design and Remodeling

Flexible Interior Design Features

  • Replace Paint and Fabric:
    Take a digital picture of any room and visualize your new space.

  • Flooring Materials Library:
    Woods, tiles, carpets and more Countertops Library, including granites and marbles

  • Brand Name Content and Materials

  • Complete Furniture & Appliance Library:
    Hundreds of 3D models to choose from

Realistic Visualization Features

  • Design in Photorealistic 3D:
    The changes you make in 3D are simultaneously made to your 2D plan--automatically.

  • 3D Walkthrough:
    Create virtual tours to visualize your finished living space before you ever start your project.

  • Accurate Natural Lighting:
    Visualize your home's interior at different times of day.

  • Easy Zoom and Navigation

  • Add Digital Photos:
    Add photos of any home furnishing to your 3D home designs. Even add a photo of your family.

Powerful Home Design Features

  • Intelligent Walls:
    Easily draw interior and exterior walls that automatically connect and repair.

  • Doors:
    Use the Door Wizard to add simple doors, bi-fold doors, French doors, sliding doors, garage doors and more.

  • Windows:
    Just click along a wall to insert casement, hung, sliding, bay, vent, hopper or louvered windows, plus windows in virtually any shape.

  • Hundreds of lighting fixtures

Includes fencing and gates, pathways and driveways, and more. Click to enlarge.

Design Your Dream Home From Scratch! Click to enlarge.

Automatic roof placement, complete HVAC and plumbing, easy material selection and more. Click to enlarge.

Create your own floorplan in minutes. Click to enlarge.

Summary of Features--Landscaping and Decks

Powerful Drawing Features

  • Terrain Modeling Tools:
    Design your home anywhere, regardless of topography.asily draw interior and exterior walls that automatically connect and repair.

  • Collision Control:
    Prevents objects from being inserted where they do not belong.

  • Garden Beds, Ponds and Edging

  • 3D Real View:
    Exclusive technology assures photorealism.

Advanced Landscaping Features

  • Terrain Modeling:
    Easily specify hills and valleys

  • Complete Plant Encyclopedia:
    7,500+entries with lighting and watering requirements

  • Garden Visualizer:
    View plant growth and seasonal changes.

  • Plant Care Calendar:
    Identify the optimal times for planting, watering, pruning, fertilization and spraying.

Complete Hardscape Features

  • Fences and Gates in a large number of styles

  • Sidewalks, Pathways and Driveways

  • Lighting and Irrigation

  • Accessory Library:
    Includes fountains, waterfalls, barbecues and patio furniture.

Features for Outdoor Living

  • Deck Builder Wizard:
    Automatically build decks and patios in virtually any shape, size or material.

  • Gazebos and Sheds

  • Retaining Walls

  • Add New Landscape to Your Own Digital Photos

*Requires Internet connection

Product Description

Take a fresh, new approach to the way you live with HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite. This innovation in home design software delivers the powerful tools and inspiration you need to transform your living space, plus expert help to get the job done right.

With HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum, you can plan room additions and other home improvement projects with ease, make your home energy efficient with new lighting and appliances, breathe new life into an outdated kitchen, bathroom or bedroom and so much more. You can even design your dream home, complete with landscaping and a deck, from scratch. No design experience necessary - with the wizard-driven interface, all you have to do is point and click!

Perfect for home and interior design, remodeling, landscaping and much more Thousands of 3D graphics help you visualize and plan your space Professional home improvement tips from HGTV's video library Home design video tutorials System Requirements - Windows XP, Vista or 7 1 GB RAM CD-ROM Drive Color monitor with 1024 x 768 display or higher Internet connection required for Internet features

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
81 of 83 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY October 12, 2009
By R. Sims
Verified Purchase
I purchased this product last March. There were some conflicting reviews, but I'm pretty computer savvy and have been using a coumputer since I was 5 (that's 27 years) and worked my way through college doing IT work. Thought I could figure it out. The software is gibberish. You may not need to know much about computers to use the design wizard, but you do need to know about technical details and construction terms. Despite trying to follow along with the manual I could never get it. It said it came with "thousands of sample home plans." It doesn't. You get 6. 6 Ugly ones. None of them are the pretty house on the cover which made me choose this software over the Better Homes version. You can go to the HGTV web site and VIEW thousands of plans but you can't download them into the program or at all. You can purchase hard copies of them for hundreds of dollars, but you didn't need to buy the software to do that.

Another reason I chose the HGTV version over BH&G is that it came with a 90 day money back promise. Before my 90 days was up I contacted the makers, NOVA Development to start the money back process. They emailed me back telling me to fill out a form, but didn't send it. I finally got the form and it was a destruction agreement. As per the directions I filled out the form, deleted the program, destroyed the CD's, signed that I destroyed everything, gave the box to my dog to play with and emailed the form back to them. A week later I get an email telling me i filled out the wrong form and they sent me a new one that said to return the CDs, packaging, and manual - "all incomplete returns will be destroyed and not processed" or something to that effect. My trash was empty. No more CD's. All I had left was the box which my dog wasn't so intrested in destroying, which I mailed to them with a letter explaining what had happened and copies of all the correspondence. It's now been over 4 months and I haven't seen my money back.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Have you got a solid month to devote to learning it? September 28, 2009
By Auto
I work with AutoCAD and was looking for a simple program to help me lay out my summer home. This product did not seem very intuitive and I found myself referring to the primitive help section constantly. The software creator, Nova Development, does not provide any training videos or user forums as do other CAD/Home design developers, nor are there any user groups that cater to this software. That would be very helpful for the "how do I? questions and exchange projects.
I was able to get a reasonable (size and basic structure) facsimile of my cottage home in 4 hours, but the process seemed buggy, ie, trying to move an object and it simply wouldn't move. Perform a few other functions and voila! The object now moved! I've been working with computers (and programming) for 30 years and couldn't fathom the logic of what I did wrong (or right). Perhaps if I ploughed through the manual....
If you plan to buy this program and expect to create a room to redesign in a few hours, forget it. If you have the time to learn, and are serious about home design, you may want to look at a product that is recognized in the industry. I simply don't have the time or patience to "play" with this. I need serious results.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You're better without it June 29, 2009
By Sib
Verified Purchase
It is difficult to work with. I work with many solid modeling programs for work (although they cost ~$5,000), and this is very poor. For example, my master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling that only angles in one direction. I could only find out how to make a ceiling with two angles. I may be able to do it, but after an hour, I gave up.

Additionally, the graphics seem that they very poor. I saw programs with graphics like this in 2000.

Also, the seperate software for previewing colors from a real picture is very poor. You cannot just pick one wall color from the picture and have it changed, you have to lasso and carefully draw each border. Also, there is a limited amount of colors that correspond to paint samples from the store. If you want more colors, you can buy them for >$500!!! Although, you can make up your own colors.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The five-star reviews aren't legit October 3, 2009
I think the five-star reviews are from people representing HGTV or NovaDevelopement. Just look at the "# of # people found the following review helpful" for each review.

I've used many consumer home design software products. I think HGTV is similar, but inferior to most. I find it harder to use and less powerful. For example, I couldn't draw diagonal lines, nor would they "snap" together. For consumer home design software, I think you'd be happier with Punch! Software, Better Homes and Gardens, or free web-based software at [...].
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cannot download sample Plans; USELESS! October 14, 2009
Despite advertising "10,000+ home plans to get you started," you can ONLY look at them--unless you want to spend $800 to buy the construction blueprints! And I defy ANYONE to try to re-create any but the most basic homes using this software. I have been using computers, both PC and Mac, since they were invented, and I gave up in disgust after trying to re-create my colonial so I could visualize landscaping and interior decoration. And did I mention the software didn't work AT ALL on my nearly new Toshiba satellite 64 bit using Windows Vista Premium? "Incompatibility problems," according to tech support. Don't waste your money.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to learn! May 14, 2009
There is no video tutorials at all only help file, the good thing is the 3d model export option.
It is really nice software but I think you can find better out there with more video tutorials and easier!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars horrible for home staging-version 3
I am a realtor, and while under deadline to stage a vacant home, I purchased this software. After spending hours of wasted time trying to figure out how to open a photo of a room,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Faith B.
1.0 out of 5 stars An HGTV Fan Disappointed
I'm no computer genius, but I usually learn software easily. This was frustrating and impossible to use! You can
surely find other ways to do design.
Published 7 months ago by S. Krantz
2.0 out of 5 stars Try another - won't be worse!
Good ideas, but useless. Not too difficult to figure how to use many elements - BUT:
1) Very few templates to start from, for homes or apartments. Read more
Published 12 months ago by notanovice
2.0 out of 5 stars Not like the box
I think that this hgtv home design suite is not like it says it is. Like it shows on the inside of the cover a kitchen that was made on the tool and when you make a kitchen on the... Read more
Published on December 27, 2011 by Toaders
2.0 out of 5 stars Making my head hurt!
There is such a thing as too many choices. With this software, nothing is easy and nothing is quick. Read more
Published on December 16, 2011 by BakeronMowbray
2.0 out of 5 stars No Help
I got his product to help design my large back yard but you can't even make a curved path ! Instructions say you can by making lots of little straight sections but it ends up... Read more
Published on November 16, 2011 by Brian A
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to Dream....
We have a small front yard, but a really big back yard. Right now it is just grass and is very boring. Read more
Published on June 22, 2011 by TG
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tool for beginners
This is a perfect software for non-professionals. At first, I was overwhelmed on the features and it did take me several hours to be able to fully understand the program but it was... Read more
Published on June 7, 2011 by Melanie Lluch
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
I have used a similar, much older, home design software product and I really like this one. I found it very easy to use. Read more
Published on May 19, 2011 by RJC
3.0 out of 5 stars Not terrible
I have only had a few problems getting this cad program to operate. There seems to be some kind of sample plans of which I could only get five to even show up. Read more
Published on April 29, 2011 by Joseph M. Rogowski
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