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Home Designer Suite 2012 [Download]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
36 customer reviews

Price: $99.99
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  • Design or visualize your dream home with advanced design tools that are fun and easy to use. Visualize what your home, remodeling or interior design project will look like with 3D models and Virtual tours.
  • Home Designer can help you plan, visualize, and estimate the costs before you begin your project! Create a new room or addition to your home, remodel your kitchen or bath, and visualize floor and space planning.
  • Creating your dream kitchen is fun and easy with Home Designer Suite. Create thousands of cabinet combinations, change your countertop material, add appliances and fixtures, create custom colors and materials, and more!

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Platform: PC Download
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
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  • ASIN: B005S4YVLM
  • Release Date: October 4, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,522 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful By D. Potter on December 6, 2011
Platform for Display: PC Download
I do not mean by my title to scare anyone away: this is great software from "Essentials to Home Designer Pro 2012".
What I want to communicate is that each Chief Architect Inc software title has differing capabilities and features. In other words there is a good reason why they sell for different prices and that price determines how much you get in terms of choices and efficiency.

The hard part is knowing what you need and want before you buy: your money is a known and real quantity whereas your own expectations are sometimes harder to quantify especially by others.

Chief Architect Inc offers free trial demonstration software for its Chief Architect Premiere software and some of its Home Designer titles which you should download, install and try out.

I have and use all their software titles from Home Designer Essentials to Chief Architect Premiere, use them every day in my business.
Any of their titles are well worth your time and money, just take the time to study the capabilities of each of them and then pick out the right one for you.

David Jefferson Potter
A user since 1994
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By JB on February 21, 2012
Platform for Display: PC Disc Verified Purchase
I bought this software to get an edge on our competitors as far as being able to provide a better presentation for the smaller projects that we are taking on, rather than doing hand drawn sketches.
30 minutes after loading the software, we felt that we definitely made the right decision. If you are familiar with windows based software than you will find this software a breeze. We were able to draw and present 3 bathroom & 1 kitchen remodel within a few hours of meeting with the prospective client. All 4 jobs signed, mostly due to the professional presentation coupled with our reputation.
We liked this version very much, but upgraded to the next level to get a few more tools. We will probably move to the professional software as our success continues and we need something more powerful.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bystrik on October 31, 2011
Platform for Display: PC Download
I have chosen this software after extensive research of many sources on the web. So far it was a great tool to plan refurbishing 2 rooms in our house and the next big project is furnishing the apartment. Spend the time to choose the proper version of the software - they have many different packages available (from professional to interior or garden only). This one is a good compromise of the price and capabilities for almost anything you may want to do around your living place.

The support is responsive and comes with the solution you need.

Strongly recommended.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jeremy C. Alam on May 12, 2012
Platform for Display: PC Disc
I upgraded to this version of Home Designer after getting hooked via Essentials 10. Suite is not only a great product for amateur home designers but perhaps the best compromise between price and features of the Home Designer series: It's the minimum level that allows the import of 3D objects such as those to be found in Google 3D Warehouse. Even better, it allows the user to download a myriad of material from manufacturer catalogs, and very useful things as complete dining, kitchen and living room settings. The latter will allow you to quickly give a finished look to these spaces.

The user interface is very inuitive and with the help of the tutorial videos and supplementary database article libraries you will be up and designing within a few hours of starting. As I mentioned in my review of the Essentials 10 version of the product, Home Designer has some quirky features such as the automatic roof generator algorithm. This works fine with conventional hipped and gable roofs however, tends to produce unexpected and odd results when you work from complex floor geometries. While you can get a fairly good Cape Cod home off the ground in quick time, don't expect a Hans Scharoun, Bruce Goff or Frank Gehry house design to come out - at least not without a lot of tweaking! In fairness, the way Home Designer generates roofs will make life easy for most amateurs and they are whom the product is aimed at. What is impressive for all designers is the amazing variety of details available, both through the specification dialogue boxes for rooms, doors, windows, roofs and other objects, and from the sheer number of library objects. The variety of plants alone is amazing, and you better get used to knowing your fraxinus from your quercus!
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Lisa J on December 30, 2011
Platform for Display: PC Download Verified Purchase
I purchased this for work, I was hoping for more landscape options, as it does not list in vast detail what the product has, but house size and land size is very restricted. When i opened it, i figured out how to use the product with no past similar product use. Very easy to navigate. However i was unable to do some basic stuff, I tried, I used help, etc. finally i had to call and wait for someone to inform me, that i did not download a portion of the product. I said I downloaded it from Amazon and my assumption is it is all there, unless it says to download something else, he gave me step by step directions and I downloaded the missing stuff, pretty easily; 3/4 of the product itself did not download, trees, house stuff etc... This extra download took over 2 hours. He was very helpful, but i still expect to be notified if i need to download or update more than what i am given.

Lisa
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