Chief Architect Interior Designer is formerly Better Homes & Garden Interior Designer, one of most popular interior design software on the market today. The program is designed to make it easy for interior design including kitchen, bath, room decorating, floor and space planning. The software allows you to design in both 2D and 3D view which make it possible to see how exactly it looks in plan and reality along the designing process. With 3D Walkthrough feature, you can have a virtual walkthrough to see and walk through your 3D design. You can also visualize realistic lighting with interior shadows. The program provides artistic rendering techniques for Watercolor, Glass House and Technical Illustration which make the design look more realistic.
All necessary tools are included to make design easier and fast. There are many furniture and accessories where you can browse from the libraries including sofas, chairs, tables, desks, beds, storage items, home office items and more. To speed up your design process, you can choose from pre-arranged furniture groupings, including bedroom sets, dining and living areas and more. You can also resize furniture to create any custom size you prefer including change the height, width and depth of any item. There are various bonus library files which you can also download and use including Event Planning, Kitchen Accessories, Rec Room Items, Home Gym Items, Fire Places, Kitchen Appliance and more.
This interior program also includes Project Cost Estimating feature which can help you quickly determine costs with the built-in materials list. It will do calculations for you including carpet, hardwood, countertops, windows, cabinets and more. To be more specific you can assign costs for materials such as descriptions, quantities, unit costs and so on. What make the project estimation so easy is that when you add items to your design, like cabinets, windows and furnishings, the program automatically places the item and the quantity in the Materials List.
Highlight Features of Chief Architect Interior Designer
- Interior Design including Kitchen, Bath, Room Decorating, Floor and Space Planning.
- 3D Walkthrough: you can have a virtual walkthrough to see and walk through your 3D design.
- Over 5,000 items in the built-in library: furniture, lighting, appliances, cabinets, windows, materials and more.
- Over 1,000 sample plans to speed up your design.
- Project Cost Estimating and Materials List.
- Video tutorials for new user to get start quickly.
- Various bonus library files available to download.
- System Requirements
- Platform: Windows 7, Vista or XP.
- CPU: 2.4GHz processor recommended.
- Disk Space: 5 GB.
- RAM: 2 GB of memory.
- DVD drive.
- Video card with 128 MB.
- Internet for software activation and training video access.
Other Interior Design Solution from Chief Architect
There are several other packages available for interior design solution from this company. The programs are not just specific for only interior design but providing you both interior and landscape design features. The packages have more feature and higher prices. It is right for you if you are looking for complete home design software rather than just interior. Let find out what they are:
Chief Architect Home Designer Professional
This package is designed for the Serious Home Enthusiasts and Professional Home Designer. The software provides you Home Design, Remodeling, Decks, Landscaping, Kitchens and Baths, Interior Design, Cost Estimating all in one package.
Chief Architect Architectural Home Designer
It is a smaller and cheaper package comparing to professional version, but it provides you all home solution including Remodeling, Interior Design, Kitchens and Baths, Decks and Landscaping, Site Planning and more.
Chief Architect Home Designer Suite
This package is designed for home designer with medium level of needs with Home Design, Remodeling, Decks, Landscaping, Kitchens & Baths and Interior Design. It has fewer features regarding to sample plan, library items, design template and some 3D features.
You can see more detail and compare features of these products by using Product Chooser available at its official website. This tool can help you in choosing the right solution for your specific needs.