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Architecture/Design software to renovate PPOR

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Tim & Chrissy, 26th Mar, 2016.

  1. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    We are planning on a major reno to our PPOR is years to come. We are considering having a roof top deck/balcony to make the most of views but it will make the house look fairly boxey.

    Anyone know of architecture/design software where photos of existing buildings and rooms can be uploaded and edited?
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    MS paint ;)

    (yay, got in first! :))
     
  3. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    I have advanced MS paint skills when it comes to co-workers photos/heads but it doesn't translate to buildings...
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Just get on Pintrest and find the styles you like, then offload it to the drafty and say "male it happen" ;)
     
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    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    I used Chief Architect (the second tier, not the multi-thousand version) for my PPOR reno and it's pretty good. I think you can overlay pictures onto surfaces.
     
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    Tyler Durden Well-Known Member

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    SketchUp | 3D for Everyone

    SketchUp Make is freeware and very easy to learn the basics then you can play around with "match photo".

    There's a wealth of information out there, start with the tutorials linked on the main page then branch out into the online community, there isn't much you can't achieve, especially with an engineering, building or creative background.

    Nick Sonder is a master, proof that SketchUp has come a long way since the Google days. ;)

     
  7. Tim & Chrissy

    Tim & Chrissy Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a look, thanks :)