A Look Back at Home-Design Software in the 1990s

Home-design computer software has finally graduated from gimmick to tool.



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There is no shortage of home-design software available to the DIYer.
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Left: A walking tour of your kitchen using Sierra's CompleteHome. Right: A hovering 3-D view, using Bob Vila's Home Design.
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Sierra's combination 2-D and 3-D design screen.
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All three programs allow the user to conduct detailed floor plans.
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An unexpected bonus in all these programs is the ability to design a deck, including cost estimates, for your home. Above is Sierra's 3D Deck; at left is Planix's Deck 3D.
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