Display Options in Home Designer Pro


Home Designer Professional Overview


Becoming Familiar with the Interface


Zooming and Panning


Working with Multiple Windows and Tabbed Views


Becoming Familiar with the Library Browser


Working with Library Filters in Home Designer Pro


Using the Library Browser in Multiple Windows


Updating Existing Home Designer Library Content


Toolbar Customization


Working with Toolbars and Tool Buttons in Multiple Windows




Default Settings


Templates: Creating a New Plan


Templates: Creating Your Own


File Management


Cameras: 3D Views


Cameras – Camera View Options


Exporting and Viewing 360 Degree Panoramic Views


Display Options in Home Designer Pro


Copying Saved Cameras


Navigating in 3D


Creating Walkthroughs with Adjustable Key Frame Transitions


Side Clipping Section and Elevation Views


Saving and Restoring Camera Views


Creating New Backdrops for Camera Views


Reflections in Camera Views and Final Views


Exterior Walls


Constructing Different Wall Types


Dimension Defaults


Auto Exterior Dimensions


Automatic Interior Dimensions


Manual Dimensions


Dimensions in Home Designer Pro


Rooms and Interior Walls


Drawing Walls at Any Angle


Space Planning Assistant


Doors and Windows


Creating Multiple Level Floor Plans


Reference Display


Foundations and Basements


Walkout Basements


Daylight Basements


Foundation Cutouts for Garage Doors


Automatic Roofs


Roof Design in Home Designer Pro


Using the Gable Roof Line Tool


Drawing a Typical Dormer Condition


Home Designer Pro’s Auto Dormer Tools


Auto Roof Returns and Variable Overhangs


Cathedral, Tray and Coffered Ceilings


Creating a Plant Shelf Ceiling


Custom Ceiling Planes




Ramp Tools




Framing: Trusses


Framing Different Roof Sections with Different Rafter Spacing




Cabinets in Home Designer Pro


Dimensioning Cabinets in Elevation Views


Adding Appliances and Fixtures to Cabinets


Special Shaped Cabinets


Placing Cabinet Feet




Using Custom Countertops


Creating Custom Backsplashes


Cabinet Moldings


Railings: Using Multiple Profiles & Materials for Railing Components


Finding and Using Library Objects


Window Treatments


Creating a Wall Niche


Applying a Picture to a Frame


Using the Object Eyedropper


Architectural Blocks


Importing 3D Symbols


Creating a Terrain Perimeter


Terrain Elevation Data


Importing Terrain Data From GPS or Text File


Terrain Features


Terrain Retaining Walls


Terrain Streams


Sprinkler Designer


Plant Chooser


Plants: Growing Plants




Creating Decks


Deck Stairs


Deck Framing




Road and Sidewalk Tools


Importing a Home Photo to add Landscaping


Exporting High Definition Pictures and Transparent Backgrounds in Home Designer Pro


Adding Text


Callouts and Markers


Text Styles for Text and Labels


Text Styles in Home Designer Pro


Using Custom Watermarks


Creating and Editing CAD Objects


Using the Same Line Type Edit Handles

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Creating a Custom Enclosure for a Drop-in Bathtub

The information in this article applies to:


I’d like to use a specific undermount or drop-in bathtub in my plan, but it doesn’t appear to have an enclosure. How can I create a custom enclosure for this object?

Bathtub with an enclosure


Many objects are ready to use as stand-alone objects, however, some objects like drop-in bathtubs are meant to be enclosed. A custom enclosure, or surround, can be created in Home Designer by using the Base Cabinet tool.

In this article, we will be using a bathtub object from the Kohler® Manufacturer catalog, which can be downloaded for free from the Chief Architect 3D Library,

To create a bathtub enclosure

  1. Access the Library Browser , locate a drop-in bathtub that you would like to use in your plan, select it, and place it in your plan.

    In this example, the K-1946 Archer 5′ Bath symbol from the Kohler® Manufacturer catalog is used.

  2. Using the Select Objects tool, select the bathtub, and click the Open Object edit button.
  3. On the General panel of the Fixture Specification dialog that displays:

    General panel of the Fixture Specification dialog

    • Make a note of the symbol’s Width, Height, and Depth. This is also a good time to change these values if you wish.
    • Make any other desired changes, such as the material of the tub by accessing the Materials panel.
    • Click OK to confirm the changes and close the dialog.
  4. Next, navigate to Build> Cabinet> Base Cabinet from the menu, then click to place a single base cabinet in the plan.
  5. Using the Select Objects tool, click on the cabinet to select it and select the Open Object edit button.
  6. On the General panel of the Base Cabinet Specification dialog:

    General panel of the Base Cabinet Specification dialog

    • Specify the cabinet’s Width, Height, and Depth, and Floor to Top/Bottom values.

      The width and height should be close to the width and height of the tub symbol, while the depth will serve as the depth of the surround. In this example, the Width is set to 60″, the Height is set to 17 1/2″, the Depth is set to 6″, and the Floor to Bottom is set to 0″.

    • Specify the Countertop Thickness, along with the Overhang.

      In this example, the Thickness is set to 1 1/2″ and the Overhang is 1/8″.

      Home Designer Pro also has the ability to change the Corner Treatment and Corner Width of the countertop. For example, corners can be Clipped or Rounded, and the Width value can be changed.

    • If the bathtub and surround will be positioned against a wall, you may want to define the Backsplash Height, Thickness, and other options as well.
  7. On the Front panel:
  8. With the cabinet selected, use its Move  edit handle to position it alongside the bathtub symbol.

    Moving the custom cabinet up against the tub

  9. With the cabinet still selected, make three more copies of it that you can use to form the other sides of the tub enclosure:
    • Click the Copy/Paste edit button;
    • Click the Sticky Mode secondary edit button;
    • Click three times in an empty
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Creating a Steam Shower in Home Designer

The information in this article applies to:


Is there a way to create a steam shower in my Home Designer software?

Bathroom with a steam shower


In Home Designer Pro and Home Designer Architectural, custom wall types can be defined to create rooms or areas like a steam shower. In this article we will show you how to define a vapor-resistant wall type, and how to design this style of shower.

To define the wall types

A vapor-resistant wall needs to at least meet the following criteria in the most common cases;

  • A surface layer of tile.
  • A layer of thinset mortar.
  • Cement Backer Board with mesh taped seams.
  • Vapor barrier.
  • Stud framing.
  • Drywall.

 The wall type shown in this article is based on the common structure for a wall of this type. It is always best to refer to the building codes in your area for the correct structure of a vapor-resistant wall.

  1. Click Build> Wall> Define Wall Types from the menu.
  2. In the Wall Type Definitions dialog that displays, click the New button to create a new wall type.
  3. Name this wall Steam Shower – Interior, add five additional layers by selecting the Insert Below button, and define the wall as follows:

    Wall Type Definitions dialog

    • Exterior Layers
    • Main Layers
      • Layer 2: Fir Framing – 5 1/2″
    • Interior Layers
      • Layer 3: Vapor Barrier – 1/16″
      • Layer 4: Backerboard – 1/4″
      • Layer 5: Thinset Mortar – 1/4″
      • Layer 6: Tile of your choosing 1/4″

  4. Repeat the process to create a second wall type. This wall type however, will be called Steam Shower – Exterior and the Exterior Layers section will have a siding material layer, along with an OSB layer, instead of drywall.

You are now ready to draw your bathroom and steam shower. In this example, we will start with the standard default wall tools, then change the bathroom walls to use the new vapor-resistant wall type(s) mentioned above.

Note: You may receive the following warning for the Steam Shower – Interior wall type:

“The wall layers just defined have drywall on the exterior of what appears to be an exterior wall. Are these layers defined correctly? The exterior layer should be at the top of the diagram.”

This simply means that the program sees the wall type created contains characteristics of an exterior wall, which would not typically have the exterior layer to be made of drywall. You can safely click OK and continue with the rest of this article.

To draw a steam shower

  1. Select Build> Wall> Straight Exterior Wall and/or Straight Interior Wall  from the menu, then draw an area to represent the bathroom.

    Bathroom floor plan

  2. Using the Select Objects tool, select the room and click the Open Object edit tool.
  3. On the General panel of the Room Specification dialog that displays, change the Room Type to Bath, then click OK.

    Changing the Room Type to Bath

  4. Next, navigate to Build> Wall> Straight Glass Wall or Straight Glass Pony Wall  from the menu, and add two additional walls in the corner to form the area that
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Cara Delevingne’s home is dedicated to David Bowie and David Lynch

Cara Delevingne has shared a video showing off her house which has a “vagina tunnel”, a bathroom dedicated to David Bowie and a poker room inspired by David Lynch.

The Suicide Squad star’s LA home, which was built in the 1930s, was heavily inspired by her favourite artists, musicians and directors, according to the star.

In the clip, which you can watch below, she cites her bathroom dedicated to Bowie, which features lightning wall fixtures and a Ziggy Stardust mask.

She also showed off her David Lynch-inspired poker room and “vagina tunnel”, which Delevingne said she tends to climb into to think.

She also cited Hugh Hefner as a big inspiration, referring to the home as her “Playboy Mansion”.

Meanwhile, Mulholland Drive star Justin Theroux recently said that even David Lynch didn’t understand some of the film’s complex storylines.

The 2001 surrealist neo-noir film saw Theroux play director Adam Kesher, who finds his wife cheating on him.

“He’s a total outlier because he doesn’t answer your questions,” Theroux said of Lynch. “[On] the first couple days of Mulholland Drive, I was course peppering him with a million questions like, ‘Well, why am I there? Who’s the cowboy? What’s going on? What reality are we in?’”

Theroux said: “I started asking him questions… When I finished a question, [he’d say], ‘You know, I don’t know, buddy. But let’s find out.’ He wasn’t being cute or cheeky or evasive; he genuinely didn’t know.

“He’s like, ‘I don’t know.’ It’s like you’re on an escalator into a cloud with him, you never know where the escalator lets off.”

Source Article

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Flowers for Different Kinds of Kisses

A good kiss creates magic, and magic has the power to contract and think about your feelings. This is the spell of the kiss! Do you know Valentine’s Kissing Day? If you didn’t, then, now you do! On this day, celebrate this beautiful gesture of love by connecting with someone you feel close to.

Flowers play a very important role in expressing love and appreciation on kiss day. When you kiss someone, you do it because you feel a certain connection with him or her to express gratitude and celebrate love. Nowadays, people also send flowers online to celebrate Kiss day.

We have compiled a list of flowers that go hand in hand with this sweet gesture of kisses.

Carnations- Kiss On The Forehead

A kiss that places your lips gently on your partner’s forehead. A kiss on the forehead expresses your admiration for someone and is seen as a sign of comfort and safety. Carnations are not as exciting as red roses, but they still work! They symbolize love, charm, and dignity. This flower is perfect to surprise your wife on this day or any other day! You can surprise your loved one anywhere in the country from an online florist in Noida, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur etc.

Orchids- Kissing On Hands

This is the most popular form of kissing that has always existed. Kissing the other side of a woman’s palm has always been considered a very traditional way of kissing, with the bravest style. Kissing the hand is considered a way of showing respect, so we see ancient queens kissing the hand of a knight, and today showing respect by kissing the hand is an important part of any relationship. So, if you really fall in love with someone, just send this beautiful flower to express your feelings!

Red Roses- Single Lip Kiss

To give someone a single lip kiss, take one of the other’s lips between your lips and gently suck or pull it. This is a very romantic kiss, and if you do it right, it will tingle the backbone of your love up and down. For this kind of kiss, pick red roses. Roses are the epitome of love! The red rose symbolizes love, beauty, sensuality, and passion. So if you are looking for a flower while doing a lip kiss, try to give them a dozen roses.

Daisy- Kissing on the Cheek

Kissing lightly and tightly on the cheek is the traditional way to show someone your similarities. The person may not be your spouse or partner, but a kiss will let you know that you like them. Couples often share this kind of kiss when parting in public, leaving a certain amount of love on the cheeks of their loved ones without attracting the attention of others. The daisy is a symbol of purity, innocence, and true love. Giving white daisies is a kind of sincere care and sincere love.

It is said that kissing is the expression of our soul, which

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