Thursday, April 4, 2013

Room Planner

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to share this news with you : I am finally going to get my own place in a few weeks!  Sharing your living space with others has its advantages but it is always a challenging lifestyle!  My roommates finally found a place of their own and are moving out this weekend :)

My head is buzzing with ideas for the renovation plans! I have been brainstorming different ideas for the new playroom as well so it's been quite busy.  To help me with designing the new rooms, I found a great tool on the internet : a Room Planner.

It's an ingenious little website that allows you to design your room by using either photos of real furniture or symbols.  IT IS AMAZING!

All you need to do is register and login. It's free and very easy.  You can choose your own room layout or use one of the pre-existing model.  I personally like to create my own layout and use symbols because it gives me more freedom to do as I wish.  You can customize each furniture to your liking : size, color, etc. I TOTALLY LOVE IT!  And I swear I don't get paid by them to post this :P
Warning: it's very addictive LOL!  But it was a great way to communicate my design ideas with my husband. Even our little boy used it to give us his input :)
To give you and example of what it looks like, here below is one of their model. Once you are done, you can save it and export it to an image file.  You can save it for later changes too.
Photo Credit : Room Planner

I still have much to do before I can actually move into the new rooms because we have to paint the rooms and install new fixtures but hopefully it can be done before the end of the month!

Until then, have fun designing! :)