Before getting to today's post, I want to thank everyone who stopped in at JAX over the last couple of days to check out my RAST hack. I think it's my most popular blog post ever! And two extra thank yous to Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating for featuring Mr. RAST on her blog, and Olga at Stardust - Decor & Style for asking me to guest post about Mr. RAST and some of my other projects. I love how bloggers support each other :-) Of course, you know what this means - all the fame and glory has gone right Mr. RAST's head...
|I'm too sexy for my zinc, too sexy for my zinc, too sexy I think...|
OK, now onto today's business... my name is Kelly and I'm addicted to Homestyler. I don't want to be a bad influence or anything, but you really should go over and check it out so you can be addicted too. It's more fun being addicted together, don't you think?
|Let's be unbelievably adorable Labahoula puppies addicted to Homestyler together!|
So what's Homestyler, you might ask? Well, it's a super-cool and easy-to-use free online program that lets you design room layouts. My favourite part is that with the click of a button, your 2D layout turns into a 3D view of the room that you can spin around and look at from eight angles. SO COOL! And it's so easy to use, which is perfect for someone like me with the attention span of a flea. I just don't have the patience to read user guides. I figured out the basics just by playing around. A click here, a drag there, and that's all there is to it!
Here's the 2D view of a bathroom layout that I created:
And here's my favourite part - with the click of a button, my 2D layout is magically transformed into 3D!
It's not 100% perfect - you're limited to the available furnishings, accessories, paint colours, etc. And did you notice that the vase of flowers is hovering above the countertop? Either they're magic flowers or it's a little glitch ;-) But if you're like me and have trouble visualizing a room without seeing it right in front of you, Homestyler is just what you need :-)