After all, she’s Joanna Gaines.
But you can at least pretend to be her and plan your next room makeover like she and Chip do!
I’m not a big Fixer Upper watcher because I don’t have cable, unfortunately.
But during those random flights where I get free TV access (shoutout to Southwest Airlines!), I may do a little Fixer Upper binge.
And I’m always so impressed by their detailed 3D models they use before they ever start breaking down walls and tearing crap up.
Well, just because they’re professionals doesn’t mean we can’t do the same thing for our room makeovers and remodeling projects!
Although I’m sure they’ve got expensive software to create those models to “wow” their new homeowners, you and me, folks, we have something called Homestyler.
This isn’t a sponsored post. I just love the free software so much that I’m always pimping it to people.
Homestyler.com is a site I found out about a couple years ago.
It allows you to create a free account and then make 3D models or your room, your home, or your yard.
I’ve planned several room makeovers based on using those 3D models, and this room makeover this month (my master bathroom) is no exception.
Create the Easiest 3D Floor Plan Before a Room Makeover & Renovation
STEP 1: Create a Sketch of Your Room
You don’t have to be Picasso. Or Joanna Gaines. 🙂
Just do a rough drawing of where things are placed in your room and where the walls meet.
This is my master bathroom, which is getting a makeover this month for our Room Challenge.
You can see that I roughly sketched where things are fixed.
STEP 2: Take Measurements!
You’ll notice in the picture above that after I sketched the floor plan, I noted the measurements of each wall and space.
I’ve always hated using a tape measure, so I tend to use a laser distance measurer that connects to my phone and allows me to take accurate measurements with the touch of a button. (I use the RYOBI Laser Distance Measure, which is one of the DIY accessories I think every DIYer should have in their toolbox).
STEP 3: Go to HomeStyler.com
Now that you’ve got your floor plan and measurements, head to Homestyler.com.
Since I last really used HomeStyler over a year ago, they’ve stepped up their game.
You can see their home screen below. It’s now more modern and on trend.
Just click the little blue button circled in red, Launch Floor Planner.
It’s free to set up an account.
STEP 4: Start Your Floor Plan Design
Watch the video tutorial above for instructions on how to actually create the floor plan!
By the time you’re done designing the floor plan, you’ll get awesome designs that look like this:
Homestyle allows you to add furniture, wall colors, doors, windows, flooring options, even wallpaper!
You can add everything from lighting, plants, stands, fixtures, rugs….everything!
Everything you’ll want to add, such as those furnishings, are located to the left.
Here’s how my master bathroom makeover 3D model is looking!
This is how my bathroom looks in real life before starting the makeover. It’s awful, I know! So 70’s, dirty, and outdated!
IN REAL LIFE
Using Homestyler 3D Model
With Homestyler, I can see how it would look with a darker vanity and lavendar walls, which I’m loving!!
It only took me about an hour to create this easily in Homestyler.
Much better than creating a makeover, hating it, and then having to redo everything, right? 🙂
Benefits of Using HomeStyler
It’s pretty obvious what the benefits are, right?
Try out paint colors… Try accent walls… See what your room would look like with a wall gone.
Maybe adding a door somewhere or adding a window.
Homestyler lets you get creative without having to lift a finger, except just to click. 🙂
Watch the video tutorial above to see how Homestyler in action!