Ready for summer? It’s time to move outdoors and start thinking about your outdoor living areas. Whether it’s a new deck, a backyard re-design, a garden plan or just time to update your “curb appeal”- RoomSketcher Home Designer can help you plan and visualize how to transform your property.
A recent 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) of close to 200 landscape architects revealed that more and more clients are looking to extend their living spaces outside. They are hiring professional landscape designers to create outdoor “rooms” or they are turning to garden centers and DIY home improvement stores to reshape their properties themselves. The top outdoor trends for 2014 include design elements such as outdoor kitchens, dining areas and lounges with built-in seating. As well as focal features such as pools and fire pits.
Use an online 2D & 3D floor plan and visualization tool like RoomSketcher Home Designer to help you turn your backyard into a recreation destination!
RoomSketcher is not just for interior design. You can use it to design a wide variety of outdoor living and recreation areas too. Our product library includes hundreds of exterior finishes, furnishings and planting materials. Try out different terrace, pathway and garden layouts in different materials OR try adding a water feature to create a special focal point!
To ring in summer, we’ve added several additional water features- swimming pools and freestanding jacuzzis!
If you’re looking to create a deck or a terrace, this can easily be done in RoomSketcher. If this area is raised, you may want to add railings. Here’s how:
- Select the zone side where you want to add railings and click Properties.
- In the Divider tab, click the arrow next to Railing.
- Select the type of railing you would like.
- Repeat the steps to add a railing to other sides.
You’ll find a helpful video on creating balconies for additional reference in the Help & Support section of our website. You can create exterior stairs and steps the same way you create interior stairs.
Whether you’re a gardener, DIY enthusiast or you just want to layout a great spot to show off your new grill- RoomSketcher Home Designer let’s you be an outdoor designer too! Start your outdoor project with RoomSketcher today!