Well, Spring is definitely in the air and if you're like me, you're probably trying to come up with some ideas on how to spruce your place up a bit.
You know...maybe give the landscaping a new look. Or, if you're REALLY ambitious, maybe you've decided it's finally time to build that deck out back.
First things first: what's it going to look like?
Hmmm... good question!
You probably have a general idea of what you want...but... not exactly! And, if you're not sure how it's going to end up looking, well...you'll never even get started.
Remember last year? And the year before? Well... you get the idea.
Instead of trying to picture your project in your mind, why not put it on paper? I know what you're thinking: "But I can't draw to save my life, let alone design a lay-out of a project!".
Well, we found a GREAT program called Instant Deck & Patio. (Or as I like to call it, "Designing for The Graphically Challenged ...Who'd Like to Look Like Pro's"!)
If you can use a Windows program and can "point and click", this program will have you designing ALL of your projects in no time.
Think I'm kidding? Take a look...
It all starts with the wizard! Just a few simple questions start you off RIGHT where you want to be.
Shape of your deck? Size? Which way it'll run? Check, check, and check!
It's a great way to get started if you have NO IDEA where to begin! (Sometimes it's just nice to have a little help along the way!)
But if you know EXACTLY how you want your project to look, feel free to jump right into the "Customize Design" feature.
Although this program's title is "Instant Deck & Patio", it actually goes way beyond decks and patios.
There's TONS of additional furniture and design choices available to you!
- Trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, and more!
- Fountains, chimes, bird feeders, or and birdbaths!
- Mail boxes, water wells, and almost anything else!
- Even setup strategic grill locations!
- EVERYTHING you'd ever think to have around your dream home!
Don't believe me? Check out these shots from the program itself!
You will get the EXACT exterior design you were looking for. This is the software you've always wanted!
And each of these are further broken down into separate categories, such as: Adding Walls, Doors, Windows, Openings, etc. PLUS, each section has its own step-by-step Quick Start Tutorial.
So you really have a LOT of resources for detailed help for extra "back-up" support if you need it.
What I really noticed right off the bat is how accurate the individual features of each project were.
The problem I've seen with most "design" programs is that the images usually look like something out of a kindergarten project.
You know what I mean - "stick-figure" designs that just take up space but don't even come CLOSE to resembling what you had in mind. ("Ohhhh....that's a tree...I guess...NOT exactly what I was thinking of, but I guess it'll have to do.")
With "Instant Deck & Patio", that's definitely not the case.
Take a look at one example:
It'd be IMPOSSIBLE to fit all the potential objects, plants, furniture, or features in this e-mail!
The depth of this software is STAGGERING!
Once you get familiar with the software, you'll have your whole house and exterior designed! Then you can see EXACTLY what a new deck, patio, or maybe even a pool would do for your home!
Leave NOTHING to your imagination, you can FINALLY put it all "on paper" to see!
You might be thinking software this detailed might be one of those "designer-only" things that costs a fortune. WRONG! It's built for the average user, and we're pricing it so ANYONE can grab a copy!
So your cost? We're talking' just $12.97!
Think about it - if this saves you just ONE little mistake when creating your next project, it was worth it! If it saves you a TON of mistakes, it was worth even more! Don't miss out!
Instant Deck and Patio gives you the ability to easily design your own deck or patio - with no experience necessary! Design your project, visualize in realistic 3D and bring your ideas to life.
Design - Create the perfect deck automatically! We've made it simple and take you step-by-step through the design process.
Visualize - Walk through your designs in realistic 3D to see every detail and make sure everything is perfect before you begin to build.
Build - Once you have your design just the way you want it, you're ready to build.
- Design and visualize in 2D and 3D
- Plant Encyclopedia and 2000 Plants
- No design experience necessary
- Select from over 2000 plants, flowers, shrubs and trees to create a beautiful landscape.
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
- 500MHz processor or faster
- 750MB free hard drive space
- 512MB RAM
- 4x DVD-ROM drive
- Video Card with 32MB RAM
- Color Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or higher