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Virtually Plan and Visualize Your Cedar Falls Remodel

Are you thinking about a remodel for your Cedar Valley, IA home but want a better idea of what all of the thoughts in your head will look like before you begin the process? Great news: there is such a thing as virtual home remodel visualizers! 

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At Home Indeed, we have online showrooms that allow you to visit both of our locations in Cedar Falls and Independence, IA from the comfort of your own home. We also have resources to virtually design window treatments, paint colors, and to see real-life products in various rooms!

These virtual design options come in many forms such as a bathroom remodel planning tool for a virtual bathroom remodel. They also come with design options for virtual kitchen remodeling and even entire virtual home makeovers. Let’s dive into what virtual remodeling capabilities are, what benefits they bring, and why they’re so popular as of late.

The Benefits of Virtual Home Remodel Apps and Software

If you’ve never ventured into remodeling a home before, you are in for a pleasant surprise as to how virtual remodeling options can alleviate the fear of rumors you may have heard used to come hand-in-hand with a remodeling journey. Here are some of the benefits of using a virtual home remodel software option:

  • Avoid costly home remodeling mistakes and paying for change orders
  • Helps point out not so obvious design flaws and obstructions
  • Eliminates potential cosmetic and mismatching designs
  • All done virtually which helps eliminate time-consuming in-person meetings
  • A virtual remodel will make it easier to see the big design picture
  • Reduces remodeling time and increases efficiency

How Do I Use a Virtual Home Remodeling Resource?

First and foremost, we want to preface this by saying no matter what – your final remodel design plan will be executed by the professionals! Our team at Home Indeed is experienced and qualified, and will take your ideas to the next level. Virtual Home remodeling is not utilized to put the burden of final remodeling plans on the homeowner, but rather to help you in your brainstorm and inspiration journey before you make the move to contact a design-build remodeler like us!

If you’re tired of scrolling through Pinterest and are ready for some real-life inspiration, these virtual remodeling resources are a fun way to see if all those saved ideas will come together once they’re in a space.

There are different ways to draw a home remodel plan within these virtual remodelers, but the first step is to select your remodel area and measure the specs of the rooms you’ve selected in your home, to be sure what you see on the screen is how it will be laid out in real life. However, remember that one wrong measurement could throw off the entire design. From there, it’s all up to you! Utilizing the built-in features and functionalities that the virtual remodel visualizers have will guide you through the steps.

Helpful Home Remodeling Tips to Consider Before You Begin

As these virtual visualizers are to be used as a fun, pre-consultation resource, below are some helpful tips to get you going once you get in there and start moving things around.

Remember: don’t let yourself get overwhelmed, though! This is meant to provide a little fun between the idea stage and the decision stage. Once you schedule a consultation with a design-build remodeler, the experts will take your ideas (feel free to show off your virtual designs!) and lay them out in a final design plan.

  • Tips for Designing an Efficient Layout

Think about creating a layout that is balanced yet efficient. This can be done by determining how your remodeled areas will be used. Consider improved accessibility and traffic flow, making the best use of the space you have, maximize the lighting, and think about any other specific design needs you might want.

  • Kitchen Design Tips

There are several design details you could consider before proceeding with your kitchen remodeling designs. Think about how you use your kitchen – things like the conveniences you want, functionality, storage, cabinets, counter space, lighting, flooring, appliances, and ventilation. 

  • Popular Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

As you probably already know, kitchens and bathrooms are what will bring the highest return on your investment when you are ready to sell your home! Therefore, including some bathroom remodeling ideas in your virtual bathroom remodel design is a good idea. If you want to continue exploring, here are some more popular bathroom remodeling ideas.

Is There an App for This?

If you’re looking to utilize virtual home remodeling resources on a smaller-scale that can fit in your back pocket, you’re in luck. There are plenty of both free and paid apps for your phone that you can download and start having fun before you embark on a professional remodeling journey.

You can find these on the Apple Store and Google Play Store – some of them even allow you to take a picture of your room then convert it to a 3D home design! This means you can place real furniture and products in the room to see how your design looks. Be advised, however, that these apps don’t get into the nitty-gritty of remodeling – they are room designers/visualizers, not to the scale of a professional remodeling designer.

What’s Next?

If you’d like more information about our virtual remodeling showrooms or our online remodeling visualizers, check out our Virtual Remodeling page, or contact our team today! With two showrooms (real-life and virtual), Home Indeed is here to walk you through each step of the process. When you’re ready to turn your on-screen ideas into real-life dream spaces, we’re ready to get you there!

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