Confucius once said, “The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
Tools are important when it comes to interior designing. If this is one’s first time doing interior design, one should use good tools to help them along the way so that it will be more convenient and easier for them.
Here are some of the handy interior design tools listed for your reference. You may try using them when conducting your interior design project.
1. SWEET HOME 3D
Sweet Home 3D is a free architectural design software application that was initially released 13 years ago on 16th November 2006. To suit users of different countries and backgrounds, a multilingual selection is available in this software.
In Sweet Home 3D, many unique and user-friendly features are included for users to plan their interior design project well. For example, the furniture can be imported and arranged in a virtual space for an interior preview. The software can also be used to design blueprints for houses.
This software is very useful as it helps users create a 2D plan of a house with a 3D preview and decorate both exterior and interior views with virtual placements of furniture and home appliances.
2. ROOMSTYLER 3D HOME PLANNER
Recommended by major international media platforms including the Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Cool Hunting, Refinery 29, the BBC, and The Today Show, this software is highly recommended as it allows you to design your room in realistic 3D for free.
This room-styling software has the world’s biggest range of furniture in 3D from top brands. It is ready for you to test in your home with 150,000 furnishing products available in 3D. You can even connect with the in-app community of interior design enthusiasts, students, and professionals.
Wouldn’t it be great to use this application to make a custom room in just a few minutes? Over 2,000,000 homes have already been designed using Roomstyler 3D, each with a photo-quality rendering.
1. PAINT BRUSHES
Colours play a huge role in the interior design industry. We need good paintbrushes for a nice, coloured interior.
Nowadays, hardware stores have an extensive range of paintbrushes with different materials, sizes, bristle types, lengths, and prices. So, you need to consider your options carefully while picking a paintbrush as it can be as hard as choosing a suitable paint colour for your interior.
There are a few points to consider when choosing a good paintbrush:
● A paintbrush with flagged bristle tips holds more paint. It is able to spread the paint more smoothly and evenly.
● A paintbrush with natural bristles is best for oil-based alkyd paints. If you need to apply water-based latex paint, you should use a synthetic bristle brush.
● Get a sash brush for more control when applying paint to small or narrow corners.
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2. MEASURING TAPE
In an interior design project, measuring is essential as it ensures that you have:
● sufficient space to arrange your furniture.
● good knowledge of your space, including hidden or small corners
● an excellent gage for furniture that suits the height and width of your space.
Properly measuring the dimensions of the space and furniture to be used are important so as to save time and energy, so that we do not have to run back and forth from the stories. This gets the interior design project done sooner.
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3. TOOL BELT
A tool belt is not just a normal belt but it is a belt worn around the waist, retaining pockets and loops made to contain tools and equipment. There are different types of tool belts available in the market for people to choose from and they are both reliable and handy to use, especially when doing an interior design project.
You may put these in the tool belt for quick and convenient usage:
● putty knife
● pencil or pen
● 4-in-1 screwdriver
If you are working in a dusty environment, you can include more tools in the tool belt such as safety glasses, gloves, and dust masks.
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In conclusion, tools are really useful in helping us with our interior design projects, so that if we get stuck halfway, we can always rely on them to help us complete our projects successfully.