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Autodesk Homestyler

Online Home Design Application


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Published 12/20/2010 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

The Autodesk Homestyler offers users a unique way to plan out their living space. The system is very easy to master, utilizing a drag and drop system that users of all skill levels can manage. Autodesk Homestyler allows users to build replicas of interior and exterior areas in and around their home. These can be altered three dimensional images of real products and objects to see how planned renovations will look when complete. The application is very helpful for anyone who is planning a project. Visualizing doesn’t come easy for everyone. Autodesk Homestyler makes it easy for users to see their finished projects even before they have taken the first steps in starting them.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Autodesk Homestyler belongs to the Autodesk family of applications. The company has been around since 1982 and now includes over 7,000 employees including those at their headquarters in San Rafael, California. The current team includes CEO Carl Bartz, Product Manager Azhar Khan and Director Mary McDowell. Autodesk focuses on four main areas: architecture engineering, construction, platform solutions and manufacturing solutions.

What are the differences to other apps?

It is hard to find a tool exactly like Autodesk’s Homestyler. The application allows users to quickly build a recreation of any living space, indoors and outdoors. The user can then add landscaping, structural or other changes that would be done during a renovation. They can also work in actual products, such as appliances and furniture, to see how their completed renovation will look. Autodesk Homestyler gives the user a realistic visualization so they can make any changes or determine whether the project is worthwhile.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Autodesk Homestyler tool is all about visualization. Floor plans include color and texture so the user can get a good perspective on how each combination of items, flooring, walls and more will look. The system is very easy to use, with a drag and drop interface that dramatically decreases the amount of effort it takes to learn how to use Autodesk Homestyler.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors can join Autodesk Homestyler by clicking on the white “Join Now” link at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. A pop up box appears with the registration form. The form asks for a screen name, email address, first and last name, password and code verification to prove that the user is a human being. Users have many other options for registering and signing in. They can do so through an existing Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter or Windows Live ID account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Autodesk Homestyler is an excellent tool at the best price possible: free. The system offers deep customization with color, texture and actual objects. The images are reminiscent of the Sims, with a slightly more realistic edge. Users can view a birds eye perspective for layout purposes or lower themselves closer to the floor for an in-the-room perspective. The available products and decorations are real items that can be purchased. After completion, users can even take a high resolution screenshot of their future project.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who is going to be doing some home remodeling in the future can really appreciate Autodesk Homestyler. The system is very easy to use so a realistic visualization can be constructed quickly. The user can even view from different perspectives and try adding real life products.

  • Sign in through Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, or a Windows Live ID
  • Create a visualization of a future project
  • Add realistic images of actual products that can be purchased and used in your home
  • Take a high resolution screen shot of the finished room for a realistic view
  • Save and share designs to get feedback and suggestions


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