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Contest Winners, Remodel-Addition

Megan Bowler Wins 3rd with Her Kitchen Remodel Project

Megan placed 3rd  in June’s Remodel-Addition Design Contest! She discovered Chief Architect a few years ago when she was looking for a program to use to remodel her own kitchen.

“I’m a software developer from Utah who loves to design and create in my spare time (which isn’t plentiful with a full-time job and a toddler).  I have loved doodling since I was little and remember using my dad’s engineering paper to draw up designs as to how I’d remodel my parents’ home and yard when I was young.  I love browsing floor plans and touring homes and imagining my ultimate dream home.  I’m certainly not an expert, but love to play around with ideas and try to think outside of the box.  (And would probably be happy doing something along these lines as a job if the opportunity ever came up.)

“My husband and I got Chief Architect’s Home Designer Architectural several years ago to help with designing a kitchen remodel project. He had used it in the past and I didn’t really know anything about it or any other software, so we went with it.  It turned out to be a great purchase.  I wasn’t very experienced with the software, but it was super fun to play around with.  I feel like I was able to come up with a great new layout which we implemented and ended up loving.  It was a huge improvement to our home and we loved the ooh’s and aah’s from people visiting our home and seeing the big change.

“Currently, we have a home we purchased as a fixer upper and I’ve been playing around with different floor plans for it using Chief Architect.  We are still not sure what we’ll end up doing, but it is certainly fun to work on it in the meantime.  We can’t wait for the finished product.”

 

Here are more pictures of Megan’s remodeling project!

 

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Bathroom Design, Contest Winners, Professional

Rene Rabbitt wins with Master Bathroom Design

Bathroom Design with walk in shower, built-in tub and spa feel.

Rene of Daoust Design and Construction placed 3rd in May’s Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest. He has been using Chief Architect for almost 10 years and focuses on the 3D tools to beat out the competition.

“I grew up in Oakland California and went into building custom homes in the Bay Area right out of high school. I have been a builder for over 17 years in residential remodeling, which is what inspired me to start designing. Ten years ago I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do some freelance design for an architecture firm that was using Chief Architect X3. I fell in love with the software and its ability to create realistic visual depictions of the kitchens and baths I would then get to build. I am currently a licensed General Contractor (inactive) working for Daoust Design and Construction as Lead Design/Production Manager. Continue reading…

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Contest Winners, Design Contest, Professional, Residential Home Design

Richard Norris wins 2nd with his Phoenix Home Design!

Home design captured mountain with views of the esteemed Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.

Richard placed 2nd in our Residential Home Design Contest. He has always had an eye for creative design and is now working with Norris Architects to dive deeper into architecture.

 

Richard Norris

“I lived my former years with the notion I wanted to go into Real Estate. As a child, I had a burning passion for building with Legos, crafting creative objects from obscure materials and creating abstract, yet understandable forms through any medium I could get my hands on. Essentially, my passion for architecture, houses, the glitz, the glam, the overall peculiar curiosity for a betterment of design of the sort had always been a prevalent part of my upbringing. The moment I turned 18, I obtained my real estate licensure in Arizona and soon discovered that I had an insatiable desire for more; I started working alongside my father, who is an architect, learning the complex jargon and every bit of minutia involved in the trade. I still love what I do to this date despite the constant desire to discover and master everything in the realm of architecture. Continue reading…

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