With people spending more and more time at home, it’s nothing new that the renovation industry is booming! Money that was saved up for overseas holidays is instead being used on home improvements as people are noticing the things that are wrong with their homes and feeling inspired to do something about them.
But before homeowners spend hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating, they’re looking for ways to visualise their spaces (something so many struggle with) so they can avoid costly mistakes and save money. And SketchUp is the perfect– and easy to learn–tool!
The software is well known and used in the design and architecture industry. It’s very simple to learn (yet looks super impressive!), allows people to see exactly what their home is going to look like in 3D before it is built or altered and (most importantly) is heaps of fun and very addictive!
About 18 months ago, Clare Le Roy, director of The Little Design Corner, started an online course helping designers, decorators and home renovators learn how to use SketchUp for interior design purposes. Since then, she’s had nearly 3,000 students take the course from all over the world!
Many of these students have created amazing homes and projects with their new SketchUp skills and today we are sharing 10 examples of completely different homes and projects, all created by people just like you who had no experience in SketchUp before starting the course.
Even if you can’t afford to renovate right now, you can create your dream home in SketchUp and take a virtual walk around instead!
So grab a cuppa and come take a tour (or 10!):
(And if you’d like to to learn more about Clare’s course, head here).
1: Dream family home by Kate
2. Apartment living by Agi
3. Multiple living zones by Mel
4. Federation home upgrade by Tarryn
5. Modern living by Cas
6. Work from home by Jelena
7. Relaxed family living by Adele
8. Future dream home by Claire
9. Kitchen design by Courtney
10. Tiny house by Kellie
Love the look of SketchUp and want in on the fun? Find out more about Clare’s SketchUp for Interior Design Beginners’ Course.