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How do you use a room creator?

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Use a room creator by inputting the dimensions of your room, then adding paint colors, flooring, built-ins, furniture and accessories to see how the finished space looks before you begin the work. Room creators can be found for free online or in purchased design software.

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  1. Choose a room creator

    Check out free online room creators to make a basic plan for your project. Compare the attributes of free creators with software available for purchase to choose one that fits your needs. Some offer a simple layout, while others give you a 3-D image of the space, allowing you to see smaller details, such as moldings and special paint treatments.

  2. Input the dimensions of the room

    Input the dimensions of the room you are redoing. Add windows and door spaces to get a true image of the space.

  3. Add paint colors

    Change the colors of paint on the walls and trim. Some room creators feature specific brands of paint in the software, allowing you to see the exact name of the color you can purchase to achieve the tone you want.

  4. Add flooring and trim

    Check out the different options of flooring available, including type and colors. Depending on what room creator you are using, add embellishments to the walls and floors, such as molding, trim, and edging around windows and doorways.

  5. Decorate the space

    Add furnishing, such as rugs, furniture, wall art and other accessories to see how they fit in the space. Depending on the room creator you are using, you can see how exact items that are available for purchase look in the room.

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