I work with 3d modeling and game programming so I thought I would model my planned changes for the new to us house before the physical work. My plan is to see how it will look, fit and feel before spending any time or money.
I use typically different 3d software than typical home design programs. While this gives me 100% freedom of the design down to every knob and lever, I will not have the advantage of off the shelf pick a button pre-modeled components.
The goal is to:
1. Model the house as is for my starting point
2. Next model the changes
3. Finally make a 3d walk through so you can really get a feel for the new layout
Here is the house and basement (where I will be starting the 3d design) and then the beginning of basement layout