Bring Home Projects to Life With This Discounted 3D Tool

Carpenters have a rule of thumb: “Measure twice, cut once.” That goes for the simple act of sawing a two-by-four, or any home renovation project. Planning is important, and before you lay any physical groundwork you’ve got to have all the details plotted out.

That’s true whether you’re a handyman building a shed or a contractor working on a complete remodel. But how do you do all that planning? If you’re new to home improvement, you should know that paper blueprints don’t really cut it anymore. You need a good piece of design software, and while there are a lot of CAD tools on the market, only one is full-featured enough for professionals, yet intuitive enough for DIY designers: Live Home 3D Pro for Mac.

Software reviewers give high marks to the platform—for its eye-catching rendering abilities and streamlined interface. As you can see from the video above, it’s more

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10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have

Whether you’re a professional-level home cook or a take-out fanatic who uses the oven to store shoes, the design and function of your kitchen is very important. No matter its square footage or number of built-in features, the kitchen plays a big part in how you live at home.

That’s why time spent beautifying your kitchen is always time well-spent—especially if you plan on selling your home someday. And while “kitchen renovation” may set off alarm bells for a big-budget project, there are some simple DIY upgrades that can improve the functionality and appearance of your kitchen—as long as you have the time.

To find out what kind of kitchen refresh might be doable in the time you have, we reached out to a variety of design and home improvement experts. We found 10 projects that homeowners can execute themselves (or with the help of a professional) no matter how

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