Winning Designs – June’s Kitchen, Bath, and Interior Design Contest


Bedroom space with couch and pouf

Winning Designs – May’s Remodel/Additions Design Contest


Modern three-story home with clean white lines and a second-floor outdoor seating area

Winning Designs – April’s Residential Design Contest


French Country style exterior with a brick exterior and segmental dormers.

100 Days to Home with Bellevida Designs


Brian and Mikas dream home design rendering

Headshot of Ariana Beaudryby Ariana Beaudry

Jeremy Stevens works with his wife Danielle Stevens on the HGTV show “100 Day Dream Home.” On the show, the couple work with Brian and Mika to leverage Chief Architect Software’s power, and deliver a dream home in 100 days or less.

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Comparing Chief Architect and Home Designer Pro


Chief Architect Home Design Software

Phillip Gibney Profile Image By Phillip Gibney

Chief Architect Software is a leading software developer that focuses solely on home design software. Chief Architect Software offers two product lines: Chief Architect for design professionals and Home Designer Software for DIY home enthusiasts. If you are an industry professional looking for a design program or using Home Designer Software, you may have questions about the differences between our two software lines and the advantages of the Chief Architect line.

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Winning Designs – March’s Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design Contest


Shabby chic kitchen with large windows for natural light with gray neutral colors.

Design of the Year Contest Winners


Winning designs collage for the the 2020 Design of the year Contest

Creating Beauty out of the Ordinary


Modern bathroom with duel inset sinks and dark cabinetry.

Profile image of Danielle Schroeder By Danielle Schroeder

Creating beauty out of the ordinary is what Jordan Willaby does best. She believes our homes, relationships, and our daily moments can be unique. Jordan uses design to make those areas of life extraordinary!

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How to Choose the Best Computer for Chief Architect and 3D Design Software


Chief Architect running on a laptop.

Phillip Gibney Profile Image By Phillip Gibney

Chief Architect produces 3D Home Design Software for professional designers and DIY homeowners. From automated features for quickly creating floor plans, section details, and layouts to photo-realistic 3D renders for visualizing the design, the software is a powerful tool for those with residential design needs. Because the software is so powerful and robust, a question we often hear at Chief Architect is “what type of computer do I need to run the software”? Many computers are capable of running Chief Architect; however, depending on the specs, some will run Chief much more efficiently.  Investing in the right computer will also help ensure that the computer will run future versions of Chief effectively for a longer period of time, making your investment more cost effective over time.

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Winning Designs – November’s Residential Design Contest


Front of Michael Burt's Winning Design.