Chief Architect provides the best software for professional remodelers and home renovators. We offer a free home design app to gather your as‑built measurements and powerful desktop software tools to complete remodeling projects. Providing design options for your projects is easy with Chief Architect's remodeling tools, and you can share your work with subcontractors and clients with our 3D Viewer app. Easily create 3D renderings, 2D construction documents for building permits, and a materials list to estimate remodeling costs with Chief Architect software.
Help Your Clients Visualize Their Remodel Project
Remodeling projects typically begin with as‑built measurements. You can use the Chief Architect Room Planner app to gather your as‑built measurements on a tablet or a mobile phone. You can save the as‑built floorplans on the cloud and then use Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors to begin the remodeling process for home additions, kitchens and baths or full home design. You will find Chief Architect offers realistic 3D rendering technology that makes your ideas come to life and help your clients visualize their remodel project. You can export any 3D rendering as an image, a 360° image or a full 3D virtual model your clients can experience with a VR headset, on a tablet or through a web link. If you need to do cost estimating or submit building permits, Chief Architect offers easy to use tools for all aspects of remodeling.
Create Details for Foundations, Framing & Roofs
Adding home additions for your clients is an easy process with Chief Architect. Creating details for foundations, framing and roofs is an important element for addition remodeling, whether for the building department or subcontractors. The powerful 3D tools can help your clients visualize the new addition, reducing the unknown and encouraging them to begin a remodel project sooner than later.
Expand Living Space
Remodeling a basement? Many homes have an outdated or unfinished basement, and expanding living space can be both affordable and practical. There are many Chief Architect customers that specialize in basement remodeling using Chief Architect software. Furring framing for concrete walls, adding stairs, doors, windows and soffits for ducting are all core tools. Creating 3D views, elevations and cross‑sections will ensure you have the necessary detail for any basement renovation project. You can automatically generate a detailed materials list by category and assign costs for each item.
The Most Popular Residential Renovation Project
Kitchen remodeling is typically the most popular and expensive of residential renovation projects. With Chief Architect, you will find powerful remodeling software tools for the entire process: 1) Room Planner to re‑create an as‑built kitchen plan 2) Chief Architect's desktop software to create the new space with walls, ceilings, cabinets & appliance tools 3) Dimension & create elevations per National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) standards 4) Produce 3D renderings and share 3D Viewer models with clients to show them your various design options which may speed along the remodel project and create upsell opportunities.
Plans That Follow NKBA Standards
Next to kitchen renovations, bath remodeling is probably the most popular remodeling project. Expanding a master bath, updating to a more modern bath or making a bath more accessible is very common as more people are aging in place. Chief Architect provides the important bathroom software tools for adding vanities, fixtures, showers, and tiles. Dimension wall elevations, sections and floor plans that follow NKBA standards. Of course, once you have the design options ready, easily share them with your clients using 360° renders or allow them to virtually experience your bath design using the 3D Viewer.