Home Design Kit
Home Design Kit
Perfect for you if:
- You have a big collection of Pinterest Boards with ideas for your perfect Kitchen but don't know where to start...
- Know there are problems with your current kitchen layout and are worried you will repeat them in your new kitchen
- You have No Design experience ... but you appreciate good design
- Are feeling totally overwhelmed at the thought of renovating and have put off starting because of 'decision paralysis' (yes that's a real thing ... you are not alone)
- Are tired of looking at beautiful kitchens on TV makeover shows and magazines and think its time your kitchen was magazine worthy too
- Are worried that your kitchen is 'too long...too skinny...too awkward' and are scared you will get your layout wrong or make it worse
- Can't decide between a U shaped kitchen or a galley? ... or maybe an L shaped kitchen with an Island? Choice can be overwhelming
3 Simple Steps To Plan Your Perfect Layout in Minutes
- Measure your rooms. Overall length x width will do to start with ... add the rest as you work through Step 2 & 3.
- 'Draw' your ideas using our easy to use scale magnetic pieces and see your furnished house plan in minutes.
- The fun part - start to 'test drive' your room layouts. Using the magnetic pieces see what works and more importantly what doesn't work. See if a U shaped kitchen really is better than a Galley? ... or if that island is too big for your space?
What's Included in The House Design Kit?
Everything you need to plan a whole house layout up to 140 Metres Square or 1500 Sq Feet. (It comes with 2 magnetic boards of 70m sq or 750 sq feet each)
A large selection of magnetic Walls, Windows & Door magnets to create the plan.
Over 300 scale furniture templates to represent every possible option in the following rooms:
- Dining Room
Tips and Guides to help you get started on your dream plans and a magnetic Title block to label your magnetic plan ideas.
A North Point to keep in mind where the sunlight will come from
Radiators and stair options for straight stairs, left or right turning stairs, and spiral stairs.
Scale Rules x 2 (one if you like metric and another if you prefer Feet)
All packed in a beautiful reusable storage tin
What Scale is the House Design Kit?
It is 1:33 but actually the scale is kind of irelevant ...one of the key features of our kit is that we did all the hard work work for you and the kit has everything pre-scaled. All you need to do is remember to measure with the Modelrooms rulers and you will have no trouble with scales.
Can I still use the kit if I am working with an architect or designer?
Yes, absolutely. It was originally invented as a tool to bridge the gap between architect and homeowner. It can be difficult to describe in words what you want and with Modelrooms you don't have to - a good 'client focused' designer or architect will welcome the fact that you can show them instead of telling them what you want.
What stage of the Renovation Process should we be working on our Layout?
The sooner the better we say. Plans evolve and morph into the perfect layout over time and with some 'Test Driving' of the options. The sooner you can get started on trashing out all your options the better.
That said, some people respond better to the pressure of a deadline. We have seen people come up with their best work the night before signing off on a kitchen order. Ideally you will have time to ruminate your ideas and maybe show them to a few friends or family to see if you missed anything.
How do I save my ideas when I make changes to my Modelrooms Layout?
Easy peasy...there are a couple of options for this...
Taking a photo on your phone is the easiest way. Because the kits are designed to be clear and graphic they photograph very well so you can easily share your ideas with someone.
If you want a paper copy you can use a scanner or photocopier and print the plan on paper. This is particularly handy if you want to jot a few notes on your plan.
Can I use my kit to plan for the electrics or lighting?
Yes, we recommend making a paper copy for this and now you can overlay the paper plan with marks for your electrician. Because the symbols for everything are so clear it is easy to remember where you need sockets for appliances etc.
Still not Sure if the House Design Kit is for you?
Feel free to Contact us for a chat and we can help you decide which kit will work best for you.
If our kits are not right for you, we will let you know that too ... promise.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
"such a good idea….an inspired product that is so badly needed by professionals and homeowners alike…very client friendly… helps people understand architecture"
Kevin Mc Cloud, Presenter of Grand Designs on Channel 4
Duncan Stewart, Architect and Presenter of ‘About the House’ on RTE,(Irelands National TV Channel)
Sarah Beeny, House Renovator & Presenter of Property Ladder on Channel 4
Avril Murphy Allen, Interior Designer and Presenter of 'Desperate Houses' on RTE (Irelands National TV Channel)
Home Renovator Testimonials:
“I found your system extremely useful. I cannot believe how much I changed the layout of my house with your kit… The basement is a new addition and extremely expensive, we are also sacrificing a lot of space in the rest of the house to get light into the basement. Now with the help of ‘modelrooms’ I feel the cost is justified. Thanks once again” Saju Shillam, Home Renovator, London
“the model rooms came this afternoon, how quick woz that!!!…. thanks a mill again. Gave the kit to my sister in law for Christmas and she absolutely loved it” Eimear O Brien, Homeowner, Belfast
“Having spent a little time last night with the kit we were impressed by the quality and presentation of the kit.” Jonathan Statt, Home Renovator, Middlesex, UK
“I think it’s so clever to make something so complicated so simple.” Shane Meiring, Home Renovator, London
“This unique alternative to PC software truly helps you plan your room designs with full confidence and is very easy to use. It is easier to identify and overcome issues in your designs and apply people perspective to space and working areas. An excellent product and in my opinion a better way to design plan your rooms than on a PC!” Ralph Harrison, Home Renovator, UK
“Absolutely Brilliant.” Martin Haswell, Home Renovator, UK
“Hello – We have just received the Professional Design Kit and are really pleased with the results.” Terry Richards, Home Renovator, UK
“I received my Modelrooms kit just over a week ago and, literally, can’t understand how I could have visualised some house design layouts without it – and not having to learn some quirky CAD/CAM program either. Brilliant product! Well done!” Gwyn Matthews, Self Builder, UK
“We have found the product to be very useful and much better than PC applications that claim to perform a similar task” Ralph, Home Renovator, UK
“I like the look of your kits-I have been looking for an electronic design package but frequently reviewers say how difficult it is to use to use the package – your kits look blissfully intuitive” Sue, Home Renovator, UK
“What I have found useful it being able to position furniture etc.. to help decide where to put plugs and lights etc… in the rooms (we are building a new house) and also to “double check” that the layouts we have chosen for the bathrooms works ok as your kit does make it a bit easier to get a feeling of space in each room.” Anne Norwood, Self Builder, UK
“I have just received the model rooms kit, thank you it all looks great” Shane Marshall, Home Remodeller, UK
“Just a note to say thank you for the superb service that I have received. Kit arrived today and I am absolutely delighted with it. Many Thanks” Sandra Palmer, Homeowner, UK
“Excellent product” Hannah Bent, Homeowner, UK
“I am loving the home design kit it is really opening my mind to the different possibilities and the different problems which can arise.” Claire Scannell, House Remodeller, Irelend
“Brilliantly simple product … I love ‘playing’ with my home layout kit, and seeing all the options my house has” Louise, Home Renovator, New York
“I have used this kit and it is an excellent way to start planning your room. It is easy to use and the pieces can be moved around easily as many times as you wish. Once your chosen layout is completed the whole board can be photocopied and taken with you when shopping for furniture for the room. I would recommend this product to anyone whether they are interested in Interior Design or not as it is really helpful.” C E Francis, Homeowner, UK
“The model rooms kit is a simple yet practical solution for helping create ideas for designing your home. Simple idea, easy to use, and great for sharing and exploring ideas. Although we use it from a DIY perspective we can see its use for those engaged in interior design on a more professional level.” Ray, Homeowner, UK
Interior Designer Testimonials:
“…absolutely fantastic product Modelrooms which we love (because it look’s great and saves us so much time!) will be used by our designers on Night 2 of the ‘Interior Design for Homeowners ™’course and during consultancy work.” Siobhan von Engelbrechten, Interior Designer & founder of the Design Network Course, Kildare, Ireland
“its fab and it will be of enormous benefit to me in my work.” Gemma Bolger, Interior Designer and owner of Pink House Interiors, Limerick
“very time efficient” Aileen Egan, Interior Designer, Dublin, Ireland
“I used the professional kit last week to space plan a new kitchen, dining area that I am working on for a new build. I found it worked really well.
The clients were super impressed when I presented them with four different layouts and wanted to know all about model rooms. They ended up changing the layout they had previouly agreed on with the builder! Clients were very happy.” Fiona Owens, Interior Designer, Dublin, Ireland
“What a great idea, specially for self builders. I must admit that I had not seen it before but something that I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of building a house.” Shane Mc Cloud, Founder of the Irish Association of Self Builders
“I have just received my magnetic design kit, I am so thrilled with the ease of using the pre-designed furniture and walls. I am a professional designer who works with customers using the usual drawing pad. This is going to make my work much easier and quicker. Many thanks from a happy customer.” Pauline Maxwell, Interior Designer, UK
“Many thanks for sending the Model Rooms pack so promptly, I actually received it yesterday. I’m sure I will find it very helpful for my classes.” Muriel Aylward, Interior Design Tutor, Waterford, Ireland
“Think this is a great product and so helpful for the ‘beginner’ interior designer but also handy for experienced people like myself” Lisa mc Gee, Interior Designer, Dublin