3-D Home Kit (by Daniel K. Reif, author/inventor) The hardest part of planning a new home, addition or remodeling project is visualizing how the final results will actually look and work. The 3-D Home Kit includes complete poster-board building materials—from brick, stone, siding, roofing and decking to windows, doors, skylights, kitchen cabinets and appliances—to construct a detailed, 1/4-inch scale, three-dimensional model of your own building project. There are also poster-board materials for interior walls, stairs, scale people, a dog and a cat, plus an 18 by 24 inch floor plan grid, and Scale Ruler & Roof Slope Calculator. Each sheet is 12 by 18 inches and has an illustration of a building material on one side and a 1/4-inch grid on the other side; the grid makes it easier to construct your model and the illustrations give the model realistic detail. Step-by-step instructions and a design worksheet are provided. Whether you’re planning a real or dream home, the 3-D Home Kit will help you improve your design and experience first-hand how an architect works. Duke University’s "Gifted Letter" awarded the 3-D Home Kit (along with the Home Quick Planner, also by Daniel Reif) top honors. The editor wrote, "The planner and kit provide everything needed to design and build a model home…furniture, windows, stairways, and appliances, right down to the ironing board…and bring the user through the architectural process from idea to finished product."
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