Our complimentary space planning program will help you experiment with ideas and come up with a space planning solution that will bring your vision to life.

Click on the “roomplanner” box … and let’s get started…

Designs Solutions room planner

Once you launch Ballard Designs Room Planner, you will have two choices:

  1. “Open this plan”
  2. “Create a new plan”

 

Launch Page of Icovia

 

1. “OPEN THIS PLAN”

Simply select the room that most closely resembles your space. Now … to edit the plan you have selected is easy because the details of each item on the layout can be changed – location, size and style.

Existing Living Room Icovia

  1. Click and drag the sectional to the desired location
  2. Click on the sectional a second time and an customize box pops up so you can edit the details .
  3. Edit the dimensions in the customize box – width, depth and height – and the sectional automatically changesSectional Icovia

 

The 3 simple steps will work on any symbol you select within a layout.


Below are other details that can be customized in the box:

Customization Box

  • Duplicate it! – Click here to make an exact copy
  • Trash it! – Click here to delete
  • Flip it! – Click here to flip your object the other direction
  • Rotate it! – The arrows show how to rotate right or left 45 degrees with each click
  • Rotate it more! – Enter a precise rotation number or click and drag the rotation circle guide to the orientation that you prefer
  • Lock it! – Once you have edited the layout and you love it, then lock it so it won’t change
  • Color it! – Your symbol is ready for color … pick it and then click it
  • Link it! – You found a product online that you want to visualize so add a URL link for quick reference

When the details are exactly how you want them to look, click the “X” or click outside the plan to close the box.


2. “CREATE A NEW PLAN”

If you want to create your own layout. Your option is to choose from 9 different basic room shapes and then enter the overall width and depth of your space. Once dimensions are entered, you are ready to create.

Create a New Plan

Your created plan will show up with a toolbar above it.

RP 1

 

Now let’s take a quick review of the toolbar mentioned above:

Click on “Show All Tools” to the far right of the bar. This option opens all the tools for the overall layout.

Show all tools toolbar

The top row provides access to basic commands:RP Top Row

  • Save it! – Basic saving features
  • Share it! – Easily email your plan to a friend or share it with several friends at once through Facebook.

The bottom row of icons allows customization of the layout:

RP Bottom Row

  • Select it! – Click – hold to move one item at a time
  • Move it! – Click – hold to move the entire layout
  • Create it! – Build structure for a room … click further for a drop down

    Create it

     

    • Walls – Build walls, one segment at a time, to create or edit a room.
    • Surface – Create a floor surface within your space
    • Arrow – To show a direction on a layout
  • Label it! – Identify anything – wherever you click on the plan a box will appear in which you can add text
  • Measure it! – Want to confirm or show a line dimension … click and drag … the measurement appears
  • Visualize it! – Place the camera where you want to add a photo. Add the image URL in the customize box and the photo will appear on your plan. You can even adjust the size and orientation of the image!

Photo Box

  • Size it! – Adjust the size of your overall plan by using the magnifying glass or the movable sliding triangle

 

MAKING ARCHITECTURAL EDITS TO THE WALL STRUCTURE OF YOUR PLAN:

If you need to make adjustments to the details of the room, simply click on a wall that needs changing and make needed edits in the customize box. Another way to adjust the overall wall dimensions, simply click on a wall and drag it in or out, depending on the direction the walls need to be adjusted.

RP 2

  • Thickness – You can change the thickness of a wall
  • Full Height – Select the drop down for a choice of full wall, half wall or remove a wall. This can be valuable with extending an open floor plan or working with hallways
  • Split Wall – This tool is good for creating breaks in the wall or unusually angled walls … like a bay window area
    • Click your mouse on a desired point of the wall
    • The “Wall Segment” box will appear and select “Split wall”
    • A break will show up at that point
      • At any time you can click/hold a wall break and then move it to adjust the length of particular wall segment

     

RP 3

  • Create opening – Open up a section of wall where there isn’t a framed door opening. An example is a hallway or opening to a dining room
    • Click desired location on the wall
    • Adjust the width of the opening in the “in” box.
    • Select “Create opening”

RP 4


ADDING SYMBOLS TO YOUR CREATED PLAN:

To the left of the screen is two drop-down boxes. The left box has a list of the main categories and the right box provides the sub-categories. While there is a vast assortment of symbols in both of these boxes, the most commonly used symbols are from the main categories drop-down … structural and furniture.

“Structural” – Most needed architectural elements for a room layout … for example, windows and doors.

“Furniture” – Most types of furniture pieces are shown as line drawing.

 


Structural:

1. Select the architectural element, from the drop down, that is needed on the layout

Structurial

2. Once you select the symbol, it will appear on your plan.

3. Click it! – Click and hold to drag the architectural element to the desired location.

  • For example, drag a window onto the wall in the desired location.

 

Window example
4. Change it! – Change the details of a an element by clicking on the symbol. A customize box will pop up to give you opportunity to edit the selection.

 

Furniture:

1. Now select a room type from the right drop-down box.

Furniture drop down
2. Use the vertical scroll bar to scroll down to select the furniture piece you want to add.
3. Once you select the symbol, it will appear on your plan.
4. Click it! – Click and hold to drag the furniture piece to the desired location.

  • For example, the sofa you selected is on the plan but you want it against the wall. Click and drag it to the desired location on your layout.

 

Sofa

5. Change it! – Change the details of a piece by clicking on the sofa symbol. A customize box will pop up to give you opportunity to edit the selection.

Other details that can be customized in the box:

Customization Box

  • Trash it! – Click here to delete
  • Flip it! – Click here to flip your object the other direction
  • Rotate it! – Click to the right or left 45 degrees a click
  • Rotate it more! – Enter a precise rotation number or click and drag the rotation guide to the point that you like
  • Lock it! – Edited the layout and you love it, then lock it so it won’t change
  • Color it! – Your element is ready for color … select the color box and then pick the color
  • Link it! – You found an image of the exact product you want … add a product link
  • Duplicate it! – Click here to make an exact copy for using elsewhere on the layout

When your element is exactly how you want it to look, click the “X” or click outside the plan to close the box.