Sign in to follow this  
slbelt

Creating Art Niches in walls?

Recommended Posts

Is it possible to create rectangular or arch top recessed art niches in walls using Home Designer Architectural 2015?

 

Thanks,

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the keys to using this software is thinking about how one thing could become another.

 

A niche is basically a hole in a wall, with a back.

 

A Pass-Through is the hole -- I believe you could use a window too, as a Pass-Through is the same thing, and a Soffit or in my case a Partition becomes the back. Windows (Pass-Through) can have round or arched heads.

 

Learn the tools you have available. and think a bit outside the box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But you could look in the library under millwork/wall panels and niches.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use the Pass thru too for Art Niches as you need something that will "cut a hole" in the wall ,which a Shape or soffit alone wont do ,however I use a window and 2 soffits for the back , one facing each room for Shower Niches,as to get the Tile to wrap the sides (reduce frame to 1/4" and frame depth to -1/2" Frame) you have to assign tile as a material to the Frame which a Pass Thru doesn't allow you to alter ( at least in Pro 10) , usually I use this trick for a shower niche so one soffit has tile on it and the other soffit drywall eg facing the bedroom/hall on the other side. you also have to Turn off (suppress) the casing and sills in the Pass thru/window  DBX.

 

post-25-0-87199900-1415755482_thumb.jpg

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this