Autodesk Homestyler breathes digital life into Kitchen of the Year

Another first for the 2011 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year is the opportunity for design enthusiasts and home owners to experience the showcase online with Autodesk Homestyler’s home design software.

An interactive 3D experience of the 2,500-sq.-ft. indoor and outdoor kitchen can be found on House Beautiful’s website, where readers can click on any product in the digital kitchen to obtain additional information. They can also choose items including countertops, cabinets and appliances to design their own dream kitchen. Although the Kitchen of the Year event took place from July 18-22, the digital kitchen will be online throughout the year.

“For the past three years, many who visit us at the Kitchen of the Year in Rockefeller Center have said to us, ‘I really wish this were my kitchen,’ and now for the first time they’ll have the tools to make this a reality,” said Kate Kelly Smith, senior vice president and publishing director, House Beautiful.