Designing homes is an arduous journey, that’s the reason designers and planners exists. But when it comes to renovating or remodeling a home or a room, one often tends to go the DIY way. Thanks to the internet, there are lots of free online design tools which makes the job of redesigning floors and interiors simple and un-complicated.
With a bit of patience, creativity and the right choice of tools, an ordinary room can be made to come alive in an entirely new way.
So, today we have compiled a list of 5 free sites for floor and interior designs which make rebuilding as easy as a piece of cake.
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1. Autodesk Homestyler
When it’s a design tool from Autodesk, it has got to be good. Homestyler comes from the same house that gave us Autocad. It’s a free program that doesn’t require any professional training to get started. What’s more, you can experience the design in real-time as you continue working on your project.
The materials come in a variety of choices and brands. Starting from the bare minimum desk to designer columns, I bet you’d be impressed with the collection. Plus, you can have a snapshot of your design and then render it in 3D. The interface is an absolute delight, with you only needing to drag and drop the materials in their places.
The only downside of this site is that the initial loading take awhile, but after that’s done, it’s pretty much smooth sailing.
Homebyme is a mellowed down version of Homestyler. And when it comes to floor planners, few can match up to its speed and intuitiveness.
For starters, it presents you with a ready-made design which you can scrape if you want to start your own.
Ranging from floor designs, kitchen accessories to decor items and wallpapers, this site has pretty much everything.
Plus, you can build the plan in 2D and see the finished product in 3D or continue building in 3D to see the depth of objects as you go about the process.
Once you’re finished, the designs will be emailed to you. You can even choose to capture a screenshot from the built-in tools or choose to have a walk-through of the floor through the 360 panorama feature.
The first three designs are free after which every two additional projects cost around $10 and a yearly subscription of $720 will let you design around 120 projects.
If you find yourself searching for more accessories and materials, then you’ll find yourself at home with Roomstyler. It has an immense collection of items and the best thing about this site is that the items aren’t locked.
The interface is easy to navigate, all you need to do is drag and drop the items from the panel on the right. The camera feature is a better version of the above two tools and can be used to print the design, just in case you want to show it to a designer.
4. Planner 5D
Planner 5D is an incredibly fast tool and it doesn’t even bat an eyelid as you build your designs on it. It has gazillions of accessories and ideas, however, most of the items are locked.
The design options aren’t just limited to just the interiors, it even has a few outdoor landscaping options to explore. It includes a right panel with few important tools like rulers, projects, a full-screen mode and the 3D mode.
Planner 5D is free to use, however, an upgrade will unlock around 3000 items in the catalog. The plans are available from $4.99 per month and free include HD shots.
5. Armstrong Flooring
Not a full-fledged floor designer, though, Armstrong flooring lets you pick up designs and colors for floors and walls. A perfect tool when renovating a house, this one also lets you upload your own pictures so that you get the design idea first-hand.
Which is Your Favorite?
So, these were some of the free tools which can be used for designing or remodeling a house. What makes these tools stand out is that it doesn’t require any professional understanding to work on this tools. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, a simple room can be given a makeover quite simply. So, which tool is your weapon of choice?