Are you considering a home renovation – a new kitchen or bathroom, or finally starting to landscape your front yard? Perhaps you’ve recently moved into a new home and are planning several improvement projects? Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professionals, there’s lots of professional home and interior design software that’s easy to use, inexpensive, and most of the time, free!
Here are ten of the best and free home design and layout apps:
- Sketch Up
SketchUp is the most comprehensive 3D design software available on the internet for free. This robust house design tool provides an immersive experience to make you feel like a walkthrough of your future home, with a relatively easier design process.
The free version is perfect for amateurs and newbies, while the premium version is better suited to experts in architecture, construction, and commercial interior design.
- Color Capture
Have you ever come across a stunning color you’d like to use in your home while out and about? This app, Color Capture, is designed by Benjamin Moore to take a photo and have it analyzed to mix and match paint hues. You can also couple this app with other Benjamin Moore software to apply paint color to pictures of your space. This app is available on iOS and android.
- Planner 5D
Planner 5D claims to be the most powerful room design program available for mobile users. With Planner 5D, you can easily create rooms, including windows, staircases, and partitions, down to the tiniest architectural elements. Don’t limit yourself to interior design; this software includes landscaping and pool design, all with gorgeous 3D visuals.
Their gallery can also serve as a source of inspiration. Examine the latest and most fashionable designs developed by other Planner 5D designers.
MagicPlan is an iOS and Android room design app that builds floor plans from scanned images. It’s the ideal app for individuals new to drawing floor plans. MagicPlan features “no need to measure or draw” while establishing a room design. This means it uses joint photos to calculate space, construct a 3D floor design, and automatically measure materials.
You can replace floorboards and other functional aspects such as plumbing and electrical appliances. It doesn’t support as many details as other advanced programs, but it’s useful for a novice room designer to quickly create interior layouts.
HomeByMe is a web-based room designing tool. It is an entirely free app that allows you to start designing your rooms in 2D and then decorate them from the ground up with the most up-to-date furniture and accessories.
As you begin to include furniture, your 2D drawing transforms into 3D.
Additionally, brands add their products to the catalog, which means you’ll be furnishing and decorating your home with actual products. The advantages of this are that you’ll be able to plan your design all the way through and have access to the actual furniture and accessories you used to create your space artistically.
You may update the software on your PC or tablet without having to create an account, though you will need to register one if you wish to save or share your data.
DecorMatters is for you if you want to make interior designing a competition. This iOS software incorporates augmented reality, AI, and blockchain technology into the room design process.
Unlike other apps, DecorMatters have leaderboards, virtual currency, designing stages, and bonus awards for completing design challenges. Users can use augmented reality to construct new virtual rooms based on templates, or they can use it to change their real-life spaces. Rooms can be put online, and you can look at other people’s designs for ideas. Content creators may eventually be reimbursed through earnings from product recommendations and copyright authorizations.
- Carpetright view
Changing your entire floor can be costly, especially if what you installed did not match the room. Carpetright’s flooring visualizer will help you see how your room will appear with carpet, vinyl, wood, or laminate flooring. Simply take a photo of the space you want to visualize (or choose from a sample room) and upload it to the visualizer. The wall color and kind of flooring can also be customized. You may save your rooms and order swatches from there, getting you closer to your perfect room.