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Any Good Interior Design Software Solution: Remodel Kitchen, Dining Room, Bath, Bedroom, Home Office, Floor and Space Planning?
Last week, I wrote on several design topics including home design software and landscaping design software. Now it comes to Interior Design. Are you looking for a good interior design software program which can help you design and remodel kitchen, dining room, bath, bedroom, home office, floor and space planning?
If your answer is yes, this page is right for you whether you are homeowner or a professional interior designer. This article wills provide solution for interior designers who are looking for a good interior design program. I am not only talking about paid version, but also about free edition as well as online interior design and decorating solution. After reading, you can find the right solution for yourself whether it is free or paid edition or online solution. I encourage you to read the following quick overview to get some ideas for choosing the right solution:
Highlight Features of Good Interior Design Software
There are many companies that offering interior design software solution; from one to another package there are differences regarding to feature set and price. Here are some highlight features that you can found in good interior design program:
Interior Design: Kitchen, Dining Room, Bath, Bedroom, Home Office, Room Decorating, Floor and Space Planning.
Easy to use with drag and drop feature including furniture and accessories.
Video tutorials to guide you to utilize all program features.
Thousand of objects and materials in built-in library to choose and use in design.
Various pre-designed sample plans to get ideas and inspiration.
Allows you to see your design in both 2D and 3D views.
Realistic lighting and shadows simulation.
3D walkthrough and 3D fly around.
Cost estimation and material list.
Allows user to import and export common images format like JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TGA and more.
There are several outstanding interior design programs available on the market today including Chief Architect Interior Designer, Punch! Interior Design Suite and more (see in the table below). The two packages are designed specifically for interior design needs while several other are designed for complete home design which include both interior and landscape design. Home design software package have more feature and higher price and it is right for user who also needs landscape design features. On the other hand, MyVirtualHome is one of popular home design software which available to download and use at no cost (free of charge) for personal use.
The price of the product ranges from 20 to nearly a hundred dollar. All of the programs are designed to make it easy to use and do not required users to have CAD knowledge or experience to use them. Most of popular landscape software provides video tutorials to guide you to utilize all the features within the program.
You can simply create a beautify kitchen, dining room, bath, bedroom, living room as well as home office by just using mouse clicks; you can drag and drop any furniture and accessories such as sofa, chair, table, bed, desk, storage item, home office item and more into your design project. Some program includes thousands of furniture and accessories which you can use in designing process.
For basic interior design needs, sometime you do not have to pay for professional software. There are several outstanding free interior design software programs available for you to download and use at no cost. Let me provides you some highlight:
Sweet Home 3D is one of most popular and easy to interior design software available on the internet today. It is a free and open source software application which you can use on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. And the program is available in multilingual with more than 10 languages.
MyVirtualHome is another popular home design software which available to download and use at no cost for personal use. The program runs under Window platform including Windows XP and Vista. With drag and drop feature, you can quickly create your beautify bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, bath as well as home office.
Blender and Google SketchUp are popular free 3D design software programs which you can also you for your interior design project. Even Blender and Google SketchUp are not specific interior design software, but many people found them useful. These programs allow you to create anything that you can imagine, but they required some 3D design experience to utilize these programs.
Online Interior Design, Space Planning, Room Planner, Interactive Floor Plan Software
There are several online interior design and decorating tools available on the internet today. There are both free and paid solutions available. Let see a quick overview: PlanningWiz is one of them, a professional online room planner which is designed for furniture retailers, building contractors and realtors, home and family portals. User can use demo version for free. With demo version, you can any interiors including home office, kitchen, bedroom, department, dining room and more. And you can print and export plan but you cannot save unless you create an account at its official website.
Moreover, Icovia is an online interior design, space planning and interactive floor plan software for retailers, manufacturers, interior designers and realtors. Icovia provides both 3D and 2D design solution. You can try it for free without registration, but you need to register in order to save, print and email your created plan. This company charges you some fee for subscription.
On the other hand, SeeMyDesign is a free and basic online interior design and decorating tools including Preview, Room Layout, and Planner. It is designed for homeowner rather professional designer. You can have some fun with this tool.
After reading the quick overview, I hope you get some ideas. Now let find out what are the solution available for you to choose. You can see ratings and voting; read reviews and share your experience in the following section:
Interior Design Software Ratings (Paid Version)
I also encourage everyone (including you) who ever have experience of using interior design software before, please share your experience and make it useful, helpful for other by doing the following rating.
Please Note: to make this rating more useful and helpful information, please rate only the software you ever experience, for the interior design program which you never use please do not rate it.
These are the top interior design software programs available on the market today. And as an experienced user, what is your favorite Interior Design Software? You can tell the world through the following poll. The reasons I design this voting is to solve the problem which many other users have in choosing interior design software by finding out which is the most popular and the best one. To achieve this goal, user involvement and participation (including you) is very important, necessary and need. I encourage the users which have experience with the software to vote the following poll:
You can only vote for one time.
After voting, you will see the result of what you have voted and other people voting immediately. (You also can see result without voting by just click on View Result link below Vote button)
The voting result will continue showing and change based on number voting from time to time. Therefore do not forget to check result sometime.
Voting for Your Favorite Free Interior Design Software Program
Let vote and find out what the most favorite and best free interior design software. You are free to vote.
Online Interior Design, Space Planning, Room Planner, Interactive Floor Plan Software
There are several online interior design and decorating tools available on the internet today. There are both free and paid solutions available. You can use the all of them for free without registration. But non-member user cannot save the plan. See detail in the following description.
Chief Architect Interior Designer is formerly Better Homes & Garden Interior Designer, one of most popular interior design software on the market today. The program is designed to make it easy for interior design including kitchen, bath, room decorating, floor and space planning. The software allows you to design in both 2D and 3D view which make it possible to see how exactly it looks in plan and reality along the designing process. With 3D Walkthrough feature, you can have a virtual walkthrough to see and walk through your 3D design. You can also visualize realistic lighting with interior shadows.
Punch! Interior Design Suite is an interior design software program from Punch! Software, one of top home design software companies on the market today. With this package, you can renew or redo your entire home including kitchen and bath design, bedroom decorating, basement remodeling and space planning. The program provides various useful features such as Cabinet Wizard for designing your own storage with color and style; Room Wizard for layout your rooms; make moldings and baseboards with the Trim Designer.
MyVirtualHome is a simple and easy to use home design software program which includes both landscaping and interior design features. And it is available to download and use at no cost for personal use. For commercial use, you need to purchase the MyVirtualHome DVD with license; the DVD version comes with a full library of 3D products so that you don’t need to have internet connection when using the program. The program runs under Window platform including Windows XP and Vista.
Total 3D Home, Landscape & Deck Premium Suite is more than an interior design software package; it is a complete home and landscape design solution which includes both interior and landscape design features. It can be used for room decoration & arrangement, kitchen & bath remodeling and other interior design. You can design and decorate virtual rooms with paint, textures, fabrics, wallpaper and flooring. For kitchen design, you can easily experiment with different countertops, appliances, fixtures and cabinetry to find the perfect combination.
3D Home Architect Home & Landscape Deluxe Suite provides you both interior and landscape design solution. It is a home design software program rather than specific interior design software. It provides various interior design features; you can design the look of your living space to match both your unique style and life. The program allows you to change every element of your room including paint colors, flooring, fixtures, furniture arrangements and more. It can help you to design your kitchen & dining spaces, living & family rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, media rooms, stairways and more.
(Windows, Mac, Linux)
Sweet Home 3D is a free and open source interior design software program by eTeks. Sweet Home 3D is a free and open source interior design software program by eTeks. There are both desktop and online versions. You can download and use it in your computer or use it online. Both are free, it is your choice. It is specificly created for interior design not landscape design software.
KEA Home Planner is a free interior design software program from Inter IKEA Systems B.V. This tool provides interior design solutions including Kitchen Planner, Office Planner and Bedroom Planner. It is a simple and easy to use program which allows you to design and decorate kitchen, home office and bedroom with build-in furniture and accessories. The program comes with three views includes Design Rome, Furnish and 3D View.
Google SketchUp is a free 3D modeling software solution from Google Inc. Google SketchUp is not really software which design specific for interior design but using the software for landscaping and interior design is possible. With the program, you can design just anything that you can imagine including remodeling and design kitchen and dining room; design home office; redecorate your living room; design a new piece of furniture; model your city for Google Earth; create a skate park for your hometown and more. The program is available for both Windows and Mac users.
(Windows, Mac, Linux)
Blender is a free and fully functional 3D design software program rather than a free interior design software. But it is possible to design a wonderful and perfect interior: kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room, home office and any other interior plans for your home using this software. It requires you to have 3D experience as well as time for master the features within the program in order to utilize the program. With Blender, you can design just anything you can imagine including home, interior, building, people, automotive, furniture and landscaping design.
PlanningWiz is a professional online room planner which is designed for furniture retailers, building contractors and realtors, home and family portals. User can use demo version for free. The program allows you to design any interiors including home office, kitchen, bedroom, department, dining room and more. The program is simple and easy to use; you can design and decorate your room with mouse clicks using drag and drop feature.
Icovia is an online interior design, space planning and interactive floor plan software for retailers, manufacturers, interior designers and realtors. Icovia provides both 3D and 2D design solution. With 2D design, you can create any interior design. You can start it from blank or sample plan including baby’s room, bedroom, game room, kid playroom, home office, kitchen, bathroom, living room and more.
SeeMyDesign provides fun and basic online interior design and decorating tools. The tools are included SeeMyDesign Preview, SeeMyDesign Layout, and Planner. SeeMyDesign Preview provides you a room which contains floor, sofa, chair, table, tree, blind, rug, wallpaper, texture. The tool allows you to change these elements with build in presets as well as changing the color of wall and accent. After completing your changing, you can preview your design by clicking on the preview button. You can save designs to your computer.
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