Best Interior Design Software

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Your home is your personal space where you relax and spend most of your time and you would never want to compromise with the interiors. Getting your home renovated involves lots of ideas and a huge investment. If you are a professional or a non professional having some basic knowledge of interior designing, I would suggest you to check out some interior design software available and choose the one that suits your needs. This software will help you visualize your ideas and plan the renovations and designs so that you can implement ideas into reality. It will not only save your precious time but help you save thousands of bucks.

Now, before you make your mind I would shed some light on it to understand the key aspects which will help you to pick right interior design software.
  • Design software should have customizable templates
  • It should have an object library that contains a variety of appliances like railing, cabinets, doors, flooring, windows and many more to choose from.
  • The software should include complete documentation and tutorials which will allow you to use the software efficiently and without any difficulty.
Listed below are some of the best interior design software available in the market.

SmartDraw 2014

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SmartDraw is a great interior designing application. The best part of this application is its large Symbol Library. It consists of thousands of ready-made visuals for furniture, kitchen, bathroom fixtures, cabinets, decorative items and many more. It allows you to create tons of design from house plan to garage elevations. SmartDraw has some of the smart features which allow you to format the design easily.

You don't need to be a professional designer to create designs using SmartDraw . If you find the library provided by SmartDraw insufficient, you can pile up the library by importing from existing library  using the application’s import tools. Moreover it is perfect software tool to edit your photos and update it in your personal portfolio.

Roomle

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Roomle is a free online planning tool equipped with a user-friendly interface which allows user to design floor plans or upload a sketch. You do not need any additional software to run Roomle. You just need to create an account to draw and save your plan. You can share your ideas with others and also take advice from them. The feature set includes detailed furniture, wall creators and appliance placers. This application offers video tutorials compiled of helpful tips.

Live Interior 3D Pro Edition

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Live Interior 3D is an easy to use design tool which gives its users an opportunity to create a design of their choice easily. In addition to creating designs you can also view them in 2D or 3D. There are two different versions of Live Interior 3D- standard version and pro version. Whereas Standard version is for nonprofessional interior designers and the pro version is for professional interior designers. Standard version has a 2D floor plan design, a 3D object gallery, and loft through templates, easily applies roofs, dormer, a library of different types of materials to choose from.

Pro version has all the features that come with the standard version and few of the advanced tools which are useful for professional interior decorator.

MyVirtualHome

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MyVirtualHome is an easy to use system having a drag and drop interface. This application allows you to import real floor plans so that you can upload a photograph of the floor plan on your computer and use this image as a guide to build designs and compare. Unlike other applications where you need to draw each and every wall; MyVirtualHome enables you to build a home by simply clicking on the rooms and dragging and placing them. Its feature set includes only basic features which are necessary. The rooms are pre-furnished to give an idea of scale. You can add, remove or modify every piece of furniture in the rooms quickly and easily.

PlacePad

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Placepad is a free web based sketch pad which allows you to create a floor plan for your home very quickly that can be viewed by anyone anywhere on the web. To use Placepad you don’t need to draw or drag anything. What you need to do is just give the specification like the number of floors, bedrooms etc in the house. For example you might give the specification as 2 floors, with 1 bedroom and 1 bath upstairs and 1 bedroom and 1 bath downstairs. After you've given all the details Placepad will quickly generate the layout of your floor plan. You can then change the position of the rooms as per your requirements and you are done.

I hope this information will help you to pick right interior designing software of your need and if you find this article useful please do not forget to like us on Facebook.


image Trupti Palhade  Computer Science Student & Technical Writer. You can find me on Google+


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