Making a floor plan is a good idea if you are building a new home or remodeling your home. Well planned floor plan can prevent the unpleasant experience of moving furniture around your house without plan and feeling bad about the final result later. The use of software is faster and easier than creating the plan with a pen and paper. You can also see the plan in 3D mode which gives you a pretty good idea of what the plan will look like in real life.
Try the freeware of two following floor plan. These are online software, which means you have nothing to install. Floor plans made with the software can also be easily shared with other people. Although there are other freeware both online and offline, these two beat the others in quality.
1. Autodesk Homestyler
With Autodesk Homestyler, you can create floor plans by dragging and dropping rooms, doors, and furniture. You can also display your designs in 2D and 3D format.
Once the plan is created, you can save it to the design gallery and invite friends to post it by sending an email or posting a link to Facebook. The design can also be shared on other websites, printed or saved in JPG, DWG, or RVT format for other software.
On the website (www.homestyler.com), you can see various models of examples for the kitchen, bathroom, dining room, garage and more that have been made by others users. It's great to have the idea of what other people have imagined.
You can start creating a floor plan by clicking the "Start Now" button. Using menus like construction, decoration and landscape, you can draw rooms and walls, provide bath, furniture and electronics and place landscapes like grass and a pond . By clicking on the 2D and 3D button, you can view the floor plan immediately in each mode.
Floorplanner has almost the same functions as Autodesk Homestyler, for example a drag-and-drop tool for making floor plans. You can use the same 2D and 3D format changes and an integrated library for doors, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and furniture.
However, there are two major differences compared to the Autodesk Homestyler. First of all, Floorplanner has a very detailed tutorial that guides step by step in the realization of the plan. Secondly, the 3D rendering of Floorplanner is a bit slower than that of Autodesk Homestyler. If you need a detailed guide for carrying out a floor plan, you should try this software. You can create a plan by clicking on the demo at the top of the website (www.floorplanner.com).
With a free account you can create a house. Paid accounts start with a Floorplanner Plus that allows you to create up to 5 homes with an annual subscription of $ 29
Which one to choose?
In summary, if you have experience in making front floor plans, Autodesk Homestyler is recommended. If you need a step-by-step tutorial, try Floorplanner. In terms of price, Autodesk Homestyler is more aesthetic because totally free compared to Floorplanner with a free account of certain limitations. Of course, the price alone can not help you determine your choice. Try both software and find the one that suits you best.