10 of the Best Home Design Software Programs


Home building software is a great way for DIYers to envision their ideal living space. Here, we review home design software to help you create your dream house.


Using a drag-and-drop interface, MyVirtualHome creates home plans quickly. Choose from pre-furnished rooms, snap them into place and customize the space by fitting and resizing doors and windows to your liking.

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Space Designer 3D

This free program draws floor plans in 2D and 3D perspective. Create your home design, then enter a 3D walk-through experience. Export finished creations to make 360-degree virtual tours to view and share.

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Autodesk Homestyler

This free software is one of the easiest online design apps to use. Run the software on your browser, and create your ideal indoor spaces. Then navigate around your design with a 360-degree view.

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Chief Architect Interior Designer

For DIY home enthusiasts who really want to design and customize their dream home ideas, this 3D home design software is a dream. This paid program offers how-to videos with specific instructions on operating the program and its features.

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Ikea Home Planner

The biggest feature of the Ikea Home Planner software is an extensive gallery of Ikea decor and furniture components to drag and drop into a room layout. Map out what your room could look like if furnished by Ikea.

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Lowe’s Virtual Room Designer

This free program is available at Lowe’s online store. Design a kitchen, laundry room or bathroom from scratch, using a template or your own measurements and specifications, then add Lowe’s products to your layout.


Home Design Suite 2015

This paid software for home remodeling and design projects lets you design a plan for the exterior and interior of your house. Start by using the Find Plan tool to create an accurate plan for your home.


HGTV Design Software

This landscaping, interior and home design platform includes a library of how-to videos to offer guidance and inspiration. Choose from sample model templates, or create your own custom floor plan.


Live Interior 3D App

This free CAD software lets you draft 2D floor plans for your home. Watch the structure build into a 3D model where you can decorate and design the interior with your choice of colors and furniture.



The simple home design software Arrange-a-Room from Better Homes & Gardens is a good alternative to full-fledged room design software. The online instructions are clear and helpful, and it’s easy to change the shape of the room you’re designing.

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