There are many aspects to home design that can make the creation of a floor plan frustrating and overwhelming. Home Designer Suite incorporates all aspects of home design, including landscape and interior design, into one user-friendly product to help you more easily design your dream home.
Home Designer Suite is our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner because of its extensive features and tools. This house design application covers all your basic needs, includes 2D and 3D design modes, 3D walkthroughs, cost estimators and more than 6,000 items in the object library. Additionally, Home Designer Suite is one of the easiest house design applications to use of those we tested. It provides 1,500 pre-designed home plans, and the overall quality of the design is outstanding. Home Designer Suite is a powerful application with very little to complain about.
One of the advantages to using this application is its large selection of features and tools. You can create a home design by choosing one of 1,500 sample floor plans, using the house wizard tool or by creating your own custom design. This application gives you the ability to customize the floor plan with editing tools that allow you to add windows, doors, walls and more.
Home Designer Suite isn't just for creating floor plans; it features specialized landscaping and interior design tools as well. With this application, you can design beautiful yards, decks and patios. You can also place cabinets and other fixtures directly into your design.
This 3D home design software is one of the best when it comes to viewing your home design. You can choose to view the design as a final, dollhouse or glass house view. You can fly and walk around a 3D model of the structure. You can make the 3D model as detailed as you desire, and you can even walk up and down stairs, around the yard and more. The powerful viewing tools allow you to see the specific areas of your home. They ensure that you are satisfied with every angle and the placement of doors, windows and other items.
One of our favorite features is the cost estimator. This tool provides you with an estimated cost of the created project. This feature can help you see where you'll spend the most money on your project and where you can cut back.
Home Designer Suite is one of the easiest and most user-friendly home design applications we tested. There are drag-and-drop capabilities for importing objects into the design. Navigating the application is simple, and we were able to find the features and the tools we needed without searching through the entire application. All of the main features and tools are located on the menu bar along the top of the application window, making it easy to find the tools you need when you need them. These tools are simple to use, so even if you are new to using home design software, you should not have any difficulty with this application.
This floor plan software's design and construction tools met our full expectations. We were impressed by how many design tools are available to make the design process faster and less overwhelming. Home Designer Suite can automatically create the roof on your home plan, which eliminates the need to know about roof pitches and other small, yet critical roofing details. This software takes care of the small details, such as automatically generating Ridge Caps on the roof, so you don't have to worry about them.
You can specify the type of staircases you desire, as well as the fireplace, fences, deck and more. These tools are ideal if you are a beginner to this type of software, and they save you the time of trying to draw and create everything without additional guidance. Home Designer Suite allows you to place both your electrical and plumbing plans into your home design. This advanced feature is available in this application but not in many of the other home design products we reviewed.
In additional to several building and construction tools, Home Designer Suite also provides several tools to enhance the colors, textures and materials in both the interior and exterior of the house. One of the standout features includes the Material Painter. This tool allows you to adjust the colors, flooring, finishes and even countertops in your home design. You can also use the color-blending tool to adjust the color of certain materials.
An extensive object library allows you to truly personalize your finished project, and Home Designer Suite has one of the best libraries available. This house design software features more than 6,000 objects to place in both the interior and exterior of your home designs. These objects range from items such as couches and beds to garbage cans and cars in the garage.
We are also impressed with the large selection of cabinets you can choose from for both your kitchen and your bathrooms. This software offers more than 1,000 cabinet combinations, which is the largest selection of cabinet options we saw in any house design application we tested.
When it comes to the exterior of your home, Home Designer Suite also provides a large selection of exterior furniture and external light fixtures so that you can generate a homey feeling. There is also an extensive plant library that features more than 1,500 plant options to use as you design your yard. Although this is a large plant library, it is not as extensive as those of several other products we tested, which is why Home Designer Suite does not receive full marks for its object libraries.
Home Designer Suite is an easy application to use, but if problems or questions do arise, there are several support resources available. There are more than 30 tutorial videos to help guide you through this application's features and tools. There is also a user forum and several articles on the manufacturer's website to aid you with different aspects of the application. If you want to speak directly to a customer support representative, email and telephone support are both available. However, there is no live chat option, which we were disappointed to see.
Home Designer Suite is flexible, versatile home design software that is enjoyable to use. This application is one of the easiest to use of all house design products we tested, and its extensive feature set makes it ideal for users of all skill levels. Home Designer Suite is easily the best home design software on the market, and for that reason, we highly recommend it.
Home Designer Suite features more than 6,000 objects in its object library and more than 1,000 cabinet combinations. This application is one of the easiest to use of those we tested, and it provides several unique features such as electrical and plumbing planning capabilities.
Home Designer Suite lacks live chat support, though its other support resources are extensive.
Home Designer Suite is a versatile, flexible application with very little to complain about. Its extensive selection of user-friendly features makes it possible for individuals of all skill levels to use this software to its full potential.