PROS / The SmartRoom Blocks features helps you create rooms quickly.
CONS / The software lacks dollhouse and wireframe views.
VERDICT / It does not have every feature we desire, but there are plenty of tools to help you reimagine your home's interior.
Total 3D Home Design Deluxe can help you remake your living room, renovate that spare bedroom, add a family room and design an entire house. It is quality interior design software with professional panache, intended for the average person.
This home interior design software is a good way for you to brainstorm ideas on everything from house plans to interior design and even landscaping. It provides you with basic tools to dream and sketch out your interior décor ideas. This product lacks several features you will find in the top products, but it offers adequate tools to create usable interior designs.
The SmartRoom Blocks feature lets you create complete rooms automatically. This can save time and help spur design ideas. This software has color-coded floor plans that help to distinguish windows, doors, furnishings, appliances and more within your designs.
You can design in 2D and 3D. This software lets you import images to use in your designs, such as pictures of furnishings and fixtures, and to simulate interior lighting and shadows. It offers photo rendering that transforms your designs into lifelike images.
This 3D interior design software does not let you create custom animations – or movie-like walkthroughs – of your finished designs. Moreover, you cannot view designs in dollhouse view (with the roof removed) or in wireframe view (a 3D line drawing, of sorts).
Total 3D interior design software offers a range of menu items, including combinations of paint, wallpaper, flooring, tiles and carpets. You can choose from more than 40 window and door types and customize them to fit your designs. It has more than 1,000 sample plans, a materials paintbrush and tools to generate stairs, cabinets, window coverings and more. There is a window treatment tool that lets you place varied shades, valances and more.
In addition, this software tracks estimated and actual costs for materials and labor. It gives you an idea of what the final price tag will be on every project you design.
One of the deficiencies in Total 3D Home Design Deluxe is it that it cannot design electrical and lighting plans or HVAC and plumbing plans.
Total 3D Home Design Deluxe software offers thousands of brand-name products and materials to choose from and place in your designs. These includes appliances, bathroom fixtures, cabinets, doors, windows, flooring, light fixtures, stairs, interior furniture and more. It also offers a photo gallery of design ideas to help you generate ideas for your designs.
This house design software does not offer design elements to accommodate handicap accessibility, fireplaces, outdoor furniture and lighting, or additional free elements that you can download.
Customer service can be spotty with this company. We did not always get an immediate response to email inquiries. The company offers a manual and tutorials within the application but not online. Other manufacturers made it easier to find answers in general.
There are some weaknesses to this product – you cannot view your designs and plans in dollhouse or wireframe views. Also, there are no tools for electrical and lighting plans or HVAC and plumbing plans. There are strengths too, though, and enough of them that you are able to design the home of your dreams or an addition to your existing home. Total 3D Home Design Deluxe lets you view designs in 3D and offers photo rendering to transform your designs to look like real rooms. It's designed for the everyday person and offers tools to help you choose room colors, flooring, fixtures and furnishings – just what you need to remodel or renovate any room in your house.