If you’re considering constructing a new home or doing some renovations to your existing one, you’ll definitely want to start jotting down some ideas first. Once you have some ideas down, it’s time to make a full-on floor plan. And unlike years ago, you no longer have to hire on a professional to have a floor plan done. There are actually tons of free 3D room planners online that allow you to create your floor plan online, without ever consulting an architect, builder, or designer.
This is great, because it allows you to get an idea of your home without having someone who wants to sell a renovation deal breathing down your back. So are you ready to design your floor plan? Follow along below, and we’ll show you five of the best options available today. Let’s dive right in.
In first place on our countdown, we have the aptly named Floorplanner. Floorplanner is an excellent way to start designed your dream home. It doesn’t have support for 3D, but you can design a beautiful and immaculate 2D floor plan with this software for your home. It has a ton of tools to help you put together the ideal room for your home, and you can even build out things like garages. It has objects for you to drag into your floor plan so that you can get an idea of how much space is taken up (i.e. how much space a car will take in a garage). Easily one of our favorites, Floorplanner helps you get what you’ve got in your imagination on paper.
3Dream comes up as second on our countdown, and is actually one of the better choices that you have for creating your own floor plan or room. 3Dream actually has a lot of similarities to many full-fledged room planner apps on the market. They allow you to design rooms in 2D and 3D spaces, but 3Dream’s bread and butter definitely comes down to designing individual rooms. This is because the online software will allow you to design rooms on a 1:1 scale so that you can truly see what your room will look like when it’s finished.
What we really like about 3Dream is that they have a suite of tutorials to get you started with the planner.
Arrange A Room is third on our countdown. This one really bases its entire platform on simplicity. If you want to get a floor plan up and running in just a couple of minutes, Arrange A Room is an excellent way to accomplish this. This one has a very simple suite of tools, allowing you to get your own floor plan up and running rather quickly; however, the tools are very limited, essentially only allowing you to get a small sketch or idea up and running.
Arrange A Room does still have shapes and objects that you can still add to your floor plan. This allows you to get a better idea of how much space furniture will take up in your room.
Roomstyle 3D comes up as fourth on our countdown, but it’s an excellent application for those that want more control over creating their room or floor plan. There are a ton of tools built inside Roomstyle 3D that allows you to create unique, straight walls, add furniture, and even add different materials and styles to your room.
This one actually gives you a ton of space to make your creation. You have a massive canvas to work with, allowing you to create 1:1 scale rooms, or create a whole floor! Roomstyle 3D actually makes it easy to draw up your straight walls, and even drag a library of pre-made shapes onto the canvas.
Plan Your Room might be last up on our list, but it’s still not a bad floor planners. It’s actually just very basic. Plan Your Room allows you to design a simple room with straight walls, and then you can add different furniture objects to it to see what your room will look like with it filled with the furniture that you want.
The highlight of Plan Your Room is that it isn’t a huge time investment at all. The web-based app allows you to design and create your ideal room or floor in just a couple of minutes.
As you can see, you have a lot of excellent choices as far as free 3D floor planners go. Most of these offer 3D support, but many of them have much better 2D perspectives. Our favorites are easily Floorplanner and 3Dream.
What’s your favorite floor planner? Sound off in the comments section below.