Pros / The program’s support options and clean interface make it easy to learn and use.
Cons / The quality of this program’s kitchen design tools falls behind our top-rated software.
Verdict / Punch Home and Landscape Design Premium has numerous support options to teach you how to use the program, as well as features and tools that help make the design process fast.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Home Design Software here.
Punch Home and Landscape Design Premium helps you design your home without frustration. This home design software has a lot of features, as well as exceptional design and construction tools. Furthermore, it produces high-quality 2D and 3D renderings. The program’s large object library houses a variety of interior and exterior pieces, and handfuls of customization tools are available to truly make your home design unique.
One of this house design software’s highlights is its QuickStart Preview. This tool helps you quickly start designing a floor plan without drawing individual walls for each room. A list of rooms, along with hallways and closets, is located along the top of the QuickStart screen. You can drag and drop the rooms onto the floor plan, arrange them and adjust each room’s dimensions.
You can view your design several ways, including in 2D and 3D. You can view the home in dollhouse and aerial views, and you can walk through the entire home. Of the programs we reviewed Punch Home and Landscape Design Premium produced some of the highest-quality 2D and 3D designs. They are accurate, and the 3D view displays a realistic-looking home.
The room design software has a handful of features that make the design process easy. Roofing wizards, window and door designers, framing editors and even stair generators add specific features to your home without much effort on your part. You can also add curved walls, along with electrical and plumbing plans. While the program has several helpful tools, it lacks a kitchen design wizard. As the kitchen is typically the most complicated room to design, more support options for this particular room would be helpful.
This floor plan software boasts a large object library. You can add more than 4,700 objects to the interior and exterior of your home. The library includes interior furniture, railings, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures and more. Still, this library is not as large as those in other products we reviewed.
In addition to the object library, there is a large plant library. You can choose from more than 4,000 plants to add to the landscape around your home. You can also add patios, decks and retaining walls to your design, all made from materials of your choice. In addition, you can see how the plants will look after years of growth, which helps you plan a backyard that you will love for years to come.
Punch offers several support resources. FAQs are available on the manufacturer's website, along with how-to resources to help you with the software. There is a user manual inside the application, so you can quickly access the information you need while you use software. If you wish to speak to a support representative, email and telephone support are available.
Punch Home and Landscape Design Premium is a powerful home design application. This product has plenty to offer, including outstanding viewing options and tools to create a beautifully landscaped yard. While the program is missing some interior design tools, such as a kitchen design wizard, its quality and usability make it a good option for designing both the interior and exterior of your home.