PROS / It has thousands of sample home plans to choose from.
CONS / The navigation tools are more difficult to use compared to other software we reviewed.
VERDICT / While this software has extensive libraries to help you design a home from scratch, its poor viewing quality and navigational tools in 3D mode affect its usability. These malfunctions can be cumbersome in the design process.
Total 3D Home, Landscape and Deck Premium Suite has a large selection of sample home plans to get you started, along with editable standard room templates to furnish your home quickly. This 3D home design software boasts large plant and object libraries, so you can customize your home decor. Though the features and libraries are superior, this room design software is more difficult to use than our top-rated software.
This home remodeling software has the largest selection of sample home plans to choose from of the programs we reviewed. You can choose from 14,000 sample home model plans before you get started. The large selection of sample plans helps unleash your creative juices when you start designing your own custom home.
If you have a physical floor plan you want to use, or even a floor plan sketched on paper, you can scan your plans and import them into Total 3D Home, Landscape and Deck Premium Suite. After you import your plans, the 3D home software generates the blueprint of your sketch for you.
We found that our final 2D floor plan and the 3D rendering of that plan lacked in quality. In comparison to the other software we reviewed, the 2D floor plan pales in quality with overly simplistic symbols and designs. You can view your design by taking a 3D walkthrough and an aerial fly-around; however, it took several attempts to view all parts of the house clearly in 3D without the software distorting the image. We were not able to view the 3D renderings of some of our designs at all.
Additionally, the 3D navigation tools in Total 3D Home Premium Suite are more difficult to use than those in other home design software we reviewed. You can view your 3D house by clicking and dragging. We found that it was difficult to maneuver into the various rooms of the house using this method. This turns viewing your progress on your 3D model into a hassle.
The object and plant libraries inside of Total 3D Home Premium Suite are competitive with the other programs on our site. You’ll find any window, door, appliance, bathroom fixture and piece of furniture you need inside the object library. The plant library is extensive as well, boasting over 4,600 different plants, trees and shrubs for you to landscape your property.
This floor plan software puts as much emphasis on the outside of your home as it does the interior. You can add pools, ponds, driveways, walkways and much more to your property. You can use the terrain tools to add hills, valleys and other topography to your home property.
Total 3D Home, Landscape and Deck Premium Suite has an extensive selection of sample plans and object libraries to satisfy your needs. Still, this software is difficult to use compared to other higher-ranked home design software in our lineup, and it lacks in quality.