PROS / This software’s intuitive layout and QuickStart menu make it easy to use.
CONS / Compared to other home design software we reviewed, this application has somewhat small plant and object libraries.
VERDICT / TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe has a reasonably good selection of design tools and features, although fewer than some of the other software we reviewed. Still, it is comprehensive yet easy enough for a beginner to use.
TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe has a lot of features and tools as well as an interface that makes the program as easy to use as the best 3D home design software we reviewed. However, its small plant library and limited kitchen design tools keep it from ranking higher in our product lineup.
When you first open this 3D home design software, you have the option to use the QuickStart menu to begin building a custom floor plan, or you can pick one of the program’s 45 sample plans to use as is or edit to your tastes. The QuickStart menu makes building a custom home quick and simple. You can grab rooms and drop them into your floor plan and customize them any way you like. In addition, you can import scanned floor plans for other homes and use those if you prefer, editing them as you move along in the design process. However, you can’t create curved walls with this software.
This house remodel software enjoys a major benefit: It is quite easy to use. You can use the taskbar at the top of the screen to change camera angles and switch between your 2D floor plan and a 3D model. The software creates quality floor plans and displays realistic renderings of your house, and you can view your plans in 2D and 3D at the same time to ensure everything is placed where it should be.
This room design software has a library of over 4,700 objects, including appliances, windows, doors and furniture for both indoors and outside. Unfortunately, it is missing design wizards, which are highly useful tools that simplify the design process by a considerable degree. For example, a kitchen design wizard can help you optimize space by specifying appropriate cabinet dimensions, placing electrical outlets in necessary places and planning where plumbing should be located.
Using this software, you can create the yard, garden and grounds you’ve always dreamed of, complete with the vegetation you want, the type of fencing you prefer, and an outdoors that is as full and flowery as an English garden or as simple as a Zen-like xeriscape. The built-in landscaping tools help you shape your property’s topography.
TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe has a list of plants, trees, flowers, hedge vegetation, ground cover and more so you can landscape your yard as you please. Unfortunately, this floor plan software only has 1,200 plants in its library, which is a decent amount for experimenting within your design but certainly fewer than many top-ranked programs we reviewed.
If you need some help while working with this software, you can view video tutorials that are quite useful. In addition, you can call one of the company’s support representatives. However, there is not a FAQs section on the program’s website, which likely could help you find plenty of answers to questions you might have.
TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe is an easy program to use, especially if you are a novice home designer. This program is missing some features such as the ability to create curved walls and design wizards, but it is user-friendly and powerful. Even though it falls short of our top three home design software, it is worth owning.