Pros / This software automatically generates cost estimates for materials so you have a reasonably good grasp of the financial aspects of your design.
Cons / You do not get live chat with the customer support options.
Verdict / You can use this software to handle a variety of project types, but there are some issues with placing objects that require extra steps to fix.
The versatile TurboFloorPlan 3D Home and Landscape Pro can help you with home remodel projects of any size. This interior design software offers such helpful features as an automatic cost estimator for materials, designing tools for windows, doors, cabinets and fireplaces, and the ability to generate stairs and make curved walls.
You get 45 pre-made templates with this interior design software, which can save time if you need a solid starting point for a major project. You can also import a photo of your property if you want. You can drag and drop furnished rooms into place and then move the furnishings around until you are happy with the arrangement. If you want, you can use the application’s QuickStart function that allows you to choose a room, adjust it to the size you want and arrange rooms into the configuration you want in a home. As you are editing the design, the dimensions will change automatically.
Although it can be tedious to plan the more practical details of a project, TurboFloorPlan 3D Home and Landscape Pro can help you get through this with no trouble. This home design software provides tools for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting, electrical and other types of practical elements so you can ensure that the functional parts of your home remodel are positioned and work as they should. Then you can let your creative side go when planning the fun decorating elements.
Decorating or remodeling can be enjoyable and easy with this software. For instance, you can collect colors that you know you will want to use before you start to make changes to your plan. Then your ideal pallet is organized into a color board so you can substitute favorite colors in different places throughout your design, whether floors, upholstery or wall covering.
This home interior design software has a decent selection of furniture to choose from – though a few competitors (like our top pick, Virtual Architect Ultimate) offer an even wider selection – which means you can drag and drop new couches, chairs, tables and more into place in your digital room. Our testing revealed one difficulty when placing objects into a design using the drag and drop capability, namely the fact that objects sometimes appear to be floating when in the 3D mode. In the TurboFloorPlan 3D Home and Landscape Pro version, it is possible to delete and replace objects and not experience the floating situation after that. (The issue is more pronounced in the Deluxe version.)
You will also have your pick of lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, sinks and other permanent elements at your disposal. You can create curved or traditional staircases easily with just a few clicks.
In addition to interior design tools, this software comes with a full complement of features to create decks, patios, flower beds, gardens, hedges and other landscaping elements. Armed with these tools, you can easily blend the interior and exterior of your home so the overall ambience is consistent and the outside essentially becomes an extension of your home, much like an outdoor room.
This otherwise great interior design software does lack some of the customer support options offered by other firms. You do get more than 100 excellent video tutorials, which is a huge help, along with phone support and community forums. However, you do not get a FAQs section on the website nor live chat, which is extremely helpful for quick answers.
However, you do not get a FAQs section on the website nor live chat, which is extremely helpful for quick answers.
- Object Library
- Sample Plans
TurboFloorPlan 3D Home and Landscape Pro has what you will need to renovate, replace or redecorate a wall, a room or an entire house with fresh colors, furnishings and much more. You do not get the full complement of customer support help, but overall this is a good choice.