Pros / It's compatible with CAD software, so you can export your design to professionals.
Cons / You do not get live chat customer support.
Verdict / Punch Home & Landscape Design Premium is pretty easy to use and comes with a good-sized library of objects to nicely fill a well-appointed kitchen.
Punch Home & Landscape Design Premium software can help you create a lovely and highly functional kitchen. This kitchen design software gives you the ability to make top-notch and professional-quality 2D and 3D renderings that you can export to architects or contractors.
It also is equipped with a large object library that you can experiment with to find the kitchen appliances, cupboards, countertops, furniture, textures, colors and much more to make your ideal kitchen a reality. It easily wins our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.
- Object Library Size
This kitchen design tool boasts a great object library. You choose from more than 4,700 objects to add to your kitchen. The library includes furniture, railings, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures and more. While this is a good number of objects, programs like Virtual Architect Ultimate Home Design and Home Design Interiors offer up to 7,500 and 6,500 objects respectively.
Along with the object library, this application is equipped with a large plant library of 4,000 plants to add to the landscape around your home. In addition, you can access the object database in SketchUp, which gives you even more items to examine and experiment with.
One of this house design software's best features is its QuickStart Preview. This helps you quickly start designing a floor plan without drawing individual walls for each room. You can drag and drop a kitchen or other rooms (like an adjoining pantry or storage area) onto the floor plan, arrange them, and adjust each room's dimensions. The drag and drop capability is quite good and reasonably easy to use, although it was not the easiest compared to all of the applications we reviewed.
You can view your design several ways, including in 2D and 3D, dollhouse and aerial views, and you can walk through the entire home. Punch Home and Landscape Design Premium produced some of the highest-quality 2D and 3D designs of the various applications we reviewed. They are accurate, and the 3D view gives you truly realistic views.
Planning & Construction
The room design software has several features that make the design process easy. You can import photos and work with the property you now have or other properties you admire. Or you can make use of the 25 sample floor plans built into the software and edit one of these until it meets your standards. You can trace over blueprints or floor plans if you choose.
This software also includes such things as a stair generator, tools to create curved walls and an exceptionally helpful tool: a cost estimator. This kitchen design software keeps a list of materials and their estimated costs so you have a good idea of what the materials to remodel your kitchen will cost.
You can also add electrical and plumbing plans, and work with metric measurements if you prefer. Punch Premium is CAD software compatible so you can export your designs as DXF or DWG files to an architect or contractor, which is a terrific benefit.
Help & Support
Punch offers several support resources, including video tutorials and FAQs section on the manufacturer's website, along with how-to resources to help you with the software. You can also call the company to speak to a support representative. However, you do not get live chat.
Punch Home & Landscape Design Premium is a feature-filled kitchen design application with plenty of objects to arrange, tools that let you import or build floor plans and a cost estimator to help you keep a list of what you'll need and the estimated cost of materials to keep your financial investment on track.
You also can export professional-level designs to the pros who will be constructing your new kitchen. In all, this versatile kitchen design software application provides the tools and features you need to create an appealing and workable kitchen.