Review HomeByMe allows you to create beautiful, photorealistic versions of your designs to see exactly how each room will look.
Review Floorplanner is a hugely capable and user-friendly interior design app with a superb object library, cross-platform support and confusing pricing.
Review Packed with time-saving features, TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro 2020 is particularly well-suited to designing decking.
Review iScape brings your landscape design ideas to life using AR – but you may find its limited functionality frustrating.
Review SketchUp lets you model your landscape design ideas for free, and indulge your imagination – but pro use gets expensive.
Review Powerful and user-friendly in equal measure, Realtime Landscaping Pro is a dream for any landscape design project.
Review Total 3D Landscape & Deck Deluxe is a cheap and cheerful entry-level landscape design package priced for beginners, but expect only basic functionality.
Review Home Designer Suite isn't the friendliest app but the online help is good and there’s a great selection of design tools. The plant chooser is particularly useful.
Review Cheap and cheerful, DreamPlan Home Designer is best suited to straightforward projects such as planning decks or working out how best to fill a room with furniture.
Review Sweet Home is quite basic but it's free, really easy to use and it runs very quickly on even fairly modest hardware. Just don’t expect super-speedy photorealistic rendering.
Review SketchUp Free is a 3D app rather than a dedicated design app so you’ll need to put in a little more work, but it produces good results and has excellent camera controls.
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REVIEW Large icons and customizable toolbars make SketchUp Pro easy for CAD beginners without taking away the powerful tools professionals need.
Corel PaintShop Pro has a variety of illustration tools, photo editing features and printing options that make it a versatile program. After creating a design, you can use one of the export options to move your file or share it directly on a social media site.