After more than 180 hours of testing, rating and ranking the best home design programs on the market our top pick is. It’s our favorite option for most people because it’s easy to use and learn and it has advanced design features for every aspect of a home. When you’re done designing your dream house, you can export it into plans that can be used by architects, contractors and construction workers to bring your creation into reality.
Virtual Architect Ultimate
This program earned the top spot in our review of the best home design programs. It’s a comprehensive program that has everything you need to design a home and it is one of the easiest programs to learn.
TurboFloor Plan Home & Landscape Deluxe
If you don’t need all the advanced features found in more expensive options, this program may fit your needs. It’s about half the price but still offers a wide array of design tools.
Best for Mac
Home Designer Suite
Only three of the products we reviewed have Mac versions. This is by far the best of them, yet it is still compatible with Windows.