Each of us has their own picture in their head of how their dream house would look. The perfect home starts with a perfect design and nowadays, you can create it yourself, with the help of specialized software.
Not everyone affords an architect or designer, not to mention that there are people who actually prefer to create their own house, with plans, sketches, etc. Luckily for us, there are a plethora of programs nowadays that are user-friendly, come with useful tutorials and guides and include a variety of features that help you design your dream home, from the inside out. These apps have huge object libraries with everything you need from materials, texture, paint colors to furniture, plants, pool and garden designs and so on.
TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape is a home design software developed by TurboCAD. The software is only compatible with Windows devices.
TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape system requirements:
TurboFloorPlan works on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. You need at least a 1GHz CPU processor (32-bit or 64-bit), 1 GB RAM, although 4 GB or more are recommended. TurboFloor also needs at least 3 GB of space on your drive, internet access, VGA video card (at least 1024X768 with 32-bit color).
What are the features of TurboFloorPlan Home & Landscape Pro?
TurboFloorPlan is a great starting point for enthusiasts who are just getting started with home design. The program includes more than 100 video tutorials to help you get started and learn the features of the software.
The software can be used for designing from zero, for decorating or remodeling projects.
You can create everything from the foundation to the electrical installation, plumbing, landscapes with vegetation, trees, flowers and so on.
One useful feature is the QuickStart tool that you can use to select a room with click and drag and give it your own custom dimensions. You can add more rooms in the same way. If you use the available templates, you can see rooms in different styles or as prefab: prefab bedroom, kitchen and so on.
The object library of TurboFloorPlan has thousands of objects you can use, including plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and other types of vegetation you choose to add to your yard or garden.
Both 2D and 3D design are available.
The software also has an automatic cost estimator that you can use.
If you are environmentally responsible, TurboFloorPlan even has a “Building Green” feature that gives you tips on how to design a green home.
Even though it is easy to use in terms of interface and tools, TurboFloorPlan is really complex as well, paying attention to the smallest details that make the difference. For instance, there is a Sun Global Positioning tool that you can use for your garden, which lets you see the sun’s angle and the exact position where the shadows in your garden will fall.
Once you find a style you like for a certain object, you can copy it to other objects or group of objects.
TurboFloorPlan has a price of $99.99.