Whether you are building a new house or going to redecorate or remodel your existing home, you can give the new look and feel you want for your dream home. Also, you are not required to pay huge amount to professional interior designer for creating graphic interiors. There are 1000s of home designs and interior softwares available online, which help you plan and design your home with click of a mouse. Autodesk Homestyler is one of them. It is an ideal place to design your office or home and to let your inner interior designer come out. The official website is available in six languages: English, Portuguese, French, Russian, Chinese and Italian.
Autodesk Homestyler was formerly unveiled as Project Dragonfly. It lets the users to visualize their ideas in realistic 3D images without installing any software. Homestyler seems to be an online version of Google Sketchup. Users just need a web browser to use this free tool for creating home plans. It is packed with great features and tools, which help you to draw floor plans and impressive house designs just by dragging and dropping.
To get started, you don’t have to register with the site. Just visit the site and press the green “Start Designing” button. You will be taken through 5 steps to get your perfect home. You can begin from scratch, upload a background image or choose a design from the gallery for inspiration. If you start from scratch, you are able to build the basic structure on the blank drawing canvas in 2D space by just dragging and dropping. You can drag and drop rooms or build the floor plan wall by wall.
You are able to change the room shape or create passage ways with split or demolish option. Room additions are provided to expand the room. Dimensions of the room can be changed in feet or meters. After making the room design, you can carry out the interior design. Hit the Home icon to get the complete list of build, furnish, decorate and landscape & outdoor. You can pick the appliances, fixtures and furnishings from real manufacturer brands catalogs according to your choice.
Add doors, windows, stairs, furniture, floor decor, paints, lights, electronics, etc. onto your design by adjusting the size and position of all the objects. You can add any item to your favorite and make shopping list, after making an account. You can also add landscape objects like decks, trees, pools, potted plants, etc. It also comes with tutorials and “getting started” videos for beginners. The tool even lets you to design a multi-level house.
Once your design is complete, you can easily view your 2D design from all angles in 3D by hitting the 3D button. To save and share your design, you should make an account with the website, which is absolutely free. You can also give feedback. You are able to take a print of the design (2D or 3D) along with dimensions. The tool also allows you to take snapshots of the design.
- Great website for home design hobbyists
- No need to install any software
- Easy way to build designs with a drag and drop interface
- User friendly service available for free
- Allows to add interior and landscape objects
- Users can save and print the design
- Provide tutorials and “getting started” videos for beginners
- Let the user to design a multi-level house
- Available in six languages
- No need to register for making design
- The finished results may be different from the online representation
Video of Autodesk Homestyler – Begin Designing from youtube:
Video of Autodesk Homestyler – Furnish Your Design from youtube: