We’re putting the design tools right at your fingertips. Click on the links below to check out some of our favorite programs for creating floorplans on the cheap.
For just $3 a month (with an annual membership), Plan3D gives you full access to its user-friendly, drag-and-drop online design program.
Create 3D models of your home, and then employ SketchUp’s shadow-casting feature to see where the sun will hit your house at different times of the day.
Black Mountain Software’s free trial will get you a limited-function version of its Fast Plans 11 program, great for drawing basic walls, windows and doors.
If you can work fast, check out Home Plan Pro’s 30-day trial version—or pony up a mere $39 for the full software and take your time.
Read the original story in the May 2007 issue of Log Home Living