Depending on what kind of renovations and remodeling you want to have this new year, the costs can averagely run between $20,000 and $50,000 including the objects and materials like landscaping, panting, and cabinets. Other parts of the house can even be more expensive adding the plumbing services and some high-end unit upgrades. Moreover, you will need to take the extra step to find a good Bay Area general contractor that will realize all your plans and consider your preferences and ideas.
If you are not a professional in the field, it can be quite difficult to estimate the whole cost of renovations and remodeling. The thing is, you now have some software that you can use to create a vision of your house projects through making a floorplan, putting on some wall color, and experimenting on the furniture design, home styles, and others.
The following are the top four home design software that allows you to visualize some home plans. We also included their pros and cons.
Homestyler was initially created for the design and real estate industry. Similar to other software, it allows you to create your house plan by providing you with 3D models of the space, furniture, and other house elements. It also allows you to capture a photo of the house.
Some of the benefits you can have by using this software are that is free, it provides some videos for a tutorial, and even lets you post the house picture on social media platforms for feedback. However, disadvantages include its inefficiency when used in other browsers but Chrome; it has limitations on the number of uploads you can do, and some in-app purchases so it is not entirely free.
RoomSketcher started in 2007 originally a company that created 3D visualizations for the sea oil industry but now is available for home design planning. It has the same features as Homestyler only that the projects are in the cloud which allows the creators to sync the program in different devices. This further allows edits anytime, anywhere in whatever devices you connect. Some important features still need to be paid for and this is one of its cons. In addition to the disadvantages, its images are not real-like although the quality is not entirely bad.
TurboCAD is a software that most professionals and architects use because of its rich features and easy-to-use platform. It is also cloud-based which allows remote editing and saving. Moreover, the software is downloadable in Mac and other computer brands. It is considered to be very intuitive, has affordable products, and is user-friendly. On the other hand, it has no kitchen wizard and has limited kitchen design elements.
The topmost choice is the Virtual Architect Ultimate Home Design because of its wizard-driven technology that allows users to efficiently design different rooms in the virtual house in just some clicks together with the other benefits you can find from the previous software we mentioned. The only downside is that it can be too pricey compared to other software.