According to HGTV.com, homeowners stand to gain big benefits from re-designing and remodeling a bathroom that includes an estimated 102-percent return when the house sells.
The right software can go a long way to helping you achieve a clean, stylish, new look. Replace inefficient features. Turn your bathroom into an eco-friendly oasis.
But before the labor-intensive work begins, you need bathroom design software to launch your project. One of the following 10 bathroom design software options could give you exactly what you need to get your bathroom remodel off to a good start.
Although some of the tools below can help you design many other rooms of the house, some others are dedicated to bathroom design so they are pretty good on what they do.
SmartDraw can make you look smart. Marketed as an easy way to approach your bathroom redesign project, you can use any device capable of linking to the Internet to browse basic shapes, symbols and features that take you from blank slate to blueprint.
Your starting point is a template, then you stamp, drag and drop icons directly into the layout to complete the design.
Output your work in PDF or PNG format or send it to your Microsoft Office or G Suite application.
Interface your project with sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Box® or OneDrive® to send files to anyone you please, from the contractor you plan to use to Uncle Fred!
Try before you buy. If you like it, you’ll pay $9.95 per month as a single user to lease this software.
Employ the website’s drag and drop tools to draw a floor plan. Next, click and drag windows and doors from the company’s product library and then “furnish” the room by dropping vanity, cabinets and fixtures into the layout.
Room Sketcher’s 2D bathroom floor plan views help you double check measurements expressed as square meters or square feet.
Use 3D bathroom floor plan tools for a more sophisticated result that delivers high-quality 3D photos. A free trial gives you a taste of Room Sketcher and then you will be asked to choose between the VIP, Pro and High-volume versions of the app with pricing that begins at $49 per year for individuals.
Villeroy & Boch (V&B) ceramic products have been around since 1836. For centuries, the company produced ceramic art and tabletop products until it expanded into bathroom culture and hygiene.
The V&B planner program is relatively simple: you select from a choice of standard room templates or use the free-form one if your space is an odd size, add windows, doors, electrical and plumbing connections and select V&B products to fill the bathroom.
View the finished design in 3D. Upload your layout to the V&B website and they will send you information you need to shop for materials, hire contractors and start work.
There is no charge to use this online tool, but keep in mind the fact that V&B wants to sell you everything you need to furnish your bathroom.
According to the home page on this website, DreamPlan can take anyone from neophyte to room designer, taking the project from idea to schematic in a relatively short amount of time.
The process starts when you download the program at no charge and start drawing. You’ll trace a blueprint and add fixtures to achieve the layout you seek by importing icons representing appliances, fixtures and decorating elements.
Your completed design can then be produced as a blueprint, 2D or 3D design. Save your work to your hard drive or print it out.
You can expect DreamPlan to take up around 26.1 MB of space on your hard drive, but it is intuitive, fairly simple to use and as long as you meet the system requirements and work on a Windows PC, it won’t cost a cent to use it.
If the prospect of designing a bathroom makes you feel insecure, visit the Planner 5D website homepage and read this headline: Created for Amateurs. Like other apps in this review, Planner 5D promises an advanced, easy-to-use 2D/3D home design tool.
Available in 9 language versions, Planner 5D supports iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows platforms.
Use the visualization and home design gallery to browse floor plans and design options, access the Interactive 3D/2D Blueprint feature and digitalize your floor plan.
If you need help, take advantage of Planner 5D design school tutorials. Users are invited to participate in a weekly interior design battle that comes with prizes if your bathroom design is declared a winner.
Get started for free; there is no mention on the website about whether there’s a cost to continue.
Tile3D is marketed as a professional program produced for people engaged in the “retail sales of ceramic tiles.” According to the manufacturer, users can “quickly create a realistic 3D project with layouts of any geometry and complexity.”
There are video lessons available on the website to help you with bathroom’s layout and design. Access the company’s vast library of fixtures and furnishings and virtually install each element to complete your bathroom.
Marketed as one of the most affordable bathroom design programs on the international market, the home version of this made-in-Russia software costs $49 for a one month license.
You must upgrade to either of the company’s two professional versions thereafter. They’re priced between $328 and $558. The company recommends at least 2GB of space to install Tile3D on your system so you have enough capacity to complete your bathroom design.
Headquartered in the U.K., artiCAD was founded in 1992 by IT entrepreneur Richard Turner. Flagship products are ArtiCAD-Pro and BathCAD.
The company’s kitchen, bedroom and bathroom design softwares, online room planner, online room styler and design presentation features are popular with retailers, manufacturers and designers, but if you’re a savvy DIYer you can request a demonstration by clicking on the website home page tab to see how it feels.
Alternately, go directly to the BathCAB page where everything is explained in such detail, you can lay the room out in minutes and then choose from desktop or cloud-based options to save your design.
Use the program offline on a desktop or laptop or work online from any device. If you decide this program is for you, it’s not inexpensive.
You’ll be offered three options: buy a license outright, lease the app or qualify for the monthly payment plan.
Described by users as “simple and playful interior design software,” Room ToDo is an online-based resource offering intuitive interface and powerful tools that allow the user to achieve “professional results without any professional skills.”
Using interactive tools, users are guided through wall placement and floor plan stages before decorating and furnishing the bathroom interior.
At this point, the “walk view” lets you tour the bathroom you just designed so you can see how the wallpaper, ceramic tiles and fixtures you chose look.
Take screenshots and publish anywhere you like. This program is free to use so you don’t have to buy, download or set up a thing, yet you get state-of-the-art renderings that are so realistic, you will be impressed.
This simple, straightforward, easy-to-use bathroom design software offers you a planning experience that is so efficient, you could complete your design in minutes.
DIY helps you calculate your bathroom’s measurements and parameters and then work in 3D mode to insert items from the website’s library of bathroom products.
Take advantage of how-to articles, furniture buying guides and advice on choosing electrical and plumbing systems.
If you live in the U.K., you can patronize stores that carry the products you chose for your layout.
You know the brand. Now you can try American Standard’s virtual free interactive room designer tool.
Created with North American trade professionals in mind, this app might not be your first choice if you are a novice.
The design process includes downloading a room layout approximating the your bathroom size and working within the Virtual Show Room that fills the room with products.
Save your work or download 2D and 3D images. For professionals, it takes one click to calculate scheduling, cut sheet generation, construction figures, owner presentations and the documentation professionals need to write an estimate.
While American Standard wants you to fill your bathroom with their products, you don’t have to pay a cent to make use of their design software.
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