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Best Online Floor Planner and Free

June 5th, 2010

One thing that usually crops up every Open Home Sunday, especially relevant if anyone is downsizing is “just love the home, but my ABC furniture item won’t fit in the lounge……and we only just brought it before Xmas last year?”

Start with an empty floor plan you design yourself

Start with an empty floor plan you design yourself

Usual candidates here are the new lounge, the “waited 10 years to finally get it” large 8 seater square dining room table or the new big LCD TV screen matching, but large and long entertainment unit.

...and place the correctly dimensioned furniture......

...and place the correctly dimensioned furniture......

No problems…….Roomle to the rescue.

Roomle ………..what?

Makeuseof.com brought this great online site to my attention. Here you can let the “room designer” in you go wild, and play around to your hearts content.

Even though I think I did ok at Tech Drawing (as it was called way back) at school, I had a stab at designing a basic 4 walled room /study.

my first attempt.....

my first attempt.....

And I was surprised to find it took a few minutes….obviously it would take longer to get  the colours matching your furniture / floor coverings, but the 3 D view did give a good representation of what I’m sure the room would look like when filled.

Importantly for our buyers above,  it contains real room measuring distances.

then hit the 3D view button and ......

then hit the 3D view button and ......

So you can see that once that new 3 seater and 2 seater will fit in the lounge, even when you open the ranchsliders and have the door to the hallway open too.

The program is just as useful for commercial interiors as residential ones, and fabulous to ascertain if all your stuff will fit in that new apartment. There’s other options too, like the ability to attach your fabulous new drawing/plan to an email and zap it off to a friend or builder……have a good look around – its quite impressive.

Heck with this tool, there’s nothing stopping Real Estate Agents or Realtors from drawing up their own plans for listings.

SOURCE Roomle (via Makeuseof.com)

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