ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

3D House Design Software - Design a Home

Updated on July 29, 2017

3D House Design Software

3D House Design Software are programs that allow you to build a house virtually. A better name for this is Cad (computer aided design). Personally, I took a course in Cad for Architecture and built a house before on a much more expensive (30,000 dollars a license!) software program that required a dongle to run. There are many different options for house building software out there, some are easy and others take a lot of work. Most homeowners (or anyone who isn't an architect) aren't required and have no need of having the highest end software in this field. There are better options out there.  Here are a few programs, ranging in price from free to...well costing money. The free ones might be harder to use and have less options, and the more expensive ones will be easier to get exactly what your vision is. Regardless of what you plan on choosing, here are the 5 I think prevail enough to be recognized as choices.

Design Workshop Lite

Design Workshop Lite is a free program with the option to upgrade for $9.95. This is a dated program but can complete the tasks needed. Graphics got better since the time of this product was released. The famous saying I like to think about is "Beggars can't be choosers".

Found at: Design Workshop Lite

Punch Design Software Suite

Punch is a great program for easily laying out the plan. Any home or landscape project can be only a few clicks away as its large database and simple commands make it very highly praised for consumers. Prices and products range from $9.99 for Bathroom only to $179.99 for the mega- everything they make included version.

Found at: Punch Design Software

IMSI Turbofloorplan Instant Architect 12

IMSI Turbofloorplan Instant Architect 12 is excellent at designing floor plans and 3d models quickly. Turbofloorplan Instant Architect 12 gives you everything you need to design your home! Quickly design realistic 3D models of your home or remodeling project with no experience necessary! Create the perfect home exactly how you dreamed it would be. Great for home re-modelers and do-it-yourselfers.

Buying and more information and Free Trail located at: IMSI Turbofloorplan


Plan3D is the online option for busy people! It is great for home deisgn, interior design, and landscape design work. The program is paid by month. Design one room, create a three story home, remodel a bathroom or kitchen, or redo your yard. Plan3D lets you see ideas with dimensions in blueprint-like mode. Best of all, you see your ideas come to life in realistic 3D.

Found at: Plan3D

Google SketchUp

Google is breaking into every imaginable thing the world has to offer it seems like. Google SketchUp can be used to create houses and landscapes. This is the most difficult of all the other programs here to use as you must be the artist and make what you want yourself. The program is free and fun to play with for all reasons.

Found at: Google SketchUp

3D House Design Software created house

Example of a Cad House Plan.
Example of a Cad House Plan.

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)