Best free floor plan software

Real estate and property news, just for you!

This is a question that seems very simple and is not in reality.
Why that ? It depends on several parameters:
One of these parameters is the level of free. Because a software offers a free part and a paying part. If the free web part is very small, then we are quickly limited.
Another parameter is the type of tools present in the free web part, to compare with the tools in the paid web part.

Best free floor plan software 1

Another parameter is the speed to make a house or apartment plan. If the software is slow, it quickly becomes annoying.
Another parameter is the accuracy of the measurements. If the measurements are not smaller than centimeters, what if we want millimeters?
Another thing: in the world, there are people who measure in feet, and others in centimeters. What if we want to go from one to another?

Best free floor plan software 2

As you can see, comparing software is not easy.
We will not classify this software, but we will simply give you a list, for you to see:

  • SketchUp
  • Archiplain
  • RoomSketcher
  • Floorplanner
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Sweet Home 3D
  • Roomle
  • Civil 3D
  • Draft it
  • SmartDraw
  • AutoCAD LT
  • PlanningWiz Floor Planner
  • HomeByMe
  • The Home Renovator
  • Autodesk Homestyler
  • Design a Room
  • Roomstyler 3D Home Planner

More:

Apartment floor plan

Real estate and property news, just for you!

Let’s be very clear with you. We have not planned to make an article on how to make a house or apartment plan. There are several in this website.
It’s all about explaining the specificities of drawing an apartment plan in relation to a house plan.
Indeed, it has not escaped you that an apartment is not exactly like a house. Often, the apartment is high, except the ground floor. There are common areas, such as:

  • the staircase
  • the elevator
  • the lobby
  • the garbage room
  • the bike room
  • a ski room in the mountains
  • and the list is not complete.
apartment floor plan 1

If you are using a house plan editor as an archiplain, do not just make your apartment plan. Draw all these other common rooms as well, as they help make your future apartment pleasant and functional.

apartment floor plan 2

More :

Google draw with Google Drawings

Real estate and property news, just for you!

Google Drawings is part of the set of free software developed by Google and made available to the public. A constraint to benefit from this tool: you must have opened an account at Google.
This software allows you to make several vector diagrams of flowcharts, models, diagrams, concept maps to name just a few.

Where is Google drawings? It is in Google drive. To summarize, this tool allows to make drawings.

I tried this tool, it is well done. We can draw:

  • Shapes (arrow, legend, equation)
  • Text boxes
  • Picture

We also have classic tools:

  • Border color
  • Filling
  • Fonts
  • Classic formatting of a text editor
  • Inserting links

We can draw quickly without initial training.

Google drawings 1
Google drawings 2

Can we draw house plans with Google drawings? With a little patience, we can do it. But it is necessary to leave from the base because no initial tool exists like installing a window or a door. It’s a bit like Statistica and Excel. We can do statistic analyzes with Excel without having Statistica, but we have to create all the formulas.

More:

 

How to make a free pool plan

Real estate and property news, just for you!

First of all, it is necessary to delimit your ground to be sure that your swimming pool can be inside.
Then you have to choose your pool and size. You can do this for inspiration with the models proposed by archiplain:

Rectangular pool:

Square pool:

Round pool:

And why not a spa:

You can add:

Parasol, striped of blue:

Square parasol:

And others.

And to rest, you can install:

Deckchair 1:

Deckchair 2:

 

And others

You can change the dimensions of each object, and even the pool.

How to find these objects to make your pool? In the Archiplain house plan editor, just click on Exteriors / pool

More:

Modular pannels for modular building

Real estate and property news, just for you!

Architects are, sometimes, people a little weird. They absolutely want to offer buildings in which the apartments are modular. The simplest method is to put doors everywhere. Another method is to install sliding panels, which usually fit in the wall.
Here, the architect has created sliding panels that line up … outside.
True, it makes modular apartments. But the exterior aspect of the building is … awful.
And imagine a little storm and that the panels fall on the ground, on people …
Well, ok, architects are creative people. But there are sometimes limits to this creativity. Judge for yourself and give me your opinion.

Building seen in down:

Building seen in down

Gif to see the movement of the panels:

movement of the panels

In an apartment:

Inside the building

More:

How to draw a free garden plan?

Real estate and property news, just for you!

You know, the archiplain online software is designed to make house or apartment plans.
But what you do not know is that it can be used to make garden plans very easily.
In the tab design / exteriors, you can check “trees”, and you will find:

Lemon-tree:

Cherry-tree:

Apple-tree:

Peach-tree:

Olive-tree:

Orange-tree:

And other trees.

In the tab design / exteriors, you can check “others”, and you will find:

Square garden 1:

Square garden 2:

Square garden 3:

Feel free to browse the free archiplain house plan editor and you will find plenty to install on your free garden plan.

More:

 

Tiny house against big house

Real estate and property news, just for you!

Everyone knows that building land is becoming more expensive. Moreover, in big cities and tourist places, the land is often more expensive than the building itself. This is why we have seen projects developed for tiny houses.

A tiny house, what is it? It is a house that does not meet the classic criteria. For example, the bedroom will not necessarily be independent of the living room, walls and ceiling are used for storage, for example shelves, hooks to suspend a bike, a bed that lifts the day to be folded against the wall, storage spaces under the floor.

The main interest is to have all the comfort of a large house in a small space, while having a house instead of an apartment to enjoy a garden.

Typical tiny house

Many companies today offer tiny homes. There are even some who offer to transform containers into tiny houses, or movable on wheels.

Movable tiny house

If you want to build a container in a tiny house, just look at the price of a used container. You can have one for $ 2,500.

There are two types of surface: 160 square feet and 320 square feet.

Then you have to find a software that draws plan online as archiplain.

Ideally, it would take a floor plan free, but if it is not very expensive, it can go too. Once you have got your floor plan online, you can start drawing your plan. And do not worry, some house plan software free are very powerful.

The dimensions of the containers are known in advance, so it is not useful to buy a contanier before making plans. Your floor plan app will give you all the necessary items.

Important, a container is blind, that is to say there is no window, even if there is a door. It is therefore necessary to provide openings, and also vents. Evacuations for wastewater must also be provided.

If you know of tiny houses around you, do not hesitate to send us photos that we will be happy to publish.

More: