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Mar 2, 2009

create your own digital floorplans

By: Lauren McPhillips
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Mar 2, 2009

create your own digital floorplans

By: Lauren McPhillips
In the past couple of years, I've moved several times from apartment to apartment, and each time, I'm faced with the task of taking a printout of the floorplan and trying to arrange my furniture with hand-drawn replicas within the tiny borders (neither pretty nor accurate, might I add). As I start preparing to move into a larger space come May, I've also started hoping I can find an easier way to plan the layout of the space. My wishes were not made in vain, because I found floorplanner.com, a fab website that allows you to digitally create your own floorplans. What's the best part about the site? It's free! The site offers a ton of cool features, so here's the gist: sign up for a free account and start building. Drop-down menus for room selection and objects make it easy to remember what needs to be considered for each space. Drag room objects onto the layout and size them to the scale of the room. Everything is virtually customizable and you can switch between 2D (shown above) and 3D to view. The options are endless. Having a big party in your backyard? The site has objects that let you plan for table arrangement and centrepieces, and garden objects that may obstruct views and groundspace. With the free version, you can create up to one house, but there's an upgrade available for $28 US that lets you build up to 5 houses. If you're in the professional field, whether it be a designer or contractor, floorplanner.com has specialized accounts to cater to your business. What's not to love? Have a neat gadget or tech accessory you`d like me to feature? Shoot me an e-mail at techstyle@styleathome.com
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