While some of the software on this list is cloud-based, meaning you do not install it directly on your computer but instead access it remotely from virtually any device, other options are software programs you purchase outright, often in either Mac or PC versions. We chose FloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe Mac 2021 as best for Mac because it is the most intuitive, easy to use, and feature-rich of all the software we reviewed that has versions designed specifically for the Mac operating system.
It is a good option for beginners, too, because it has more user-friendly tools like QuickStart™ that simplify creating custom home designs. We also love that it has an automatic cost estimator and interior/exterior lighting simulations.
Allows you to scan and trace your own floor plans
Provides automatic room cost adjustments
Building Green Tips provide eco-friendly advice as you design
Limited kitchen design tools
No kitchen wizard
FloorPlan was created by the TurboCad Design group, which is part of IMSI/Design. The company is considered the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design) and was founded in 1988. When it comes to home design software for professionals, this is the company to which many architects and designers turn.
Although TurboCad has a variety of products for professionals, it also provides more affordable products, such as FloorPlan for Mac lovers and homeowners who simply want to create plans for remodeling or redecorating with no experience required. On the Mac, the software is unlike normal CAD products; it’s more intuitive and user-friendly.
FloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe Mac 2021 allows you to drag and drop thousands of symbols as you create and provides precise auto-dimensions for 2D/3D design. The program’s estimator provides a way for you to keep a running tally of prices and square footage in real-time as you draw. It can provide the cost for separate rooms, landscaping, or the entire house. It also provides eco-friendly advice as you design.
|FloorPlan Home & Landscape Deluxe Mac 2021||$99.99|