My wife wants to design a new kitchen, but does not want to pay for the professionals. Are there some software out there any one knows or have used that are good for the amateur use? I know Ikea has a software but it does not do much. TIA.
I play with Sierra Home Architect, I've found it to be the best amateur designing s/w out there. It's simple to use, ALOT less glitchy then several of the other s/w design pkgs I've tried, and has a very good library of real furnishings, cabinetry etc...
You can also use Visio for this sort of thing, which can do scaled drawings and comes with a number of object palettes for floorplans. Not sure if Visio would have kitchen objects, but someone out there might have created a palette for it.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I tried Ikea's software again, and found it to be quite versatile. The only kicker is that it is their kitchen. But it does give a very good 3D view from all angles. You can walk towards it and the view gets larger and smaller if you walk away. I did not test it enough the first time, but I think it will do for now until I find the right cabinet that she wants.
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