Home Design & Remodeling

Design Your Dream Home Today!

Create fun and easy designs for any house project. Build realistic 3D models for your home design or interior design using automated building tools. Visualize your new dream home today with Home Designer.

3D Home Design Tools

Create a 3D model that can help to visualize your home projects. Create realistic views with materials, textures and colors. Choose from Day or Night views, Framing, Doll House and Glass House views to see your design from every viewpoint.

Floor Plan Design

Quickly place and arrange walls, windows and doors to create accurately scaled floor plans. For new plans, select pre–designed Home Design and Landscaping Style Templates or use the House Assistant to lay out your rooms. Download editable sample plans for design inspiration.

Automated Home Building Tools

With Automated building tools, any time a wall is moved the Roof, Framing and Foundation automatically update. Plus, with Home Designer Pro and Architectural you will find several manual building tools to further customize your home project.

Custom entry stairs with starter tread

Stairs & Ramps

Home Designer's stair tool can create straight, curved, split stairs and ramps with defaults typically used in construction. Customize the number of stair sections, tread height and railing style. An automatic stairwell creates a stair opening between platforms. With Home Designer Pro, you will find advanced settings and control for stairs.

Doors & Windows

Doors and Windows can be customized to create just about any style – wood, casement, moldings, lites, shutters and window treatments. Modify the height, width and shape to create the exact door or window you desire. Home Designer Pro has advanced settings for rough openings, mulling, and lintel and sill.

Roof & Ceiling Tools

With Automatic Roof and Ceiling tools, you can create the style that's right for your home. The software automatically creates flat ceilings once the roof is generated and you can create a variety of styles including vault, tray and coffered. Home Designer Pro includes manual roof and ceiling tools where you can create and edit individual roof and ceiling planes.

Visualize Your Project Before You Begin Remodeling

With Home Designer it is easy to lay out your floorplan, re-arrange walls, add a new room, update doors, windows and more. Customize your materials, fixtures, cabinets and appliances to suit your needs and see your designs come to life.

Kitchen Remodeling

Design the Kitchen of Your Dreams! The secret to a great kitchen design is good planning and design. Create thousands of cabinet combinations with the Cabinet Designer tools. Change countertops, add a kitchen island, fixtures and appliances – it's easy to plan your perfect workspace.

Bath Remodeling

Remodeling your Master Bath? Use Home Designer to visualize before you begin your remodeling project. Experiment with cabinets, flooring and fixtures using a built-in architectural Library catalog. Visualize your new bath remodeling project today!

Experiment & Plan Your Rooms

Create an addition to your home with powerful software building tools. Draw your walls and see the model in 3D. If you change the size of the room, you can immediately see the updated materials list to estimate your costs.

Calculate project costs and a materials list

Cost Estimating & Materials Lists

What will my new home or remodeling project look like and how much will it cost? Home Designer knows! The program retains all the information on each element such as doors, windows, cabinets, framing, and concrete, and automatically adds it to the materials list in spreadsheet format – making it easy to estimate costs.

3D framing overview of automatic and manual framing

Automatic & Manual Framing Tools

Use the framing tools to automatically create the structure for your design. For each room, define floor and ceiling heights and the platform dimensions – framing will automatically update. Visualize framing in 3D. Every framing member, including decking, is automatically added to the materials list. Manual framing tools are available in Home Designer Pro – great for custom framing.

Floor plan with automatic and manual dimensions

Dimensioning Tools

Create accurately scaled floor plans and elevations complete with dimensions. One–click automatic dimensions can create both interior and exterior dimensions – great for construction details.

3D Viewer Models

Export your Home Designer model and view on phones, tablets or the web. 3D Viewer models are interactive virtual reality models. For mobile, download the free Chief Architect 3D Viewer app — available for Apple or Android devices. 3D Viewer models can also be viewed from a web browser — Learn How.

Chief Architect 3D Viewer app

360° Panoramas

Save 360° panoramic renderings of your home designs. View the samples below or load your own — it's fun to do with VR Goggles too!

Chief Architect branded Google Cardboard headset

Interior rendering of the Bayberry living room. An interior rendering of the Breckenridge kitchen. An interior rendering of the Breckenridge living room. A library with a view of a courtyard. Green Bubble tile kitchen interior. A living room from the Harbor View house plan. Interior render from the first floor of the Highland design. Interior rendering of a junction between the living room and the dining room. A kitchen design created by Richard Anuskiewicz. A bathroom remodel design by Lauren Levant. A small bathroom interior designed by Tanya Woods. A small staircase with storage underneath. Interior rendering of the Townhouse living room. A small children's library from the Wilmington home.