It is very difficult to find home design software for DIY homeowners that has a log home style and also has good reviews. We have found professional architect versions with that capability, but they cost more than most people wish to spend. With that in mind, the following software programs seem to be solid alternatives. They do not have the ability to render log homes specifically, but are still very handy for pinning down a layout in the pre-construction phase of building.
Home Designer Pro 2014 [Download]
Home Designer Pro makes it easy to design and visualize your ideas on your next home or remodeling project with over 8,000 powerful integrated tools. Use the automated building tools to assist you in your design process. The tools have commonly accepted defaults for most building practices to help you in your home design projects. Create accurately scaled floor plans that automatically generate 3D models in minutes.
- Home Designer Pro has all the same great features as Home Designer Architectural, Home Designer Interiors and Home Designer Landscape & Deck
- Home Designer Pro offers advanced design, building, and tools with the ability to create framing plans, roof plans, to produce construction documents
- Manual and Automated Powerful building tools - automatic roof generation, dormers, stairs, framing, foundations, dimensions and terrain
- Advanced CAD tools to detail cross-section views with insulation, cross-boxes and more
- Over 5,000 Free Sample Plans for design inspiration
- Create blueprint style layouts with 3D, CAD, Cross-Section\Elevation, and accurately scaled floor plans
Home Designer Architectural 2014 [Download]
Start your new remodeling or home project today with Home Designer Architectural. The program offers advanced yet easy to use tools to help you complete any design project including home design, remodeling, interior design, kitchen design, bath design, landscaping, decks and patios, and cost estimation.
- Home Designer Architectural has all the same great features as Home Designer Suite, Home Designer Interiors and Home Designer Landscape & Deck
- Top Rated Home Design Software for House Design, Remodeling, Interiors, Kitchens & Baths, Landscaping, Site Planning and more
- Powerful Automatic Building and Design Tools like Automatic Roofs and Automatic Dormers, Material Painter, Color Chooser and Deck Designer tools
- Create Accurately Scaled Floor Plans
- 3D Design Tools and Virtual Walk Thru Tools
- Choose from over 8,800 built-in Library Items or import your own for unlimited possibilities
- Over 3,600 realistic landscaping plants – with plant encyclopedia data
Home Designer Suite 2014 [Download]
Home Designer Suite by Chief Architect Software provides a fun and an advanced yet easy to use set of tools for Home Design, Remodeling, Interior Design, Kitchens, Baths, Decks, Landscaping and Cost Estimation.
- Home Designer Suite is one of the top rated home design software products. Research by checking Amazon's best home design software sellers
- Great for Home Design, Remodeling, Decks, Landscaping, Kitchens & Baths, Interior Design, Cost Estimating
- Home Designer Suite has all the same great features as Home Designer Essentials and a subset of features from Home Designer Interiors and Home Designer Landscape & Deck
- Automatic Building Tool – Walls, Rooms, Roofs, Stairs, Framing, Foundations and Decks
- Use the House Wizard to quickly layout your designs
- Material Painter – point-and-click colors for walls, floors, countertops and more
- Create Your Custom Kitchen with 1,000’s of Cabinet Combinations