Although it was released way back in 2005, Your Custom Home still remains to be one of the best and most user-friendly software home design applications around. Designed and developed by ValuSoft, this easy-to-use program offers an exceptional room design feature that will definitely be a hit for beginner users. However, this particular program may not be as fit for serious designers, and those that actually do this for a living.
Tools and Features
What makes Your Custom Home unique is that the first step of designing involves picking the shape of one's room. That is, the user will need to decide whether he'd like to have a square, rectangular, or even even a T-shaped room. After which, the user will have an option to easily resize the walls, but the program does not allow the alteration of the actual room shape.
One will need to restart the entire process if he realizes that he wants another shape for a particular room. The good news is that there is an additional feature on board that allows users to create their own shapes if they are not able to find one that they like in the default selection menu.
However, one of the largest issues with Your Custom Home is that it does not come with an integrated landscaping program. One will need to purchase a separate application if gardening is included in the remodeling process.
Ease of Use
As mentioned earlier, what sets this home design software apart is that it is very user friendly. Beginners will have a blast with this program as it provides a user-friendly alternative for those that do not have experience in design. Once users go through the extensive tutorials included in the program, designing and modeling one's own home should be as easy as pie. The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions of the program's major features. The layout and interface of the application are also quite intuitive, making it quite easy to master after a few hours of practice.
Your Custom home is definitely one of the best options for those that are looking for a user friendly application that will be able to deliver usable results. At only $ 19.99, it also happens to be one of the cheapest in the business. However, serious users would have better off with other mor