Monday, June 30, 2014


RoomSketcher is an interactive floor plan tool used mainly for residential designing.  The software was created in 2007, and the company's headquarters are in Norway.  The founders' philosophy is that making floor plans should be easy so everyone can do it, whether you're an amateur or a professional, and it should be fun for you and your potential clients. About a month or so, I got the opportunity to try the software myself as a VIP licensed member with 20 credits.  What exactly does that mean?  It means I can use an online drag-and-drop floor plan tool, decorate with real products from various well-known design stores, get 3D snapshots, install an iPhone, iPad and Android app, get high resolution floor plans in .pdf or .jpg, get 3D photos/high quality renderings in just minutes, as well as walkthroughs and 360 panoramic views of the space I designed.  The credits can be spent by ordering these high quality floor plans and photos (1 floor plan/photo = 1 credit), and you can always refill them.  I've been using 2D and 3D softwares for years now, so I quickly adjusted to RoomSketcher. Well, that's because most of these softwares work on the same principles, and  I would put RoomSketcher in the same category with those that are completely user-friendly.  If you're a beginner, don't worry, there are many official video tutorials on the website (and on YouTube) that will help you, but honestly, it's really simple.  The thing I like best about RoomSketcher is that renderings are high quality, and they don't take forever to render.  They may not be photorealistic, but they sure save time, and I think they are good enough for clients to be able to visualize their new home properly.  Also, all the information you need about the products used in your project is immediately cataloged in your presentation.  These are the qualities most of us living in a fast-paced environment where everyone wants everything to be done under a tight deadline appreciate.  The only thing I would like to see in the future is a frequently updated product library.  Below you can see part of my concept design project made in RoomSketcher.  It was for a client with a medium budget, contemporary and minimalistic style preference, located in Northern Italy.  If you want, you can try RoomSketcher for free or you can buy RoomSketcher Pro, which gives you even more possibilities than a VIP membership. For all the professionals out there, I would highly recommend using RoomSketcher, and for all those interior design enthusiasts, I hope this post will encourage you to test your skills and maybe even create or remodel your own space.

This is a sponsored post, but the presented work and opinions are my own.

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