Individuals can create their own house plans using a number of different online tools and programs, such as Homestyler, Floor Planner and Original Home. Each of these sites has different features and options, and there may be various fees associated with using each particular program.
Homestyler works by allowing users to drag and drop rooms into their floor plans. This can include room additions to expand areas as well as adding interior walls and floor areas. Both two-dimensional and 3-D floor plans are available. Users can also add second or third floors to their designs, and the site also allows users to save their designs.
Floor Planner provides users with the option to create a two-dimensional or three-dimensional home, including adding landscaping to the home. Users can also add furniture and decorative accessories to the interior of the home once they complete their designs. Basic users have the option to design and save one property at no charge.
Original Home is a site that provides users with the ability to create a custom home design or to customize one of the finished designs from its plan gallery. Users can register for a free account, which allows them to save their designs. Original Home also provides users with the option to order full-scale plans from its professional design staff.