To draw a free house plan, use one of a variety of design software programs, such as While sophisticated house design applications offering 3D views and other features are accessible at a price, it is e... More » Art & Literature Architecture

To draw a floor plan to scale, determine the amount of accuracy you need in your drawing. Measure the room's perimeter walls with a tape measure, convert to scale and draw them on graph paper. Measure the size and locati... More » Art & Literature Architecture

Planner5d, Homestyler and Roomstyler offer free online tools that create custom floor plans. Some of these websites provide tools for decorating and furnishing the rooms, and some offer two and three dimensional views. More » Art & Literature Architecture

A few popular truss design software programs available online for free include WOODexpress, SimpleTruss and Frame 3D. Free truss design tools are available online and as downloadable programs for offline use. More » Art & Literature Architecture

A good little house floor plan efficiently incorporates the comforts of modern living while using architectural tricks, such as vaulted ceilings, large windows and open floor plans, to make the space seem larger. Some fl... More » Art & Literature Architecture

There are several websites available that allow users to design house plans free. Autodesk Homestyler and Room Sketcher work by dragging and dropping things like rooms, additions and furniture into a template. More » Art & Literature Architecture

As of 2015, free building design programs include DreamPlan Home Design Software and Autodesk Homestyler. Users can download the DreamPlan program for free, and Autodesk Homestyler is a free online program. Programs that... More » Art & Literature Architecture