8 Best Free Home and Interior Design Apps, Software and Tools

Are you planning an extension, new kitchen or bathroom, or finally getting round to landscaping the garden? Or maybe you’ve just moved house and are planning to embark on several renovation projects? Whether you’re doing everything yourself or turning to the pros, there’s plenty of professional home and interior design software that’s readily available, user friendly, affordable and, in many cases, free.

Regardless of what home project you’re working on, you’ll want to communicate your ideas with everyone involved as accurately as possible. And the most accurate way of doing this is visually of course, says Cory Powell from DBS Bathrooms, who talks us through some of the best free design software currently available to home designers and interior decorators.

Dreaming up a new home has never been more fun…

SketchUp is the most comprehensive free 3D design software you’ll find on the web, says Cory. This powerful home design

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Design Tools


List of various free, shareware and commercial PCB Design Tools

Officially supported CAD File Formats

EAGLE

Nice, easy to use CAD/CAM software for PCB schematic and routing. We accept .BRD files for prototyping.

KICAD

Free, open source schematic capture and PCB routing. We accept .BRD files for prototyping.

TARGET 3001

PCB CAD/CAM software. You can download limited demo version. We accept .T3001 files for prototyping.

Free, open source design tools for PCB

gEDA

gEDA is a free, open-source schematic capture and layout package that runs on Linux.

ZenitPCB

ZenitPCB is a freeware layout software.

PCB

Free unix PCB editor.

FREE-PCB

FreePCB is a free, open-source printed circuit board layout editor for Microsoft Windows!

TinyCAD

TinyCAD is a free open-source schematic editor written by Matt Pyne.

TCI3

Free PCB routing and schematic capture software.

CometCAD

CometCAD is free (but not open-source) schematic capture and layout editor program for Windows

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Responsive Design Mode – Firefox Developer Tools

Responsive design is the practice of designing a website so it looks and works properly on a range of different devices — particularly mobile phones and tablets as well as desktops and laptops.

The most obvious factor here is screen size, but there are other factors as well, including the pixel density of the display and whether it supports touch. Responsive Design Mode gives you a simple way to simulate these factors, to test how your website will look and behave on different devices.

Toggling Responsive Design Mode

There are three ways to toggle Responsive Design Mode:

  • From the Firefox menu: Select “Responsive Design Mode” from the Web Developer submenu in the Firefox Menu (or Tools menu if you display the menu bar or are on macOS).
  • From the Developer Tools toolbox: Press the “Responsive Design Mode” button in the Toolbox’s toolbar:
  • From the keyboard: Press Ctrl + Shift +
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Design: process and tools – GOV.UK

This replaces the previous guidance on Design – see previous version.

Planning for well-designed places

How are well-designed places achieved through the planning system?

Well-designed places can be achieved by taking a proactive and collaborative approach at all stages of the planning process, from policy and plan formulation through to the determination of planning applications and the post approval stage. This guidance explains the processes and tools that can be used through the planning system and how to engage local communities effectively.

To be read alongside this guidance, the National Design Guide sets out the characteristics of well-designed places and demonstrates what good design means in practice.

As set out in paragraph 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework, permission should be refused for development of poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions, taking

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10 of the best free online room layout planner tools

Redesign a room layout in your home

If you’re thinking about redesigning a room and altering the layout, then it’s sometimes hard to work out whether your ideas will really work and if everything will fit in well. This is particularly so with rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens, when you’re considering totally re-arranging the existing layout.

One of the best ways of seeing whether or not your ideas are actually viable, and to get an idea of how they might look, is to put together a proposed layout of your room. If you don’t fancy drawing this all out on paper, then there are a wide variety of very useful free room planning tools online, many of which are simple and easy to use.

Some of the tools are useful for an initial play, to see how you could move key items around in a room. But if you want to get a more accurate idea

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Design Services & DIY Tools | Print on Demand Merch

Our Refund Policy

1.1) Contest refunds – Contest refunds – Contest holder/Client is eligible for and can request a full 100% refund in respect of a contest if: (a) He/She requests a refund in writing using their registered email id (“Refund Request”);(b) He/She has not selected a winning work from the designs submitted (if any). It does not matter if the Contest holder/Client has signed the Design Transfer Agreement or not. Once the Contest holder/Client has selected a winner they waive their rights for a refund and thus can no longer ask for any refunds. ;(c) The contest is not a guaranteed contest; and(d) The refund request is made within 60 days of launching the relevant contest.(e) He/She has signed the Non-Use and Indemnity Certificate.

1.2) Graphic Design Services Refund – If you’re not happy with how the job went, you can raise a dispute. Disputes will be fairly judged

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