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Arranging Your Furniture Digitally

When I was very young, my mother taught me how to plan a room by cutting out furniture shapes and placing them on a piece of graph paper with the walls, windows, doors and electrical outlets pencilled in. It was a bit of work but much easier than moving heavy furniture and discovering that it wouldn't fit in the planned spot.

More recently, I purchased a Home Furniture Planner which serves the same purpose, but is easier to work with, because it consists of a laminated layout board and thick reusable cling vinyl furniture templates, so I didn't have to deal with pieces of paper blowing away.

Neither option makes it very easy to design and compare multiple layouts. There is software available, but it tends to be rather pricey which is fine if you're a professional designer, but not so practical if it's for personal use. I did buy an inexpensive program a few years ago, but it wasn't at all easy to use.

Now someone has come up with the ideal solution! A website with the simple name of floorplanner offers a simple yet powerful tool for creating and rearranging floor plans using point-and-click and drag-and-drop tools. You can choose from three different plans according to your needs:

The Personal plan, which is free, allows you to save up to five variations of one floor plan, and to share it with others by email, link, or widget.

The Plus plan allows you to create up to five projects with multiple floors and unlimited design variations.

The Professional plan allows unlimited plans to be published with your company logo in print quality this would be a good tool for real estate agents, interior designers, or professional organizers.

If you just want to try it out, you don't even have to sign up for a Personal account. There's a "try-it" tool right on the website so you can get a good idea of its capabilities and how it works.

posted on: 11/1/2007 8:30:00 AM by Janet Barclay
category: Business

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by Heather on 2/12/2009 6:57:19 PM:

The site rocks. :) Thanks for the tip! We used it today to arrange my daughter's furniture and it truly helped me to decide where best to put things. www.sprittibee.com

by Janet on 2/13/2009 7:00:43 AM:

That's great, Heather! I'm sure your daughter will enjoy her newly organized and freshly painted room.

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