There is no shortage of home-design software available to the DIYer.
PHOTO: JAMEY O'QUINN
Sierra's combination 2-D and 3-D design screen.
Left: A walking tour of your kitchen using Sierra's CompleteHome. Right: A hovering 3-D view, using Bob Vila's Home Design.
An unexpected bonus in all these programs is the ability to design a deck, including cost estimates, for your home. Above is Sierra's 3D Deck; at left is Planix's Deck 3D.
All three programs allow the user to conduct detailed floor plans.