Plan the house of your dreams, deck, landscape or any remodel project with Punch! Essentials. Design your new spaces for outdoor living, room makeover, the perfect gourmet kitchen or even a game room. Save money by planning changes to your interior and outdoor living spaces before you invest in building materials. FastEasyPowerful award-winning software helps you through every step!
Fast Start Up
Design tools are organized on easily-accessible plan tabs, so whether you are planning a bathroom remodel, adding a room, putting in a new flowerbed or even finishing an outdoor kitchen project, all tools are available all the time!
Decorate the fast and easy way! You can customize your designs to suit your taste with drag and drop furniture, paint and materials. Drop in entire groups of furniture with the click of a mouse.
Create outdoor living spaces, entertaining areas, decks and landscape designs. Customize every detail of the property, including making modifications for the sun direction to plan shade plantings.
Help When You Need It
All the tools you need! Work smarter and faster with simple tools that make designing as fun as it is powerful!
Start designing right out of the box with the intuitive interface, assistants for cabinets, roofs, editable room & deck templates, plus the extensive drag & drop library. Add ambient realism with Precision Lighting Planner™. PhotoView™ lets you personalize your design with imported photos. Design your house inside and out. Includes a massive plant library along with our popular automatic growth tool, so you can plan spacing and see what your landscape will look like a few years down the road. Draw your design in 2D; take a 3D Hollywood-style walk through as your 2D creative changes auto-update in the 3D view.
With Home Design Essentials you can create up to 6 floors. Create independent structures such as outbuildings and detached garages. When you change the elevation on one level, other connected levels will also change.
Drag and drop 3D objects and plants while using the 3D viewpoint. Objects will automatically position themselves on the top of surfaces like countertops and tabletops. Objects placed on walls, will automatically rotate to match the surface's angle.
Easily create new projects, access recent projects, sample plans, and training materials. Get started quickly with QuickStart and in 60 seconds learn how to create a complete floor plan.
Choose from an extensive library of electrical switches and outlets, fully customizable using paint or other materials. Wall, floor, or ceiling mounted supply registers and return vents also now available.
Set exact dimensions in inches AND centimeters. New snap feature ensures that rooms line up quickly by snapping them together.
This tool allows you to apply a material to a surface, similar surfaces in the room, or the entire house with a mouse click.
You can now see inside your plan and adjust dimensions as you drag and drop rooms together. Create the perfect floor plan before automatically building walls and adding a roof.
Select a room in 2D and get an instant aerial view looking down in to the selected room or rooms. This tool will let you get an overall 3D view inside a small room for decorating and design. Perfect for working in confined spaces like bathrooms and closets.
Add a solarium or sun room, or perhaps a screened in porch with the click of a mouse. Change the shape of your room, door and window styles and roof to customize your new space.
A new extension to the Estimating tool, Room Estimating keeps track of all the materials you will need. Keep track of paint, wallpaper, countertop materials, cabinet stain and more. Each material is listed with coverage area and plumbing fixtures. Cabinets and furniture will also be added to the room estimate.
Tackle your home design projects with articles and videos integrated into the software.
When you click on an object in the drawing, it will automatically insert the text for you. Add a callout to a plant, and the common and Latin names are displayed for you to enter. The same will be true of objects, doors, windows, etc. The text is customizable but the initial text is pulled from the object you select. You can also select the Marker option that will put a numbered box in the drawing to mark the text location (to lessen the clutter in a complicated drawing).
Compatible with Punch! Landscape Quote - Take your planting projects to the garden center. Estimate your cost right on your phone.
Add real-world objects, scanned or photographed, object to your design. Choose your favorites or experiment with something new.
Powerful tools and features to add detail to your design. Multi-story or multi-level decks. Precisely control your deck's details.
Advanced rendering technology, automatic alignment for precision drawing, visual list recording of your design actions as you draw.
You can select a door or window style, cabinet or even cased openings and customize to fit your plan. Edit styles or finishes for a custom look. The Interiors Library features thousands of paints, floor coverings, furniture and other decorating and building materials from well-known manufacturers.
Using the Automatic Growth Tool, see how your landscaping will look next summer or years from now. View plant spacing and heights with a single mouse click.
Create all your living spaces indoors and out. From media rooms to patios, dining rooms to decks, Punch! Home Design Studio is the one piece of design software you need to handle all your design needs.
Try different color and trim selections. Save your favorites, then click to automatically change combinations.
A complete library of zone-specific trees, flowers, shrubs, and other plantings