Like it or not, bathrooms are one of the important rooms in any house. Way back, designers would have to use a pen and paper to put an initial design of what one bathroom should look like. As time went by, technology advanced, and today instead of pieces of paper and pen, we have laptops and tablets we use to draw, write, communicate, and much more.
You are probably having a hard time finding someone that can remodel your bathroom in a way you’ve imagined it. In a heated discussion with my friend, who is an interior designer, I finally convinced him that freestanding tubs are way better than shower cabins. But, in the end, that’s up to your taste.
That being said, you probably have an idea yourself but you are having a hard time putting that on a piece of paper. In this article, we are going to take a look at the 6 of the best free & paid apps you can use to do a bathroom remodel.
All of these apps are user-friendly and are drag and drop, so you don’t have to worry if you don’t have any experience in design.
First, on our list, we have the RoomSketcher software, which is a free 3D design application. This app is available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, and yes, it’s completely free to use.
If you are having difficulties deciding what to use in your bathroom, use the bathroom ideas resource section to get moving. You can also use one of them as you try and remodel yours. Moreover, it features options such as allowing users to draw floor plans both in 2D and 3D, instant 3D snapshots, 360 views, interactive 3D, and much more.
As the name suggests, BathCAD focuses only on bathroom designs. Unlike Roomsketcher, this is a paid app. In addition to BathCAD, ArtiCAD has also developed ArtiCAD-PRO and BedCAD. As we mentioned, this one is specifically developed for designing bathrooms, and because of that, it features tons of different:
- Bathroom tiles
- Shower Cabins
- Freestanding tubs
- Freestanding rectangular tub
Just like Roomsketcher, BathCAD has tons of different renders to choose from in the gallery. It has a drag-and-drop option that allows users to simply drag elements and include them in the design. If you’re planning to add a freestanding tub to your bathroom design, you can do so from this software.
However, to get the most of the app, there is an academy in which you can enroll. It can be either paid in a monthly subscription or at once.
Next on our list of the best bathroom remodeling software, we have SmartDraw. It’s another paid application, however, it’s definitely worth the money.
This app is another 3D software. It features intelligent formatting, which means you can add, move, or delete elements. And since it’s a diagramming app, it will automatically adjust the other elements. Moreover, SmartDraw is integrated with Trello, the Office package, Google Workspace, and Jira.
That means it allows users to easily share or add diagrams to any of the applications with which they are associated. If you are not ready to buy it, the SmartDraw team allows users to experience their app by offering a free demo.
RoomToDo is an online-based software that comes with an excellent interface and powerful tools. This app features an option that allows you to upload the blueprint of your apartment plan and draw on top of it.
Where this app shines most is the selection of finishing materials. It allows users to experience tons of ceiling, floor, and wall finishes. Moreover, it comes with different views, such as 2D and 3D – which can be used for the placement of bathroom elements. It also has a first-person view which allows you to walk around the room to get the real feel of what it would look like. It is free remodeling software unless you want to use the pro version, which comes at $9.99 per month.
HomeByMe has a great reputation for helping people design all of their rooms in the house. It also has great choices when designing your bathroom as well. The app features excellent 3D design rendering, and it’s user-friendly.
Thanks to the excellent rendering graphics, users can get an accurate overview of whatever they are designing. If you lack inspiration, there are tons of different templates you can use to make your bathroom remodeling easier.
And whenever you are on a budget, it has free and paid plans. If you want to use the free one, you are allowed to work on five projects with three realistic images.
Last on our list of the best free and paid bathroom remodeling software, we have the Tile3D. It’s another paid app that is worth your money should you choose this one. And you can guess by the name that it comes with numerous tile options for your bathroom.
In addition, it features an option to calculate how many tiles you are going to need by adding the dimensions of your bathroom and choosing the “tile cover calculation” option. Since this app is also focused on bathrooms, you also have tons of options when it comes to choosing mirrors, sinks, freestanding tubs, shower cabins, bath mats, and much more.
If you are not ready to spend any money, they offer a demo of the app you can use.
We’ve shared an awesome list of bathroom remodeling software, both free and paid. This is a list for all those DIY and, of course, for home designers as well. All of these apps carry tons of options when you need to choose tiles, shower cabins, faucets, shower curtains, freestanding tubs with shower, bathtubs, and much more.
Please note that this list is not in order of which app is the best one. It’s simply a collection of the best, both free and paid bathroom remodeling software. You can find more info for each of the applications by visiting their websites which are linked to the titles.
Dan has hands-on experience in digital marketing since 2007. He has been building teams and coaching others to foster innovation and solve real-time problems. Dan also enjoys photography and traveling.