I may be getting transferred (if all goes well) late this year/early in the new year. I’ll have the flexibilty of having several months before my wife joins me at my new city, so we are toying with the idea of getting a custom home built for us and I’ll just rent for a while to begin with.
I have seen “Punch” brand home design software at Staples/Office Depot but I have not had much luck finding out if they are good or not… they are not cheap and I can’t find a demo version on their website, so I am not planning on buying it without doing a bit of fact finding first.
What I would probably plan on doing is doing some “design” with some software such as that, than taking the plans we draw up with it to an Architect to get any other input and get the formal blueprints drawn up.
I guess the GQs I have are:
Has anyone used house design software before? Was it worth it? (venturing into IMHO territory) Can you recomend a particular one? Any other advice?