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16 Best Online Kitchen Design Software Options (Free & Paid)

16 Best Online Kitchen Design Software Options (Free & Paid)
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Its never fun going through a kitchen renovation, but it sure is fun planning and designing a kitchen.
With todays kitchen design software you can easily plan and design your new kitchen on your own.  Theres also plenty of  software options for designing every aspect of a home  as well as some  really helpful paint visualizer software options .
Theres a lot of variables to consider when planning out a kitchen, but fortunately software steps you through it pretty nicely.
Since the kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in a home, careful planning is important.  You dont want to have to renovate your kitchen reno.
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5. Punch! Software (PAID)
Why use a kitchen design software tool?
Its a great starting point, especially if youre going to hire a custom kitchen builder or cabinet maker.  You can take your plans to them so they have something to work with.
Of course if youre going to build your own kitchen, plans are a necessity.
Finally, using todays incredible software (especially the 3D versions) allows you to visualize your kitchen much better than a simple black and white 2D drawing.
Kitchen design software tip:  Start by looking at kitchen images.  Once you find a kitchen design you like in an image, work from that with your software.
Amazingly, many companies offer free kitchen design tool options online.  Some are available online while others must be downloaded.
Below is our list of free and paid design software options that include kitchen design.
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A. Free Options
We kick off our review and list of the best kitchen design software options with free options.  Free is great and frankly, I'm amazed at the level of quality and features some of the free options include.
FYI: Some of the free listings below are really "freemium" which means you get free access to basic features but have the option to pay for premium features.
1.  Home Stratospheres Interior Design Software (Includes Kitchen Design)
2. Backsplash and Cabinet Design Software
This is a unique offering in that its focus is on designing backsplashes and cabinets.
It's very easy to use to test backsplash patterns, cabinet colors and countertop designs against one-another.
It's totally free (offered by a backsplash retailer so they hope you buy products from them.  This is good because those retail profits make it possible to provide this free software (it's not cheap developing and providing online software).
The graphics aren't as crisp as premium software providers, but it's a great platform to muck around with various designs to get an idea of some basic backsplash colors, materials and shapes.  Check out this backsplash and cabinet design software - click button below.
4. Home Hardware Kitchen Design Software (FREE)
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Home Hardware offers one of the best free kitchen design software platforms.
They have an online option dedicated to kitchens and includes several templates to work from (or create your own from scratch).
The entire software platform is available online so you dont have to download anything.  Moreover, there are several pre-designed templates you can load and go from there.
5. IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner (FREE)
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The IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner is great if youre going to buy an IKEA kitchen.
Ive purchased my fair share of IKEA furniture and furnishings over the years.  Their products are hit and miss.
I like IKEA kitchens because they look good, yet dont cost a fortune.
As for durability and quality, I cant speak to that because Ive never had an IKEA kitchen.
6. Planner5D (FREE with Premium Features)
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11. RoomToDo Software (FREE)
RoomToDo software serves both individuals looking to create 3D home designs, including kitchens as well as businesses such as interior designers, furniture retailers, realtors and other businesses that need white label kitchen design software.
When you visit the home page you'll see an example of just how impressive this software is at designing 3-dimensional room and home designs.
When you open the design canvas, you'll discover the kitchen design option in the navigation options on the right.  Within the kitchen design portal are options for designing a terrific kitchen.  
There is a fully mobile version of this software as well.
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B. Paid Kitchen Software Options
For those of you looking for a more robust software option for your kitchen design, consider paying for a premium option.  We've test-driven many of the leading kitchen design programs and list them below.
1. Chief Architect - Home Designer Suite (PAID)
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4. HGTV Kitchen Design Software (PAID)
If youre into interior design and your home, you no doubt have watched HGTV.  If I were restricted to one TV channel, Id choose HGTV.
HGTV offers several interior and exterior design software programs including one dedicated to kitchen design.
It does cost money, but its not too pricey and you can instantly download it.
Paid design software generally offers more options when designing.  Youll notice this pretty quickly when using the free options.  If you wish to design every last detail, its worth spending a few dollars on a paid version.