Have you ever rearranged your furniture only to find that the new layout is too cramped, or too open, or too... just plain wrong? I know my wife and I have, and before we consider rearranging again, I'm going to use Floorplanner
to find the optimal layout for all of our stuff.
is a new web-based application that allows you to create a virtual representation of your space, and then add and rearrange furniture to your heart's content. It took me a little while to get used to the flash-based navigation and all the various tools and object libraries, but once I started figuring stuff out, I was rearranging our house into configurations that I never would've thought possible. I also got a kick out of sticking miscellaneous objects in our living room; at one point I had a turntable sitting on top of a BMW that was sandwiched between a fish aquarium and four Xboxes
offers several fee-based levels, but their basic FREE version has more than enough functionality if you're simply looking for a virtual way to rearrange your living space. If you'd like to try it out before you sign up, you can play around with the interface here
, or check out some of the virtual spaces other people have made
. Give it a shot before you undertake your next living room rearrangement.