5 Can’t Miss Web-tools for Designing Your New Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 30, 2014

Whether you are planning the layout, colors and décor of your new home or you are just dreaming about the future, there are some awesome web-tools out there to help visualize your plans and dreams. Here are five tools we hope will help you get in the groove designing the inside of your dream home!

1)    Shea Homes SpaceBuilderphoto1

Our first and favorite web-tool on our list is the Shea Homes SpaceBuilder. SpaceBuilder gives you access to interactive floor plans that adjust to the features and options you select. You can also view various interior design options as well as see how your furniture fits in each room. In fact, SpaceBuilder has thousands of specific name brand furniture items to select from as well as generic pieces which can be customized to fit your furniture’s specific measurements.

Here are our Top Ten favorite ways that the SpaceBuilder App can help you design your home!

Or you can get started in the SpaceBuilder app by selecting a community and floor plan you would like to explore here.

2)    IKEA Children’s Storage Plannerphoto2

Do you need a way to help contain the tornado of toys, clothes, and arts and crafts supplies? IKEA offers the IKEA Children’s Storage Planner, perfect for designing an ideal storage area for the things your kids love to leave out all over the house. Choose your ideal shelving, cabinets, various drawers, shelf organizers and more.

3)    ColorJive

photo3Wouldn’t it be great if you could see what a room or wall would look like in a different color without buying a single can of paint? Welcome to ColorJive. Here you can upload a photo of the room you want to paint and select from major paint brands as well as the Natural Color System, used worldwide by designers. Then, try out as many colors as you want (and save your back). You can also save and print your recolored photo to share with family and friends before you paint.


Houzz Photos is the perfect destination for interior décor, paint and furnishing inspiration. Browse through design ideas by room, popular spaces, style, budget, room size, cost and more. Pin ideas using your Pinterest Bookmark Button or sign up for a Houzz profile and save to your Ideabook.

5)    ColourLovers

COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share their favorite colors, palettes, patterns and trends. If you are looking for the perfect color palette for your home or for a specific room, this is the place to go for inspiration. You can also create your own palettes of up to five colors, choosing colors from a color wheel or photo you upload.

Do you have any web-tools you love for home design and décor? Share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or in the comments below!

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