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5 Free Tech Tools You Need to Design Your Dream Senior Apartment

Independent Living | 11/1/21

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Moving to a beautiful senior apartment in a community like The Atrium at Navesink Harbor is a great decision! A carefree lifestyle awaits and so does the fun of setting your new place just the way you want it. Of course, blank canvases are exciting, but they can also be a little intimidating. Fortunately, there are a number of easy-to-use free interior design tools available online that can help you put together your dream senior apartment like a pro.

Depending on the tool you use, interior design apps can help you take measurements, set up floor plans, determine the best way to place your furniture, and even help try out wall colors and floor coverings. They’re excellent virtual design assistants that can help ensure your senior apartment vision becomes a successful reality the first time.

Typically, these apps let you use furnishings uploaded by furniture manufacturers that you can purchase later if you want. You should be able to find your own pieces or similarly sized pieces in the gallery that can help you visualize how you can best utilize the space as you design. You’re not required to purchase anything.

Here’s a compilation of 5 free online interior design tools worth exploring:

Planner 5D

Planner 5D is an easy-to-use 2D and 3D interior design tool that promises to be ideal for amateurs. The tools included can help you design every room in your senior apartment down to the smallest architectural details, including windows, halls, and partitions. Create alternate room layouts, make virtual color choices, and even share your designs with others. Be sure to browse the design gallery for inspiration.



This free-to-use room design software allows you to upload your senior apartment floor plan, including inserting walls, doors, and windows to get a completely realistic 3D view of what you have to work with and work around. You can even upload wall, surface, and floor finishes. It’s relatively simple to use, and you can move the camera around the plan to see different views. The gallery contains more than 120,000 brand-name items to insert into your model.



This app lets you easily draw accurate 2D plans and decorate them with over 150,000+ items in the gallery. You can also create 3D images from your designs with just a few clicks. While its interior decorating function is an excellent feature, the strength of this tool lies in its functionality as a floor planner. Once you set up the floor plan, you can decorate the space in 3D mode. It’s easy to work with and doesn’t require a steep learning curve so it’s perfect for amateurs.



The Homestyler room design app is instantly user-friendly with key features that include floor planning tools, a furniture gallery, and virtual visualization. The drag-and-drop functions easily allow you to create your own designs and dream up floor plans. You can mimic your senior apartment’s cabinetry, appliances, and flooring, and then add your furniture, and nearly every decor item you can think of. Once your design is complete, you can print it out.



Here’s another app to check out that can help you create your floor plans and home design projects online. It helps you set up an editable interactive floor plan, and then lets you click and drag to add and move items and materials, as well as resize items easily. This app is a fast and easy way to get high-quality 2D and 3D floor plans, complete with measurements, room names, and more.


Let’s Get You Settled into a Great Senior Apartment

Now that you’ve got the design tools in hand, explore the wonderful array of floor plan options at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor to create your next perfect home. We not only have great senior apartments, but you’ll also love our outstanding waterfront views and the most vibrant, active lifestyle Red Bank, New Jersey, has to offer. Reach out to schedule a tour, and let us show you around!