For many people, one of the most fun parts about buying a home is redecorating it.
Most of these sites are trying to sell products, but they are free to use and could give new home owners some good ideas.
DesignMyRoom.com– This is a sophisticated and complex site. It opens with a series of brief videos with Robert Verdi, a charming “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”- style guide to the art of interior decoration. The site allows you to choose furniture, art and accessories for 30 generic rooms.
BHG.com – Choose from Color-a-Room or Color-a-Home (exterior).
AndersonFloors.com– The Image Builder Design Center is a basic program that will change the color of the flooring, walls, ceiling and trim.
WoodFloors.org– From the National Wood Flooring Association, Design a Room is another basic wall and floor site.
Mohawk.Swatchbox.com – Mohawk DreamVision allows you to choose a room type (kitchen, bedroom, bath) and style (traditional, modern, etc.) then start designing.
Corian.com– The My Room Designer offers a good choice of cabinets, wall colors and of course, countertops.