Redesigning your living room no longer requires a tape measure thanks to a new app from Sensopia. The company’s app, MagicPlan, is a free iOS tool that lets you create virtual floor plans of your home using photos that you take with your phone.
Using these photos, MagicPlan measures your rooms and creates virtual drawings of your floor plan just by taking pictures. You can save PDF, JPG and DXF files of the floor plans, or publish an interactive floor plan online. These floor plans are available as in-app purchases beginning at $2.99.
California Home and Design took a test drive of the app:
Admittedly, it takes a few tries to get used to the overlay images and grids as you rotate in the center of a room, but the plans are correctible, and we love that you get the dimensions of walls, doors and windows in addition to the general layout. The app does not do curves (yet) and new construction is easier than vintage, plus MagicPlan seems easier to use on an iPad than an iPhone. We wouldn’t buy a sofa without it.