IKEA produces a very good design tool that is free to use (its selling there products after all). This is a good tool for the Visual and Kineasthetic learners.
Its a 17MB download that allows you to design kitchens, workspaces and bedrooms. Essentially here is what you do:
- design the room shape and size
- Add furniture from selection
- manipulate the objects – rotate etc
- Change from plan view to 3D and manipulate
The design Workspace – visual and drag and drop
Select the room shape and set the dimensions
Select the basic fixtures and fittings – door, powerpoints etc
Select and place the furniture – rotate to fit
View in 3d – Rotate and change the viewing angle. You can save the end product and also print it.
Here is the file download location (PC Only) - http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/IHP08/IKEA_Home_Planner.exe