I am going to be finishing my basement. I would like to design the new basement myself using design software. What is the recommended home design software?
Good roundup of tools from here: http://www.charlesandhudson.com/archives/2010/07/3d_virtual_room_planning_tools.htm
A couple that stand out, both run in your browser, and allow drag-and-drop of furniture and appliances, measurements on walls, 3D renderings, etc.
I used 3D Home Architect several years ago. It worked well and was inexpensive. As a matter of fact, I got it to design my basement.