As a project for my hobby website, I've been taking floor plans provided by others, and converting them into rendered views of the space depicted in the plans. For the two completed "visualizations", I used The Sims 2. However, the computer on which I had done those decided to render itself useless, and its replacement doesn't support installing TS2. I'm therefore looking for alternatives to continue the project with. I have The Sims 3, but I'm finding it far more difficult to build with than The Sims 2 was. What other software is there that I can use for this? It doesn't need to be a "game" or "simulation"; actual space-planning software would also be acceptable - but I don't want the learning curve to be too high, and the more customizable things like "paint", "wallpaper", "fabric", "carpeting/rugs", etc. are, the happier I will be.
Free, obviously, is preferred, but I'm not averse to spending to spending a moderate amount (say, up to US$100 or so) on the software.
I will be running this on Windows 10 on a Surface Pro 3.
(I can't create the tag space-planning; not enough rep).