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Fresh paint, shiny hardware, new floors — it’s fun to think about updating your home, but the thought of all the work involved could hold you back from getting started. Luckily, technology has you covered. Check out these helpful home renovation apps designed to make your DIY dreams more attainable.
If you’re obsessed with beautiful interiors, architecture, and design, Houzz is the spot for you to find design inspiration. It’s available on both iOS and Android, and it’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing by providing inspiration for your space.
Pinterest is like a grown-up version of a mood board that allows you to discover and save (or “pin”) design and décor ideas for your home. Free on iOS and Android, this app can help anyone easily organize thoughts and plans and help set objectives for home renovations. With images and links to websites from all around the world, you can find what you’re looking for — and maybe even stumble upon a few ideas you never would have thought of on your own.
TapPainter is one of the coolest home renovation apps on this list, because it allows you to visualize paint colors in the rooms of your home before you decide on a specific color to purchase. Exploring different colors is important prior to buying paint, and you can play around with the app’s color wheel, choose a color from a fan deck of an available paint brand, or if you already have paint swatches, you can enter them into the app and compare with other brands and colors. The app costs $2.99 and is available on iOS.
Home Design 3D™
When it comes to remodeling your place of residence, Home Design 3D is one of the better home renovation apps out there that can be a huge help. You build your own home on the app, design 2D blueprints of rooms, and visualize them in 3D. This is great for testing out furniture placement and other renovation ideas before investing time and money into something you may not end up liking. The app is free on iOS and Android.
Hutch, free on iOS and Android, is a home renovation app created so that people can try out décor styles and ideas in their spaces by taking a picture of the room they’re renovating. Users then upload the picture, and the app will render a virtual design that shows you how your room could look with updated décor — even giving you links to the items online to make shopping for them that much easier.
Photo Measures is an app that allows you to take a photo of your space, draw out your measurements, customize them, and then organize them all in one place. The app also features automatic synchronization and the ability to export designs to your phone’s camera roll, your email, or your printer.
The HandyMobi home renovation app helps you efficiently organize your home improvement projects. You can view and share DIY ideas that feature step-by-step guides and material lists, and the app also offers a free toolbox unit converter, a level tool, and a calculator to help simplify your do-it-yourself projects. The app is free on iOS and Android.
HomeAdvisor is a prompt and resourceful way to connect with reliable and top-rated home professionals whose help you might need on your home renovation. You can discover and compare companies and individuals, schedule appointments, read customer reviews ,and instantly book a contractor all from this free app on iOS and Android.
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