Starting on a home renovation project can be quite the challenge, but thanks to today’s advances in internet technology, you can find an application for just about anything, even DIY and home improvement projects.
Home improvement apps can make all the difference in the world and here’s what you can do with home improvement smart device apps:
- find the renovation cost and return on investment
- find fresh remodeling ideas
- measure your room
- calculate how many tiles you need
- find the perfect shade of paint
- virtually rearrange the furniture in your home
- act as a level to hang your portraits, photos and mirrors
- offer step-by-step video instructions
- locate an expert to help with your renovation
Below are some of the most useful applications you can download before starting your home improvement project.
Using your phone’s built-in sensors, this application can turn your device into a useful set of tools. You can use the level bar and surface bubble to check horizontal surfaces and the plumb bob to check vertical surfaces. The ruler (on screen) can be used for small measurements and the steel gauge to calculate angles of up to 180 degrees.
Photo measures is a helpful application for the planning part of your project. Simply take photos of your rooms and add color-coded measurements, and notes. These photos can be saved in JPG or PDF formats, imported and exported in various sizes as well as sorted by category.
This application is great when it comes to choosing the perfect paint color for your room and is recommended by Interior Painting Contractors. You only need to take a photo of your room and upload it to the application where it will analyze the room layout and lighting. Now you can pick any color to see how your room will look painted in different hues. An added swiping feature makes it easy to compare processed photos with the original. You can also share images via email or Facebook.
Houzz is a social network devoted to interior design and home renovations and architecture. It gives you access to more than 10 million high-res images of design ideas, as well as new features like “View in My Room 3D” where you can virtually test out almost 2 million products in your own home.
This remodeling app has multiple features which are useful in the remodeling journey of a project. The features include: estimating the cost of remodeling projects within minutes in real time, calculating the equity built (return on investment) from the remodeling project, finding contractors in your neighborhood with a full summary of their online presence on their profiles, requesting a quote from a contractor, and finding the best loans available for financing your home renovations and getting connected with the right lender.
6. RoomScan Pro
RoomScan makes it possible to scan and record the floor plan of your room by using the motion sensors built into your smart device. It’s easy to use – by tapping your phone on the wall, you wait for the beep sound. Repeat on every wall and door frame. Once you are done, the app makes a drawing of your space based on your recordings. You can now edit measurements manually or combine rooms. These drawings can be saved in JPG, PDF and DXF files.
iFixIt can be used but aren’t limited to home improvement. You can use it to find repair instructions for cars, smartphones, appliances, and furniture. It guides you through the method of opening the device, diagnosing the issue as well as repairing it. You can use the links to the online store inside the application in case you don’t have the parts needed for repairs. You can even upload your own guide to the application to help out other users.
If you don’t have the time or the necessary skills for your home improvement project, plumbing or electrical work, don’t fear, there’s an app for that too! Handy is a tool to find professionals in your area that can handle the project for you. With this app, you can do a thorough background check on handymen and house cleaners. You can also make a secure payment straight from the application.
Home Improvement projects don’t have to be scary, especially with all the helpful applications available to assist you. Download the home remodel apps mentioned above and renovate your home like a pro.