10 Essential iPhone Apps for Home Improvement

 

Every few years, houses need updating, to replace designs and interiors that go out of style. But embarking on a home improvement project could mean taking care of every detail from what color to paint, how many cartoons of tiles to buy to which timber floor to use. Regardless of how big or small the project, choices need to be made in every step towards our Dream Home!

 

Thanks to technology geniuses, we are now spoiled with choices of mobile apps. We have shortlisted the following 10 mobile apps which can help you plan your home improvement projects more efficiently.

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Designing & Inspiration

 

1)  Dream Home: This app contains beautiful high quality photos of fantastic interior designs. Designers from worldwide have contributed inspiration photos to help you in color, style, room and design. Photos are added on a weekly basis and the slideshow navigation is very easy. Perfect way to copy some home decorating ideas!
Price: FREE, $2.99 (Rated 4 stars)

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2)  Houzz Interior Design Ideas: It’s a free photo bank app that contains over 150,000 high quality interior design images. Houzz is definitely a one-stop shop for inspiration. With this app you have full access to their photo libraries and can save images to virtual idea books. There are also tabs with product suggestions, inspiration from professionals and design ideas galore.
Price: FREE (Rated 4 stars)

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Color

 

3)  ColorSmart by BEHR Mobile: ColorSmart by BEHR lets you browse the brand’s full array of paint colors. This app is an easy and convenient way to find, coordinate or preview a BEHR paint color for all your paint projects. The app has a “color match” feature that allows you to take a photo, tap on the color you’d like to match and pull up the most accurate BEHR suggestion. There are also pre-designed rooms in the app that you can redesign with different colors, simply by tapping and choosing new palettes.

Price: FREE (Rated 4 stars)

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4)  Palettes: Palettes is great for creating color schemes. If you’re trying to match colors to a paint or a design piece, the Palettes app allows you to grab colors from photographs or websites and match them with support for many different color schemes.
Price: FREE, $2.99, $5.99 (Rated 4 stars)

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DIY Tools

 

5)  Home Space Planning Design Tool – Mark On Call HD With this easy-to-use app, designing and space planning your rooms is like having a personal product showroom with an on-call interior designer right at your fingertips! The Mark on Call iPad/iPhone app helps you to plan, preview and carry out your design visions while staying organized and within budget. It was created by interior designer Mark Lewison and based on his home decorating book, What Would You Do With This Room?
Price: $1.99 (Rated 4 stars)

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6)  iHandy Level Free: Hanging a photo? Putting up a shelf? Are the angles straight? Wall hanging project becomes simple and easy. The iHandy Level Free app is a simple, but highly effective tool that provides a precise measure for alignment. You can use the level in landscape, portrait or face-up mode to help with any kind of home improvement project.
Price: FREE (Rated 4 stars)

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7)  Carpet & Floors Calculators: Carpet & Floors Calculators is a very simple flooring calculator app will price carpet or tile floors based on square footage and price per square foot.
Price: Free (Rated 4 stars)

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8)  Hardwood Flooring Design: Want to know how your space will look with hardwood flooring before you purchase? Hardwood flooring design takes the guess work out of imagining and gives you the power to see it before you buy it. The app is like a visual floor dictionary, providing information about wood species and buyer information.
Price: Free (Rated 4 stars)

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9)  Photo Measures: Most home improvement projects require taking measurements. Photo Measures allows you to take a photo of an object or room and write the measurements directly over it, thereby keeping all your measurements in one mobile place and removing the need for elaborate sketches.
Price: $4.99 (rated 4 stars)

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10)  Moodboard: The Moodboard iPad app is the bestselling app for creating mood and inspiration boards. Each board is a blank canvas for organizing the things that inspire you. You can import photos from your library or use the built-in web browser to grab photos from the internet. Add photos, text, color swatches, and special elements to your inspiration boards, then share them with friends and colleagues via email, Facebook or Twitter. Dream home in the making!
Price: $9.99 (rated 4 stars)

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These are 10 iPhone apps we think will help you get the home improvement job done. If you have any you’d like to add, feel free to share with us in the comment section. After all, you can never have too many iPhone apps. Don’t you agree?

 

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One Response to 10 Essential iPhone Apps for Home Improvement

  1. Wow! Cool apps! Certainly will come in handy esp the water level! :)

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