Download these apps and make your dream home a reality.
Looking to make some improvements to your home but don’t know where to start? These apps can help you visualise your project before you begin, meaning you’ll be sure it’s your style, saving you money for corrections further down the line.
1. iHandy Carpenter
Think of this app as your handyman toolkit in the palm of your hand. For just £1.99, you can get the full set including plumb bob, spirit level, protractor and ruler. Alternatively, for free, you can download the lite version of the spirit level tool.
2. Dulux visualizer
If you’re thinking of changing a colour scheme but just can’t decide the best way to go, this clever Dulux app could help. It allows you to take quick snaps of the walls you want to re-decorate and use their colours to see what suits. You can also colour match to existing furniture, get recommendations for complementary colours, order testers and check stockists and share your design ideas with family and friends.
3. RoomScan Pro
If you’re looking to make a full restructure within your home, or are buying a new house and looking to work on your floorplan, this app is a very useful one to have. To use, you simply tap your phone against the walls and watch the intelligent software draw out an accurate floorplan for you to manually edit and use to plan your new home. See a helpful demo of it in action here.
Snapguide is like Pinterest, but for how-to guides and tutorials. It’s the perfect app for anyone who likes the feeling of satisfaction you get from doing things around the house for yourself. From DIY to cooking, arts & crafts to general life hacks, it’s perfect for discovering new and developing existing skills.
5. Photo Measures
This app allows you take photos of the rooms in your home and save the measurement. Really helpful for when you’re out shopping or speaking to professionals about your home and want to give them an idea of what they’re dealing with without them having to visit.
6. Home Design 3D
A full home remodel is an exciting but scary time, will the space work the way you want it to if you add/remove walls? With this app, you can try before you buy, so to speak, even going as far as seeing how the light will affect your home at different times of day.
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