By: Kevin Ahern on December 3rd, 2018
20 Home Remodeling Apps That Will Help You Plan For Your Residential Remodel
Remodeling can be a tedious process, with lots of planning and execution required. Mobile applications relating to home improvement can expedite the process and and may even make remodeling more fun for the homeowner.
These apps simplify the remodeling process by helping homeowners make decisions and by showing them the best path for meeting their home remodeling goals. Modern home remodeling apps are varied in their approach to problem solving. Many homeowners are unaware that these apps even exist. At Litchfield Builders, we want homeowners to have all the home remodeling tools available at their disposal. We know this helps the home improvement process go as smoothly as possible. In this post, we'll talk about some of the best mobile apps for homeowners who are starting a home remodel.
Homeowners often struggle to find interior designers and decide which look is right for their home. Interior design apps help homeowners focus on the aesthetics of their home remodel, so their finished project will be beautiful and add value to the house.
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Houzz Interior Design ideas is a one stop shop for homeowners seeking ideas and products to help them with their home remodel. App users can use Houzz Interior Design Ideas to buy lighting, furnishings and accessories, find professionals to help them with their projects and find inspiration in Houzz's extensive photo library of home improvement projects.
Home Design 3D
Home Design 3D enables users to design a floor plan, view photo-realistic 3D renderings and add furnishings. This is an excellent app for property owners who hope to build a home or add an addition to their existing house.
Room Planner Home Design
Similar to Home Design 3D, the Room Planner Home Design app enables users to design a floor plan and fill imagined rooms with furnishings. Room Planner Home Design enables the user to control texture and colors. Homeowners can use this app to start building projects or imagine changes to existing rooms.
RoomScan Pro provides different ways for homeowners to design their floor plan, including an ingenious function that works by tapping the phone against the walls of the room. RoomScan Pro can help homeowners design their home's exterior as well as interior, and can be useful for designing gardens.
Measurements can be a pain for homeowners who are simply trying to plan an upcoming home remodel. These apps help homeowners take or save measurements with accuracy and ease.
The Photo Measures app enables homeowners to take pictures of their room and save the measurements against the photographs. Photographs with measurements can be used again and again for multiple projects or may be shared with others as needed.
Roomle 3D & AR Room Planner
The Roomle 3D & AR Room Planner is a comprehensive home remodeling app that helps homeowners design floor plans and use augmented reality to populate existing floor plans with furniture. The AR Room Sketching feature allows homeowners to measure and draw rooms, and create a floor plan of any scanned room.
By simply taking a picture, Magicplan users are able to create a floor plan, furnish the plan, create a virtual tour and make notes of future projects. This may be a helpful app for home buyers who want to list projects they'd like to complete as soon as the house has been purchased.
Measured by Lowe's
Measured by Lowe's is a simple app that enables the user to take a digital measurement of anything they want, including rooms, windows, closets and curtains. This handy app is helpful when a tape measure is not easy or practical to use.
Painting projects require homeowners to make tough decisions about paint colors. These apps make it easier.
This app designed by Behr paint company allows the app user to browse through Behr paint colors, sample paint colors on interior walls, photo match colors, save images and "paint" a room using touch technology.
Similar to the Behr paint app, the Color Capture paint app allows users to explore Benjamin Moore paint and paint combinations. Users can save images, post them to social media pages and explore Benjamin Moore color collections.
PANTONE Studio allows the user to create palettes and share palettes through social media and through the Cloud account. This is a good tool for homeowners to use when sharing palettes with interior designers and contractors.
Color911 app users are able to select colors from photographs, create color palettes, organize palettes and share or email palettes as desired. This is a great tool for communicating with potential designers, architects and contractors. Homeowners can also use this app to share palettes with friends and get feedback before starting a painting project.
Decorating is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the home remodel process. These apps can help.
The roOomy app enables users to browse furniture, buy from retailer sites and use augmented reality to view potential products in the home.
App users with IKEA Place are able to shop for IKEA furniture and use augmented reality technology to drop images of IKEA furniture into pictures of the home, so that homeowners can decide for themselves whether or not to make a purchase.
The Art.com app enables users to search for art prints online. Augmented reality technology allows users to sample prints and see how they would look on their walls at home.
Home maintenance can be overwhelming for homeowners, but these apps make it easier to keep track of and complete projects.
The BrightNest app enables homeowners to save home improvement reminders, view tips and explore articles relating to home improvement and design.
The Housepad App is a good app for tracking potential projects and organizing the home. Lists can get shared and stored for future reference. This is a great app for home buyers who have a lot going on and who want to stay organized.
HomeZada allows users to inventory and track items in the home, either for organization purposes or even for insurance reasons.
The iHandy Carpenter app is five tools in one, including a plumb bob, bubble level bar, surface level, ruler and protractor. The app requires some calibration and then it's ready to use.
The Handy.com app makes it easy to book home maintenance services, so users can save time and energy on home improvement projects.
Starting a Home Renovation or Improvement Project?
These apps are a great foundational piece when planning out your upcoming project. From a simple fixer-upper to complex renovations and remodels, it's important to plan ahead and have the right people in place to get the job done right.
In order to find the right people for the job, you need to know exactly what you need from a contractor. To help you get started, check out our Free E-book, How to Choose a Professional Home Remodeling Contractor.
About Kevin Ahern
Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.