5 Design Apps to Help You Plan Home Renovations

August 24, 2017

7:15 am

If you are tired of the outdated look in your home, you do not need to buy a new home or move to another house. You can remodel your house and give it a modern outlook. Luckily, you use design tools on your mobile device to help you with different aspects of renovations. The apps are useful to homeowners who intend to do renovations on their own and to professional constructors and designers. Here are some design apps for that HGTV-like renovation project to help.

Buildshop

Building just got a lot easier. This app is a must-have tool for homeowners, designers, builders, and remodelers. The app allows you to plan and organize all your constructions projects. You can estimate the cost of your home renovations and schedule all related activities. Buildshop comes with predefined checklists and a to-do list feature. Hence, you can break down the projects into small tasks and tick off the lists as you proceed. The app also has a project scrapbook and a feature that enables you to share your drawings with professionals for advice. The most compelling part is that all these features are on one platform, versus having to search different tools. The app for homeowners is always free but you can upgrade to the pro software for more professional features used by builders, service providers, and contractors.

Magicplan

You need indoor data when planning home renovations. Magicplan helps you with this first step. You can collect and organize all the indoor data you need and even share it with a contractor. Forget about the traditional tape measures. You can take room measurements using the camera on your tablet or smartphone. Hence, you can visualize the improvements needed in each room. The app allows you to add more data such the floor type and ventilation. Magicplan has a free and paid version, and compatible with Android and iOS devices.

ColorSnap

Picking the new colors for different rooms can be frustrating especially when you have little knowledge on how to blend colors. The Sherman Williams ColorSnap app helps you to pick the right colors easily. You use the app to scan a color chip and a sample of how your walls will appear on your phone screen. If you don’t know which color to choose, the app will provide suggestions. The free app is available on iOS and Android devices.

The Homestyler Interior Design

Your home renovations may include changing the interior design. Choosing home decorations is a challenging task for homeowners. Luckily, you can explore different ideas of home decoration on this app. You take a picture of your space and then experiment with different colors, furniture, and lightings. The app provides items from real brands. Hence, you can tell how your home will look after renovations on your screen. In addition, the app has so many photos with different interior design ideas. Hence, if you cannot figure out the best items for your home, you can copy some ideas from the photos. You also have access to interior design tutorials and articles to help you with your home renovations. You can download the app at no cost on Google Play and Apple stores.

HomeZada

The advantage of using home renovations apps like HomeZada is that you can become the project manager even when working with professionals. This app will help you create tasks and set deadlines for each task. You can also create a budget for the project. Another amazing feature of this app is the capability to create a wish list for the items you intend to purchase for the renovations. You can use your phone camera to take photos of the items and save them on the app. Alternatively, you can save links to the stores where you intend to purchase the items. The wish list will help you create a budget and estimate the full cost of renovations. HomeZada has a free and paid version and is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Take advantage of these design tools to make your renovation go a bit smoother.

Read more on apps to streamline your to dos at home at TechCo

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