If your household is in need of renovations, your mobile device is a solid first step. There are many home improvement, DIY and interior design apps that can offer beneficial information when it comes to fixing up or redoing your home.
Some apps function as calculators to determine the estimated price of materials, while others provide fix-it guides and paint color matching functionality. Many of the apps are free, while some cost a small fee for access.
Below, we’ve put together a list of apps that can provide guidance and inspiration for your home improvement projects.
iFixit is a free app for Android and iOS devices. This DIY app helps you diagnose household problems, make repairs, and make replacements if necessary. You can look through categories, device models, featured guides, and upload your own teardown or repair guide to the app. The app has another great feature. If you need any tools or parts, it includes a link to iFixIt’s online store.
The Homezada app is available for iOS and Android devices, and it’s free. Homezada is a one-stop shop that handles every aspect of your household, including insurance and maintenance. It’s beneficial for renovations, providing a project management platform to set deadlines, monitor your budget, and manage your to-do list.
Adornably is a free app for iOS that allows you to design and shop for your home from your mobile device. The app lets you visualize furniture and décor in the room of your choice. If you decide to buy something, just click on the item(s), and it will be placed in your shopping cart!
4. iHandy Carpenter
The $1.99 iHandy Carpenter app is available on iOS devices. Sensors in your iPhone or iPad can turn the devices into a set of handy carpentry tools. The surface and bubble level of each device will let you check surfaces that are even. A plumb bob will also allow you to test the verticality of walls in your home. Angles up to 180 degrees can be measured with a steel protractor, while the ruler is displayed on the screen and you can see measurements in inches and centimeters.
5. Home Improvement Calcs
The Home Improvement Calcs app is designed for iOS devices and can be purchased for $1.99. The app offers various calculators and estimation tools for typical construction projects, landscaping, and home improvement task. If you need to determine the calculations of a particular job, all you need to do is enter the measurements, and the app will provide you with results.
6. Handyman Calculator
The Handyman Calculator app is free for Android devices, and it’s great for DIY enthusiasts and construction workers alike. The app is equipped with both esoteric and simple calculations. Some of the calculations include fractions, unit conversions, density, arc length, and rebar weight. This is the perfect app for home improvement mavens who want to make sure their projects go perfectly.
Houzz, which is free for iOS and Android devices, encompasses a vast repository of articles, discussions, and pictures that can be used for home improvements and interior design ideas. It can help with ideas that you may not know how to put together, and bring them to life. Houzz is one of the best apps to help you find unusual furniture, or seek advice from local professionals or talented amateurs to assist you with your home improvements.
ServiceLive, has a free app for service providers currently performing work on the ServiceLive network. The app let’s service providers manage work orders anywhere, anytime. It’s like having an office manager in your pocket! The ServiceLive Mobile App is available for free on Android and iPhone.
Each of these apps can provide you with all of the resources you need for your maintenance, home improvements, and interior design ideas. There really is an app for everything!
Abby Perkins is Editor in Chief at Software Providers, where she writes about all things technology.