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You likely use your smartphone, tablet, or other device to play games, interact on social media, and check email. But what about using technology to help you with your home remodeling project? Yes, there’s an app for that. There are lots of home remodeling apps, in fact.

Whether you’re undertaking a new addition, a major renovation, or a small remodel, turn to technology to help you through the process. There are apps allowing you to save inspiration photos, pick paint colors, make sure a window is level, measure a room, and more.

Learn about 10 home remodeling apps that will help you visualize your new space. Then get to work creating your dream home.

  1. iHandy Carpenter App

There’s no need to run to the garage or shed for some simple carpentry tools when you have this app. The app works as a ruler, level, plumb bob, or protractor. The iHandy Carpenter app works on the iPhone, iPad, and is available also as the iHandy Carpenter for the Android, for $1.99.

  1. Handy Man DIY app

Do you ever wish you had a handyman you could consult whenever you’re working on a home remodeling project, such as painting a room or carpeting it? Use the app as a way to calculate the square footage, dimensions of a room, and other information, including estimated project costs. The Handy Man DIY app is $1.99 for iPhone and iPad users, while the Handyman Calculator is free on the Android.

  1. ColorSnap and Color Capture apps

Choosing a paint color for a home remodel is no easy task. Luckily, there are apps out there to help you find that perfect shade. The Sherwin-William’s ColorSnap app (free) lets you scan a color chip to see what it might look like in a sample room. It also matches paint colors to colors in photos you take, to help you find the perfect shade.

Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture App for iPhone and iPad (free) and Color Capture for Android (also free), also lets you match a photo to the closest paint color.

Of course, you’ll want to look at paint chips and samples in person, as there may be differences in how a paint color looks on screen versus how it looks on your walls.

  1. Houzz Interior Design Ideas app

If you’re planning a home renovation or remodel, keeping track of photos of the looks and styles you like is a good idea. Do so with the Houzz Interior Design app, which allows you to search and browse photos and save them to an “ideabook.” Get the Houzz app for iPhone and iPad, or Houzz for Android. Both are free.

  1. Pinterest app

If you don’t already have a Pinterest account, it might be a good idea to get it if you’re remodeling your home. Like Houzz, Pinterest offers a place to browse photos for inspiration, then save, or “pin,” the ones you like. The Pinterest App for iPhone and iPad and the Pinterest App for Android are both free.

  1. Home 3D app

Wondering what your renovation dreams would look like as a reality? Using the Home 3D app for iPhone and iPad, you can place materials on floors and windows, or move floors and windows around to create your perfect space. Then, share them through email or Dropbox. The app is $3.99

  1. Snapguide app

Wondering how to do some simple home renovation projects on your own? Crowdsource with a hammer on the Snapguide app, which offers how-to instructions and photos to guide you through a variety of DIY home projects. If you’ve got the know-how, make your own home reno how-to guide, or check out their gardening or automotive how-tos. Snapguide is free for iPhone and iPad.

  1. HomeZada app

If you need a little bit of help acting as your own project manager, the HomeZada app might be the way to go. Use the app to set project timelines, create a budget and home wish list, and keep track of tasks. The app is free for iPhone, iPad, and Android users.

  1. Zillow Digs app

Zillow Digs takes you beyond just browsing through home photos for inspiration for your next improvement or renovation project. The app uses location data to estimate material and labor costs for your project, and even connects you with local professionals to do the work. The app is free.

  1. Sun Seeker app

You’ve probably noticed which rooms in your home are sunnier than others. But have you used the sun to place artwork, lights, desks or workspaces? Use the Sun Seeker app to stand in a room and pan your phone across the sky. You’ll find out where the sun will be at different times of year and times of day. Quite handy indeed. Sun Seeker for iPhone and iPad is $6.99. Sun Seeker for Android is $5.99.

Whatever your remodeling or addition needs, contact us at Cottage Industries. There’s no obligation to get the conversation started.

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