Home Tip Of The Week: Best Apps for Home Improvement

HomeTip_AppsHave you heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that”? That’s because it’s true! We’ve picked out a few of the best ones you should download to make home maintenance, repairs, and improvements a bit easier.

Homestyler (Android and iOS, Free) – This app is your 3D home design playground. Place furniture and other decor products in your home to see what they will look like before you buy. Scroll through other user created designs for inspiration. Connect with professionals to get answers to your questions or advice for your projects.

iHandy Level Free/iHandy Carpenter (iOS, Free/$1.99) – Turn your phone into a level with iHandy Level Free, or pay just $1.99 for iHandy Carpenter and get four more tools including a plumb bob, surface level, steel protractor, and steel ruler.

Wikihow (Android and iOS, Free) – Browse thousands of how-to guides from quick repairs to life hacks and DIY projects. Illustrations and videos help you get the job done!

Brightnest (iOS, Free) – Create a home profile including kids, pets, and appliances. Then Brighnest helps you create to-do lists and schedule home maintenance tasks. Plus, they have tons of articles with organizing tips, DIY projects, and more!

iFixit (Android, Free) – The iFixit app takes you through the process of taking something apart, diagnosing the problem, and completing the fix. Search by category or device model for repair and teardown guides.

TapPainter (iOS, $2.99) – Take the guesswork out of painting. Take a photo of your room and TapPainter shows you an accurate preview of what your room would look like painted in a different color.

Color Capture from Benjamin Moore & ColorSnap Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams (Android and iOS, Free) – Both of these apps allow you to pick a color from the real world and find the closest color in their line. Also find complementary colors to your picks.

HandyMan Sidekick (iOS, Free) – Have you ever gotten to the end of a project only to find out that you’re just short of enough paint or wallpaper to finish? Never again! Put in the room’s dimensions as well as the number of windows and doors, and it does all the calculating for you.

Porch (Android and iOS, Free) – Not a DIYer? No problem. Use Porch to find the right professionals for your project. Check their reviews and see who your neighbors have used and love.

Have we missed any that you love? Let us know in the comments!