Top House Renovation Apps

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There are many Apps and tools out there which can help you plan and implement your House Renovation. Some are better than others! Here are my top 5 House Renovation Apps, tried and tested!

Toocube (free)

Designed to assist you to plan your renovations, Home Made is a mobile and web application that provides you with a budget of renovation costs calculated and generated in seconds, on your mobile, tablet or pc.

Simply input some details about the property, select the renovations you would like to do and then you will see your first draft budget in seconds, which you can then edit, mail, print and export.

You can save up to ten projects, run various scenarios and compare your budgets with different quality finishes. You can log-in and access your saved projects from anywhere, anytime. And it’s free!

Visit toocube.com/renovista to download the app, available from itunes App Store, Google Play and Blackberry App World.

Houzz (free)

Called the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design” by CNN, Houzz has the largest database of home design ideas on the net, with over 1,000,000 high resolution photos. Browse photos by style, room and location and save them to your virtual ideabook — it’s the equivalent of clipping design magazines to a scrapbook — making ideas easier to search, save, and share. Experience Houzz.com as an iPad app and save your photos locally for offline access. Join the discussion and get the community to help with your design dilemmas. Find everything from products curated by the editorial team to top-rated local designers, architects, contractors and other home pros who can help you realize your ideas. The best part is, browsing your ideabook, they’ll get exactly what you’re trying to do.

ColorChange (£1.79 approx)

ColorChange allows you to take any image and change the colours so you can easily visualize what a room, landscape, or object would look like in a different colour. With its unique “Magic” selection tool, it makes it easy to select desired areas of your image, and lets you change the colors with ease and flexibility.

ColorChange is perfect for interior designers, decorators, or do-it-yourselfers looking to choose that perfect paint colour. It is the first tool designed specifically for the iPhone that gives you timely visualization of your next painting or decorating project – never pick a bad colour again!

Ikea (free)

3D kitchen planner

Browse the entire Ikea catalogue from your phone for free with this app from iTunes. Also, on the main website, Ikea have some great tools for planning your house projects. Use the 3D kitchen planner to create your perfect kitchen complete with prices and, once you are happy, Ikea can access what you have designed instore to speed up the buying process. There’s also a brilliant Office Planner which you can use either from scratch with an empty room or choose a style and go from there. Plus bathroom and storage planners too.

 

SmartTools (£1.60)

Smart Tools

This app is available on Android from Google play and is a very useful addition to your phone. For example, if you are putting up a picture, use Set 1 to get the correct level. So much easier than hunting down the spirit level you can never find!

Smart Tools is a complete package of 5 app sets. It includes 5 Pro sets which gives you a total of 15 tools. In a word, an “All-in-One” app for all your tool needs.

Set 1: Length, Angle, Slope, Level, Thread – Smart Ruler Pro

Set 2: Distance, Height, Width, Area – Smart Measure Pro

Set 3: Compass, Metal detector, GPS – Smart Compass Pro

Set 4: Sound level meter, Vibrometer – Sound Meter Pro

Set 5: Flashlight, Magnifier – Smart Light Pro

If you have come across any more great apps then please share them!

About

My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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