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5 Hot Apps For Home Renovations

1. Homestyler Interior Design

Cost – Free
Operating system – Apple / Google Play

If home decoration is your thing, this app will set your world on fire. It allows you to snap a pic of your space and then freestyle with paint colours, light-fittings and furniture from real brands.

There’s also lots to look at with a design stream full of photos, articles and how-to’s.


2. MagicPlan

Cost – Free
Operating system – AppleGoogle Play

Every good renovator needs a plan. MagicPlan creates indoor maps based on your photos.

Don’t worry about taking measurements or moving furniture. Just point and shoot, and this app will measure your rooms and draw a floorplan. It also lets you make notes, mark doorways and windows, and combine rooms.


3. Remodelista

Cost – $2.99
Operating system – Apple

Ideal for the do-it-yourself renovator or the dreamer, Remodelista is a sourcebook for interior design, architecture and style. Users can browse the daily content, which is sorted by categories such as kitchen, living and dining for inspiration.

The latest version is so popular, it has 980 ratings with an average of four and a half stars. The LITE version is free.


4. iHandy Carpenter

Cost – $2.49
Operating system – AppleGoogle Play

Just when you thought smart phones and tablets couldn’t get any better, along comes an app like iHandy Carpenter.

It contains five tools:

  • a plumb bob
  • surface level
  • bubble level bar
  • protractor
  • ruler

Keep this app handy when checking to see if floors, walls and surface tops are level and you won’t need to worry about carting around a toolbox anymore!


5. Kitchens. New design ideas from professionals

Cost – Free
Operating system – Apple 

If you’re anything like the typical renovator, you take your time selecting the right finishes to make the room look just so.

Kitchens are the most commonly renovated areas, but also one of the trickiest to get right. So if you need some reassurance, look no further than this app.