With the Holidays here and the end of the year approaching, you might be starting to think about all those home improvement and DIY projects you had set yourself as goals for 2015. Or you might already be thinking about what you plan to do around the house during next year. Whichever it is, there are a number of Android apps which can help. Whether it is buying the goods, making calculations or just inspiration you are looking for, below are ten home improvement and design apps worth checking out.
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The Home Depot
If you are a regular home improvement person, they you will likely already be very familiar with Home Depot. This is your one stop shop to everything needed to take on any and all home improvement projects. With the official app, you can easily locate products in store, put together a shopping list and even take an image of what you are looking for and be presented with similar products.
Every handyman needs a good calculator to make sure their measurements are correct and this is an app which looks to be your one stop calculator tool. This app will allow you to convert all the more basic calculations as well as calculate materials needed based on size and even comes with specific calculators for the likes of carpenters, construction and woodworking.
Interior Design Ideas
If you are in need of some inspiration for your next home improvement project, then it is worth checking out an app like Interior Design Ideas. This app is designed to try and inspire and comes with a number of images to spurn that inspiration. This also handily doubles as a wallpaper app too as you can simply set any image to be your wallpaper. A good way to have a permanent reminder of your next project.
Home Design 3D
For those who are serious about their next home improvement project, Home Design 3D is an interesting app. This is a home design app but thanks to its focus on creating 3D style images, you can really map out the room or look you want to create. Rooms can be reshaped, filled with whatever interior you like and provide an all round really good view of how your next project might look.
Houzz Interior Design Ideas
If you are still stuck for inspiration, then you won’t find much more of a choice of images to look through than with Houzz. This app claims to have over eight million high-resolution images to be inspired with. So you are sure to find your next project or at least inspiration of some sort.
Dr. Panda’s Handyman
Need an app to keep the kids distracted while you work on your next project? Well, Dr Panda’s Handyman might just be the app. This is a paid app but is one which comes with a clear home improvement focus. Good way to help introduce the kids to what you are doing as well as keeping theme entertained.
Homestyler Interior Design
Although, this is another home design inspiration app, this is one which is a little different – as it is designed to be used to highlight how ‘real’ products will look as part of your next project.. So if you are looking at changing a room and don’t want to see an image of what it could look like, but instead what it will look like with specific chairs, decor and so on, then this could be a good app to try. Simply snap an image of the room in question and start added the items.
If you are just looking for a quick and easy tool to help you plan out a room or an entire house project, then Floor Plan Creator will do just that. This is a nice little app to help you determine if a certain size room will fit certain sized products and just get an overall view of how the room should be laid out prior to starting.
As well as Home Depot, you might be planning on stopping by your local Lowe’s store to find the right ingredients for your next project. If that is the case then you will want to download the app. like the Home Depot app, this one will ensure you know what you are getting before you head out to the store. Not to mention this is one which comes with Android Wear support too.
Closing out the list today is YouTube. While you might not think of this as a traditional home improvement app, the benefit of YouTube is that it has videos on just about everything, including home improvement. Need some ideas, need a brush up or detailed instructions on how to do a certain task, whatever it is you are looking for, YouTube probably has a video for it.