Now that we are firmly into the new year, many of us have probably started thinking about all the projects we plan to get done this year. Get into shape, put up that shed, join a new club and so on. Home improvements have always been one of those things which we plan to do and yet seem to take our time getting around to doing. If you are planning on doing any home improvements or DIY projects during the upcoming spring then here is a quick rundown of ten home improvement related apps for android.
Before you start any renovation or home projects you will first need to know what and how much materials you will need. This is where our first app today comes in. Handyman Calculator does exactly that. The app contains a whole wealth of different measurement and construction calculators to help you accurately assess what materials you will need. Not to mention it also includes a number of handy additional features like ‘to-do’ lists and so on.
Now that you know what (and how much) materials you need to take on your latest endeavor, you will need to head down to the shops to get them. Of course, the biggest of these shops is Home Depot and they have an app too. With this app you can make sure they have the materials you need, check the price and buy online. Should help to make your shopping trip there a little quicker.
DIY and home improvement should not be all work and with that in mind you might want to kill some time playing this makeover game with a twist. With a clear focus on home makeovers, this one revolves around the ever increasing ‘hidden object’ games. So if you like that sort of game then this will be right up your street. If you do like it, then as the name suggests there are two more games in this series available to download.
When doing your home projects, sometimes instructions and measurements can be a little tricky to get your head around. Inches, millimeters, liters, gallons. Well, if all those are a little confusing then maybe ConverPad will be of help, as it offers direct unit conversion of most measurements and weights. Great for when you need that extra bit of information.
If you want some home improvements done but don’t really fancy doing the work yourself, then Home Improvement & Remodel may just be the answer. This handy little app lets you simply take a picture of the project you want to be done. You then submit the image along with some brief details and within 24 hours you received three competitive quotes for the work from work people in your area.
If you are still unsure of what you want done and are in need of a little inspiration then Houzz Interior Design may just provide that much-needed food for thought. This app contains numerous images and photos designed to provide style ideas to those who need it. Flip through the images by design or even by room and save your favorite ones to your personal ‘ideabook’.
This app follows on from the principles of the Houzz although takes the idea sentiment to a whole new level. With this app, you can use your ideas to visually see how the room will look. You can start with a blank canvas room and literally build up the style of room you want and see how it looks before you embark on the real thing.
Like everything else, sometimes for a good idea you just need some feedback from another person. This is where DIYChatroom comes in. This is, in short, a forum for everything DIY. Need ideas? Want to ask somebody something? Advice? Or just liked chatting about spirit levels, then this might be worth a download.
If you are looking for a real all-in-one type solution to DIY and project planning than HandyMobi may be the answer. Basically, this is a digital organizer which can help you plan, track and implement your project. Not to mention, that it also comes with a built-in unit converter, spirit level and calculator.
Once you have completed all your DIY and home improvement projects you might want to sit down, relax and admire your handiwork. What better way than to open the latest edition of Ideal Home and Garden. With this app, the latest edition will always be there in your hand. And you never know, it just might inspire you to start thinking about your next project.