8 Beneficial Mobile Apps To Download For Your Next Home Improvement Project

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Sam Collins, Negosentro | Mobile applications have become very popular in recent years and there is an app for nearly everything. From reading books on your smartphone to controlling appliances and switching lights on and off. There isn’t much you can’t do with a mobile application.

It comes as no surprise that there are plenty apps to assist you with your pending home renovation project as well. These applications can make a significant difference in your life since there are so many things you can do with them.

Use Home Improvement Mobile Applications For The Following Tasks:

  • discover trendy remodelling ideas
  • take measurements of your room
  • do calculations on the number of tiles you’ll require
  • determine the perfect shade of paint for your room
  • virtually rearrange your furniture without lifting a finger
  • for step-by-step video tutorials
  • to locate a professional to help with your project

Below is a list of mobile applications that can be extremely useful for your renovation project.

Bright Nest

Bright Nest makes it easy to keep track of all your tasks by enabling you to set up reminders. It also gives suggestions on when to schedule maintenance and keeps a record of the company used and costs incurred for services rendered. This app is great if you want to stay on top of your project as well as general maintenance involved in keeping your home in shape.

Photo Measures

This app can prove to be very useful in the planning stage of your renovation project. By downloading this application, you will be able to take photos of your space and add measurements and notes. Added functionality means your photos can be categorically saved in various formats such as JPG and PDF.

RoomScan Pro

If you wish to have a drawing of your room, you will find this app to be beneficial. By using built-in motion sensors of your smartphone, you can easily scan and record your floor plan. Just tap your device on the wall until you hear the beep. Do this for every wall and door frame and in a few seconds, you will have a drawing of your room based on your recordings. You can easily adjust measurements or even combine spaces if needed. Drawings can be saved in different formats such as PDF, DXF and JPG.

iHandy Carpenter

This application uses your phone’s built-in sensors and comes with five nifty tools:

  1. plumb bob to check the verticality of walls
  2. bubble level bar to check horizontal surfaces
  3. surface level to level any flat surface
  4. steel extender to measure angles from 0 to 180 degrees
  5. steel ruler – supporting both inches and centimetres


This application (recommended by DIY Paint Professionals) is a great tool for choosing paint colours for your room. It’s easy to use – you simply take a photo of your room and upload it to the app where the lighting and layout will then be analyzed. You can pick any paint colour to see which one will produce the best results. Easily compare edited images with the original by using the swiping feature. Get the input from your friends and family before making your final decision by sharing the photos via Facebook or email.


This application is an excellent resource application for, but not limited to, home improvement. Within the app, you will find thousands of “how to” tutorials and instructions. From fixing cars, appliances and furniture to anything related to home renovations. It will show you how to open and fix whatever it is you are looking for. And if you don’t have the parts, you can easily link to their online store within the app. If you are an expert, you can upload your own tutorials to help others.


Similar to Pinterest, Houzz is a social network dedicated to home renovations, design and architecture. If design ideas are what you’re after, you will be spoilt for choice with over 10 million of them within this application. Another useful feature recently added is “view my room in 3D”. This enables you to virtually decorate your room without spending a dime.


DIY Home Renovations isn’t everyone’s strength and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Handy is the application you will find most useful since it can help you find contractors in your are to do the renovation job for you. This app enables you to do a background check on contractors and connecting with them on social networks. You can even make secure payments right from the app.

Make your next renovation project less challenging by downloading these mobile apps.