5 of the Best Interior Design Apps for Home Renovation
We all have home renovation projects that we want to get stuck into. Project Management can be an issue and taking the time to choose how to go about a project is vital in getting it right. Whether you are looking into upgrading your kitchen design, adding a built in wardrobe or knocking through a wall, we’ve got the apps that will make all the difference.
Best for Room Inspiration
Without doubt one of the best apps out there for home inspiration. The apps holds collections of photographs of all types of rooms, locations and products. The Houzz content team curate the products in detail and it even includes a directory of professionals in your local area. These range from contractors, designers and architects. Even when you save photographs, you can still access them offline. The app is free and available on iOS and Android.
Best for Colour and Paint
Pantone recently announced ‘Orchid’ as the ‘2014 Colour of the Year’. Stay on trend with colour inspiration by downloading this app, available on iOS and Android. Over 13,000 colours are included on this app so you can browse your choice of paint for your walls, floors and furniture to your heart’s content. Already have a primary colour selected but looking for a complimentary colour to highlight a room? This app will suggest colour combinations where needed. If you’re an iOS user, you can also print out a colour palette as the app works with Apple’s AirPrint.
Best for Layouts and 3D Modelling
ABC News in the US recently reviewed Home3D and described it as ‘one of the best 3D modelling apps available’. While it’s only available to iOS users currently, it packs a punch when it comes to recording the exact blueprint and house dimensions on your iPhone or iPad. The biggest advantage is that you will be able to get a visual of what your room will look like and also make sure that everything fits to the specifications that you need.
Best for Measurements
This apps is available on iPhone and iPad, it saves measurements onto the photographs of your rooms. Take a picture, add in the measurements and zoom in or out for more details as needed. The main benefit is that it is very handy when you are on the go and considering new furniture in store or online. If you are someone who is often asking yourself ‘will it fit’? This is the app for you.
By David Dempsey