What are the best home improvement and remodeling apps for DIYers?

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    #1Houzz

    Houzz

    Houzz Interior Design Ideas is a complete app that will help you to design the home that you want. Discover and buy furniture and accessories with the best prices, watch how they fit in your room and know local professionals.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "I love all the design choices, especially since one can look at one's own style preferences without having to look at things that one isn't interested in. I do have a few issues, however. I wish that the exterior pics of the same house were all in one place, because I am saving pics of the same house without realizing it until I click on the more tab. It would be helpful to be able to save all pics of a house at one time when the save button is clicked, without having to save each and every pic of the same house. Also, when I click the more button, sometimes there are only pics of other houses the developer has built instead of the house I'm interested in. I also wish there was a way to "save" or "bookmark" one's place in the exterior pics. When the app frequently stops(which is another issue), or I have to stop looking for whatever reason, I must scroll through every single pic again to get to where I was before. Since there are multiple views of the same house and some houses look very similar, this is annoying and time consuming since there are thousands of pics to scroll through. I would love to give y'all 5 stars because I really love the app and find it very useful, but due to these issues, I can't! Fix them, and there will be 5 stars from me! "
  2. 17

    #2Homestyler

    Homestyler
    With Homestyler Interior Design & Decorating Ideas you can visualize how furniture and decoration fit in your home before you buy them. You only have to snap a photo of the space and the app will transform it into a virtual room. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Sophia Lai
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "Whenever I need ideas for my new home. I rely on this app for that."
  3. 15

    #3Home Improvement Calcs

    Home Improvement Calcs

    Home Improvement Calcs is a useful app that features more than 55 estimators for carpentry, installation and concrete projects, among others. With this tool you easily understand and manage project timings and deadlines.

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Eugene Jensen
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "Home Improvement Calcs is a must if you're into home improvement. My handyman showed it to me while he was doing some repairs. He says that he doesn't go to work without it anymore."
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    #4Mark on Call

    Mark on Call

    Created by interior designer Mark Lewison, Mark On Call is an app that will help you to plan and decorate your home. Create room templates, measure spaces and furniture and make shopping lists to track your buying decisions.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Frank Stone
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I love doing things myself at home. I love designing everything myself. It makes everything feel so much like home. I am always on the lookout for things to use online and Mark on Call is amazing and will help a ton if you love to do stuff yourself. So much great info in there. I would recommend you check it out. "
  2. 11

    #5magicplan

    magicplan

    The magicplan app will help you to design your home like a professional. You can create floor plans, view the rooms in 3D and furnish your home. After, you will be able to export your plan in different formats and share them with the community of users of the app.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Ethan Gonzalez
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This is an excellent app. You can put together a floor plan but it is not a full home improvement app"
  3. 11

    #6Handyman Calculator

    Handyman Calculator

    Handyman Calculator is a helpful tool for contractors and home owners involved in home renovation projects. Thi app calculates materials and time spent, allowing you to create also to-do lists to manage your projects in an easy way.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Concepción Núñez
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "This is a really cool tool to have for any DIYers out there! It offers lot of different calculators and tools to use to get the work done. It really compacts everything you need into a single app, rather than Googling each and every different calculator/formula each time. Awesome!"
  4. 9

    #7TapPainter

    TapPainter
    TapPainter is a useful app if you are thinking of painting the walls of your house. It allows you to explore colors and visualize the space. Just take and upload a picture of the room, select the color, tap and you instantly paint the wall.
    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Raymond Cook
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Time to paint the kids bedroom, cant get them to go with one color. Since they only get one color we have had to take them to Homedepot and check out samples. Not wanting to or needing to have them argue in the middle of a store i Found an app called TapPainter. It allows you to select walls and recolor them to see how it would look. Endless amount of options can keep you busy for days."
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    #8iHandy Carpenter

    iHandy Carpenter

    iHandy Carpenter is an app that features five virtual tools for carpentry projects. Includes a plumb bob, a surface level, a bubble level bar, a steel protractor and a steel ruler.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    James Ryan
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A plum bob is not necessary if you also have a bubble level app. However, the rest of the provided tools seem to be adequate for your basic carpentry jobs."
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    #9iHandy Level

    iHandy Level
    iHandy Level is one of the tools included in iHandy Carpenter app that you can download for free. It is a useful tool for home decoration, angle measurement or roof pitch calculation, among other uses.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Jane Torres
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "This is NOT meant for all home improvement to me. I do agree that levels are part of home improvement and it is a great tool on the app but there is more to home improvement than a level. Good graphic though."
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    #10BrightNest

    BrightNest

    BrightNest is a complete tool to keep your home in great shape. Know new cleaning tricks and interior design ideas and learn DIY to decorate your home. Schedule tasks and play its interactive quiz to learn new tips you can use.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Rishika Chopra
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "This app is very helpful whether you're looking to do a small or large DIY project. It helps me schedule tasks and offers designs to give me ideas. It also gives tips, which allows me to find new ideas. Great, useful app!"

Summary

Best What are the best home improvement and remodeling apps for DIYers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HouzzApps 23 Free
2HomestylerApps 17 Free
3Home Improvement CalcsApps 15 Paid
4Mark on CallApps 14 Paid
5magicplanApps 11 Free
6Handyman CalculatorApps 11 Free
7TapPainterApps 9 Paid
8iHandy CarpenterApps 6 Paid
9iHandy LevelApps 2 Free
10BrightNestApps 1 Free
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