What are the best home improvement apps?

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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

    Douglas Crawford
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Houzz Interior Design Ideas is an exceptional home improvement app. I just finished having a new home built and this app helped me through every step of the process. I was able to control expenses and even find local contractors to work with. It even helped my wife decorate! I would definitely use this again as it was of great benefit!"
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    #2Paint Tester

    Paint Tester

    This useful app shows you the final result of a painted wall. All you have to do is to choose any colour you want in order to apply it to your room pictures.



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Carl Jenkins
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "This is something I have never seen before. You can actually see what your walls will look like inside your house before you paint them. I think the concept is amazing and also unique. It would be great to test an array of colors before deciding to go ahead and start investing in the paint. "
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    #3iHandy 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

    Vihaan Patel
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I've already got most of these tools on my phone from other apps. Haqving them in one location with pretty Carpenter graphics is pretty good. It's not the worst app, but not something I'd pay for when I have levels, rulers, and plumb bobs for free."
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    #4wikiHow

    wikiHow

    wikiHow is a big community for learning to do anything. Is the most popular how-to website.  Find over 175,000 free step-by-step articles on how. Also available on Mobile Devices.

    Websites

    Free

    Willie Morales
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "While wikiHow can help you improve certain elements of your home, their tutorials are typically basic. They like to give you the bare minimum of what you need and leave everything else up to the imagination. In fact, if you want more information other than the bare minimum, they'll charge you for it."
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    #5Home 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

    Alan Hawkins
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "Home Improvement Calcs is a paid app that gives you tons of calculators aimed towards home improvement. It's a must-have app that can tell you the amount of materials you need based on your needs, space, and options available in your area. It's a fantastic app and well worth the cheap price tag."
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    #6Color Capture

    Color Capture

    Color Capture is a great app for iOS and Android devices. With this app, you can catch and save quickly any color. You just have to take a photo and the app says you the match from Benjamin Moore. Create your own combination of colors, share and save it. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Albert Hayes
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Eventually we will get to a point where we can all just put on VR headsets and see all the different options available to us, but until that time comes we have to make do with some of the less creative methods. Overall, this app was very well designed, and it provided an array of color choices which I thought was well done. It certainly helps to pick for your home improvement needs."
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    #7Mark 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

    Deborah Woods
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This app is just what I was looking for. I'm renovating my home and I need something to help me with the planning and measuring and whatnot, and this does exactly that. Ideal solution to my problem."

Summary

Best What are the best home improvement apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HouzzApps 16 Free
2Paint TesterApps 12 Free
3iHandy CarpenterApps 10 Paid
4wikiHowWebsites 9 Free
5Home Improvement CalcsApps 8 Paid
6Color CaptureApps 6 Free
7Mark on CallApps 4 Paid
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