When was the last time you took a look around your house and were happy with it? Home decors have a very short shelf life. I give it a year or two at the most. Anything beyond that and you’re pushing it. Home decors need to be reinvented from time to time to keep it fresh. It’s like your wardrobe, after a time you need to donate your old clothes to Red Cross and go shopping. Changing your décor periodically has a positive effect on your life. It’s almost like shifting into a new home. Here are a few apps to help you with your interior design woes.
If you have trouble deciding a color for your home décor, then Peppermint 2 might be able to help you. You don’t need a color catalogue when you have this app installed on your smartphone. Play around with the app and come up with a color that captures your attention. Recommend this color to your painter and watch your walls come alive with it. It’ll also help you determine what color furniture you should get to match the décor. Create your own custom palette and share it with your friends to help them with their color issues.
If your home improvement project is a DIY, then you should definitely get this app. It’ll save you the trouble of drawing diagrams. Take a picture of your existing structure and then add elements to denote its height and width. It’s much more sophisticated than a paper and pencil. Not to mention easy. A measurement diagram gives you an idea of how much area you have to work with. Drawing such a diagram for the entire house can be tiresome and time consuming. Fortunately, this app can help you get the job done in a matter of minutes.
Sometimes we get carried away with our interior design ideas and forget to stick to a budget. This app can help you create a budget, so you don’t end up spending your child’s college money. Every now and then you need someone to remind you that you don’t belong to a Royal family, and this app can be that someone. Create a simple budget by calculating individual costs and follow it strictly. Unfortunately money is an object for you and this app prevents you from spending too much money on a particular object.
I don’t usually like douchey companies that misspell their name to make it look cool, but in this case I’ll have to make an exception. That’s because this app is that good. I wouldn’t compromise my ethics for just anything. Houzz has been called “The Wikipedia of interior and exterior design” by CNN. Once a home improvement idea from Houzz has been planted in your mind it’s impossible to get rid of. You’ll be inspired and mesmerized by their gallery of pictures. It’s the perfect app to help get your creative juices flowing.
Imagination will only take you so far when it comes to interior design. You need a canvas for your ideas and Home 3D provides that canvas. You can model a 3D home based on your ideas to see what the real thing will look like. It’s a useful tool for architects and interior designers, but it’s just as useful in the hands of an amateur. Want to see if hardwood flooring really makes a difference in your home décor? Then use this app to find out. Trust me, you don’t want to spend a fortune on something and then regret it later.
You don’t want to spend gas money on a trip to Home Depot, only to find out they’re out of stock. That’s a waste of time, money and fossil fuel. And you have a limited supply of all of them. To avoid this situation use Home Depot Pro. Locate a Home Depot near you, view their catalogue and then buy what you need. Then all you have to do is go pick it up.
These apps are perfect for people who are looking for a change in their home décor. With them you can redesign your house to your liking while staying within a budget.
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