The Best iPhone Apps for Remodeling Your Home

There are a variety of resources you will use when remodeling your home. Some common examples include magazines, brochures and websites. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, there is a now a new resource helping homeowners everywhere- apps. Here are a few apps that will help you stay organized and give you inspiration during your remodel.

Remodelista ($2.99)- This app includes a mobile-friendly version of the popular website, design inspiration images, products and much more. You can save all your inspiration into separate folders for complete organization on-the-go.

Home 3D ($6.99)- While the price on this one may seem steep compared to the free versions out there, it is worth every penny. This app allows you to create the blueprint of your home in a 3-D model. You can easily change the look anytime you want and there are so many options to choose from. You can choose the overall structure, the interior styling and even virtually walk through the rooms you create. This app is great for architects, interior designers and homeowners alike.

The Home Depot (free)- At some point in the remodeling process, you will need to make a trip to Home Depot. This app will enhance your experience both inside and outside the store. You can easily find and browse products, scan barcodes to get more information or buy the products and read product reviews.

HGTV To Go (free)- Every homeowner’s favorite channel can now be streamed on your iPhone. Watch full episodes and browse photos for inspiration and DIY instructions with this free app.

iHandy Carpenter ($1.99)- This app has every tool you need right at your fingertips. It includes a surface level, a bubble bar, protractor and ruler all in one.

ColorSnap by Sherwin Williams (free)- Choosing the perfect color- or finding a shade that matches an existing piece- can be very tricky. Luckily, this app by Sherwin Williams makes things a little bit easier. This app allows you to capture real-world colors and then find the paint shade to match. From there on you can choose coordinating colors or let the app do it for you! The app also has many sharing options so you can show your family, friends and interior decorators your colors.

Home Sizer ($2.99)- This app lets you estimate the size and functions of your home and helps to calculate the square footage. The cool calculator option allows you to estimate the value or construction cost of your home, as well as your monthly payment with the integrated mortgage feature.

Hardware to Help Organize your Closet

The change in seasons is the perfect time to clean out your closets and make room for new items. Whether it’s a college dorm or a walk-in closet in your bedroom, there are a variety of storage solutions and hardware items that will allow you to make the most of your space.

pull out closet mirror

Add pullouts to your closet. Whether it’s a belt and tie pullout, a mirror pullout or basket pullouts, these hardware solutions provide easy organization. When the closet door is shut, your clothes and accessories are stored neatly away. These organizers then pull out a few inches or feet so you have more space to sift through your items and choose the right one.

shelf support

Install shelving. While some closet spaces may have a shelf already installed, customizing the location and size of your shelves can opt for easy organization and more storage space. Items that can easily be stacked (and don’t need to be hung up to prevent wrinkles) can be folded and placed on the shelves to save space. Grouping similar items on the same shelves makes getting dressed each morning a lot easier as well.

closet hook

Add hooks. Installing hooks to the walls or doors of your closet for optimal hanging space. Whether it’s for coats, jewelry or purses, these hooks can be scattered across your space to hang your items.

hamper in closet

Install a hamper. Eliminate the clutter that comes with laundry by installing a hamper in or near your closet. These tilt-out or pull-out hampers are available in a variety of sizes and will conceal your dirty laundry. You can easily mount them to a bottom hinged cabinet for quick access to the hamper.

pull down closet rod

Install functional closet rods. There are always items in our closets that need to be hung to stay looking good, so installing a proper rod is key. Lighted closet rods can help you see your options easier and pull-down closet rods are great for those hard-to-reach areas.