Best Apps to help with your DIY projects


Your smartphone can be very useful when it comes to home renovation and might become your most powerful tool. There are over 300,000 apps in Apple’s App Store and another 250,000 in the Android market, so you might well find almost any tool, whether you want to paint a room, change a sink or hang a picture on a wall.

There are numerous apps aimed specifically at helping with DIY and home renovation; including spirit levels, measuring tools, plan design aids and costs management. FindaTrade has tested and reviewed some of the best sellers and in this post we have provided information on our favourite ones.

 

iHandy Level

From a plumb line to a spirit level, compass and ruler, IHandy includes 5 tools in 1. You can check how straight a wall is or the slope of a surface. This application also allows you to perform measurements with your smartphone. Before using it, make sure you calibrate level the tools and plumb line. A similar app worth mentioning is Ruler 2. It’s useful for hanging your pictures on the wall, angle measurements and even roof pitch calculations.

Availability: Apple and Android

Price: FREE

Apps for your diy projects
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Home Design 3D Gold

Are you looking to build, extend or renovate your home? 3D Design can help you in your project. This app allows you to create interior and exterior plans to design fixtures by adding materials, furniture…etc Then you can share the result with your builder. It’s also possible to view other projects created by the Home Design 3D community. This is great at helping you get a real feel for how your project will look once the work is completed and also helps you get the exact specification required across to your builder.

Availability: Apple only

Price: £6.99

Apps for your diy projects
Source: http://www.148apps.com/

Dream Home

A great app if you need inspiration for changing colours of the walls, design ideas. You can view thousands pictures of interiors created by architects and designers to help with your home renovation inspirations. You can view different designs for every room of the house and favourite those you wish to save to view again at a later time.

Availability: Android only

Price: £0.50
dream home

Colour Capture

If you think your mother in law’s dress would give an interesting colour on the wall, take a picture with your phone and let this app analyse the tones and specify the colour which is the nearest. Keep your favourite shades and share them on Facebook and Twitter. In this category, you will find many apps like ColourSmart or ColourSchemer, which all work in the same way by matching colours from a palette to one taken in a photo on your phone or tablet your photo.

Availability: Apple and Android

Price: FREE

Apps for your diy projects
Source: http://www.brit.co/5-color-tools/

HandyMan Sidekick

Make your life easier and save time when you go to your diy shop. This app calculates the amount of wallpaper, flooring, plaster board…etc you need; just enter the dimensions and it will calculate how much you require. It allows also conversion from feet to metres and vice versa. Mint Converter, a free iPhone app will also convert any measurement from metric to imperial.

Availability: Apple only

Price: £1.49

Source: itunes store
Source: itunes store

 

My Measures

This app helps you calculate and store dimensions without the need for using pen and paper which can easily be lost and not always to hand when you need them. Just take a picture of the work area and use the on screen arrows to mark out dimensions and save the lengths you have measured. Once registered, the data can be viewed and shared with others, again very useful to provide to a builder or tradesperson.

Availability: Apple and Android

Price: £1.49 (Apple) £2.79 (Android)

My Measures
Source: Google Play

Photo Ruler ABC Pro

This an application which is very simple to use allows you to measure almost anything. Fro the height of your ceiling or door frame, to the length of your bath or size of your sink. Once calculated all measurements are stored for future use.

Availability: Apple only

Price: £1.99

Source: http://www.appannie.com/
Source: http://www.appannie.com/

 

iHandy Carpenter

A great carpentry tool including a ruler, protractor, spirit level and plumb line.

Availability: Apple and Android

Price: £1.49 (Apple) £1.24 (Android)

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Electrical Toolkit

This is a very useful tool which includes electrical wiring diagrams and an electrical calculator for home wiring projects. It will make your 3 way or 4 way wiring easy with diagrams, ohms law calculator, ampacity table as well as wall outlet wiring diagrams.

Availability: Apple and Android

Price: FREE

Source: http://www.appannie.com/
Source: http://www.appannie.com/


Home Sizer

If you are planning to build an extension, this app allows you to map out the square footage as well as calculate the building cost. You can break down the cost and even use it to calculate your mortgage repayments if required.

Availability: Apple only

Price: £1.99

Source: http://www.appannie.com/
Source: http://www.appannie.com/

 

Garden Buddy

Another great app which will assist you to calculate how much topsoil you will need for growing and what types of fertilizer you should add dependent on the type of soil in your garden. Garden Buddy will also calculate how many plants to sow in a specific area, as well as when to plant and how much should you plant to feed your family as well as the time to harvest. It’s just a shame it does not do the digging for you too! Eden Garden Designer app is also very useful and can be used to help you determine what types of flowers to plant in your garden.

Availability: Android only

Price: FREE

Source: http://www.trianglegardener.com/
Source: www.trianglegardener.com/

 

Whatever the tasks, you will find apps for your diy projects, so have fun! However, if you just fancy relaxing at the weekend, just post a job and leave it to the professionals. You can still use the apps along with tradespeople to help get the most out of your home.


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