Feeling inspired but need a little direction? Find yourself wondering “There are so many apps out there — is there an app for home remodeling, too?” You’re in luck! Here’s our list (in no particular order) of the best home renovation apps.
1. iHandy Carpenter (iOS)
Why clutter your garage with tools any more than you already have? Truly one of the best apps for home renovation, iHandy Carpenter offers not one, but five professional tools all in one place: a plumb bob level, a surface level, a bubble lever bar, a ruler and a protractor.
2. Handyman Calculator (Android)
With 140 functions, this app is all you need to calculate and convert measurements. Added bonus: You can even keep track of your to-do list and time spent on your projects within the app, as well.
3. Home Improvement Calcs (iOS)
Similar to the Handyman Calculator, the Home Improvement Calcs home renovation app includes over 170 calculators and unit converters. What puts it over the top? You can save and email your results, so you don’t have to repeat the functions.
4. BrightNest (Android)
Part home renovation app, part household management app, BrightNest offers plenty of reasons why you should include it in your virtual tool belt. Not only does it provide thousands of articles with life hacks and DIY projects, but it also incorporates information about your home (like your floor type and countertop material) to send you personalized tips and tricks for home improvement.
5. iFixIt (Android, Microsoft)
When it comes to home renovation apps, those that include step-by-step instructions rank the highest in our book. Add to that the ability to download the guides for offline browsing, and you’ve got a truly useful tool on your hands. Fortunately, iFixIt provides these qualities and more. The world’s leading how-to guide in app form? Yes, please! Complete with step-by-step photos, illustrations and videos, learn how to complete almost any DIY project imaginable!
The world’s leading how-to guide in app form? Yes, please! Complete with step-by-step photos, illustrations and videos, learn how to complete almost any DIY project imaginable!
7. SnapGuide (iOS)
Personalize your how-to guides based on your interests with the SnapGuide app. And if you’re feeling particularly proud of a project that you completed, feel free to upload your own how-to guide for others to use.
8. DIY Tip Genius (Android, iOS)
Created by the experts at The Family Handyman, this app offers nearly 4,000 tips for DIY painting, woodworking and more. The best part? Sure-fire solutions for common mishaps are included, too.
9. RoomScan Pro (iOS)
Need your home’s entire floor plan for a larger home improvement project? No problem! Simply open this app, touch each wall with your phone and voilà — your floor plan is drawn, complete with approximate wall lengths and square footage.
Let’s face it: Sometimes we get in over our heads with home renovation. Have no fear, the experts at Handy are here. Not only is it easy to book trusted handymen; you can even pay them securely directly from your phone.