Guest blogger: Alicia Eisenbise, Social Media Specialist
A little inspiration or help is never a bad thing when you are preparing your home for sale or just freshening up your style for a parade of guests during the holiday season. I usually turn to technology to help tackle a project or grab inspiration. Here are some of my favorite home design and project apps:
You may think YouTube doesn’t sound like a interior design or project app, but I beg to differ. You can find a “how to” video on just about anything from installing tile to fixing a leaky faucet. There is no end to the knowledge and the help you can source from simply searching YouTube.
Houzz is an amazing source for design inspiration, finding unique products and even finding local pros, like contractors and designers. The only problem is…there are so many great ideas!
3. Photo Measures
Photo Measures makes it easy to take the dimensions of your project area with you. Available in iPad, iPhone and iTouch, this app does cost $5.99, but may be a good investment instead of fumbling around with hand drawing that you later can’t read when you’re at the hardware store. Simply snap a photo, draw measurements directly on the photo, add text and you can even export it as a PDF or JPG.
4. ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile
Ever wonder how much paint you’ll need for a room or forget what that paint was called? The ColorSmart by BEHR® Mobile app provides a solution to your painting woes. The app provides inspiration, color/photo matching, saving color swatches, help finding new color combinations and even a Paint Calculator to figure out how much paint you’ll need for a project.
5. Handy Man DIY
Sometimes projects can get large and out of control. With the Handy Man DIY app ($1.99), you can look up DIY videos, instructions, keep track of dimensions and measurements, get seasonal reminders, create task lists, email shopping lists and much more.