DIY, or home improvement, is usually something that most families try at some point in their lives. But it is not always as easy as it looks on television or when other people tell you about the amazing things that they have been able to build with their own hands. There is a lot of great advice online about how you can improve your own DIY work, but carrying a laptop with you whenever you decide to fix the roof might not be the most practical idea.
That’s where these useful apps come into play. From measuring an entire room, right down to finding out what screw you need; here is a list of some of the best DIY apps on the market and why you should download them if you want to do some work around the house.
This app is perfect for the person that hates measuring. Take a picture of the room that you are in and the app will tell you the volume of the space, distances and virtually anything that you need to know in case you want to build or fix something. The app itself is a lot cheaper than any measuring tape that you will find in your local home improvement store and it also allows you to do all your calculations on your phone, meaning that you don’t have to write anything down.
2. Color Capture
Choosing the right colour for your wall might not be that easy but with Color Capture it has changed the way you choose colours. Take a picture of an item you like and the app will tell you exactly what colour it is. Take it with you to your local paint shop and they will sort out the rest for you.
3. Home 3D
This app will allow you to create a virtual copy of your home and show you what it will look like after you’ve done your DIY work. A perfect way to try new things without having to do any permanent changes to your home.
This app is for the person that wants to do any DIY work with wood. It allows you to try different designs, measure your structure and give you a model of what the completed work will look like.
5. DIY Calculator
When it comes to calculating material we will either buy too much or too little. With the DIY calculator you can put in your measurements and get the exact amount of paint, wallpaper or wood needed to complete your project.
6. I.D Wood
Sometimes it is hard to determine if you are working with pine, mahogany or any other type of wood. With this app you just need to take a picture and it will tell you exactly what type of wood you are using.
7. Home Sizer
This is the ultimate calculation app. It will not only tell you the amount of things you need, but the cost of your mortgage if you decide to borrow money to do your DIY work.
8. Handy Man DIY
Use this app to create your own DIY shopping list and find all the material that you need to complete your own dream project.
9. Home Interior Layout Designer
This app is for the DIY person that wants everything designed in detail. You can make great sketches and maps of exactly how you want your DIY work to look like when it is finished.
If you want to know how big the screw is, what type of material it is made from or what is the best screw to use, you need to get the iScrew app.