Using apps of some sort to help manage specific household tasks is slowly becoming the norm. However, due to the influx of apps and choice available, finding the the right app to manage each area can be a little tricky.
Everyone is different and will come with their own set of unique circumstances. You could be someone who is managing a house for the first time or it could be that you’re divorced and now have to manage everything yourself. Whatever your situation the apps we’ve selected will help you manage the different areas relating to your home more efficiently.
Homeowners often struggle with things like managing cleaning, easy DIY tasks, small renovation projects and sometimes things as simple as what color to paint a wall! If you’re one of these people who are struggling don’t fret – we’ve got you covered!
We have technology on our side and as it continues to advance and we delve further into the ‘smart’ age, there are more and more tools out there to make this whole process a little easier.
Our team has put together a list of 7 apps that will make managing the different areas of your home more simpler, or at least guide you in the right direction to help you start fixing the issues that are causing you the most stress! Let’s check them out below.
iFixit is an excellent DIY focused app. It contains repair guides for many different categories which range from cars all the way to your home. The guides on iFixit are very thorough & take you through diagnosing a problem as well as how to make repairs.
The app is very easy to navigate and looking at it from the main menu, it allows you to do multiple extras that many apps don’t, some of which include:
If you fancy yourself as a DIYer and are looking to fix up a few of your things, this app is perfect for you!
TapPainter allows you to plan which colors you want to paint your walls in advance.
This app can be very useful if you’re looking to explore different colors before you buy. It contains many different colors for you to play around with and also comes with custom controls to define a shape to paint (for example when you want to paint different walls in different colors) and a starting tutorial.
To get started simply upload your picture through the app and start picking colors! TapPainter will provide accurate previews of what each wall will look like making the whole process more fun and less stressful.
HomeRoutines is a fantastic app that helps you plan your cleaning and other ‘repeaty’ stuff.
You create your own lists of things that need doing which can range from cleaning to things that need fixing. Once these are set into the app, they pop up as a reminder at the time you need to do them. After the task is complete you can mark it with a gold star! HomeRoutines also comes with a built in timer for those who are short on time.
Another great thing this app does is that it can automatically reset completion stars in time for your next time through the routine!
Home Design 3D allows you to design and remodel your home in stunning 3D!
This powerful app allows you to truly visualize your project and gives you the ability to draw up floor plans, decorate, add furniture and so much more. You’re even able to import blueprints for improved accuracy!
Home Design 3D is a great app not only for the average person but industry professions as well. It’s many features allow both sets of people to design their dream home exactly how they want it.
Color Harmony is a useful app that makes it easy to create color palettes from scratch.
It you’re anything like me then you’ll know how difficult it can be to pick colors that match together. Even professionals struggle to do this when it comes to matching unique or unusual colors. Using an app like color harmony will make this whole process much easier and may even provide you with colors that you’d never have thought will go together.
It’s as simple as pointing your camera at the wall and then picking from the matching colors the app generates. It also gives you the ability to export palettes to .aco format for further convenience!
iHandy Carpenter is a ‘handy’ little app for any would be carpenter.
It comes packed with 5 essential tools which include: A protractor, plumb bob, ruler, level bar and surface level checker. It’s a great little alternative to carry around as oppose to tools!
These 5 tools can really help a carpenter in many ways and these, some of these include:
So if you’re someone who wants to carry around less tools, this app is a must have!
MagicPlan allows you to create floor plans by simply scanning your room.
This amazing app can generate a floor plan in as little as 30 seconds. Gone are the days of having to manually measure everything. Simply scan the room with your phone or tablet and you’re good to go!
Other features include things like, creating 3d models, furnishing your plans, generating statistics like distances & surroundings, virtual tours and so much more! This app also includes material & cost measurement which may help you avoid getting scammed or ripped off if you ever decide to purchase materials individually as the app will give you a general idea of what they cost.
In our day and age using apps to help maintain and manage makes a lot of sense and in most cases will help home owners save time and keep their home in top condition at all times.
The list we’ve provided covers most home related categories when it comes to management and maintenance so if you’re struggling to clean your house or just want to remodel a room, check out some of the apps we’ve listed above!