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5 Free Handy Home Apps

When you’re ripping down walls, installing new flooring, painting, or making your tenth trip to the hardware store, you may find that you need help fast. Whether the help you need is some inspiration, educational information, or professional assistance, instead of heading to the computer or the yellow pages, turn to some of the handy amazing apps available on your smartphone. Believe it or not, there are many helpful home improvement apps just waiting to be downloaded and put to use. Here are five FREE apps to get you started:

1. Home Depot App

The Home Depot app offers a wide range of useful features including the ability to:

In addition to all of those great features, the app also provides users with a digital toolbox which contains:

2. Lowes App

The Lowes app is another great handy man resource. It allows users to:

3. MagicPlan App

The MagicPlan app allows users to measure rooms and compose a floor plan by simply taking pictures with their phone. While measurements may not be 100% exact (users should always double check numbers and floor plans), this is great way to get an idea of a space. Floor plans be:

4. Houzz App

This is the app to turn to if you're in need of design inspiration. This database contains over 900,000 high resolution, high quality photos provided by industry experts such as architects and interior designers. The database can be browsed by:

Furthermore, your favorite ideas can be added to an "idea book" - a virtual collection of the things that inspire you to design and create. If the database itself doesn't get your creative juices flowing, you can present your design dilemmas to the community for discussion and feedback.

5. HomeSavvy App

Home maintenance is a very important part of home ownership. The thing is, it can be very hard to know what to do and when - especially for a first time homeowner. The HomeSavvy app is a great solution. Simply tell it a little bit about you and your home and it will:

Before beginning a home project, it's important to be as prepared as possible. Double check that you have the necessary tools and materials. Apply this rule to your electronic toolbox as well. Explore the web for apps that can help you make any home project a fun experience and a complete success.

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Jim Valentine

Jim Valentine



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