The Best Home Improvement Apps for Your Next Project

8 apps that make the remodeling and renovating process easier for homeowners

There’s an app for everything these days. According to Statista, there are over 1.5 million apps available to Android and Apple users. Whether you’re looking for a place to keep your measurements organized, a way to visualize your improvements before you commit, or just a helping hand when it comes to calculations, colors, or tips, there’s an app for that! Below are eight to keep on your radar:

  1. Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture app

Choosing a paint color can be a stressful job –especially when you’re in the middle of a home improvement store standing in front of a wall full of thousands of tiny swatches! Often, homeowners find color inspiration when they least expect it. With Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture app, all you have to do is snap a picture and the tool instantly finds its match from their collection of over 3,500 paint colors. So the next time you’re dining in a restaurant eying up a China set in a gorgeous blue color that would look great in the baby’s room, just take a photo with your app and head to your nearest Benjamin Moore retailer.


  1. TapPainter

Now that you’ve found your paint color, wouldn’t it be nice to actually be able to visualize it before you spend the time and money on it? With the TapPainter app, all you have to do is take a picture of the wall you’d like to see in a new color and then select your color. Voila!  Your wall is now digitally painted.

  1. HomeZada

Your home is likely your largest and most important financial asset. With HomeZada, you can plan and manage all your remodel, landscaping, and design projects all in one place. Trying to manage project budgets? Looking at putting your home on the market in the near future? Want to keep track of your entire home’s “inventory” in case of an emergency? HomeZada has all the tools to keep you and your home organized. 

  1. Handyman Calculator

It’s not likely that you carry a calculator around with you –or even know where one may be off the top of your head. The chances that you have your phone in your pocket, however, are quite good! That’s where Handyman Calculator comes in. This app instantly calculates or converts a large array of numbers and will prove to be very useful for carpentry work. A few calculations and conversions include:

  • Fractions calculator
  • Distance converter
  • Lumber, concrete, and asphalt calculator
  • Area conversion
  • Woodworker calculator
  • Job estimate calculator

According to the app’s page, Handyman Calculator has been well tested by more than a million contractors and homeowners and holds a spot on the list of the top 100 productivity apps.

  1. Roomscan Pro

Let’s face it –measuring walls aren’t fun, especially when accurate measurements are essential to a project’s success. Thankfully, RoomScan by Locometric has proven to be one of the easiest measurement tools we’ve found. To measure a room, simply walk around the room touching each wall with your phone. The app monitors your movement and draws your room’s layout. You’re even able to add doors and export the final floor plan right from your phone.

  1. Houzz

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next home improvement project, look no further than Houzz. Search by room, style, color, size, or shop around for the best professionals in your area or the latest and greatest home décor. This could be the most entertaining tool for those looking for inspiration on the run. Don’t forget to follow us!

  1. Porch

Many home improvement projects, like replacement window installation, should be left to the professionals. Porch helps you find the right people for the job. Just choose the project you need help with and Porch provides a list of credible professionals ready to assist you. The app also shows details such as BBB ratings, customer reviews, and industry experience.  

  1. Renewal by Andersen 3D

We couldn’t talk about home improvement apps without mentioning our latest game-changer, the Renewal by Andersen 3D app! Our app was created to solve the problem homeowners face with having to imagine what our windows might look like on their home. This becomes even more difficult when colors, types, grille styles, and hardware come into play. Our app generates a 3D rendering of your home based on photos you upload. From there, homeowners are able to visualize specific windows directly on their phone, making the window buying process that much easier (and more fun)!

Renewal by Andersen is the full-service window replacement division of 112-year-old Andersen Corporation, the owner of the most trusted family of window brands in America. If you’re considering replacing the windows in your home, schedule a free in-home consultation to meet with a design consultant and receive a quote.

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