Renovations and Development

18 Apps to Help with Your Next Renovation | Curbed


1. Home Design 3D: For drawing rooms, testing out furniture all in one app (some features like saving designs and 3D-viewing require upgrades.)

Home Design 3D

2. Roomscan Pro: For creating floor plans just by touching your phone to each wall or by scanning the floor with your phone camera (iOS 11 only).

3. magicplan: For creating floor plans from photos of a room.

4. Photo Measures: For saving measurements directly on your own photos.

Photo Measures

5. Handymobi: For organizing home improvement projects, browsing and sharing DIY project ideas; a free toolbox includes a unit converter, level tool, and calculator.


6. Tap Painter: For visualizing paint colors (from major brands like Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and more) on interior spaces.

7. Houzz Interior Design Ideas: For access to over 15 million high-resolution photos of design ideas, plus new features like “View in My Room 3D” (virtually try out over 9 million products in your own home) and “Sketch” (add products, notes, and collaborators to photos on Houzz.)

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

8. Pinterest: For discovering and organizing design and decor ideas (including those found on Curbed!)

9. Chairish: For buying and selling pre-loved home decor, vintage furniture, art, and more; a “preview” feature lets you see items in your space.

10. Palette Cam: For creating color palette from phone camera photos.

11. Hutch: For virtually trying out curated decor styles in your space just by taking a photo.

DIY Tools

12. iHandy Level: For a general purpose level right in your pocket.

iHandy Level

13. Home Improvement Calcs: For over 250 home improvement calculations and unit conversions in one app.

14. Handyman Calculator: For all kinds of construction calculators and conversions.

Expert Help

15. HomeAdvisor: For discovering and comparing contractors and instant bookings.


16. Smith: Home Remodel, Improvement & Repairs: For getting multiple bids from pre-screened contractors within 24 hours.

17. Thumbtack: For recommendations on contractors for all sorts of home-related jobs.

18. Havenly: For working with a professional interior designer on your project; chat with a designer for free or book a custom project starting at $79.

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