Remodeling? There’s an app for that. As experience has likely told you, there’s an app for almost everything, but not all of them are as useful as you might hope. Read on to find out what some of the most worthwhile remodeling apps are and how to use them.
Home Design 3D allows you to virtually build your own home, right from the comfort of your favorite chair. You can draw all your rooms, paint them different colors and try out fixtures and furniture until you have your perfect dream home. If you’re worried it will be hard to use, you can try it out for free before buying, you just won’t be able to save your designs until you fork over the cash.
You’ll find no shortage online of pictures of people’s homes (and kids and pets and cars and possessions), but Zillow Digs is different. This free app allows you to browse other people’s home remodeling projects, but it’s not just for design inspiration — this app gives you cost estimates based on your geographical location. This information can be invaluable, as the cost of a remodel in Des Moines, Iowa, is going to be different from the same remodel in San Francisco.
If you’ve been online (and you have, if you’re reading this), you’ve likely seen Houzz, home of almost every conceivable home and garden idea. You can scroll through pics until your eyes glaze over, but the free Houzz app lets you narrow your search down to specifics like types of backsplashes or medicine chests. You can save all your favorite info, share it with others, ask for advice, shop and even find professionals in your area who can help you with your project.
Money is a big part of any renovation project, so keep track of how much you’re spending with the Renovation Budget Tracker. You can use it to create your initial budget, then record expenses as they come up. It allows you to see if your project is going as planned or is spiraling out of control, and if it’s the latter, where you need to rein in expenses. You can even track how much time each stage of your project is taking and whether you are ahead or behind schedule.
When you’re finished playing around online and are ready to get down to work, call Falk Construction Inc., your local expert in home remodeling. We can help you make your dreams come true, be it a new kitchen, bathroom, basement or entire house! Try out some remodeling apps to help you decide what you want your home to look like, then give us a call and we’ll get you started.