Decorating your home can be exciting and fun. If you’ve done it before, however, you know that it is not an easy task. It requires careful planning, and sometimes, even if you think you’ve already got everything down in the planning phase, unexpected events still turn up. They can spoil everything from the schedule of activities for the day to your budget and mood. Whether it’s the wrong paint color, inaccurate measurements, purchasing items you forgot you needed or finding the right screw types, miscalculations in these areas can be a source of major headaches.
Luckily, some blessed souls have created wonderful home decorating apps for iPhones, that are not only very helpful, but also enables you to save a lot of money on professional fees and other project expenses. If you are looking for professionally-done design inspirations, color matching ideas or even a close estimate to your construction costs, all these are available with iPhone apps.
Introducing to you some of the best and most creative ideas in iPhone application programming-the coolest iPhone apps for home decorating:
Dream Home. Figuring in the top 50 Apps overall in iTunes, Dream Home is a popular source of interior design ideas. It features photos of spaces designed by professional designers. Each high-resolution photo can be zoomed over in sections to enable closer inspection. You can filter your searches by color, type, style and room, and all photos are divided into the recent, popular and favorite folders. It’s an easy-to-use and information-rich app that you will truly find helpful in your search for design inspirations.
Palettes. If you’re having problems choosing and matching the right colors for your space, try Palettes. You begin by taking colors from a website, a photo or from any of their five color models. You will then be directed to the matching colors depending on the scheme.
Use this multi-purpose color app as well when designing your website or even when putting together an outfit for a special occasion.
IHandy Carpenter. IHandy Carpenter turns your iPhone into an all-in-one plumb bob, surface leveler, bubble leveler, a ruler and protractor. Keep in mind to calibrate your iPhone before using, as sensors are made different from each other. It’s a simple test, but heavily important if you want accurate read-out.
Home Sizer. This is an ingenious app that can potentially save you problems in home or space construction and future home mortgage. With Home Sizer, you get to find out how much construction of your home or space is going to cost (based on the square footage you key in).
Planning to build a new home? You will find the mortgage calculator very helpful. If you think the mortgage costs are too high, you can reduce the area of your home and the app will recalculate. Do this until you get down to an amount that will suit your monthly budget.
InchCALC. Accurate measurements are extremely important in construction and DYI-ing. You can get down to the fastest and most accurate conversion of fractions to decimals with inchCALC. You can also add amounts without having to convert into units, saving you tons of precious time and energy.