Discover 5 Free Apps for Home Decor, Design and Renovation Ideas

Jan 28, 2019

Have you move into a new home and need guidance on how to decorate a room or wonder if the furniture will fit?  There are many apps available for Android and Apple devices to help you get creative with decorating, as well as, tackling a project you have been putting off.  Apps can serve as a great tool and resource for homeowners to visualize new furniture in a room or add a new color to your walls.  Here are five free apps that can help you get started with designing, maintaining, and renovating your home.


This app quickly creates your floor plan by allowing you to take pictures with your device. It transforms your floor plan into a 3D model, making it easy to move the placement of your furniture, artwork or area rug within the room. Having your home’s floor plans at your fingertips will allow you to easily check furniture placement in the designated room in your indoor or outdoor living space of your home.

Download it here for Apple or Android.


Home maintenance is of utmost importance to owning a home.  The BrightNest is a home maintenance app to recommend the practical methods to maintain your home and complete household tasks. The app is easy to use and follow whereby teaching the basics of home maintenance, including household cleaning tips and how to save money on home maintenance projects.

Download it here for Apple or Android.

ColorSmart by Behr

You no longer have to hold up a paint swatch to your wall or paint swatches on your walls to get a visual of what new room color will look like. The ColorSmart app uses photos of your space to preview your color choices. It can also help you color match a swatch from a photo or item using your camera.  Once you take a photo, simply click a button to virtually apply the shade to your room.

Download it here for Apple or Android.


If you are familiar with the Houzz website,  the Houzz app is a must-have app for homeowners. The app is packed with home ideas that will inspire you to decorate, as well as, provides remodeling ideas.  You can also create an ideabook of your favorite inspirations.  Another feature is the ability to find a professional for a home project.  The app list contractors, architects and decorators in your area with reviews. In addition, you’ll be able to shop for many of the products in your ideabook right from the app, making it easy to recreate your favorite spaces.

Download it here for Apple or Android.

Zillow Digs   

Zillow Digs app provides a visual inspiration for home improvement and design ideas.  The app can help transform your house into your dream home. It’s a good tool for getting cost estimates for a home project, too. As a homeowner this valuable app provides ease to gather information to make your home design ideas and project become a reality.

Download it here for Apple. Android users can browse Zillow Dig archives on the website.

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