What are the best home improvement and remodeling apps for DIYers?

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    Nike

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    Crystal Wood
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "This Nike site exceeded my expectations with category and choices. So many colors, styles and uses for my active lifestyle! The site offers 'customization' which I need for my alien body type; long legs, torso and arms and my FUPA. My credit card will definitely be overloaded with all my purchases. I LOVE you, Nike!"
    1. 23
      Houzz

      Houzz Interior Design Ideas is a complete app that will help you to design the home that you want. Discover and buy furniture and accessories with the best prices, watch how they fit in your room and know local professionals.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free

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      Andrew Mitchell
      Written on December 7, 2017
      "I love all the design choices, especially since one can look at one's own style preferences without having to look at things that one isn't interested in. I do have a few..."
      AM
      Andrew Mitchell
      Written on December 7, 2017
      "I love all the design choices, especially since one can look at one's own style preferences without having to look at things that one isn't interested in. I do have a few issues, however. I wish that the exterior pics of the same house were all in one place, because I am saving pics of the same house without realizing it until I click on the more tab. It would be helpful to be able to save all pics of a house at one time when the save button is clicked, without having to save each and every pic of the same house. Also, when I click the more button, sometimes there are only pics of other houses the developer has built instead of the house I'm interested in. I also wish there was a way to "save" or "bookmark" one's place in the exterior pics. When the app frequently stops(which is another issue), or I have to stop looking for whatever reason, I must scroll through every single pic again to get to where I was before. Since there are multiple views of the same house and some houses look very similar, this is annoying and time consuming since there are thousands of pics to scroll through. I would love to give y'all 5 stars because I really love the app and find it very useful, but due to these issues, I can't! Fix them, and there will be 5 stars from me!"
    2. 17
      Homestyler
      With Homestyler Interior Design & Decorating Ideas you can visualize how furniture and decoration fit in your home before you buy them. You only have to snap a photo of the space and the app will transform it into a virtual room. 
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Sophia Lai
      Written on December 13, 2017
      "Whenever I need ideas for my new home. I rely on this app for that."
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      Sophia Lai
      Written on December 13, 2017
      "Whenever I need ideas for my new home. I rely on this app for that."
    3. 15
      Home Improvement Calcs

      Home Improvement Calcs is a useful app that features more than 55 estimators for carpentry, installation and concrete projects, among others. With this tool you easily understand and manage project timings and deadlines.

      Apps

      iOS

      $1.99 - with in-app purchases

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      Eugene Jensen
      Written on December 11, 2017
      "Home Improvement Calcs is a must if you're into home improvement. My handyman showed it to me while he was doing some repairs. He says that he doesn't go to work without it..."
      EJ
      Eugene Jensen
      Written on December 11, 2017
      "Home Improvement Calcs is a must if you're into home improvement. My handyman showed it to me while he was doing some repairs. He says that he doesn't go to work without it anymore."
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      Mark on Call

      Created by interior designer Mark Lewison, Mark On Call is an app that will help you to plan and decorate your home. Create room templates, measure spaces and furniture and make shopping lists to track your buying decisions.

      Apps

      iOS

      $2.99

      FS
      Frank Stone
      Written on December 19, 2017
      "I love doing things myself at home. I love designing everything myself. It makes everything feel so much like home. I am always on the lookout for things to use online and..."
      FS
      Frank Stone
      Written on December 19, 2017
      "I love doing things myself at home. I love designing everything myself. It makes everything feel so much like home. I am always on the lookout for things to use online and Mark on Call is amazing and will help a ton if you love to do stuff yourself. So much great info in there. I would recommend you check it out."
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      Félix Rivera
      Written on December 17, 2017
      "This app does look like it would suit my needs of this search. However, it seems to have very low user ratings, and also costs a few dollars, which some might find too high a price for a mobile app. I'd expect a better reviewed app fro this price."
      TN
      Tomás Navarrete
      Written on December 14, 2017
      "This is one of the better diy apps on apple"
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      magicplan

      The magicplan app will help you to design your home like a professional. You can create floor plans, view the rooms in 3D and furnish your home. After, you will be able to export your plan in different formats and share them with the community of users of the app.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

      EG
      Ethan Gonzalez
      Written on December 8, 2017
      "This is an excellent app. You can put together a floor plan but it is not a full home improvement app"
      EG
      Ethan Gonzalez
      Written on December 8, 2017
      "This is an excellent app. You can put together a floor plan but it is not a full home improvement app"
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      Handyman Calculator

      Handyman Calculator is a helpful tool for contractors and home owners involved in home renovation projects. Thi app calculates materials and time spent, allowing you to create also to-do lists to manage your projects in an easy way.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Concepción Núñez
      Written on December 9, 2017
      "This is a really cool tool to have for any DIYers out there! It offers lot of different calculators and tools to use to get the work done. It really compacts everything you..."
      CN
      Concepción Núñez
      Written on December 9, 2017
      "This is a really cool tool to have for any DIYers out there! It offers lot of different calculators and tools to use to get the work done. It really compacts everything you need into a single app, rather than Googling each and every different calculator/formula each time. Awesome!"
      RV
      Rodrigo Valle
      Written on December 15, 2017
      "The Handyman Calculator has been invaluable for me to estimate my renovation projects. I own several apartment buildings so having a tool like this to quickly create lists and manage the project make it very simple. It is well laid out and very intuitive to use as well!"
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      TapPainter
      TapPainter is a useful app if you are thinking of painting the walls of your house. It allows you to explore colors and visualize the space. Just take and upload a picture of the room, select the color, tap and you instantly paint the wall.
      Apps

      iOS

      $2.99

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      Raymond Cook
      Written on December 7, 2017
      "Time to paint the kids bedroom, cant get them to go with one color. Since they only get one color we have had to take them to Homedepot and check out samples. Not wanting to..."
      RC
      Raymond Cook
      Written on December 7, 2017
      "Time to paint the kids bedroom, cant get them to go with one color. Since they only get one color we have had to take them to Homedepot and check out samples. Not wanting to or needing to have them argue in the middle of a store i Found an app called TapPainter. It allows you to select walls and recolor them to see how it would look. Endless amount of options can keep you busy for days."
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      iHandy Carpenter

      iHandy Carpenter is an app that features five virtual tools for carpentry projects. Includes a plumb bob, a surface level, a bubble level bar, a steel protractor and a steel ruler.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      $1.99

      JR
      James Ryan
      Written on April 14, 2018
      "A plum bob is not necessary if you also have a bubble level app. However, the rest of the provided tools seem to be adequate for your basic carpentry jobs."
      JR
      James Ryan
      Written on April 14, 2018
      "A plum bob is not necessary if you also have a bubble level app. However, the rest of the provided tools seem to be adequate for your basic carpentry jobs."
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      iHandy Level
      iHandy Level is one of the tools included in iHandy Carpenter app that you can download for free. It is a useful tool for home decoration, angle measurement or roof pitch calculation, among other uses.
      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free

      JT
      Jane Torres
      Written on December 16, 2017
      "This is NOT meant for all home improvement to me. I do agree that levels are part of home improvement and it is a great tool on the app but there is more to home improvement..."
      JT
      Jane Torres
      Written on December 16, 2017
      "This is NOT meant for all home improvement to me. I do agree that levels are part of home improvement and it is a great tool on the app but there is more to home improvement than a level. Good graphic though."
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      BrightNest

      BrightNest is a complete tool to keep your home in great shape. Know new cleaning tricks and interior design ideas and learn DIY to decorate your home. Schedule tasks and play its interactive quiz to learn new tips you can use.

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free

      RC
      Rishika Chopra
      Written on December 13, 2017
      "This app is very helpful whether you're looking to do a small or large DIY project. It helps me schedule tasks and offers designs to give me ideas. It also gives tips, which..."
      RC
      Rishika Chopra
      Written on December 13, 2017
      "This app is very helpful whether you're looking to do a small or large DIY project. It helps me schedule tasks and offers designs to give me ideas. It also gives tips, which allows me to find new ideas. Great, useful app!"
      SC
      Stephen Chavez
      Written on December 14, 2017
      "I wanted to convert a patio to an enclosed sun room. I'm by no means an expert, but the BrightNest app helped me with tips and instructions for completing my remodel. 6 weeks later, I have a sun room. Thanks."
      JM
      Joseph McCoy
      Written on December 17, 2017
      "It touches on do it yourself but really doesn't have a solid focus on it. Can help but sticks to the basics."

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    Summary

    Best home improvement and remodeling apps for DIYers
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Houzz Apps 23 Free
    2 Homestyler Apps 17 Free
    3 Home Improvement Calcs Apps 15 Paid
    4 Mark on Call Apps 14 Paid
    5 magicplan Apps 11 Free
    6 Handyman Calculator Apps 11 Free
    7 TapPainter Apps 9 Paid
    8 iHandy Carpenter Apps 6 Paid
    9 iHandy Level Apps 2 Free
    10 BrightNest Apps 1 Free
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