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6 iOS Apps You Need to Bring Your Dream Home to Life

Posted In Home Technology & Gadgets, iOS Apple, Technology Reviews - By Nancy Baker on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 With No Comments »

Everyone has an image of their dream home in their mind. And it’s not necessary that this image is always in sync with reality. The truth is your real home hardly ever reflects your fantasy. The size is too small, the color is wrong and the décor is pitiful. However, this does not mean that you can’t have the home of your dreams. All it takes is a little home improvement on your part to bring your dream home to life. Here are 6 iOS apps that will help you do that. Recommended reading 5 iOS Apps for Smarter Home Security.

House & Home

Have you ever read a home improvement magazine? It’s a rich source of knowledge for renovation and design. ‘House & Home’ is one such magazine that can be viewed on your iOS device. There are many home improvement ideas in this magazine provided by experts such as Lynda Reeves. This magazine will suggest products that will take your home to a whole another level. You can also get DIY tips for your own home improvement projects. The more you read the more you’ll know. 

Friend Trusted

It’s sometimes difficult to find trusted contractors for your home improvement projects. After all, there aren’t a great many to go around. Fortunately, with the ‘Friend Trusted’ app your search will come to an end. Take a picture of your project and upload it to this app. Within the next 24 hours you’ll be given quotes from 3 top rated professionals featured on this app. Then you can decide who you want to work with. You can find plumbers, electricians, maids or any other general contractors with the help of this app. With the right people on the job things tend to get easier.

Everyone has an image of their dream home in their mind. And it’s not necessary that this image is always in sync with reality. The truth is your real home hardly ever reflects your fantasy.

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Home Improvement Calcs

If hiring a contractor is not in the cards for you, then your only other option is DIY. A DIY home improvement project requires a lot of planning and calculation. That’s why you need the ‘Home Improvement Calcs’ app. It’ll help you fill the role of the contractor perfectly and assist you in making the floor plans. It doesn’t matter what your project involves, there’s a calculator in here for you. Calculating the specifics of your new staircase will be much easier with this app. It’s just as important as any tool in your toolbox.

The Home Depot

If you’re going the DIY way, then you’re going to need tools, lots of tools. It doesn’t hurt to have direct access to Home Depot’s inventory when you have a renovation project underway. Home Depot is one of the largest chains providing home improvement products, so whatever you need you can find it here. You can locate a Home Depot store near your home, place an order for a product and then pick it up at your convenience. What could be simpler? It’ll prevent the need to make round trips to the store every time you need something for your renovation project. Read more 5 Android Apps to Help You Explore Your New Surroundings after a Home Move.

Home Design 3D

Like we mentioned before your DIY project is going to need a lot of planning. First of all you need to prepare a floor plan, based on that you can create a design for your new home. ‘Home Design 3D’ is the best tool available to create floor plans for your DIY projects. It can also be used to create 3D environments of your home. You can create a model to see exactly what your house will look like after the home improvement project. You may have to move your old belongings into a storage unit to make way for the new home design. Recommended reading: 5 Great Design Apps That Will Help You Create The Perfect Home.


If you’re looking for an assistant to help you with your interior design, then ‘Houzz’ can be of service to you. It’s been called the ‘Wikipedia of interior and exterior design’ for a reason. You can come up with tons of interior design ideas using this app. All you need to do is browse through its gallery to get your creative juices flowing. There are over 2,000,000 high quality pictures for you to browse through. This app has been featured on CNN and it’s one of the most popular home improvement apps out there.

Your dream home doesn’t need to be a fantasy anymore. The apps mentioned here will soon make it a reality.

Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, Abacus Self Storage providers of self storage gta toronto. She has a very dynamic personality and she enjoys trying new things. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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About - Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger. She has a very dynamic personality and she loves to try new things. You can also follow her on Twitter: