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Helpful Household Apps

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CaptureEven though I make sure to stay away from computers as much as humanly possibly, I try to always have my phone handy, and I've been wanting to add some useful apps to make my life easier and give me a boost of extra inspiration. Since I'm considering making some improvements to my apartment, I thought pulling together a list of the most helpful apps for home improvement and decoration would (literally) give me the tools to plan and implement the projects I want to complete. Here are my favorites - hopefully you'll find them as useful as I do!

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The Home Decorator Pro app for iPhone allows you to take a photograph of a room in your home and virtually apply different paint colors to the walls! Great for testing out color combinations and seeing whether those bold color choices will work. .99, itunes.com.

1 The Home Decorator Pro app for iPhone allows you to take a photograph of a room in your home and virtually apply different paint colors to the walls! Great for testing out color combinations and seeing whether those bold color choices will work. .99, itunes.com.

Dwell's app for the iPhone offers great design ideas and up-to-date trends in architecture and interiors. You can even search by city, and it connects to Twitter and Facebook if you want to share your inspiration with friends. Free at itunes.com.

2 Dwell's app for the iPhone offers great design ideas and up-to-date trends in architecture and interiors. You can even search by city, and it connects to Twitter and Facebook if you want to share your inspiration with friends. Free at itunes.com.

The HandyMan DIY app helps you keep lists of the tasks you need to complete with a to-do list, checklists of materials, and ways to track your spending. It also has instructions for different home projects, along with lists of materials needed. $2, itunes.com.

3 The HandyMan DIY app helps you keep lists of the tasks you need to complete with a to-do list, checklists of materials, and ways to track your spending. It also has instructions for different home projects, along with lists of materials needed. $2, itunes.com.

The Home Design 3D app is so amazing - it lets you recreate your home in 2-d or 3-d and rearrange things to play with the space in different ways. $4, itunes.com

4 The Home Design 3D app is so amazing - it lets you recreate your home in 2-d or 3-d and rearrange things to play with the space in different ways. $4, itunes.com

Photo Measures is great for the times when you forget to measure a specific piece in your home or jot down the width of a doorway - it lets you take pictures of your home and write the measurements directly on top. Easy to use and very convenient. $4.99, itunes.com.

5 Photo Measures is great for the times when you forget to measure a specific piece in your home or jot down the width of a doorway - it lets you take pictures of your home and write the measurements directly on top. Easy to use and very convenient. $4.99, itunes.com.

Houzz is basically a giant database of design ideas in app form - it's so fun to search through. free, itunes.com

6 Houzz is basically a giant database of design ideas in app form - it's so fun to search through. free, itunes.com

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  • Wow! I'm so excited to read about these apps. They should be very helpful. Thanks, Kevin.

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