Room Design Apps

Apps and app technology is so popular these days that even Windows has made an attempt to utilize that technology. Potential customers can use apps for everything from getting surf information to selecting a bistro for brunch. Room design apps help people view rooms in their offices or homes with different furniture arrangements, color schemes, and lighting solutions. Most apps are free, and others cost practically nothing, especially when you consider the amount of money you save on purchases. Face it, most people have bought the wrong color paint at least once in their lifetime. With that in mind, here are some room design apps that will revolutionize the way you look at your home or office.

HOUZZ

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HOUZZ is a big online presence for homeowners and homebuilders. Builders clamor to get their houses featured on HOUZZ. This site’s room design app gives you great ideas for each room of the house, from the home office to kids rooms, the bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms. You can also get great ideas for your workplace. You can even get good ideas on the effective use of office plants for guiding traffic and creating a welcoming atmosphere. HOUZZ will tell you where to get the items featured on its site.

IHandy Carpenter

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This cool tool is actually a tool you can use on the work site. This app turns your handheld device into a level, a ruler, a plumb bob, and a protractor. This is great for using your smartphone for measuring surface area to order wall coverings and flooring, for hanging pictures and shelves straight, and for getting those door frames straight up and down.

Handy Man DIY

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With Handy Man DIY, you get an app that will take the dimensions you enter for your office. Then, you can rearrange the furniture in the app, getting ideas for where each piece will fit and how it looks. You get a good idea of what your office or home will look like with each layout. You can even enter in the position of things like office plants and wall hangings to get an overall picture.

Home Design 3D

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You can build your house from foundation to roof with Home Design 3D. You can choose a floor plan and draw the rooms the way you want them. You can even select the thickness of the walls (can you say “hidden room”) and adjust the height of the ceilings to your taste – the app will adjust the roof accordingly. From there, you can even chose the types of windows you want, as well as paint colors, wallpaper, flooring, and doors. Choose your light fixtures, too. When you are done with your design, you can take a 3D tour of your new home or office. Add furniture, and change the design, too.

Benjamin Moore Color Capture

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Benjamin Moore Color Capture will allow you to take a picture of a color you really like and match it with their line of paints. They also recommend coordinating colors.

6 Great Hotel And Bed And Breakfast Apps

If you use your iPhone or android for just about everything, welcome to the club. It is estimated that about 60% of all cellphone users have an iPhone or android. Furthermore, about 80% of these people use their handheld device for shopping. That means they use these miniature computers for everything from choosing a lunch spot for the day to planning a holiday. Large and small businesses are discovering the value of having easily converted websites, and have joined the app community for the convenience of their customers. With that in mind here are some of the best hotel and bed and breakfast apps out there, today.

UK B&B Map

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This app receives 4 stars of 5, and is well reviewed by most visitors. It lists over 16,000 bed and breakfast establishments throughout the UK, making it one of the most comprehensive on the market. With this app, you can link to the B&Bs website, read reviews from other travelers, and get contact information for telephone and email. You’ll also get a pin on the map showing how to find the lodgine, and get directions to the location, as well.

AA Bed & Breakfast Guide

The AA provides a comprehensive app that will guide you through thousands of Beds and Breakfasts in the UK. These places have all been inspected, and range from cozy farms and cottages to country inns and posh urban digs. The information you get with app will include the website link, telephone number, pricing, and pictures and descriptions of the facilities. The app will also display a map of the area, and allow you to explore the surrounding area.

Time Out

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This a guide through London, and is based on the magazine by the same name. You can get listings of hotels, inns, and B&Bs broken down by areas, and find hints and tips for dining and entertainment, as well . This app also includes maps and reviews, along with pictures.

Lonely Planet

Another great guide to get you through cities, the Lonely Planet covers London, along with 125 other cities. The guides help you to navigate the streets, find hotels or other lodging, and find affordable restaurants. You can also find out what kind of shopping is in the area. The app also has phrase books for each city, and you get 5 e-books with the app.

Kayak

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Kayak is still one of the best search apps for someone planning a holiday. You can not only search out hotels and bed & breakfasts, you can book flights and hire a car through Kayak.

AA Hotel Guide

As with the Bed & Breakfast Guide, the Hotel Guide provides you with comprehensive listings of hotels in the UK, complete with reviews, website links, booking links, and directions. Each of the facilities mentioned have been inspected by the AA, and earn their stars through quality service, clean facilities, and up to date amenities.